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Postdoctoral Scholar in Law and Psychology

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Scholar with expertise in law and psychology for the Academic Year 2018-2019, with a possibility of a second year based on availability of funds. This scholar will be expected to conduct their own independent program of research as well as assist and collaborate with other Law and Psychology faculty on various funded research projects. The scholar will help build and expand the current Law and Psychology programs through programming and informal mentoring of MS and PhD students. No teaching is required.

The School is presently rebuilding and expanding, including adding seven new tenure-track faculty, four new lecturers and a new School Director in the past two years. The School is home to very successful online and campus-based undergraduate Psychology and Forensic Psychology programs as well as a Masters in Psychology, a Masters in Forensic Psychology, and a PhD program in Law and Psychology.

Required Qualifications: The successful candidate must a) have a doctoral degree in psychology, law or related field by the time of appointment; and, b) a record reflecting training and experience relevant to the field of law and psychology.

Desired Qualifications: a) research experience and interests that align with current faculty expertise in legal judgment and decision making, social cognition, and research at the intersection of legal reasoning and moral reasoning; b) prior evidence of grant-seeking behavior; and, c) interest in promoting interdisciplinary collaborations in research.

More information about ASU’s law and psychology programs can be found at http://lawpsych.asu.edu; more information about ASU’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences can be find at http://newcollege.asu.edu. ASU has a strong commitment to a racially diverse faculty; one that is reflective of contemporary America.

Deadline: June 25, 2018; if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until search is closed.

Application procedure: Applications will only be accepted electronically via Academic Jobs Online. https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/program/11258

Requested material will include: 1) a letter of application; 2) a current curriculum vitae with contact information; 3) a research statement; and, 4) the names and contact information for three references (references will not be contacted during initial review and will only be contacted after candidate notification).

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.  ASU's full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) and Title IX policy are located at https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX.