Job Details

California State University, Monterey Bay
  • Position Number: 1612603
  • Location: Seaside, CA
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - Psychology

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Faculty Classification: AY
Faculty Status: Tenure-Track
Status: Open Until Filled
Department Name: Psychology
Degree/Program: B.A. Psychology
Job Number: FAC2019-327
Priority Screening Date: 10/15/2019
Recruitment Status: Apply now! Priority screening date is October 15, 2019.

Position Description:
Powered by an inspiring Founding Vision Statement, California State University, Monterey Bay (WWW.CSUMB.EDU) is a comprehensive, mid-sized four-year university whose staff and faculty help transform student lives by emphasizing project-based learning, requiring service learning, and promoting multicultural and global perspectives on and beyond the campus community. CSUMB is both an MSI and HSI and has a vibrant, diverse student body of nearly 7000 students and growing. Our faculty and staff, many of whom live in campus housing, appreciate living and working about one mile from the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. As one of the 23 campuses in the California State University (CSU) system, we offer excellent benefits, including housing, and competitive salaries for our faculty and staff. During our 25th Silver Anniversary Celebration in 2019-20, we will complete two major building projects: the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the Student Union. Bay 2030, CSUMB's sustainability initiative is to be carbon neutral.

The Department of Psychology seeks a faculty member (area open) with a strong grounding in quantitative methods and data analysis. The successful candidate should demonstrate the ability to teach across the psychology curriculum, including both lower and upper-division courses. As the psychology program is relatively new (we first started offering the B.A. in 2007), we are especially interested in candidates that have a strong service orientation, are flexible team players, and are interested in contributing to the development and refinement of our department's curriculum. We focus on teaching at CSUMB and we believe that research is a part of our teaching mission. Candidates should demonstrate their ability to combine teaching with research with undergraduates.


  • Teach lower and upper division courses related to research methods and data analysis, including (but not limited to): research methods, statistics, testing and measurement, capstone, biopsychology, cognitive psychology, and writing in the discipline. Typical teaching load is 3 courses per semester
  • Participate in governance and curriculum development in the psychology department
  • Advise students to conduct research, especially those from non-traditional, first generation, working class, and ethnically diverse backgrounds
  • Contribute to the service needs at the Department, College and University levels

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in psychology or related field by the time of appointment
  • Experience teaching using a variety of techniques such as, discussion, team-based learning, problem-based learning, interactive lecture, peer-instruction, inclusive/critical and assets based pedagogies, etc.
  • Experience working effectively in an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community

Preferred Qualification:
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in professional or academic areas
  • Commitment to, and demonstrated potential for, teaching excellence
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a collegial atmosphere of shared governance
  • Experience in start-up environments that required flexibility and innovation
  • Team player who is focused on community-building in the department, campus, and beyond
  • Experience with program development and assessment
  • Applicants should demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience
  • Experience with project-based learning
  • Interest and/or experience with the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL)

Other Related Information:
Information about the CSUMB Psychology Department can be found at:

If you have any questions please contact the search chair, Mrinal Sinha,

Special Conditions of Employment:
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 incumbent is required to maintain confidentiality as outlined in the Department of Educations Family Educational Rights and Privacy and Californias Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).

Compensation and Benefits:




How to Apply:
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Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting University Personnel at (831) 582-3389. For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura and Antle Family Memorial Library (map).

All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.


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