Term Faculty Position

Psychology, University of San Francisco


Job Summary:


The Department of Psychology at the University of San Francisco invites applications for a one-year, full-time term Assistant Professor position to begin August 2021, contingent upon funding approval. This position seeks candidates who have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and demonstrated success in working with diverse student populations. Specialty area in Psychology: Open. As this is a one-year position, assistance with moving expenses is not available.


Job Responsibilities:


We seek a motivated candidate to teach diversity-related courses, such as African American Psychology, Multicultural Psychology, Asian American Psychology, Psychology of Gender, and/or Psychology of Sexuality. Candidates would also be expected to teach some courses from among the following: Research Design, Theories of Personality, General Psychology, in addition to courses drawn from the applicant’s area of expertise. The standard teaching load for this position is four 4-unit courses per semester. 


Minimum Qualifications:


University teaching experience; evidence of a strong commitment to teaching; evidence of research and scholarship; a strong commitment to undergraduate mentorship; Ph.D. in Psychology or a related field, or advancement to candidacy (ABD), by August 2021; experience and willingness to work in a culturally diverse environment; and an understanding of and commitment to support the Jesuit mission of the University. Recent PhDs and those from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.   


Required Materials:


Consideration of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

Applications must be submitted online at https://gnosis.usfca.edu/search/jobs. Applicants should submit a cover letter summarizing interests and qualifications, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching ability (including sample syllabi, teaching evaluations) and three letters of recommendation. We ask candidates to comment on their ability to support a diverse student body and contribute to campus diversity in their teaching/research materials. All of these elements should be submitted electronically as separate PDF documents. Any questions can be sent to . For full consideration, applications should be submitted by May 24, 2021.


The University of San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  The university does not discriminate in employment, educational services, or academic programs on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic-related), disability, or other bases prohibited by law, and will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities upon request.  We particularly encourage minority and women applicants for all positions.