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Assistant Professor Search

The University of La Verne’s Psychology Department invites applications for one full-time, ten-month, Assistant Professor tenure-track position to begin with the 2020-2021 academic year. The position is as a core faculty member in the undergraduate psychology program.

Qualifications for the position includes a doctoral degree in psychology. Applicants with the following specialties are encouraged to apply: child, cognitive, developmental, evaluation/measurement, experimental, forensic, health, learning/behavior, personality, quantitative, or social. We particularly welcome candidates who have an interest in teaching undergraduate courses in Statistics, Research Methods, and Experimental Psychology. There is an expectation of quality teaching and scholarship in a comprehensive liberal arts university with a commitment to multiculturalism and a diverse student body.

Specific duties:
This position requires: teach a full course load (three courses each semester) in the undergraduate psychology program, scholarship in the applicant’s respective field, and service to the department, college, and university.

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Review of applicants for this position will begin October 14, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should include a cover letter describing their teaching philosophy and research experience, curriculum vita, a diversity statement, representative publications, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a list of 3-5 professional references. The diversity statement should include your interpretation of diversity, inclusivity, and equity along with examples of how your educational, professional and background/philosophy affirm the core values of diversity and inclusivity.

The salary range for each position is dependent upon qualifications and departmental equity. Benefits of employment include a comprehensive health and welfare plan, tuition remission program for employee, spouse and dependent children, and a generous 10% contribution to the university’s 403(b) retirement plan.

The University of La Verne is a 128 year old, independent, comprehensive, doctoral granting institution in southern California with a strong emphasis on teaching excellence, community engagement, and an increasing commitment to research and publication. Classified by Carnegie as a Community-Engaged University, La Verne offers high quality, liberal arts and professional degree programs at the undergraduate to doctoral levels to traditional-age and adult learners.

The main campus is located in La Verne, 35 miles from downtown Los Angeles. The University of La Verne prides itself in being reflective of the diversity of southern California. Approximately 80 percent of its nearly 8,500 students come from diverse backgrounds and the U.S. Department of Education has designated the university as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).

The Psychology Department, offering bachelors, MFT, and Psy.D. degrees, is committed to teaching and scholarly excellence, values a multicultural psychology perspective, fosters a collegial learning community for students and faculty, and actively strives to incorporate cultural diversity and multiculturalism into its mission. We welcome students, faculty, and staff from diverse ethnic, cultural, religious, sexual orientation, age, and ability backgrounds.

The University of La Verne has a strong commitment to diversity and places a high priority on creating an environment that supports the growth and success of underrepresented and underserved populations. The university is an equal opportunity employer and seeks candidates with diverse backgrounds. For more information regarding the University of La Verne, visit our website at

Questions about the application process may be sent to Natalie Brown, Psychology Department Manager.