Tenure-track assistant professor in community or cultural psychology, University of Portland (OR)

  • 02 Sep 2019 1:13 PM
    Message # 7860281

    (For a link to the application web-site see the original posting; for questions contact the chair of the search committee Zach Simmons at simmonsz@up.edu)


    Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences (Tenure-Track)

    Job Category:



    College of Arts & Sciences


    Psychological Sciences


    Full Time Faculty


    Full time faculty

    Short Description:

    The Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Portland (UP) seeks a tenure-track assistant professor in community psychology, cross cultural psychology, or a related field to begin August 2020. Research that incorporates issues relevant to diverse groups and life experiences is particularly encouraged, especially surrounding issues such as mental health, well-being, and inclusion.


    The candidate will be expected to teach a combination of upper-level and introductory undergraduate courses, including general psychology, cross-cultural or community psychology, and new courses aligned with their interests. We are especially interested in candidates capable of teaching courses in qualitative methods and/or with interest in developing internship opportunities for students. The teaching load is normally three 3-credit courses per semester.


    Education & Experience

    Required: Ph.D. in Psychology or a related field (or evidence of completion by time of appointment).

    Other Requirements

    Commitment to and success in undergraduate teaching.

    Desire and ability to engage undergraduates in productive scholarship.

    Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and success in diversity & inclusion work within or transferable to higher education (discussion of these attributes may be embedded in the cover letter and the teaching statement, but should also be described in a standalone diversity statement).

    Application Requirements

    A complete application will include the following:

    1) Cover letter 
    2) Curriculum vitae
    3) Statement of teaching philosophy
    4) Research statement
    5) Statement of interest/experience in diversity and inclusion
    6) The names of three references from whom we can solicit letters of recommendations (letter writers will automatically be sent emails with specific directions about how and where to upload their letters).

    About the University of Portland

    Founded in 1901, the University of Portland is a private, comprehensive, Catholic 
    university with a mission of teaching and learning, faith and formation, service and leadership. Candidates should articulate their understanding of the university mission in their cover letter and highlight how it is compatible with their approach to undergraduate education.

    Application Deadline

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning October 13, 2019. To secure priority consideration, completed applications and all supporting materials should be submitted by or before the initial review date.

    Required Documents:

    Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Other, Research Statement, Statement of Teaching Philosophy

    Notice of University requirements regarding offers of employment and background investigations: Offers of employment by the University are in in writing and signed by the head of the Office of Human Resources and the President, the Provost, or a Vice President. Any offers of employment that do not meet these requirements are not final and are contingent on final approval by Human Resources and receipt of a written offer of employment that meets the previously-stated requirements. A background investigation process is required before final hiring procedures can be completed for all faculty and staff positions. Any offers received before a background investigation is successfully completed are not final and are contingent on successful completion of a background investigation.


    For those requiring a reasonable accommodation to apply: Applicants who have a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation regarding the application or hiring process should contact Human Resources (503) 943-8484.


    The University’s mission and EEO statement: Founded in 1901, the University of Portland is a private, comprehensive, Catholic university with a mission of teaching and learning, faith and formation, service and leadership. The University of Portland is an equal opportunity employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. The University of Portland does not discriminate in its educational programs, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs, or employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by and consistent with the law. Please see the University’s full Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination Policy here: https://www1.up.edu/disclosures/nondiscrimination-policy.html.

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