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Job ID: 196454

Assistant Professor
Colorado State University

Date Posted Oct. 7, 2022
Title Assistant Professor
University Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO, United States
Department Psychology
Application Deadline Nov. 14, 2022
Position Start Date Aug. 16, 2023
  • Assistant Professor
  • Psychology - General

The Department of Psychology in Colorado State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Health Disparities to begin August 2023. The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate excellence in both teaching and research. Priority will be given to candidates with research expertise in an area related to health disparities (health equity, race or ethnicity, sex or gender, education or income, disability, age, geographic location (e.g., rural or urban), or sexual orientation). Areas of research interest may include historical and current unequal distribution of social, political, economic, and environmental resources; health outcomes; personal, biologic/genetic factors, and other related areas. Although the area of specific research interest within health disparities is open, successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain a highly productive research program that can generate external funding. In addition, they must provide evidence of commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and be able to teach new and existing classes within the Department of Psychology (e.g., Health Psychology, Research Methods, Health Disparities). The successful candidate will be expected to mentor and train graduate students in one of the Department’s five doctoral programs: (1) Applied Social and Health Psychology, (2) Cognitive Neuroscience, (3) Cognitive Psychology, (4) Counseling Psychology, and (5) Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Required qualifications:  The successful candidate must have a Ph.D., or anticipated Ph.D. completion by 07/30/2023 in Psychology or a related discipline (for related disciplines, evidence must be provided of the candidate’s ability to teach courses in psychology). Successful candidates must also have an active research program related to health disparities (i.e., a clear and consistent record of publication in health disparities), and evidence of commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Preferred qualifications:  

  • Commitment to and the capability of obtaining external research funding
  • Consistent with CSU and Department values, commitment to diversity, inclusion, and social justice
  • Evidence of interdisciplinary research / interest and ability to contribute to collaborations with colleagues within and outside of the Psychology Department and the College of Natural Sciences (e.g., the Colorado School of Public Health, the College of Health and Human Sciences, the One Health Institute, the Tri-Ethnic Center for Prevention Research, the Center for Healthy Aging, the Prevention Research Center, The Occupational Health Psychology training program)
  • Experience in undergraduate and/or graduate instruction and mentoring
  • Post-doctoral experience
  • Research focus that complements one or more areas of interest to the Department (e.g. addictive behaviors, environmental psychology, gender and culture, medically underserved populations, occupational health, prevention science, relationships and family, aging).

Submit application material including: cover letter, curriculum vitae, relevant preprints/reprints, statement of research interest, statement of teaching interests and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and e-mail addresses for three referees on-line at  References for semi-finalists will be contacted. They will receive an e-mail with a link to submit their letter.  Application materials of semifinalist candidates, including letters of reference, will be made available for review by the entire faculty of the Department of Psychology. Information about jobs in the Department of Psychology at Colorado State University can be obtained at  CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer, and is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks on all final candidates.  Materials must be received by 11:59PM (Mountain Time) on November 14, 2022, for full consideration. 

  • CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

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Contact Information

  • Ginger Lacy-Gill
    Colorado State University
    1876 Campus Delivery
    Fort Collins, CO 80523-1876


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