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Fall 2022
Assistant Professor in Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Soka University
Academic Positions

The Social and Behavioral Sciences at Soka University of America invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, beginning August 1, 2023. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology or a closely associated subfield within psychology (“All but dissertation” or ABD candidates will be considered). 

As part of a five-course teaching load, candidates will be expected to teach some combination of undergraduate courses in Introduction to Psychology, research methods, upper division psychology courses in the candidate’s area of interest, and other courses in the general education program. The successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for mentoring undergraduate students, motivation to work collaboratively with faculty from diverse fields, and the ability to develop and sustain a research program that can involve undergraduates trained broadly in the liberal arts. 

Candidates should demonstrate responsiveness toward and understanding of diverse student backgrounds, especially with regard to socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, culture, ability/disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity and have a willingness to facilitate the university’s mission to develop global citizens.


Application Information: To apply, please submit a (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) teaching statement with evidence of teaching effectiveness, (4) research statement, and (5) contact information for three professional references. Applications will be reviewed starting November 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.


Employment is contingent on the completion of a successful background check.

Benefits and Salary: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. All full-time faculty members are eligible for medical, dental, and retirement benefits.


Soka University requires all employees and students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  If hired, you are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of your employment at Soka University, except in instances where you have a qualifying medical condition or sincerely held religious belief that is contrary to receiving the vaccine. You will be required to provide your vaccination record on your first day of employment.


Please apply by submitting your application through Interfolio using this link:





Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.


Jacqueline Chin
1 University Dr.
Aliso Viejo CA, 92656
NOTE: The above information is provided by the employer. The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology does not verify the accuracy of these statements.