Psychology & Gender Tenure-Track position at CSU-Sacramento

Sep 25, 2019

The position is open to all sub-disciplines of Psychology and closely related fields that are relevant to the psychological study of gender. The position could be a great fit for a community psychologist!

Hiring department summary:

The Psychology Department at Sacramento State has 25 tenure-track faculty as well as multiple lecturers who serve more than 1,400 undergraduate majors and more than 50 graduate students. The Psychology Department features individual faculty research space, a psychological/behavioral services clinic, computer labs, technical/instructional support, and a small animal vivarium. The Psychology Department has a strong and ongoing relationship with the university’s Community Engagement Center and Center for Teaching and Learning, as well as multiple local schools and community partners. Our undergraduate program is designed to give all students a well-rounded education in psychology, as well as to provide a strong preparation for those who seek advanced study in psychology. Students who successfully complete our program receive a Bachelor of Arts degree. In addition to the undergraduate major, the Psychology Department offers an undergraduate certificate in behavior analysis and master’s programs in behavior analysis, general psychology, and industrial-organizational psychology. The Psychology Department is housed in the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, consisting of 11 academic departments, three independent and interdisciplinary academic programs, and several centers and institutes. The College is a congenial and cohesive unit both academically and administratively.

The position is open to all sub-disciplines of Psychology and closely related fields that are relevant to the psychological study of gender. These include, but are not limited to, social, personality, developmental, clinical, cultural, community psychology, and health psychology.

Essential duties:

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate psychology courses.
  • Develop a focused and productive program of empirical research on the psychological study of gender that involves undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Provide advising to Psychology majors.
  • Supervise Master’s level theses students.
  • Provide service to the Psychology Department, College, University, and community.
  • Work as a cooperative member in the function of the department, including curriculum development, assessment, accreditation and program review.

Appointment specifics:

This is a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank beginning with the Fall 2020 semester. Salary will be dependent upon qualifications and professional experience.

Required qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Psychology, or a closely related field, from an accredited university. ABD candidates will be considered. If ABD, all requirements for the degree must be completed by January 2021.
  • Strong background in the psychological study of gender, with a focus on people’s lived intersectional realities.
  • Substantial potential or demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses.
  • Proven ability to conduct original and meaningful empirical research.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to diversity and issues of just, equitable, and inclusive education.
  • Potential or demonstrated ability to mentor and support students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to work collegially in a multicultural environment.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Teaching experience in the field of Psychology or a related field at the college level.
  • Ability and desire to teach the Psychology of Women.
  • Ability and desire to contribute to other teaching needs within the department, such as the Psychology of Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity, the Psychology of Human Sexuality, introductory psychology, research methods, quantitative and/or qualitative methods and other courses within the candidate’s expertise.
  • Ability to apply a woman-of-color or global feminist perspective with an emphasis on intersectionality.
  • Interest and ability in using a wide variety of teaching methodologies, including feminist pedagogical practices.
  • Research experience in the psychological study of gender. The preferred candidate will have substantial potential or demonstrated ability to conduct a program of empirical research on the psychological study of gender that extends beyond the treatment of gender as a variable, and instead considers gender as a social construction, with a focus upon intersectionality, lived-experiences and/or other more nuanced ways of understanding gender and gender identity.

Special instructions to applicants:

To ensure full consideration, applicants must submit all required materials by October 1, 2019. Review of applications will begin October 2, 2019, and the position will remain open until filled.

Required application materials are:

  • Cover letter briefly addressing Required and Preferred (if applicable) Qualifications listed above.
  • Curriculum vita
  • Diversity statement that provides an understanding of your commitment, skills, and experience that demonstrate your commitment to promoting an inclusive environment and how these would support of Sacramento State’s diverse student and community populations. Please, limit your response to not more than 500 words.
  • Unofficial transcripts of all graduate work (official transcripts required if invited for an interview)
  • Statement of teaching philosophy addressing preparation to teach and mentor at the college-level and to incorporate diverse perspectives in teaching.
  • If applicable, include a table listing teaching experience with a column for each of the following: (a) title and number of each course taught, (b) the semester and year you taught the course, © the name of the institution where you taught the course, (d) the approximate number of students enrolled in the course, (e) your role in the course (e.g., instructor of record, teaching assistant, etc.), (f) the course format (e.g., traditional, hybrid, online), and (g) the level of the course (e.g., undergraduate or graduate).
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student evaluations of teaching, sample course materials, evidence of relevant training and experiences, teaching portfolio, etc.)
  • Statement of scholarly interests.
  • Portfolio to include evidence of research experience (e.g., reprints, preprints, grant applications, etc.).
  • Applicants should request their professional references to email confidential letters of recommendation to Otherwise, ask professional references to mail letters directly to the Chair of Gender Psychology Screening Committee, Department of Psychology, California State University, Sacramento, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819-6007. Applicants who are ABD should include, in at least one of their letters of recommendation, a statement from their dissertation chair or graduate coordinator verifying their status and anticipated completion date.

A list of required documents needed to apply to this posting can be found at the bottom of the posting under “documents needed to apply.” The system will only accept one PDF for each of the required document types.

Eligibility Verification:

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).

Campus Diversity Statement:

Sacramento is one of the most diverse and integrated major cities in the country, and Sacramento State is committed to providing a quality education for all of our region’s students. Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity. Sacramento State is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their teaching, research, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States. 

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

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act:

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 the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.


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