ISDP Member at WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY looking for an Assistant Professor to join their Psychology Department with scholarship related to Maternal-Child Health Inequities

Employee Type:Faculty

Job Family:Faculty – Academic – Not OT Eligible

Position Details:

The DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY AT WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Pullman, WA, with a specialty in Maternal-Child Health Inequities. We seek applicants who conduct research connected to Maternal-Child Health Inequities, who have research expertise in perinatal health disparities and underserved populations, as well as social determinants of health. The position is part of a faculty cluster hire initiative on racism and social inequity, with a focus on health disparities and health justice, in the Americas. The university is particularly interested in hiring scholars who are connected to and integrated into the underserved communities involved in research, building on our strong tradition of engaged and applied scholarship at WSU. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will begin the appointment on August 16, 2022.

The Department of Psychology is committed to promoting social equity and social justice within the department and in the field of psychology as a whole. We strive to build an inclusive, respectful, and welcoming community in which all faculty, staff, and students are inspired to achieve their highest potential. Our department is dedicated to empowering researchers from diverse backgrounds in their pursuit of knowledge and to supporting research with diverse groups. For information regarding resources to support underrepresented faculty on the Pullman campus see

Job duties include developing and maintaining a productive research program, seeking appropriate grant funding, mentoring graduate student research, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses on topics in psychology (such as clinical health, developmental or quantitative methods), collaborating with members of other departments and programs (e.g., the WSU Transdisciplinary Maternal-Child Health Research Program;, and participating in meaningful community engagement.

Required Qualifications: The successful candidate must –

1.    have an earned doctoral degree in Psychology or closely related field by August 15, 2022
2.    demonstrate a record of research publication addressing Maternal-Child Health Inequities
3.    provide evidence of developing and maintaining a productive program of research
4.    provide evidence of successful teaching and instruction
5.    demonstrate their commitment to campus diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts
6.    show significant engagement with the communities involved in their research

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in Psychology, postdoctoral experience of at least 12 months, and demonstrated potential for grant funding.  Applicants who have worked with populations most impacted by health inequities are especially encouraged to apply.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

In accordance with Washington State Governor’s Proclamation 21-14.1, as a condition of employment, all WSU employees must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation no later than October 18, 2021. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Vaccine or an approved accommodation for new employees will be verified no later than October 18, 2021. If the effective date of appointment is October 18, 2021 or later vaccine or approved accommodation status will be verified prior to first day of employment. Please reach out to Human Resource Services (HRS) at [email protected] or 509-335-4521 if you have questions regarding this.

Additional Information:


College of Arts and Sciences

Department Name:

Department of Psychology

City, State, Zip:

Pullman, WA 99164

Department Link:

Monthly Salary:

Commensurate with qualifications and experience



Tenure Track:




Screening Begin Date:

Application review will begin October 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Background Check:

This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: Letter of application describing your fit for this position; Curriculum vitae; Teaching statement; Research statement; Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement; Up to four current reprints; Names, addresses, and contact information of at least three references who can address your history of and potential for excellence in research, teaching, and service (letters will be requested at a later time).

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Masha Gartstein, Chair, Maternal-Child Health Inequities Faculty Search Committee, at [email protected].

Required Documents:

Please upload the following documents –

  • Letter of application describing your fit for this position
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching statement
  • Research statement
  • Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement
  • Up to four current reprints (please upload under Publication)

Time Type:Full time

Position Term:9 Month

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or [email protected].