Assistant Professor of Psychology, full-time Tenure-track, School of Science
Saint Mary's College, Department of Psychology
United States


Saint Mary's College invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor of Developmental / Clinical Psychology, beginning Fall 2020. Faculty contractual responsibilities require a teaching load of six courses in the academic year.


The responsibilities for this position will include teaching sections of Human Development, Infancy & Childhood, Psychopathology, and Introductory Psychology. The successful candidate should be prepared to teach other courses as well, potentially including Theories of Counseling, Psychology of the Family; Culture, Race & Ethnicity; Adult Development; The Exceptional Individual; or Personal & Professional Adjustment. It is anticipated the person in this position will also teach in the College's signature Collegiate Seminar and Jan Term programs.


Other duties include: Maintaining an ongoing research program into which SMC student researchers can be integrated. Participation in departmental and college activities including committee work and curriculum development is expected. The candidate should have a strong commitment to academic advising and mentoring to a diverse student population.


The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the mission of the College, which is informed, animated and expressed through its Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions.


Institutional Description/Background:


Saint Mary’s College of California is a private, Catholic, comprehensive and co-educational university that engages students in rigorous critical thinking, promotes social justice, and educates for human fulfillment consistent with its liberal arts, Catholic and Lasallian traditions. The de La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff who value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring Saint Mary’s heritage to life.  Located on a stunning 420-acre campus in the Moraga Hills outside of San Francisco, Saint Mary’s is known for its rigorous liberal arts education and its high quality graduate programs, including business, education, counseling, leadership, and the arts. Saint Mary's has a diverse student body of approximately 4,000 students, and the College’s practices and policies reflect a commitment to inclusive excellence and a community in which all are valued, respected and supported.




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Doctoral degree completed by the start date of the position. Candidates should have a record of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level, with preference given to those candidates who have successfully taught courses listed above. Particular consideration will be given to candidates with graduate training in developmental psychology, clinical/counseling psychology, or some combination of the two. For candidates whose primary training is in clinical/counseling psychology, there is a preference for those who are eligible for licensure as Psychologists.


Particular consideration will be given to candidates with demonstrated commitment and success working in diverse, multicultural communities, in higher education settings.


Candidates should be committed to a liberal arts education, and should demonstrate a commitment to research and professional activity. In addition, candidates should have appreciation of and deep respect for the learning/teaching environment and for the students, staff, and faculty who comprise it and the willingness to become a stakeholder in the Lasallian commitment to that environment.


The College has been designated a Minority and Hispanic-Serving Institution; many Saint Mary’s students are first-generation-to-college. Successful candidates must be able to engage and support students of color, women, and other underrepresented groups, and will be interested in participating in initiatives that aim to increase inclusivity.


Application Instructions

Include: A cover letter that specifically addresses candidate qualifications and preparation to support the mission of the College. Teaching and research statement, course evaluations, and 3 letters of recommendation requested.




Please apply online at SMC's Full-Time Faculty Openings page.


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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.


College policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, gender stereotyping, and gender identity, taking a protected leave (e.g. family medical or pregnancy leave), or on any other basis protected by applicable laws.


Saint Mary's College annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Saint Mary's College Report, please go to the Public Safety  website at To request a paper copy please call Public Safety at (925) 631-4284. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

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