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Instructional Faculty

[C14-051] - Psychological Sciences: Assistant Professor

Position Information

Instructional Faculty


Contact Person:
Jason Sikorski

Job Description

Central Connecticut State University’s Department of Psychological Science invites applications for two full-time tenure-track Assistant Professors. The area of expertise is open; however, we are seeking a candidate with demonstrated experience with diverse communities and the ability to mentor students of color and other underserved populations. Teaching responsibilities may include graduate and undergraduate courses, such as introduction to psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology, learning & memory, sensation & perception, and/or research methods, and other courses or topics in area of expertise. The regular teaching load is 12 hours per semester with some evening classes required.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Psychology or related field by the date of appointment;
  • Evidence of active research (e.g. publications and presentations at professional conferences);
  • A programmatic research plan;
  • Commitment to serving a culturally diverse student body; and,
  • Evidence of effective teaching.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • College-level teaching experience; and,
  • A demonstrated ability to work with a diverse student population.

The University: CCSU is one of four state universities with the Board of Regents for Higher Education Connecticut State Colleges & Universities. Excellent professors and a wide array of academic programs prepare students for success in whatever field they choose. CCSU’s motto is more than a slogan; it articulates the University’s commitment to students: “Start with a dream. Finish with a future.” The Princeton Review selected CCSU as one of "The Best Northeastern Colleges." CCSU serves approximately 12,200 students - 9,500 undergraduates, and 2,700 graduates. CCSU is richly diverse: more than 20 percent of students are of traditional minority heritage. Visit our web site at

The Community: CCSU is located in New Britain, a city of some 70,000, within a 10-minute drive to the state capital in Hartford. New Britain is home to the nationally recognized New Britain Museum of American Arts and offers a range of cultural opportunities, including the New Britain Symphony Orchestra, the New Britain Rock Cats (Double A professional baseball), two theatres, and an extensive park system. The University is approximately two hours (by car) from both Boston and New York City.

Application & Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by January 31, 2014. Salary and rank are commensurate with education and experience. To begin the application process, click on the Apply Now button and submit the following in a single file and in the order given below:

  • A letter of interest addressing all qualifications for the position;
  • Current curriculum vitae, including the names of three current professional references with mail and email addresses, and phone numbers;
  • Evidence of effective teaching (student evaluations, letters from supervisors/colleagues, etc. uploaded in one document)
  • Statements addressing 1) teaching philosophy; and, 2) research interests; and,
  • Unofficial transcripts.

No emailed or hard copies will be accepted. Please redact any personally identifiable information (e.g., Social Security Number) on any documents submitted.

For more information, please contact Dr. Jason Sikorski, Search Chair, at


CCSU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Members of all underrepresented groups, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are invited and encouraged to apply.