Mount Saint Mary's is the only women's university in Los Angeles and one of the most diverse in the nation. The University is known nationally for its research on gender equality, its innovative health and science programs, and its commitment to community service. As a leading liberal arts institution, Mount Saint Mary's provides year-round, flexible and online programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Weekend, evening and graduate programs are offered to both women and men. Mount alums are engaged, active global citizens who use their knowledge and skills to better themselves, their communities and the world. www.msmu.edu.
The University focus on social justice and community involvement leads us to recruit many first-generation college students from diverse backgrounds. The University encourages multicultural awareness throughout both academic and co-curricular activities. Mount Saint Mary's University enrolls the highest percentage of ethnic minority students of all independent colleges and universities in Southern California.
Mount Saint Mary's University is an equal opportunity employer. The University is thoroughly committed both to providing equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees, and to providing a work environment that is free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.
Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. The University will not assist applicants with any visa matters. A background check will be required.
In addition to excellent teaching, faculty responsibilities include a commitment to active involvement in department and university service, academic advisement, mentoring of students, scholarship, and professional activity. The teaching load is three courses one semester and four courses the other semester.
Mount Saint Mary's psychology program offers a baccalaureate and a master's degree and supports an associate degree program. The curriculum guides students through the scientific methods, theoretical approaches, and practical applications in the study of human behavior and mental processes as undergraduate majors and graduate students. Grounded in the Mount's mission and the liberal arts tradition, the Psychology department is committed to employing innovative and evidence-based teaching to empower individuals to become socially responsible global citizens.
As one of the larger departments on campus, with approximately 60 AA students, 200 traditional and 40 weekend college (nontraditional) BA students, and 160 MS students, the Psychology Department has ten full-time faculty. This small size requires team work, and the department is known for its exceptional collegiality.
Applicants must hold a master or doctoral level degree in education, psychology, or a related field. Applicants should demonstrate excellence in teaching a variety of courses, advising, and research (individually and with students). An appreciation of the liberal arts educational tradition and service orientation, and experience in contributing to and teaching in a diverse campus environment are required.
Applicants should demonstrate commitment to undergraduate education (including associate and baccalaureate) and experience implementing pedagogically sound practices, both in the classroom and outside of the classroom (i.e. student advising, mentorship, and research), especially with underrepresented minority (URM) students. Applicants should also have the experience to teach courses in the following areas: research methods, statistics, applied psychology, culture & learning, and courses related to immigration or diversity. Scholarship in the areas of diversity, especially among Latinx populations is preferred. The Psychology Department and Mount Saint Mary's University have a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply.
The University is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse student population and workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of learning. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply to be a student or to work for the University.
Mount Saint Mary's University is an independent, Catholic, liberal arts university which provides a values-based undergraduate education for women, as well as innovative programs for professional men and women on two historic campuses in Los Angeles. The Mount is the only Catholic university primarily for women in the Western United States. It is also nationally recognized for its academic programs, its culturally diverse student body, and its focus on preparing the next generation of citizen leaders.