Assistant Professor -Psychology and African and African American Studies

Louisiana State University of Alexandria

United States

November 10, 2021

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Job Posting Title:

Assistant Professor -Psychology and African and African American Studies

Position Type:

Faculty

Department:

LSUAM HSS - School of Psychology (Emily Marie Elliott (00002858))

Work Location:

0119 John J. Audubon Hall

Pay Grade:

Academic

Job Description:

The Departments of Psychology and of African and African American Studies (AAAS) at Louisiana State University anticipate filling a tenure‐track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in the Fall of 2022. The appointment will be 51% in Psychology and 49% in AAAS. The departments are committed to intentional and ongoing engagement with diversity, equity, and inclusion, and recognize the intellectual value of doing so for the science and the practice of psychology. The Assistant Professor position will advance the departments' commitments to increasing diversity in their faculty and promoting diversity in teaching, research, and service missions. The faculty member should conduct research that contributes to Behavioral Health/Health Equity within the Psychology department's Clinical or School specializations. We seek scholars specializing in the application of psychological theory and methods to understand health equity and disparities in African Americans.

Duties will include developing and maintaining an active research agenda, teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses, mentoring doctoral students, and contributing to the service missions of the departments.

Please contact the co-chairs of the search committee, Dr. Jas Sullivan (jamsulli@lsu.edu) or Dr. Amy Copeland (copelan@lsu.edu) with questions. More information about the Department of Psychology at LSU can be found at: https: // www. lsu.edu/hss/psychology/ . More information about the Department of AAAS at LSU can be found at: https: // www. lsu.edu/hss/aaas/.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Psychology and a sufficient research record to demonstrate a potential to develop a nationally-recognized research program in behavioral health/health equity in the Departments of Psychology and AAAS.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates who study topics that advance knowledge, practice, or policy related to serving diverse and historically underserved populations. Eligibility for licensure as a psychologist in Louisiana, national certification as a school psychologist, or board certification as a behavior analyst is preferred.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. LSU and the Department of Psychology are firmly committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty; thus, women and those from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. Application review will begin October 22, 2021, and will continue until a candidate is selected.

LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity/equal access employer.

Louisiana State University is one of the nation's premier public land-, sea, and space-grant institutions, and is recognized as a “Very High Research Activity (R1) institution” under the Carnegie Classification system. LSU maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral degrees. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, its positive work environment, its student engagement, and its beautiful campus. LSU is located in Baton Rouge, the second largest city in Louisiana, which enjoys a thriving and diverse community.

Additional Job Description: Special Instructions:

Application materials, including vita, cover letter, description of research program (Other Document 1), sample of scholarly writing (Other Document 2), evidence of teaching excellence (Other Document 3), and statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching, research, professional activities, and/or service (Other Document 4) should be attached to the electronic application. A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire.

Three letters of recommendation should be e-mailed (preferred) to Dr. Amy Copeland (copelan@lsu.edu) or sent by postal mail to Dr. Amy Copeland, 236 Audubon Hall, Department of Psychology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803.

Posting Date:

October 8, 2021

Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified): Additional Position Information:

Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

Essential Position (Y/N):

N

LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU's Diversity Statement and Roadmap. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management (hr@lsu.edu).

HCM Contact Information:

Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed HR@lsu.edu

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