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Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor of Psychology
Arizona State University
School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Academic Positions: Assistant/Associate Professor

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU) is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenure-eligible Associate Professor of Psychology whose research focuses on positive psychology or developmental psychology, especially as it relates to resilience and/or stress across the lifespan from childhood to later adulthood.  The current position seeks to build on a recently established, ASU-wide research collaboration around Resilience in Social Environments (RISE). Preference will be given to candidates who can collaborate with existing Psychology faculty and whose research interests complement our areas of strength in psychosocial, sociocultural, psychophysiological, and neurobiological models of stress, emotion, relationship dynamics, and health.

 The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences is presently in a period of expansion and innovation around new initiatives and programs in Psychology, including resilience, forensic psychology, and behavioral data science. S­­­­­­ince Fall 2017, the School has added ten new tenured/tenure-track faculty, including two new faculty in Psychology. This academic year, the School has been approved to recruit five additional tenured/tenure-track faculty, including the current position.

 Required Qualifications: The successful candidate must: a) have a doctoral degree in Psychology or a related field by the time of appointment; b) a research agenda that is focused on positive or developmental psychology with an emphasis on resilience and/or stress and c) demonstrate excellence in research commensurate with appointment at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor at ASU. 

 Desired Qualifications: a) Priority will be given to scholars currently at the advanced Assistant Professor or early Associate Professor level; b) Evidence of experience or interest in teaching developmental, positive, clinical and/or health psychology; c) Research interests that align with current faculty in the RISE Institute; d) Desire or willingness to teach quantitative methods or analysis at the undergraduate or graduate level; e) Evidence of the potential to establish a strong, externally-funded research program; f) Experience teaching and mentoring students to conduct research at the undergraduate and/or graduate level; g) Demonstrated experience in promoting interdisciplinary collaborations in research; h) Experience contributing to curricular and program development; and, i­) Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population, including first generation students.

 More information about ASU’s School of Social and Behavioral Sciences can be found at; more information about ASU’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences can be found at Information on Resilience in Social Environments (RISE) can be found at

 ASU has a strong commitment to a racially diverse faculty; one that is reflective of contemporary America.

 ­­­­Deadline: October 14, if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until search is closed.

 Application procedure: Applications will only be accepted electronically via Interfolio:  

Requested material will include: 1) a letter of application, which explicitly addresses your academic experience, situates your research in the field and notes your teaching philosophy; 2) a current curriculum vitae with contact information; and 3) the names and contact information for three references (references will not be contacted during initial review and will only be contacted after candidate notification).   

 ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check. 

 Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU's full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) and Title IX policy are located at and .


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