Assistant Professor Health and Community Psychology

Central Connecticut State University   New Britain, CT   Full-time     Education
Posted on January 19, 2023
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Assistant Professor

Health and Community Psychology

Department of Psychological Science

The Department of Psychological Science at Central Connecticut State University seeks a full- time, tenure-track Assistant Professor to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of expertise as well as research methods. Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and work with a diverse student body. The Department takes pride in its commitment to undergraduate and graduate research as well as community engagement. It hosts an active chapter of Psi Chi as well as a student Psychology Club with more than 100 members. Faculty work a 12-hour credit load each semester with some evening classes required, receive support for conference travel, and have access to internal grant competitions (in support of research, professional development, and curriculum enhancement), and are actively mentored by senior colleagues.

CCSU is an inclusive and “student success-centered” institution with an increasingly diverse student body that represents the populations of the communities it serves. We are dedicated to enhancing our innovative practices to increase access, improve retention, engage students in campus life, incorporate high-impact practices, and promote educational achievement and career readiness.

Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Psychology. ABD candidates will be considered, but the Ph.D. must be earned by December 31, 2023.
  • Ability to teach courses in Health Psychology and Research Methods.
  • Evidence of active scholarly research (e.g., publications and presentations at professional conferences).
  • Programmatic research plan.
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving culturally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse communities.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • College level teaching experience in Research Methods.
The University: The largest of Connecticut's regional comprehensive universities, Central currently enrolls over 10,000 students. A third of its undergraduates are students of color, the largest group being Hispanic. Ninety-six (96%) percent of the students are from Connecticut. For more information about Central Connecticut State University, please visit

The Community: Located nine miles southwest of Hartford, New Britain is a city of approximately 72,000. Part of the Greater Hartford area of 1.2 million residents, New Britain is centrally located in the state and is within easy reach of much of Connecticut and several metropolitan areas. Nicknamed “the Hardware City” for its rich industrial heritage, it is home to Stanley Black & Decker. Important cultural institutions include the New Britain Museum of American Art and Walnut Hill Park, designed by Fredrick Law Olmstead. New Britain's population is characterized by a high degree of racial and ethnic diversity. Currently, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates 70% of the population as White, 13% as Black or African American, 3% as Asian, and 0.2% as American Indian or Alaska Native. Currently 4.6% of New Britain's population identify themselves in more than one racial category and 43% of New Britain's population identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino. Fifty percent (50%) speak a language other than English in the home and 19% were born internationally. Significant portions of its population come from Puerto Rico and Poland or consider themselves to be from the African-American, Italian, or Irish ethnic backgrounds. In addition to all that greater Hartford provides, New Britain is 40 minutes from Springfield, Massachusetts, two hours from Boston, and two hours from New York City. It is also part of the Hartford-Springfield “Knowledge Corridor” and, therefore, within easy driving distance of a host of private and public institutions of higher education and many cultural opportunities.

Application and Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by January 6, 2023. Application deadline has been extended to February 3, 2023.

To begin the application process, click on the Apply button and electronically submit the following documents:
  • Letter of interest addressing qualifications for the Describe how you are qualified to teach health psychology and research methods through research, experience, and/or coursework.
  • Current curriculum
  • Statements detailing 1) current and future research interests, 2) teaching philosophy, and 3) the role of equity, diversity and inclusion in teaching, research, and service . Each statement should be no more than one page.
  • Names of three professional references including their title, email address, and telephone At least one of the three references should be able to speak to your teaching abilities.
Note: Candidates uploading additional materials must combine all documents into one PDF file. For further assistance, please email

Salary will commensurate with education and experience.

In accordance with the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Collective Bargaining Union Contract, compensation for this position is at the rank of Assistant Professor for 2023-2024. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. For more information, please visit the 2021-2025 American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Collective Bargaining Union Contract.

The State of Connecticut and Central Connecticut State University are proud to offer its employees competitive wages and a wide range of fringe benefits including voluntary and supplemental benefits.

Fringe benefits include personal and sick leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, and prescription plans, group life insurance, a choice of retirement plans, retirement health care, tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or Western) as well as an array of voluntary and supplemental benefits such as Deferred Retirement Compensation plans, Dependent Care Assistance and Medical Flexible spending accounts, long term and short term disability plans.

For more detailed information, please visit CCSU Human Resources

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Emailed and mailed applications will not be accepted. Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security number, date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted. Please ensure your Social Security Number is not listed on any documents submitted.

For more information, contact Dr. Julia Blau, Search Committee Chair, at 860-832-3108 or

As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State University actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.