Date published: 9/12/2016

The Department of Psychology at Loyola Marymount University invites applications for a tenure-track position starting at the level of Assistant Professor to begin August 15, 2017.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in psychology, area open, but with an emphasis in cultural, cross-cultural, or ethnic-specific psychology. Preference will be given to candidates who conduct community-based research emphasizing African American, Latino, Asian American or immigrant populations, research with implications for social justice and applied issues, culture, disparities, diversity or discrimination etc. and an openness toward multi-disciplinary, interdisciplinary and/or collaborative research. The department aims to hire an individual with the potential to develop an ongoing program of research into which department undergraduate students/researchers as well as colleagues in related ethnic studies departments can be integrated. The successful candidate will regularly teach courses in general psychology, research methods, and courses relevant to the theme of ethnic-specific, cross-cultural, and/or community-based topics. A willingness to develop engaged learning pedagogical strategies is highly desirable. The LMU community, including the Department of Psychology, is composed of faculty, staff, and students from a wide range of culturally and religiously diverse backgrounds and a commitment to Catholic/Jesuit intellectual traditions. Applicants should be committed to work in and with this diverse population, be committed to the LMU mission, and have a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate liberal arts teaching. Other responsibilities include the advisement of students on their academic and professional aspirations, and participation in department, college, and university service responsibilities.

To apply, please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, representative reprints or preprints, research and teaching statements, evidence of teaching ability (e.g., student evaluations), and at least three letters of recommendation by October 15, 2016. Please contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Cheryl Grills, at if you have any questions about the position. Application materials (in pdf format) should be submitted to

Loyola Marymount, founded in 1911, is a comprehensive university in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education. Located on the west side of Los Angeles overlooking the Pacific, LMU is one of the nation's 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and five Marymount institutions. It serves 5400 undergraduates and over 2500 graduate students in the Colleges/Schools of Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, Business Administration, Communication and Fine Arts, Film and Television, Education, and Law.

Loyola Marymount seeks professionally outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is an equal opportunity institution actively working to promote an intercultural learning community. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. (Visit for more information.)

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