DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
Temporary Faculty Position (Visiting Assistant Professor)
One Year Full-Time, (academic year 2017-2018)
Refer to 104320 on all correspondence and inquiries regarding this position.
Sonoma State University is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University. Located in the Sonoma County wine country, 48 miles north of San Francisco, the University has an enrollment of approximately 9,000 students. As of Spring 2014, the University had 595 faculty with 41% tenure-track. The University is comprised of six schools: Arts and Humanities, Business and Economics, Education, Extended and International Education, Social Sciences, and Science and Technology. Degrees are offered in 46 majors at the bachelor's level and 15 at the master's level. Sonoma State University occupies 274 acres in the beautiful wine country of Sonoma County, in Northern California. Located at the foot of the Sonoma hills, the campus is just an hour's drive north of San Francisco and 40 minutes away from the Pacific Ocean.
The Psychology Department is one of the largest majors on campus with approximately 600 full-time and part-time students. It is one of the few psychology departments in the United States that was founded on humanistic perspectives. Faculty pursue a wide range of research and scholarly activities, in areas such as clinical, social, developmental, cross-cultural, health and performance, depth psychology, and cognitive neuroscience. Psychology majors are required to take courses in holistic, clinical, developmental, social, and cognitive/physiological areas of psychology. The Department offers a wide variety of community internships and a Master's program in Depth Psychology. Many of our graduates enter mental health careers or go on to graduate work in clinical and counseling psychology, other psychological disciplines, social work, and education.
Applicants are encouraged to refer to the department's web site at www.sonoma.edu/psychology/.
DUTIES OF THE POSITION
Teaching responsibilities include three (4 unit) undergraduate courses each semester. Depending on the needs of the department and the applicant's area of expertise, the selected candidate will teach courses in areas such as Introduction to Counseling, Introduction to Clinical Psychology, Multicultural Psychology, Psychopathology, Positive Psychology, Psychology of Self-Discovery, and Psychology of Mindfulness and Compassion. Beyond teaching and maintaining an active program of scholarship, all faculty are expected to engage in undergraduate advising and other forms of departmental service.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated effectiveness in undergraduate teaching and must have a doctoral degree in psychology from an accredited university, and an active program of research or scholarship with some record of publication and/or presentations at professional conferences. The candidate should be able to teach introductory courses, as well as courses specific to the area of expertise, at the undergraduate level. We expect new faculty to be well educated in their own area of expertise and be able to work collegially with other perspectives within the department. We strongly encourage applications from diverse candidates and we look for candidates who have training, experience and/or ability to teach students from diverse backgrounds.
RANK AND SALARY
Salary is approximately $58,000.
HOW TO APPLY
Do not send materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply for this position, go to www.sonoma.edu/jobs and select Job Opportunities. If you are not currently employed at Sonoma State University, select the External Applicants box. You will be redirected to a list of all available jobs at Sonoma State University. Find and select the faculty position you are applying for to view the description and select Apply Now. If you have not applied for a job at Sonoma State University previously you will be asked to Register Now in order to proceed. After attaching the cover letter and curriculum vitae as one document, please proceed to complete and submit the application. Once you have submitted your application, a confirmation email will be automatically sent to you. To attach the additional required documents go to My Career Tools in your Careers Home page. Your statement of research interests may be a statement of scholarship and/or creative activity if appropriate to your discipline. If you encounter difficulties during the application process, please email email@example.com.
- Cover letter
- Curriculum vitae
Additional Required Documents (My Career Tools)
- Statement of Research Interests
- Teaching Philosophy
- Student Evaluations
- Contact Information for 3 References
Letters of Recommendation will be requested from finalists only.
Official transcripts may be required at the time of hire.
Sonoma State University hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work, in accordance with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. Sonoma State does not facilitate the process of applying for an H1B Visa for temporary positions.
The deadline to apply to this position is by April 3, 2017.
Questions concerning this position may be directed to:
Dr. Mary Gomes, Search Committee Chair
Phone: (707) 664-2173
Questions concerning the application process may be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
104320 - PLEASE REFER TO THIS NUMBER ON ALL CORRESPONDENCE AND INQUIRIES REGARDING THIS POSITION.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The university is an Affirmative Action/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.
MANDATED REPORTING REQUIREMENT
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.
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The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, alcohol/drug use, crime prevention, reporting of crimes, sexual assault and other matters. You can download a copy of this report by accessing the Police and Parking Services web site: Jeanne Clery Act - Annual Security Report, or receive a copy by contacting Police and Parking Services at (707) 664-2143.
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