Non Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Forensic Psychology
George Mason University, Forensic Psychology
United States

Department: Psychology

Alternate Department Description          

Criminal Background Check: Standard Background Check

Motor Vehicle Background Check: No

Statement of Economic Interest              

Job Category: Instructional Faculty

Role (State) Job Title:  Non-Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Forensic Psychology

Working Title: Non-Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Forensic Psychology

Job Type: Full-Time

Position Number: F421Az

Recruit Number                : FAC7741

Working Hours:

Location: Fairfax, VA

Other Location:

Pay Band: No Response

Salary Commensurate with education and experience.



The George Mason University Department of Psychology invites applications for a non-tenure-track Assistant Professor position, ideally beginning in the Fall 2019 semester. The position is to support the forensic psychology program, which currently offers a minor for non-psychology majors and a concentration for psychology majors. This program is our fastest-growing program. Started just 3 years ago, it now has nearly 300 students. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment and achievement of excellence and diversity among it’s faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.



The Department of Psychology:

( has over 1,000 undergraduate majors and over 200 graduate students. We are one of the largest departments in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, which is the largest academic unit at George Mason. The Department has over 40 faculty members, including 7 instructional, non-tenure-track faculty positions. Non-tenure-track instructional faculty, who typically teach a default load of 4 courses/semester (unless receiving course releases for administrative duties) are vital to the department in their support of its instructional mission. They are expected to be fully familiar with research but are not expected to be research productive. Non-tenure-track faculty are fully integrated in the department, with full voting rights commensurate with rank and status and with similar access to resources, such as travel funds and professional development opportunities, as tenure-track faculty. More broadly, George Mason is committed to supporting the career development of non-tenure-track faculty (



Our Psychology Department is guided by three primary foci. First, the department is focused on fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels in our department and, more broadly, in our field. This mission is facilitated by our location in one of the most diverse regions of the country and by George Mason’s status as the most diverse university in Virginia ( Second, in line with George Mason’s Carnegie classification as a Research I university and its strategic goal of conducting research of consequence, our department focuses on being a prominent center for translational research. In our undergraduate program, we emphasize empirical research as the basis of knowledge in our field, and have a thriving Honors Program. Third, we focus strongly on doctoral student training, which includes an emphasis on training students as instructors in the context of our undergraduate instruction.




The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate courses in forensic psychology, both in-person and online, as well as other undergraduate courses that fit within the candidate’s area of expertise. The forensic psychology program is growing, and there may also be opportunities to contribute to the development of new courses at the undergraduate level or the post-baccalaureate level.



Required Qualifications:

We are looking for individuals with a doctorate in psychology (or a closely related field); a strong background in forensic psychology; a commitment to and demonstrated success in the education of a diverse undergraduate student body. Candidates who will have a doctorate conferred before the start of Fall 2019 classes will be considered eligible for this posting.



Preferred Qualifications:

We are particularly interested in candidates with broad experience in both in-person and online undergraduate education, and in candidates who can support the growth of our forensic psychology program. That growth includes the potential development of new undergraduate courses and the potential development of a post-baccalaureate certificate in forensic psychology for master’s-level mental health workers (e.g., licensed clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors). In addition, we are keenly interested in candidates who have the ability to contribute to our culturally inclusive environment, in support of our highly diverse student body.


Special Instructions to Applicants             

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F421Az at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, teaching statement, and a CV. As applicable, candidates should comment on their prior experience in and/or future plans to support a diverse student body in their work. In addition, three letters of reference should be submitted in one of the following ways: e-mailed to, or sent via USPS mail to Ms. Susan Ridley, Forensic Search Coordinator, George Mason University, MS 3F5, Fairfax, VA 22030-4444.


The search committee will begin reviewing applications on July 16, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Women, minority, and international candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.


For Full Consideration, Apply by: July 15, 2019

Posting Date: 06/13/2019

Job Close Date:                

Open Until Filled?: Yes

Telework Friendly?        

Mason Ad Statement    

Great Careers Begin at Mason!



George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.



Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.



If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!



George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.


Equity Statement            

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.


Campus Safety Information       

Mason’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at


Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).


Required Documents

Required Documents

Cover Letter


Philosophy of Teaching

Optional Documents

If you apply for this position please say you saw it on Psychoneuroxy


All Jobs


Harvard University Academic Positions

Kuwait University Current Faculty Openings

Osaka University Academic Opportunities

Purdue University Job Postings for Faculty Positions

Texas Tech University Faculty Openings

Tsinghua University Job Postings

University of Cambridge Job Openings

University of Geneva Faculty Opportunities

University of New South Wales Job Openings

University of Nottingham Research Positions

University of Oslo Academic Jobs

University of Saskatchewan Faculty Positions

University of Southampton Research Vacancies

University of Tokyo Current Academic Vacancies

University of Toronto Open Faculty Positions

University of Zurich Job Postings