The Department of Psychology at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon has a strong applied research orientation and a doctoral program in Applied Psychology with specializations in Industrial/Organizational, Applied Developmental and Applied Social & Community psychology.
Portland State University values diversity and demonstrates this throughout its campus initiatives; we particularly encourage members of historically underrepresented groups to apply. The Psychology Department maintains a supportive climate of cooperation, collaboration, and collegiality. To learn more about our department, please see http://www.pdx.edu/psy/. Our Applied Social Psychology faculty and students also work closely with faculty across departments at PSU, including sociology, criminal justice, social work, the School of Gender, Race & Nations, and urban studies. PSU is an urban university located in downtown Portland. Portland is a thriving metropolitan area, which has many opportunities for applied research. It is a highly livable city that offers natural beauty and a high quality of life including a lively cultural scene and outdoor sporting activities. Mountains, forests, and the Oregon coast are all relatively close to Portland and PSU.
The Department of Psychology at Portland State University has an opening for a new tenure-track position for an Applied Social Psychologist in our Applied Social & Community Psychology area beginning September 2017. The department has a strong applied research orientation and has an Applied Psychology Ph.D. program with specializations in Applied Social & Community, Applied Developmental, and Industrial/Organization Psychology.
Qualifications include a doctoral degree in social psychology or a related field. Successful candidate must have an earned Ph.D. by Sept. 15, 2017. We seek candidates who have an established record of applied community-based research and publication, or demonstrated potential for establishing such a record. The candidate should conduct theoretically-based applied social psychological research to address important social issues. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work addresses issues of diversity, equity, and/or social justice, broadly defined, including, but not limited to underrepresented groups such as gender, class, immigrant status, culture, and race.
The successful candidate will have an established research and publication record that is complementary to the area’s focus on Urban Health and Community Well-being, which, defined broadly, encompasses work promoting mental and physical health, as well as healthy social outcomes and remediating negative influences like discrimination. We are especially interested in research that addresses issues relevant to underrepresented and disadvantaged groups, and translates into theory development, intervention, practical solutions, and effective social policy. Particular consideration will also be given to candidates who contribute to our department’s strength in quantitative statistics and advanced applied research methods.
Candidates are expected to have a grant funding track record or potential commensurate with level of experience.
Responsibilities include maintaining a productive program of applied and community-based research; teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in applied social psychology, including courses related to the applicant’s area of expertise, research methodology course(s) and undergraduate core courses; mentoring graduate students, including supervising graduate students’ community-based theses and dissertations; advising undergraduates; and contributing in service to the department, university and profession. We specifically encourage applicants whose research, teaching, outreach, and service will contribute to the department’s strong diversity and social justice focus, while integrating with and complementing existing Department strengths.
A doctoral degree in social psychology or a related field. Successful candidate must have an earned Ph.D. by Sept. 15, 2017.
We seek candidates who have an established record of applied community-based research and publication, or demonstrated potential for establishing such a record.
Key Cultural Competencies
Creates an environment that acknowledges, encourages and celebrates differences.
Functions and communicates effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds.
Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement.
Adheres to all PSU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.
Additional Salary Information: The faculty salary is competitive with a strong benefits package including 95% premium paid health care and retirement packages and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse, or dependent at any of the Oregon Public Universities.
Located in Portland, Oregon, one of the nation's most livable cities, the University's innovative approach to education combines academic rigor in the classroom with field-based experiences through internships and classroom projects with community partners. The University's 49-acre downtown campus exhibits Portland State's commitment to sustainability with green buildings, while many of the 124 ba...chelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees incorporate sustainability into the curriculum. PSU's motto, "Let Knowledge Serve the City," inspires the teaching and research of an accomplished faculty whose work and students span the globe. PSU seeks talented individuals who understand our values and strategic goals and enjoy sharing ideas and collaborating in an environment of mutual respect to achieve those values and goals. We are committed to leading through engagement and seek individuals who support this strategy. Engagement describes Portland State's collaborative approach to the exchange of knowledge and resources with local, regional, national, and global partners for mutual benefit of students, faculty, and the community. As a component of the Diversity Action Plan and the President's Strategic Mission of achieving global excellence, Portland State University strives to become an institution that is recognized nationally and internationally for the accomplishments of its faculty, the reputation of its programs, and the preparation of it students as world citizens. For more information visit http://www.pdx.edu/about-portland-state