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Associate or Full Professor, Psychology

New College Arizona State University
Glendale, AZ
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Nov 28, 2021

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The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Law and the Behavioral Science initiative at Arizona State University (ASU) invite applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible, tenured position at the rank of Full Professor or Associate Professor. We are interested in candidates with training in any area of psychology whose research contributes to a fundamental understanding of human behavior, cognition, or development and how those might inform, impact, or be impacted by the law or legal system, broadly defined. Further preference will be given to candidates with a strong record of external funding, experience with successful graduate-level mentoring, and a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

This scholar will be a core member of ASU's Law and Behavioral Science group, one of the largest centers of psychology and law scholars in the United States and internationally with over 25 core and affiliated faculty members and 1900 students enrolled in undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs. Information about our Law and Behavioral Science group including faculty, research labs, academic programs, and events can be found at

About the School:

This faculty position is housed in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SSBS), which is home to ASU's interdisciplinary programs and research hubs on Law and Psychology, Resilience Psychology, Social Justice and Human Rights, Cognition and Information, and Human Communication. SSBS is an academic unit of the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. SSBS and New College strive to uphold values of cultural and intellectual diversity and to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment where all can thrive, share ideas, and pursue their goals.

ASU is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:

ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.

New College strives to uphold values of cultural and intellectual diversity and to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment where all can thrive, share ideas, and pursue their goals.

Essential Functions of the Position:

Teaching, Mentoring, and Service consistent with the rank of Professor or Associate Professor at Arizona State University including:
  • Deliver excellent in-class instruction and mentoring at the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral level,
  • Contribute to curriculum development,
  • Conduct research that is publishable in premier academic journals,
  • Participate in internal and external committees and associations,
  • Assist and/or develop grant proposals


Required Qualifications:

The successful candidate must:
  • Have a doctoral degree in psychology or a related field at the time of appointment;
  • Have a research program focused on the understanding of psychological processes that have the potential to inform or apply to the law or legal systems (broadly defined), and
  • Demonstrate excellence in research commensurate with the rank of either Full Professor or Associate Professor at Arizona State University.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Strong training in psychological science with evidence of or demonstrated interest in advancing basic theory and knowledge relevant to the law and legal system;
  • Research interests that align with current faculty in the Law and Behavioral Science group;
  • Evidence of the potential to establish a strong, externally-funded research program at ASU;
  • Experience in promoting interdisciplinary collaborations in research;
  • Evidence of the potential to translate research to facilitate real-world impact;
  • A commitment to excellence in undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral teaching and mentoring;
  • Experience or an expressed interest in teaching courses related to Legal or Forensic Psychology.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population, including first-generation college students.

Application Instructions

Application Deadline:

The initial application deadline is January 14th, 2022 at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. A background check and official transcripts are required prior to employment.

Application Procedure:

Only electronic submissions via Interfolio will be reviewed. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please submit all application materials to

Applications must contain:
  • Short Cover Letter that addresses any required or desired qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae with contact information, including telephone number and e-mail address
  • A research statement that addresses current research and accomplishments, future research plans, and ideas for facilitating and expanding research connections in the Law and Behavioral Sciences
  • Four representative publications (either published or unpublished)
  • The names and contact information for three references
  • A statement with specific examples and indication of impact that describes how your teaching interests and experience have intersected with and/or will contribute to matters of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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