Washington State University — Assistant Professor of Psychology: Maternal-Child Health Inequities

Assistant Professor of Psychology:  Maternal-Child Health Inequities

THE DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY AT WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Pullman, WA, with a specialty in Maternal-Child Health Inequities. We seek applicants who conduct research connected to Maternal-Child Health Inequities, who have research expertise in perinatal health disparities and underserved populations, as well as social determinants of health. The position is part of a faculty cluster hire initiative on racism and social inequity, with a focus on health disparities and health justice, in the Americas. The university is particularly interested in hiring scholars who are connected to and integrated into the underserved communities involved in research, building on our strong tradition of engaged and applied scholarship at WSU. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will begin the appointment on August 16, 2022.

Job duties:  include developing and maintaining a productive research program, seeking appropriate grant funding, mentoring graduate student research, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses on topics in psychology (such as clinical health, developmental or quantitative methods), collaborating with members of other departments and programs (e.g., the WSU Transdisciplinary Maternal-Child Health Research Program; https://healthequity.wsu.edu/), and participating in meaningful community engagement.

Minimum Qualifications:  The successful candidate must: 

  1. have an earned doctoral degree in Psychology or closely related field by August 15, 2022
  2. demonstrate a record of research publication addressing Maternal-Child Health Inequities  
  3. provide evidence of developing and maintaining a productive program of research
  4. provide evidence of successful teaching and instruction
  5. demonstrate their commitment to campus diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts
  6. show significant engagement with the communities involved in their research

Preferred Qualifications:  Ph.D. in Psychology, postdoctoral experience of at least 12 months, and demonstrated potential for grant funding.  

Applicants who have worked with populations most impacted by health inequities are especially encouraged to apply.

Salary/Benefits:  Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience and qualifications, and accompanied by excellent fringe benefits. Please see http://hrs.wsu.edu/employees/benefits/. 

To Apply:  Visit wsu.edu/jobs, select your appropriate employment status, and search for R-2595. Please upload the following documents:  

  • Letter of application describing your fit for this position
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching statement
  • Research statement
  • Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement
  • Up to four current reprints
  • Names, addresses, and contact information of at least three references who can address your history of and potential for excellence in research, teaching, and service (letters will be requested at a later time).

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Masha Gartstein, Chair, Maternal-Child Health Inequities Faculty Search Committee, at gartstma@wsu.edu.  Application review will begin October 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

WSU is a moderate-sized (20,000 students) land-grant institution located in Pullman, Washington, a small college town in southeastern Washington. The Psychology Department has approximately 1,200 undergraduate majors and 60 doctoral students in the Experimental and the APA-accredited Clinical Psychology programs. Detailed information about faculty and programs in the Department of Psychology appears at https://psychology.wsu.edu. For more information on the College of Arts and Sciences at Washington State University, see https://cas.wsu.edu/.   

The Department of Psychology is committed to promoting social equity and social justice within the department and in the field of psychology as a whole. We strive to build an inclusive, respectful, and welcoming community in which all faculty, staff, and students are inspired to achieve their highest potential. Our department is dedicated to empowering researchers from diverse backgrounds in their pursuit of knowledge and to supporting research with diverse groups. For information regarding resources to support underrepresented faculty on the Pullman campus see https://diversity.wsu.edu/resource-guide-for-underrepresented-faculty-staff/ 

WSU is an EEO/AA educator and employer,  is committed to excellence through diversity, and has faculty friendly policies including a partner accommodation program. WSU was awarded a NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant, and is currently leveraging this experience in a reginal partnership project, also supported by NSF (see https://advance.wsu.edu).