**Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Cognitive Psychology or Behavioral Neuroscience/Physiological Psychology to begin August 2015.
Sonoma State University, Department of Psychology.**
Responsibilities include teaching three (4 unit) undergraduate courses each semester, maintaining an active program of human research/scholarship with undergraduate participation, and providing service to the university and community. Application deadline is October 26, 2014. For detailed information about this position and how to apply, please view our job announcement at: [http://www.sonoma.edu/aa/docs/poas/tt/poa_103815.pdf]
Sonoma State University is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University. Located in the Sonoma County wine country, 48 miles north of San Francisco, the University has an enrollment of approximately 9,000 students. As of spring 2013, the University had 497 faculty with 47% tenure-track. The University is comprised of six schools: Arts and Humanities, Business and Economics, Education, Extended and International Education, Social Sciences, and Science and Technology. Degrees are offered in 45 majors at the bachelor's level and 16 at the master's level. Sonoma State University occupies 274 acres in the beautiful wine country of Sonoma County, in Northern California. Located at the foot of the Sonoma hills, the campus is just an hour’s drive north of San Francisco and 40 minutes away from the Pacific Ocean.
DUTIES OF THE POSITION
Teaching responsibilities include three (4 unit) undergraduate courses each semester. The candidate will build the Psychology Department’s area of cognitive/physiological psychology by offering two foundational and one advanced course in his or her area of expertise. Courses may include a lab component. The successful candidate will maintain an active program of human research/scholarship and involve undergraduates.
In addition to teaching and scholarship, faculty are expected to engage in academic advising, to assist the department with program assessment, administrative and/or committee work, and to serve on campus-wide committees. Sonoma State is committed to the Teacher/Scholar model and places an emphasis on faculty support of undergraduate research. Faculty are also encouraged to participate in Freshman and Sophomore year programs when available in their schools.
To be recommended for appointment, the candidate must have a Ph.D. in Psychology. One year of teaching experience is required as well as an active research program that involves undergraduate students. The candidate will be expected to provide service to the department, university, and community and have the ability to provide academic and career advising, especially to students with interests in the department’s cognitive/physiological area. Desired qualifications include: willingness to develop professional relationships with the community at large, ability to teach students from diverse backgrounds, inclusion of cultural influences in the candidate’s area of expertise in cognitive psychology or behavioral neuroscience/physiological psychology, awareness of the importance and willingness to participate in department and campus-wide faculty committees and governance, potential to sustain an active program of research/scholarship, evidence of ability to involve undergraduate students into research/scholarship, excellent teaching evaluations, and training, experience, and/or ability to teach students from diverse backgrounds.
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.
HOW TO APPLY
Do not send materials to ude.amonos|hcraesytlucaf#ude.amonos|hcraesytlucaf. To apply for this position, go to www.sonoma.edu/jobs 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. 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 ude.amonos|hcraesytlucaf#ude.amonos|hcraesytlucaf.
• Application letter
• Curriculum vitae
Additional Required Documents
• Statement of Research Interests
• Teaching Philosophy
• Student Evaluations
• Contact Information for 3 References
Letters of Recommendation will be requested from finalists only.
Official transcripts are required at the time of hire.
Sonoma State University hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work, in accordance with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
The deadline to apply to this position is by Friday, October 24th, 2014.
Questions concerning this position may be directed to:
* Dr. Glenn S. Brassington, Search Committee Chair
* Email: ude.amonos|notgnissarb.nnelg#ude.amonos|notgnissarb.nnelg
Questions concerning the application process may be directed to: ude.amonos|hcraesytlucaf#ude.amonos|hcraesytlucaf.
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