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Assistant Professor of Psychology

Posted: 1/16/2018 (Employment)

The Psychology Department in the School of Social Sciences invites nominations and applications for a full-time tenure track position in Clinical Psychology (Multicultural emphasis) to begin August 2018. Sonoma State seeks to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.

Refer to #104482 on all correspondence and inquiries regarding this position.


Teaching responsibilities include three undergraduate courses each semester. Depending on the needs of the department and the applicant’s areas of expertise, the selected candidate will teach courses in psychopathology, multicultural psychology, research methods, group processes, counseling, and clinical psychology. In addition to relevant existing courses, the successful candidate also may teach courses in the areas of her or his interest and expertise. The successful candidate will maintain an active program of research/scholarship involving undergraduates. The department is committed to the Teacher/Scholar model and places an emphasis on faculty support of undergraduate research.

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. To this end, the successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. 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 ethical exploration, civic engagement, social responsibility, and global awareness.

In addition to teaching and scholarship, faculty are expected to provide academic and career advising to students, to assist the department with program assessment, administrative and/or committee work, and to serve on campus-wide committees.

Professional Qualifications

To be recommended for appointment, the candidate must have earned a doctorate in Clinical/Counseling Psychology from an APA accredited institution. Prior undergraduate teaching experience is required as well as experience leading an active research program that involves undergraduate students. It is also expected that the candidate is engaging in publishable research within their area of expertise.

To be recommended for tenure, the candidate must demonstrate satisfactory performance in four areas: teaching effectiveness; scholarship, research, creative achievement and professional development; service to the University; and public service and service to the community. Although tenure may be granted at any time, contract provisions specify that “the normal period of probation shall be a total of six (6) years of full-time probationary service and credited service, if any. Any deviation from the normal six (6) year probationary period shall be the decision of the President following his/her consideration of recommendations from the department or equivalent unit and appropriate administrator(s).” Tenure is required for promotion above the level of Associate Professor.

Rank and Salary 

Salary, service credit, and rank (when appropriate) depends upon academic preparation and professional experience.

The approximate salary range for this position is $68,000 to $72,500, depending on experience.

How to Apply 

To apply for this position, go to and select Job Opportunities. If you are not currently employed at Sonoma State University, select the External Applicants box. You will be redirected to a list of all available jobs at Sonoma State University. Find and select the faculty position you are applying for to view the description and select Apply Now. If you have not applied for a job at Sonoma State University previously you will be asked to Register Now in order to proceed. After submitting the application letter and curriculum vitae, please proceed to My Career Tools to attach the additional required documents. Your statement of research interests may be a statement of scholarship and/or creative activity if appropriate to your discipline. PDFs are the preferred format for all submissions. Once you have submitted all materials, a confirmation email will be automatically sent to you. If you encounter difficulties during the application process, please email Applications submitted to the faculty search email address will not be considered, so please use the link above.

Please submit:


  • Application letter
  • Curriculum vitae

Additional Required Documents

  • Statement of Research Accomplishments and Goals
  • Teaching Statement
  • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
  • Contact Information for three (3) References to be contacted by the committee members

References will be contacted for finalists only.  Finalists will also be asked to submit a copy of a representative publication.

 Official transcripts may be required at the time of hire.

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Location: Sonoma State University