Nov 09, 2021

Wichita State University is hiring an Assistant Professor in Community Psychology with a start date of fall 2022!


Position Description

The Psychology Department at Wichita State University seeks to hire a tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Community Psychology to begin in Fall 2022. We are open to all areas of research related to community psychology, but we are especially interested in scholars whose work centers on marginalized and/or understudied populations and employs an intersectional perspective. Wichita State’s psychology department has three doctoral programs: Community, Community-Clinical (APA Accredited), and Human Factors. Faculty in the community program are core faculty to both the Community and Community-Clinical programs. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach graduate and undergraduate classes, and will be expected to mentor doctoral students in the process of community-engaged research. The department is research-oriented and has an expectation for faculty to seek external funding and peer-reviewed publications.


University Description

Wichita State University is a public research university dedicated to being an educational, cultural, and economic driver for the Wichita community and beyond. Wichita is the state’s largest city with a population of well over 600,000 in the metropolitan area and is an ideal place to conduct community psychology research.



Applicants should have a doctoral degree in community psychology or a closely related field and should have a history of scholarship that aligns with community psychology values of social justice, respect for human diversity, incorporating ecological perspectives, and elevating community strengths. ABDs with doctorate completion date prior to Fall 2022 are welcome.


Application Instructions

Candidates must apply online for the position at (position #997949). Applicants will need to provide: (a) cover letter, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) teaching philosophy statement, (d) description of research, (e) statement detailing commitment to diversity and inclusion in research and teaching, and (f) three letters of recommendation (emailed directly to Dr. Rhonda Lewis, Department Chair, Applications will be reviewed beginning November 29th and will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.


Employment Policies

Wichita State University encourages applications from those of diverse backgrounds or underrepresented populations.  Wichita State University does not discriminate in its employment practices, educational programs or activities based on age, ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran.  Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check as required by Kansas Board of Regents policy. Wichita State University employees should support the WSU vision, mission and values and help foster an environment rich in diversity of culture, thoughts and experience. Candidates for faculty positions should be able to demonstrate the ability to effectively educate and empower a diverse student population.


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