Claremont McKenna College, Human Resources

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Position Title: Assistant Professor, African American Psychology Specialty
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Claremont, California 91711-4417, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Cognitive Science
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2023/10/16, updated 2023/10/26)
Position Description:    

The Department of Psychological Science at Claremont McKenna College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position (at the early Assistant Professor level) in diversity science with a focus on African American psychology. The specific field within psychology is open. We are especially interested in someone who conducts community-based or applied research that has a direct impact on underserved communities. This position aligns with the department and college’s commitment to anti-racism and valuing of diverse perspectives and contributions. The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in psychology by the time of the appointment, which begins on July 1, 2024.

Approximate annual salary range for this position is $90,000 - $105,000.

The teaching load is two courses per semester. Candidates should be effective in teaching students in a liberal arts setting, characterized by small class sizes and high levels of student interaction. The successful applicant will teach a core course (i.e., Introduction to Psychology, Statistics, or Research Methods), a lower-level course in their specialty area (e.g., Cultural Psychology, Psychological Disorders, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, or Social Psychology), and an upper-level seminar on African American Psychology and/or another course within their specialty area on African American experiences. Given our commitment to cultivating an inclusive educational environment, we seek candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to teaching, mentoring, and inspiring students representing a broad range of socioeconomic backgrounds, political opinions, genders, races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, and religions.

Candidates must have demonstrated ability to maintain an active, high-quality research program as well as the highest standards of excellence in teaching and involve undergraduates in research. There is also the option of contributing to the 5C Intercollegiate Department of Africana Studies and working with graduate students in the Psychology doctoral program at Claremont Graduate University. For further information and to apply online, please visit Please include (1) a cover letter; (2) CV; (3) research statement; (4) teaching statement; (5) diversity statement focusing on contributions to teaching, research, and service; (6) evidence of teaching effectiveness/evaluations for all previous courses, if applicable; and (7) copies of relevant publications/papers in progress. Please also submit the names and addresses of three recommenders; an email will be automatically sent to them with a link to upload their confidential recommendation letter.

Review of applications may continue until the position is filled. If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Wei-Chin Hwang (Chair of the Search Committee and Chair of the Psychological Science Department) at (909) 607-2762,

Claremont McKenna College is a highly selective undergraduate institution ranked among the top liberal arts colleges nationally. It is part of The Claremont Colleges, which also includes Pomona College, Scripps College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, Claremont Graduate University, and Keck Graduate Institute. The Claremont Colleges consortium constitutes an academic community of more than 9,000 students. Claremont is located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

Claremont McKenna College is an equal opportunity employer. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the College actively encourages applications from members of historically under-represented groups in higher education.

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