College of Natural & Social Sciences


Department of Psychology

Assistant Professor of Psychology, in the area of Health Psychology

Starting Date:

Fall 2017

Minimum Qualifications:

ABD or Ph.D. in any area of psychology or a closely related field (e.g. Public Health, Health Promotion, Health Sciences). For candidates who are ABD at time of appointment, the appropriate doctorate is required for retention beyond the first year of employment. A Ph.D. from an accredited institution of higher education is required for tenure. Candidates should provide a record of, or potential for, scholarly activity, involving students whenever possible, as well as the demonstrated potential for effective teaching using a variety of methodologies in areas of health psychology.  Candidates should also demonstrate ability for and interest in teaching in a multicultural, multiethnic campus. The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all of our students and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in our University’s shared commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ability to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in area of specialty and other undergraduate psychology courses outside of the area of specialty.


The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative activity, and service to the University, profession and to the community.  These responsibilities generally include: advising students (including supervision of M.A. students), participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions. Engagement in research activities leading to publications in peer-reviewed journals is required for tenure.


Initial salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University:

Cal State LA is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system. With over 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs led by award-winning faculty, Cal State LA’s dedication to access and excellence has been recognized nationally.  Founded in 1947, the University is located just minutes from downtown Los Angeles, adjacent to the San Gabriel Valley, and serves more than 27,000 students who reflect the rich ethnic and racial diversity of the area. As a federally recognized Hispanic-serving and Minority-serving institution, Cal State LA recognizes the transformative power of education and embraces its duty to identify and serve the needs of all of its students. This longstanding commitment is reflected in its history as home to the nation’s first Chicano Studies program, second Pan-African Studies program, as well as Latin American and Asian and Asian American Studies programs. Faculty have the opportunity to establish affiliate status with ethnic studies and other academic programs, including the Honors College. In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual.

Required Documentation:

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, official transcripts, teaching statement, research statement, three letters of recommendation, selected reprints of recent publications, and the University’s Application for Academic Employment form, found here. Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. 


Address application, required documentation and/or request for information to:

Dr. Ramani Durvasula, Search Committee Chair
Department of Psychology
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032-8227


Review of applications will begin on September 19, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

Note: 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.

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.

Cal State LA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to achieving and supporting diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. Applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a strong record of mentoring students from underserved or underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

All qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender identification, age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran status.


Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause undue hardship.