Assistant / Associate Professor, Diversity Science (Open Area)

Claremont McKenna College

Claremont McKenna College
Department of Psychological Science
Assistant/Associate Professor, Diversity Science (Open Area)

The Department of Psychological Science at Claremont McKenna College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position (at the Assistant or Associate Professor level) in diversity science with a preference for candidates who specialize in African American and/or Latinx communities. The specific field within psychology is open. We are especially interested in someone who conducts community-based or applied research that has a direct impact on underserved communities. This position aligns with the Presidential Initiative on Anti-Racism and the Black Experience in America as well as the department’s commitment to anti-racism and valuing of diverse perspectives and contributions. The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in psychology by the time of the appointment, which begins on July 1, 2025.

Candidates must have demonstrated ability to maintain an active, high-quality research program as well as the highest standards of excellence in teaching and involve undergraduates in research. The teaching load is two courses per semester. Candidates should be effective in teaching students in a liberal arts setting, characterized by small class sizes and high levels of student interaction. The successful applicant will teach a core course (i.e., Introduction to Psychology, Statistics, or Research Methods), a lower-level course in their specialty area (e.g., Cultural Psychology, Psychological Disorders, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, or Social Psychology), and an upper-level seminar on African American or Latinx Psychology and/or another course within their specialty area on African American or Latinx experiences. Given the College’s and department’s commitment to cultivating an inclusive educational environment, we seek candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to teaching, mentoring, and inspiring students representing a broad range of socioeconomic backgrounds, political opinions, genders, races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, and religions. Moreover, as part of our shared commitment to The Open Academy, the College and department value freedom of expression, viewpoint diversity, and constructive dialogue.

For further information and to apply online, please visit Please include (1) a cover letter; (2) CV; (3) research statement; (4) teaching statement; (5) diversity statement focusing on contributions to teaching, research, and service; (6) evidence of teaching effectiveness/evaluations for all previous courses, if applicable; and (7) copies of relevant publications/papers in progress. Please also submit the names and addresses of three recommenders; an email will be automatically sent to them with a link to upload their confidential recommendation letter. 

For full consideration, please submit complete applications by October 1, 2024. Review of applications may continue until the position is filled. If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Wei-Chin Hwang (Chair of the Search Committee and Chair of the Psychological Science Department) at (909) 607-2762,

Claremont McKenna College is a highly selective undergraduate institution ranked among the top liberal arts colleges nationally. It is part of The Claremont Colleges, which also includes Pomona College, Scripps College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, Claremont Graduate University, and Keck Graduate Institute. The Claremont Colleges consortium constitutes an academic community of more than 9,000 students. The colleges also house a 5-College Intercollegiate Department of Africana Studies, an Intercollegiate Department of Asian American Studies, and an Intercollegiate Department of Chicanx Latinx Studies. Claremont is located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. 

Claremont McKenna College is an equal opportunity employer. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the College actively encourages applications from members of historically under-represented groups in higher education. 

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