Open Position at Chapman University

Assistant Professor in Health/Quantitative Psychology (Tenure-Track; 2-2 Teaching Load; Area Open)

Below please see the job ad for a new tenure track position at Chapman University. We are seeking a candidate with health research interests (very broadly defined) and with strong quantitative skills (very broadly defined). Exact area of expertise (social, developmental, clinical, etc.) is open. In your application, please be sure to note your specific statistical skills and training (multivariate, SEM, etc) and health interests.

The teaching load is only 2-2 and Psychology is housed within the life sciences, where there is strong support and funding for research. We currently have several researchers in the department who focus on health and relationships, and an additional researcher in this area would be welcomed.  The university emphasizes small classes, teaching excellence, and research productivity. The students are generally very bright and enthusiastic, and the university is ranked #6 among Western Universities with masters programs. The psychology department is growing over the next few years, with a focus on building a core set of research-oriented faculty with health interests. There are Masters (M.S.) students in Health Communication, and Chapman is a few miles from UC-Irvine and Cal State Fullerton, and about an hour from UCLA and UCSD. Please see the job ad below.

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Assistant Professor of Psychology, Tenure Track

Crean School of Health and Life Sciences Orange Faculty Full-time 

General InformationChapman University seeks applications for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in the Faculty of Psychology, Crean School of Health and Life Sciences, in the Schmid College of Science, beginning August 2013.

Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California and offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs. Ranked in the top tier of western universities by U.S. News and World Report, Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and innovative teaching. More information about the University is available at http://www.chapman.edu.


Ph.D. from an accredited program in psychology or related field; evidence of excellence in research and teaching; competence in quantitative methods of research, statistics/biostatistics, and research design. In addition to having strong skills in multivariate analyses, the ideal candidate should have expertise in applying one or more for the following techniques: structural equation modeling, hierarchical linear modeling, item response theory, non-linear approaches, bayesian statistics, or other advanced techniques. Specific area of disciplinary expertise is open, but should be related to solving problems in health sciences.


Develop and maintain an active line of research with strong potential for extramural funding and with an emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration and applications to health sciences. Teach primarily undergraduate courses including statistics/biostatistics, research design and courses in area of specialization using innovative and efficient ways of teaching (2 courses per semester). Candidates also will advise undergraduate students, supervise student research projects and collaborate with colleagues in health sciences.

Contact Information

Candidates should send electronic copies of a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching experience and teaching evaluations, reprints of publications or other examples of scholarly work, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Laura Glynn, Search Committee Chair, Crean School of Health & Life Sciences Chapman University at sawhite@chapman.edu.

Application review will begin immediately and those received before December 1 will receive full consideration. Salary is commensurate with experience. Chapman University requires background checks for all new employees. Chapman University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to providing career opportunities to all people, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation

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