Chapman University, Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences

Position ID:Chapman University-Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences-APPSY [#11695]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Psychology, Tenure-track, August 2019
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Orange, California 92866, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Psychology / Health Psychology, Affective Science, Cognitive, Computational Neuroscience, Developmental, Neuroscience, Social Psychology
Appl Deadline:2018/10/17 finished (2018/09/12, finished 2019/05/12)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

General Information

Chapman University seeks applications for an Assistant Professor of Psychology (tenure-track) in the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences beginning August 2019. This position is seeking candidates whose area of specialization is in social-cognitive or social-developmental psychology and whose research complements the department’s current and growing areas of strength, including social, health and developmental psychology; relationship, affective, and computational sciences; and neuroscience. 

The Psychology Department is in the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences at Chapman University. Multiple faculty are also members of the Center for Excellence in Biopsychosocial Approaches to Health (CEBAH; and the Institute for Interdisciplinary Brain and Behavioral Sciences ( Chapman University is located in the heart of Orange County, California and offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs. Ranked in the top tier of Western universities by U.S. News & World Report, Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and innovative teaching. More information about the University is available at


A Ph.D. from an accredited program in psychology or related field; evidence of excellence in research and teaching; competence in quantitative methods of research, statistics/biostatistics, and research design. 

We are particularly seeking candidates whose research in the areas of social-cognitive or social-developmental psychology incorporates experimental and/or psychophysiological/psychobiological methods and whose work complements ongoing programs of research in health, developmental, relationship, and affective sciences, as well as growing areas of expertise in neuroscience and computational science.


Develop and maintain a productive and innovative line of research with strong potential for or demonstration of extramural funding. 

The teaching load for this position is 2-2 and includes teaching undergraduate courses in areas of expertise using innovative teaching methods. Candidates will also advise undergraduate students and supervise student research projects. Chapman currently has a system through which mentoring individual student research projects can be applied towards teaching load. 

Tenure track faculty are expected to develop and maintain an active research agenda for future tenure consideration and are evaluated on their research/scholarly activity, teaching and service. 

Contact Information

Qualified candidates should electronically submit: 

1) Cover letter 
2) Curriculum Vita 
3) Research statement 
4) Teaching statement 
5) Summary of teaching and research mentoring experiences 
6) Teaching evaluation ratings 
7) Official copies of two or more recent course evaluations 
8) Reprints of 3-4 publications or other scholarly work 
9) Three letters of reference. 

Please address materials to: 
Dr. Tara Gruenewald, Search Committee Chair
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Questions should be directed to Christy Dumaual at

Application review will begin immediately. All applications submitted by October 17, 2018 will receive full consideration. Review will continue until the position is filled.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. Successful completion of a criminal background check is required for the final candidate. 

Note: This position is subject to final funding approval.

Download a copy of the Chapman Faculty Application for Employment here.

Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Chapman University, One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866 Human Resources Department

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