California State University, San Bernardino — Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Biological Psychology

Depends on Qualifications

San Bernardino, CA

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Academic Affairs

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Department: Psychology
Appointment: Assistant Professor Tenure Track
Effective: September 2019
Area of Specialization: Biological Psychology

The Department of Psychology at California State University, San Bernardino invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in biological psychology. The successful candidate will have the expertise to teach courses in various areas of biopsychology as well as animal learning. Examples of such courses include behavioral neuroscience, brain and behavior, neuropsychiatric disorders, and advanced seminar in biological psychology. Individuals with research interests in neuroendocrinology, drug addiction, the neurobiology of learning and memory, or psychopharmacology are especially encouraged to apply. The start date for the position is September 11, 2019.

California State University, San Bernardino is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles east of Los Angeles.  CSUSB offers programs through the colleges of Arts and Letters, Business and Public Administration, Education, Natural Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley. CSUSB serves approximately 20,700 students and offers 47 undergraduate, 35 graduate and one doctoral degree as well as 13 programs with national accreditation.

CSUSB is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive academic community and building a culturally diverse faculty. Qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse student population are strongly encouraged to apply.  We are particularly interested in receiving applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups.
The newly hired faculty member would join a well-established and highly regarded psychology department with over 35 full-time faculty.

Typical Activities
Candidates must demonstrate potential for excellence in both undergraduate and graduate teaching, exhibit research potential as evidenced by engaging in publishable research in their area of expertise, and possess the capability to attract and mentor students in their research area. Fully qualified candidates will have the ability to teach students of diverse cultural backgrounds. Potential for securing external funding is also a consideration.

Minimum Qualifications
A Ph.D. in behavioral neuroscience, experimental psychology, or a related area is required at the time of appointment.

Supplemental Information
Please submit a vita and a letter of application that includes a statement on teaching philosophy, as well as your research accomplishments and goals. Also include a Diversity Statement detailing how your teaching and/or service and/or scholarship would support the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in your academic field (maximum 250 words). Also submit the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of your referees. Please provide copies of all postsecondary degree transcripts. These can be unofficial, but official copies will be required prior to appointment. Have three letters of recommendation sent on your behalf to Formal review of applications will begin November 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Information regarding CSUSB’s Department of Psychology can be found at:  Inquiries regarding this position may be sent to Dr. Robert Ricco at  If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply at  Salary is commensurate with experience.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding 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.

California State University, San Bernardino 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. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096 – Revised July 21, 2017)

This position may be “Designated” under California State University’s Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information:

California State University, San Bernardino

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