Assistant Professor of Psychology in Forensic Psychology
Arizona State University, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
United States

Assistant Professor of Psychology in Forensic Psychology

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Psychology with a focus on Forensic Psychology. We are interested in applicants with training in any area of psychology who have potential to advance theory and knowledge applicable to the legal system.


This scholar would primarily serve ASU’s rapidly growing undergraduate concentration and masters program in Forensic Psychology and the recently introduced PhD program in Law and Psychology through research, teaching, mentoring, and service. Further, this scholar would join ASU’s university-wide Law and Behavioral Science group, one of the largest clusters of psychology and law scholars in the world. Information about our Law and Psychology group including faculty, research labs, academic programs, and events can be found on our website


Required Qualifications: The successful candidate must a) have a doctoral degree in psychology or a related field by the time of appointment; and, b) demonstrate excellence in research commensurate with the rank of Assistant Professor at ASU.


Desired Qualifications: Strong training in psychological science with evidence of or demonstrated interest in: a) advancing basic theory and knowledge relevant to the law and legal system; b) attracting extramural funding; c) providing excellent teaching and mentoring at the graduate and undergraduate level; d) translating research to facilitate real-world impact; e) sustaining a research program that complements existing faculty and programmatic strengths, including in Forensic Psychology; and, f) demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population, including first generation students.


About the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences: The School houses faculty and programs in several interdisciplinary research clusters, including Law and Psychology, Social Justice and Human Rights, Resilience and Stress, Social Technologies, and an emerging cluster in Cognition and Data Science. It also offers on-campus undergraduate and terminal MS programs in Psychology and oversees ASU’s online psychology programs. Since Fall 2017, the School has added eight new tenure- track / tenured faculty and it will be conducting searches this year for an additional three tenure-track / tenured faculty. More information about ASU’s School of Social and Behavioral Sciences can be found at


About ASU: Arizona State University is one of the largest universities in the United States with over 100,000 students and 3,500 faculty. ASU's colleges, schools, and programs are spread across four campuses in the Phoenix metropolitan area. To learn about ASU's unique mission and charter:


The application deadline is December 7, 2018; if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until search is closed.


Application procedure: Applications will only be accepted electronically via Academic Jobs Online


Application materials should include: 1) a cover letter of application; 2) a current curriculum vitae with contact information; 3) a research statement; 4) a teaching statement; and, 5) three letters of reference.


Arizona State University has a strong commitment to a diverse faculty, one that is reflective of the contemporary United States.


ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.


Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU's full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) and Title IX policy are located at and

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