Open Faculty Positions



Rank and Salary

Application Process

Apply via:

San Francisco State University, Department of Psychology invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor Position in School Psychology beginning August 2018.

Applicants should have training and experience in teaching and research in School Psychology with a focus on any of the following areas: neuropsychological assessment and functioning (e.g., emotion dysregulation, learning disorders and/or developmental disorders); strategies for addressing neurocognitive development of children living in risk inducing environments; effective culturally-informed individual and group interventions that address contextual factors affecting child and adolescent development; wellness promotion; early intervention and crisis prevention; effective strategies for clinical consultation, and work with diverse students and their families in schools.  

The Department of Psychology trains about 1200 undergraduate majors and pre-psychology students and over 100 graduate students in 6 graduate concentrations.

This position is in the concentration of School Psychology.  Excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment are integral in the training of our students.  Students are trained as professional School Psychologists with an in-depth understanding of psychological functioning, competence to administer and interpret results from evidence-based assessments, strong clinical skills to provide culturally informed interventions to a diverse group of children, youth, and their families, and proficiency to offer quality services in clinical consultation. 


Qualifications: We seek an applicant who is an excellent teacher, experienced practitioner in the schools, and a productive scholar.

Applicants should hold an Ed.D, Ph.D., or other equivalent terminal degree in Psychology or a related discipline from an accredited doctoral program and a credential in School Psychology or be eligible for a credential in School Psychology. 

Applicants must demonstrate the ability to teach undergraduate courses in the areas of learning, motivation, and developmental disorders (e.g. behavioral problems, emotion dysregulation), and graduate level courses in School Psychology (assessment, interventions, consultation and supervision). It is desirable that applicants should be experienced in teaching, supervising, and/or mentoring students from underrepresented groups.

Applicants must possess an active record of scholarship related to their specialty area. Research that advances knowledge in social emotional development, group process and dynamics (e.g., group interventions in schools), and the study of cultural contexts will be especially considered. Evidence of external support for research or the potential for securing external funding of these activities, is highly desirable.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate how they will incorporate inclusion, diversity, and educational equity in their courses, scholarship/creative works, and/or community or campus service.

Applicants are expected to gradually assume leadership and responsibilities for coordinating the School Psychology Program.


Responsibilities: The position requires undergraduate teaching in Psychology and graduate teaching in School Psychology and other related professional disciplines, mentoring, advising and supervising graduate and undergraduate students, developing an active ongoing research program in the applicant’s area of specialty, and continuous committee and service assignments. Detailed position description is available at

Rank and salary

Rank and salary: Assistant Professor or Associate. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The California State University (CSU) provides a generous health, retirement and benefits program.

Application Process

Application Process: Submit letter of intent/interest, a current CV, sample of scholarly papers, statement of teaching philosophy, a description of research interests and activities, evidence of work related professional activities in the schools, and at least three letters of recommendation.

Submit all materials online to [Job ID 9652] by October 15. Review of applications will continue until October 31, 2017 or until the position is filled.

San Francisco State University is a member of the CSU system and serves a diverse student body of about 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. From the heart of a diverse community, SF State honors roots, stimulates intellectual and personal development, promotes equity, and inspires the courage to lead, create, and innovate.  San Francisco State University faculty are expected to be effective teachers/scholars and demonstrate achievements including professional development and growth through research, scholarship, and/or creative work, and actively participate in campus and community service. Our goal is to attract a world-class and diverse faculty committed to build a multicultural educational environment.

San Francisco State University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer with a strong commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected category. We strongly encourage the application of individuals from historically underrepresented groups.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily prior to employment within the CSU system.