CSU, Chico is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, students, and administrators. Persons with interest and experience in helping to set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

The Position: The Department of Psychology is searching for a tenure track assistant professor to start August, 2017. California State University, Chico is seeking faculty who are competent in their field, collaborative with colleagues and staff, and committed to student success. The position is contingent on funding.

Minimum Qualifications: The minimum education requirement for appointment to this position is a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Educational Psychology, Learning Sciences, or a closely-related field. Candidates nearing completion of the doctorate may be considered; however, the doctorate must be complete prior to the beginning of the academic year (August, 2017). CSU, Chico is a Hispanic Serving Institution. Achieving HSI status is an important milestone in our progress to create a more inclusive learning community that recruits, enrolls, supports and graduates a diverse and high-quality student population, therefore we also require for this position a demonstrated ability/interest in working in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment. Requirements also include the ability and interest in teaching a course on the psychology of teaching; the ability and willingness to supervise graduate and undergraduate student research projects; accomplishments in research and scholarly activities; and a record of or potential for grant development.

Preferred Qualifications: Preferred qualifications include evidence of the potential for excellence in college instruction; applied research and/or applied experience in school or other learning settings; the ability to teach courses in our School Psychology program; and the ability to teach developmental psychology courses.

Responsibilities: This tenure-track position carries responsibilities in the areas of teaching (undergraduate and graduate courses), scholarship (develop a successful research program; seek external funding), and service. Teaching assignments are based upon qualifications of the individual and the needs of the department.

Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience.

The Department: The Psychology Department (http://www.csuchico.edu/psy) consists of 17 tenured/tenure-track faculty members, 21 lecturers, and three office staff members. The department has faculty in diverse areas of study. There are approximately 1000 majors, 100 minors, and 100 graduate students. The department offers a BA in Psychology and MA and MS degree programs for preparing students for MFT licensure, school psychology, doctoral study and other professions. The Psychology Department is a part of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (http://www.csuchico.edu/bss).

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on November 28, 2016. Completed applications received after that date may be considered.

How to Apply: Applications accepted online only at: http://jobs.csuchico.edu/postings/3919

Complete online applications will include: CV, graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable), teaching philosophy statement, summary of teaching evaluations, and copies of example publications (to be submitted online via link above); three letters of recommendation must be submitted to the department chair at the address listed below.

Job-related questions should be directed to:

Dr. Linda Kline, Chair

Department of Psychology

California State University, Chico

Chico, CA 95929-0234

(530) 898-6263


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A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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CSU, Chico is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status and only employ individuals authorized to work in the U.S.

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

The University

California State University, Chico is a fully accredited, state-supported member of a 23-campus CSU system. The university is a residential campus serving a diverse student body of approximately 16,000.

Founded in 1887, CSU, Chico offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the Colleges of Behavioral and Social Sciences; Communication and Education; Computer Science, Engineering and Construction Management; Humanities and Fine Arts; Natural Sciences; Business; and, Agriculture.

As a comprehensive university serving Northern California and other regions nationally and internationally, our first priority is the education of our students. We are committed to assisting students in their search for knowledge and understanding and to prepare them with the attitudes, skills and habits of lifelong learning in order to assume responsibility in a democratic community and global society.

The Community

With a population of nearly 110,000, Chico is located in the Sacramento Valley near the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas. It is 180 miles northeast of San Francisco and 90 miles north of Sacramento and offers a reasonable cost of living compared to metropolitan areas.

Chico retains the charm of a small town while offering medical services, excellent public and private schools, and many cultural and recreational activities. The city’s Bidwell Park, one of the largest municipal parks, extends from the city center along a creek deep into the foothills and surrounding canyons. For more: