Specialization: Human Factors Psychology
Job Opening ID (JOID): 23352
Rank: Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track
- A Ph.D. in Psychology or related field from an accredited university by start of appointment.
- Specialization within human factors, with preference given to candidates with a background in cognitive psychology, engineering psychology, and/or mathematical modeling of psychological processes
- Applicants should have awareness of and sensitivity to educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience.
- Commitment to, and demonstrated potential for, teaching excellence
- Dedication and interest in mentoring students, including first generation and second language undergraduates and graduate students
- Research potential, demonstrated through peer-reviewed publications and presentations
- Commitment to seeking external funding to support research-related activities and/or to enhance student learning
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to work effectively in a collegial atmosphere of shared governance
San José State University is a teaching institution that values mentored research. Teaching responsibilities for this position include undergraduate and/or graduate courses in human factors, research methods, and statistics, as well as cognition, perception, or writing as needed by the department. The candidate must maintain a productive research program, which may consist of collaborative research across the University. The successful applicant should be prepared to take an active role in the Department’s Masters of Arts in Research and Experimental Psychology program as a mentor and advisor, instructor, and member of the program committee. The candidate will participate in service through membership on department, college, and university committees, and through the academic advising of students. Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Starting Date: August 22, 2016
Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
The Department of Psychology at San José State serves over 1300 majors with a dedicated full- and part-time faculty from all areas of psychology. The Department maintains a variety of facilities and support staff to enhance instruction and human research. For the past 30 years, the Department has partnered with the Human Systems Integration Division at the NASA Ames Research Center to engage in collaborative aerospace human factors research. The Department is also a partner in an interdisciplinary MS degree in Human Factors with emphases in user experience, human-computer interaction, cognitive psychology, and the emerging field of medical human factors. The Department recently developed a minor in human systems integration to provide undergraduate education in human factors. Additionally, San José State University is home to the Silicon Valley Big Data and Cybersecurity Center and is a partner in the NSF-funded national Center for Science and Technology for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology (TRUST) at UC Berkeley. The successful applicant would be invited to contribute human factors expertise to our interdisciplinary cybersecurity group, particularly in areas such as usability, human error, situation awareness, authentication, visualization of large datasets, user motivations and organizational cultures, or other related topics.
San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California’s most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close. A member of the 23-campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls approximately 30,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.
For full consideration, upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy, research plans, available evidence of teaching effectiveness or evaluations, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by Friday, October 9, 2015.
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Questions may be addressed to Dr. Ron Rogers
Chair of Psychology at (408) 924-5652 or Ronald.Rogers@sjsu.edu.
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