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Faculty, Psychology (Industrial/Organizational), Full-Time, Temporary, Fall 2023

Salem State University

Last Updated: 5/25/23

Job Description

The psychology department at Salem State University invites applications for a full-time, temporary position specializing in industrial/organizational position beginning in Fall 2023. We are looking for an exemplary teacher-scholar with an active program of research in industrial and organizational psychology. The successful candidate will serve our undergraduate and our graduate students in the MS-IO program, which is one of three robust graduate programs in the department. The MS-IO program is designed per SIOP’s training guidelines and follows the scientist-practitioner paradigm. The specific area of research in IO psychology is open.

Salem State University is committed to excellence in teaching. We pride ourselves in providing first-rate classroom experiences and supervising intensive learning opportunities such as research and internships (at undergraduate and graduate level). Many of our students are first generation, racial/ethnic minorities, veterans, and adult learners. Salem State University is located in the Greater Boston area in the historic city of Salem, Massachusetts. The Greater Boston region is famous for its world-class education, healthcare, and business enterprises and the area offers numerous opportunities for professional and personal enrichment.


are required to perform duties in accordance with the
MSCA contract. Duties include teaching, advising, scholarship and contributions to continuously improve the department and university. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. The position is subject to available funding.

  • Teaching expectations: Teaching assignments may include (but are not limited to) courses in general psychology, research methods & statistics, I/O psychology at the undergraduate level; courses in organizational psychology, psychometrics, statistics (R preferred over SPSS), training & development, research methods at the graduate level.
  • Research expectations: An ideal colleague is one who actively publishes in peer-reviewed journals and/or shows exemplary scholarly potential (e.g., ABD candidates with strong pipeline of programmatic research). A strong record of presenting research at peer-reviewed conferences is expected (e.g., SIOP, SHRM, AOM).
  • Administrative and mentoring expectations: These will include advising, internship supervision, and research supervision at both undergraduate and graduate level. Prior applied experience in industry settings and/or deep professional network is beneficial.

Required Qualifications:

A doctorate in industrial/organizational psychology or closely related field from an accredited institution (ABD considered if degree will be conferred by September 2023); experienced and committed teacher, researcher who is eager to guide student research, strong advisor and mentor who is proficient at working with students of diverse backgrounds and learning styles.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience leveraging diverse modalities including in-class, distance learning (synchronous modalities and hy-flex modalities that combine in-person and distance learning) at both the undergraduate and the graduate levels. We seek a true scientist-practitioner who can (a) inspire and support our students in their scholarly endeavors, (b) develop and manage internship placements in strategic human resources and/or organizational development, and (c) who is excited about leading the MS-IO program collaboratively/on a rotational basis with the current coordinator.

As an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Salem State University seeks to enrich the faculty/librarian ranks by actively encouraging candidates whose lived and scholarly experiences directly address issues regarding the health, welfare, and representation of Latinx populations in the United States. Candidates who meet this strongly desired qualification should present documented activities in Latinx-related teaching, scholarship/research, and service, including community-based endeavors in each of these three areas.

Working Conditions:

Salem State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. For accommodation information or requests please email

This is an on-site, in-person position.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please apply online and attach curriculum vitae, cover letter, research statement, no more than three publication reprints (including papers in press or in preparation), teaching philosophy, diversity statement (please read our institutional diversity statement and describe how you would contribute to our mission in your teaching, research, mentoring/advising, and service), and unofficial transcripts.

Employment is contingent upon a completed background and CORI check satisfactory to the university. Internal candidates are not subject to a background check.

This position is not eligible for H1B visa sponsorship.

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty, will need to be in compliance with Salem State University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement.

EEO Statement:
Salem State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.

Please Note: If there is no application deadline associated with a position, it may be removed at any time and additional applications will not be accepted.

Company Details

Salem, Massachusetts, United States
Our Mission Salem State's mission is to provide a high quality, student-centered education that prepares a diverse community of learners to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society, and serve as a resource to advance the region's cultural, social and economic development. Our Vision Salem State University will be a premier teaching university that engages students in an inspi...