Assistant Professor - Diversity & Organizational Behavior
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
September 6, 2018
San Luis Obispo, California
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Assistant Professor - Diversity & Organizational Behavior
Department: CLA-Psych & Child Development (109100)
College/Division: CLA-College of Liberal Arts
Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
PSYCHOLOGY AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT - Assistant Professor at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. The Department of Psychology and Child Development within the College of Liberal Arts seeks applicants for a full-time, academic-year, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Diversity and Organizational Behavior starting September 12, 2019. Candidates for the position must have a PhD in social psychology, organizational behavior or related field completed by the time of hire and demonstrated experience and interest in topics related to underrepresented populations. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Initial appointment is for two years, subject to renewal.
Candidates must also show a strong commitment to teaching excellence and provide evidence of professional activity that keeps them abreast of knowledge and developments within their discipline. The position involves teaching courses in social psychology, organizational psychology, multicultural psychology, teamwork, and potential development of courses such as diversity within organizations and other courses as related to the area of expertise. Additional courses may include: research methods, introductory psychology, and other existing core or elective courses. Ideal candidates will possess a commitment to broadening the scope of psychology to include traditionally underrepresented groups, as demonstrated through one's research, teaching, and/or course content.
Although Cal Poly is primarily a teaching university, our faculty are expected to balance teaching with an active program of research/professional development (including publication), student supervision and advising, and participation in service activities at the department and college/university level. The typical teaching load is 12 units (three courses) per quarter, with a reduction in course load in each of the first two years to help establish an active program of research and professional development and correspondingly reasonable expectations for scholarship and service.
Cal Poly strongly values diversity and inclusion, especially in the classroom and among its areas of study. This position is part of a university-wide cluster of searches designed to increase curricular coverage of areas related to diversity and inclusion, as well as to promote inclusive teaching strategies across the university. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the university's goals in these areas.
The other searches are for positions in the following disciplines across campus:
African American History (104977)
Criminology and Gender (104994)
Elementary Science Education (104961)
Global Health and Multicultural Health (104973)
Marketing (105001, pending)
Psychology and Sociology of Physical Activity, Exercise and Sport (104979)
In addition to standard start-up packages, candidates selected through this diversity cluster hire will be provided $10,000 to support their work in diversity and inclusion. Once hired, candidates will collaborate with their dean and others to develop a plan for utilizing these funds for supplemental compensation, assigned time, or professional development activities. Detailed information can be found at https://academic-personnel.calpoly.edu/clusterhire.
Minimum Qualifications (Staff Only):
PhD in social psychology, organizational behavior or related field completed by the time of hire and demonstrated experience and interest in topics related to underrepresented populations.
Excellence in university-level teaching experience.
Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: Cal Poly cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific job duties in the position being sought.
Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to Cal Poly or individuals in the university community.
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.
For health and wellbeing, Cal Poly is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for all members of our community.
Faculty employees who wish to apply for permanent residency will be responsible for retaining an immigration attorney. All filing and attorney's fees will be incurred by the faculty member.
About Us Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university. Founded in 1901, the 6,000-acre campus is nestled in the foothills of San Luis Obispo, along California's scenic central coast and midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. With a budget of $168.5 million, the university has a student enrollment exceeding 17,000 students and employs more than 2,000 faculty and staff members. Cal Poly is part of the 23-campus California State University system.
At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.
Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
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About California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university, with approximately 17,500 undergraduate, 120 post-baccalaureate, and 900 graduate students. The Cal Poly community fosters teaching, scholarship, and service in a learn-by-doing environment where students, staff, and faculty are partners in discovery. Cal Poly has built an exemplary reputation on its learn-by-doing approach to the preparation of undergraduate and graduate students. It is a distinctive learning community offering academically focused students a hands-on educational experience that prepares them for today's scientific and technical world. Cal Poly provides a balanced education in the arts, sciences, and technology, while encouraging cross-disciplinary and co-curricular experiences. U.S. News and World Report has ranked Cal Poly #1 among public master's universities in the western United States for 24 consecutive years. The University values free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. As a campus, we welcome and nurture a rich array of different perspectives, ideas and cultures. We encourage international an...d multi-cultural education in order to prepare students for successful participation and competition in a diverse world and a global workforce. We believe that diversity of our students, faculty, and staff enlivens and enriches Cal Poly’s educational environment.