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Tenure-track Assistant Professor in I-O Psychology

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: San Bernardino - San Bernardino Campus
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Behavioral Sciences, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time


California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles east of Los Angeles and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley. CSUSB serves approximately 20,000 students, of which 81% are first-generation college students and graduates about 5,000 students annually. As a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has one of the most diverse student populations of any university in the Inland Empire, and the second highest Hispanic enrollment of all public universities in California. CSUSB employs 467 full-time faculty and offers 48 undergraduate, 35 graduate, and one doctoral degree programs and 14 academic programs with national accreditation.

At CSUSB, diversity, equity and inclusion are values central to our mission. We recognize that diversity and inclusion in all its forms are necessary for our institutional success. By fully leveraging our diverse experiences, backgrounds and insights, we inspire innovation, challenge the status quo and create better outcomes for our students and community. As part of CSUSB’s commitment to hire, develop and retain a diverse faculty, we offer a variety of networking, mentoring and development programs for our junior faculty. We are committed to building and sustaining a CSUSB community that is supportive and inclusive of all individuals. Qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving diverse student populations are strongly encouraged to apply. CSUSB has received the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, which recognizes CSUSB’s ongoing commitment to service-learning, a high-impact practice that combines classroom instruction with meaningful volunteer service and correlates strongly to student success.


The Department of Psychology at California State University, San Bernardino invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Industrial and Organizational (I-O) psychology. Area of concentration is open. The successful candidate will be able to teach undergraduate and master’s level graduate courses in I-O psychology, tests and measurement, statistics, and/or research methods, along with additional courses of the candidate’s choosing. Successful candidates will have demonstrated potential for success in pursuing extramural funding and the ability to supervise, mentor, and involve undergraduate and graduate students in their program of research. A Ph.D. is expected at the time of appointment, but ABD candidates will be considered. The start date for the position is August 15, 2023.


The newly hired faculty member will have opportunities to teach from a wide selection of our current departmental course offerings, both core and elective courses. Our department has both an undergraduate concentration in I-O psychology, as well as a nationally ranked MSIO psychology degree program. Examples of possible courses for this position include undergraduate industrial psychology; and organizational psychology; as well as graduate classes in talent acquisition and legal issues; performance management and compensation; motivation and leadership; diversity, work, and family; occupational health psychology; and organizational development and training. Applicants must exhibit a strong ability to publish peer-reviewed research in their area of expertise and express the capability to mentor students in their area. In addition, qualified candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population and to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students across a wide range of disciplines. Ideally, the candidate's research agenda would have the potential for future extramural funding. Finally, the newly hired faculty member will also be encouraged to contribute to applied consulting projects via the recently approved, student-driven and faculty-led, self-sustaining Center for Effective Organizational Solutions consulting center.

Qualified candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population and to working effectively with faculty, staff and students across a wide range of disciplines.


  • Doctoral degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology or closely related area (e.g., applied social psychology; organizational behavior) awarded by time of appointment.
  • The successful candidate will have the expertise to teach courses in various areas of I-O psychology, as well as statistics, research methods, and/or psychological measurement.
  • Expected to demonstrate strong abilities in research, teaching, and supervision of undergraduate honor’s and graduate master’s theses.
  • Qualified candidates must demonstrate potential for excellence in both undergraduate and graduate teaching, exhibit research potential as evidenced by engaging in publishable research in their area of expertise and possess the capability to attract and mentor students in their research area.


  • Experience teaching at the undergraduate level at a comprehensive university.
  • Experience advising and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds, non-traditional students, and first-generation students.
  • Potential for securing external funding will also be a consideration.
  • Evidence of scholarly activity, publications, and innovation is valued.
  • Evidence of exemplary graduate-level teaching and programmatic leadership experience is preferred and should be noted in your application.


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.

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 CSUSB. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: CSUSB 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 CSUSB 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 CSUSB or individuals in the university community.

For health and well-being, CSUSB is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for all members of our community.


The Department of Psychology is one of the largest departments at CSUSB, with 25 full-time and 22 part-time faculty, 105 graduate students, and 2,100 undergraduate majors. The department offers one undergraduate major in Psychology with three formal concentrations – General Psychology, Biological Psychology, and Industrial and Organizational Psychology. In addition, the department houses three master’s programs: Clinical/Counseling Psychology, Psychological Science, and Industrial and Organizational Psychology. In its annual list of America’s Best Colleges, USNEWS and World Report recognize psychology as one of CSUSB’s most highly respected academic departments.

To find out more about the Department of Psychology please visit our website:

For more information regarding the position, please contact:

Recruitment Chair                                                                                        

Kenneth S. Shultz, Ph.D.  



Department Chair

Michael Lewin, Ph.D





Please submit

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover letter that includes a statement of your teaching philosophy and a statement of your research experience and goals.
  3. If available, evidence of teaching effectiveness such as teaching portfolios, reports on teaching observations, and/or student evaluations of teaching.
  4. Unofficial copies of all postsecondary degree transcripts (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment).
  5. Reference list - names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three (3) referees whom we may contact to obtain letters of recommendation.
  6. Diversity statement, which may include your interpretation of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and must include specific examples of how your background and your educational and/or professional experiences have prepared you for this role at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 1,000 words).
  7. Confidential letters of recommendation may be solicited from those listed as references on the application if the applicant is moved forward in the recruitment process. Non-confidential letters of recommendation can be uploaded by the applicant during the application process.

Formal review of applications will begin September 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply by using this CSU Recruit hyperlink at:

Salary is commensurate with experience.

CSU Salary Schedule:

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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.

California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)

This position may be “Designated” under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information:


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