Faculty Tenure-Track Position Starting August 2013
Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to
employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state
DESCRIPTION: Humboldt State University’s Department of Psychology invites applicants for an academic-year
tenure-track faculty position in psychology with a specialization in school psychology. We are particularly
interested in persons with a subspecialty in cognitive science.
RANK, SALARY AND BENEFITS: Rank and salary are dependent upon the appointee's qualifications and
experience. The current California State University Salary Structure is available at:
Humboldt State University provides an excellent benefits package. Information about benefits plans can be
found at: http://www.calstate.edu/Benefits/Summaries/2007_Faculty-Unit%203.pdf
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: An earned doctorate from an APA and/or NASP approved program in
School Psychology from an accredited college or university is required at the time of appointment.
The successful candidate should demonstrate the following:
Potential for effective teaching or teaching experience using a variety of methodologies;
Ability and/or interest in teaching a broad range of courses (graduate students, undergraduate
majors, general education students, etc.);
Commitment to and/or experience in promoting and fostering a learning environment that is
supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds;
Record of, or potential for, research and scholarly activity involving students; and
Ability and interest in preparing students to function in a culturally and ethnically diverse society.
At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the
Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.
Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire.
PROFESSIONAL DUTIES: Candidates must be committed to teaching excellence, research and scholarship,
supervision, and program development in school psychology. The successful candidate will join a core faculty
in a NASP and State-approved specialist level program in school psychology, and be an active contributor to
the undergraduate and graduate programs in psychology. Undergraduate course assignments may include the
following topic areas: cognitive psychology, behavioral neuroscience, learning and motivation and the
successful candidate’s area of specialization; graduate course assignment may include topics such as cognitive
and neurodevelopmental foundations for behavior, learning and behavior problems and interventions,
wellness and positive/strengths based approaches to intervention, consultation and supervision of practica
and internship placements.
The primary professional responsibilities of faculty are teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, and
service to the University, profession and community. These include: advising students, maintaining office
hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, participation in campus and system-wide
committees, participation in traditional academic functions, and working with our partners in K-12 schools and
GENERAL INFORMATION: The Department of Psychology at HSU offers an undergraduate major leading to
the B.A. degree, a minor program, course options for general education requirements and electives, service
courses for other majors, and three graduate options leading to the M.A. degree in School Psychology,
Counseling Psychology (MFT) and Academic Research in Psychology. Faculty with specializations in each area
contribute to all programs and options in the department. Additional information about the Department of
Psychology can be found at: http://www.humboldt.edu/psychology/.
APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should submit electronically the following materials:
Letter of application;
An Application for Academic Employment:
Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review);
Statement of teaching and research interests; and
Three letters of recommendation.
Submission should be sent as a single PDF document, in the order listed above to:
Signed letters of recommendation may be e-mailed or mailed separately from the other application materials.
In letter of application, please refer to Job #7556.
Please direct any other questions pertaining to this position, the Department of Psychology, or Humboldt
State University to:
Dr. Brent Duncan, Search Committee Chair
Department of Psychology
Humboldt State University
One Harpst Street
Arcata, CA 95521-8299
Phone: (707) 826-3755
Application Deadline: This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed
applications received no later than February 1, 2013. Early response is encouraged.
Evidence of required degree(s), certifications(s), or licenses(s) will be required prior to the appointment date.
Finalists for this position are required to be fingerprinted through the Humboldt State University Police
Department. Results of the fingerprint process must be received by the university prior to the candidate’s
appointment. The cost of fingerprinting is borne by the university.
The University is an Equal Opportunity/Title IX/ADA employer with a strong commitment to diversity and
encourages applications from women, members of all ethnic groups, veterans and people with disabilities.
Humboldt State University employs only individuals authorized to work in the United States.