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Assistant Professor of Multicultural Psychology

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Posting Details

Position Information

Academic Home Department: Psychology
Posting Job Title: Assistant Professor of Multicultural Psychology
Recruitment Type: Tenure-Track Faculty

Position Details

Full Time Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty-Discipline: Psychology
Administrative/Distinguished Title - Working Title if applicable:
Position Status: Regular Faculty
Tenure Track Status: Tenure Track
Terms of Employment: 9-Month
Contract Type: Full-time
Date Position Available: 08/06/2018

Position Qualifications/Responsibilities

Position Qualifications - Responsibilities:

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a nine-month, tenure-track position in the Department of Psychology at the Assistant Professor level, to begin August 2018. The Department of Psychology is seeking applicants with research and teaching expertise in multicultural psychology. Area of specialization is open, and we welcome applicants with interest(s) in racial and ethnic minorities, culture, LGBTQ studies, world religions, and/or dis/abilities.

A commitment to excellence in teaching, complemented by strong scholarship and engagement, is expected of all faculty members in KSU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The successful candidate will primarily teach courses from our Multicultural/Diversity area, which includes Cross-Cultural Psychology, Ethnic Minority Psychology, Psychology of Prejudice and Privilege, Psychology of Diversity, and International Psychology. This candidate will also be expected to teach an undergraduate course in research methods and statistics and, periodically, advanced courses in their area of expertise. The Chair may assign other courses as needed. Previous experience teaching at the undergraduate level, with evidence of teaching effectiveness, is desirable. Faculty in the department teach in a variety of modalities: face to face, hybrid, and online. The candidate must be able to establish and maintain an active and productive research program, ideally involving undergraduate students. The candidate will also possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrate an interest in mentoring and advising students. Service to the department, college, and university is expected. Other duties include supervision of undergraduate research, student advising, participation in departmental and university governance, and continued professional development in the faculty member’s area of expertise. The Psychology Department is committed to hiring a diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from minority and underrepresented groups.

Required Education - Experience - Skills (Minimum Qualifications):

An earned doctoral degree in psychology or closely related area, or its foreign equivalent, is required (ABD will be considered, but the candidate must have the degree by the beginning of the contract period). Applicants with the training, ability, and/or experience equivalent to the minimum degree may be considered.

Application Procedure

Application Deadline Date: 09/15/2017
Questions About Position Opening:

Dr. Nicole Martin, Search Committee Chair,, 470-578-6225

Additional Information for Applicants
Application Instructions

Candidates must provide the following:

Letter of Application
Current Curriculum Vitae
Unofficial Academic Transcripts (official transcripts due upon hire)
List of Names and Contact Information of Three References
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Statement of Research/Scholarship Interests
Summary of Teaching Evaluations
Sample Publications – Scholarship 1
Sample Publications – Scholarship 2

Posting Details

KSU Faculty Posting Number: 000556
USG Applicant Clearing House Position ID: 36763
Departmental/College Overview:

Kennesaw State University is a growing and progressive university in Georgia’s public system of higher education, recently becoming one of the 50 largest universities in the United States and receiving an R3 designation from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Learning. With two campuses in suburban Atlanta, KSU currently enrolls more than 35,000 traditional and nontraditional baccalaureate and graduate students. The thriving Atlanta metropolitan area has a spectacular array of museums, theaters, libraries, colleges and universities, and other resources. The culture is diverse and cosmopolitan, with a thriving entrepreneurial spirit and rich history.

The Department of Psychology has 34 full-time and several part-time faculty supporting a major and minor in psychology. The department has a focus on the scholarship of teaching and learning, and a commitment to providing a rigorous education that prepares 1600+ majors (Bachelor of Science) and minors for careers and graduate training. Department resources include a 40-channel electroencephalograph, eye tracker, testing rooms with and without computers, and software for online survey administration.

Kennesaw State University has a strong commitment to hiring a diverse faculty and encourages applications from minority and underrepresented groups. The Department wishes to reinforce this commitment and to provide an inclusive learning environment to prepare students for personal and professional success in an increasingly multicultural and global society. Candidates are therefore encouraged to address in their application how they can contribute to the diversity of the community.

For a detailed description of the University, Colleges, and Department, please visit our web site at

Kennesaw State University Campus and Location:

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country’s most dynamic cities. As Georgia’s third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing doctoral program. Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.

EEO Statement:

Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Academic Transcripts (official transcripts due upon hire)
  4. List of Names and Contact Information of Three References
  5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  6. Statement of Research/Scholarship Interests
  7. Summary of Teaching Evaluations
  8. Sample Publications - Scholarship 1
  9. Sample Publications - Scholarship 2
Optional Documents