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Job Posting Title:
Assistant Professor -Psychology and African and African American Studies
LSUAM HSS - School of Psychology (Emily Marie Elliott (00002858))
0119 John J. Audubon Hall
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
(email@example.com) or Dr. Amy Copeland (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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
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
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:
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 (email@example.com) or sent by postal mail to Dr. Amy Copeland, 236
Audubon Hall, Department of Psychology, Louisiana State University, Baton
Rouge, LA 70803.
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):
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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