Visiting Assistant Professor (Open Specialization) 2 Positions

  • Gustavus Adolphus College
  • St. Peter, MN
  • Apr 02, 2021
Full time Psychology

Job Description

 Visiting Assistant Professor (Open Specialization) 2 Positions
Psychological Science

Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for two full-time, one-year positions of Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological Science to begin September 1, 2021.

Institution Information: Gustavus Adolphus College seeks employees who are committed to and will be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. We seek candidates whose experience has prepared them to help us realize our college-wide goal of engagement and inclusion of culturally and racially diverse audiences in liberal arts and sciences. The Gustavus Acts strategic plan renews our commitment to equip students to lead purposeful lives, and to act on the great challenges of our time by diversifying and expanding the Gustavus community and delivering a distinctive and integrated liberal arts education.

Minnesota is home to a vibrant African American community and growing communities of Hmong, Latinx, and Somali peoples, as well as significant numbers of Indigenous people. We believe that representation from all of these groups contributes positively to our student body.

We are committed to fostering a community that embodies the value of a liberal arts education rooted in pluralism. We engage in this work at a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA) College of Swedish immigrant heritage that is a leading residential, national liberal arts institution of 2200 students.

Department Information: The Department of Psychological Science is a vibrant community committed to promoting psychology as a science both for the sake of gaining understanding and for the applications that may emerge as a consequence. For more information, see

Major/Essential Functions: The annual teaching assignment for one position is 7 courses (7/7 position) and for the second position is 5 courses (5/7 position). One of the courses taught will be a one-month January Term intensive course determined by the candidate and appropriate to the candidate's expertise. Primary teaching responsibilities will include basic and advanced courses in the candidate's specialty. Additional teaching responsibilities may include contributions to the departmental required courses, such as courses in general psychology and statistics and research methods.

Application Procedures: To apply, visit and complete the online application. The documents that must be uploaded include the following:
  • Letter of application that addresses: 1) the position qualifications and 2) preference for the 5- or 7-course position
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A brief (one page) statement of teaching philosophy
  • Transcripts (scanned copies acceptable)
  • The names and contact information for three professional references (at least one must be able to address teaching experience and teaching effectiveness; please indicate the teaching reference in your letter of application). Please do not ask references to submit letters of recommendation; the committee will conduct reference checks by phone.
For full consideration, applications must be received by March 19, 2021. While applications may be accepted after this date, it is not guaranteed that they will be considered. At this time, please only upload the required documents listed above. Incomplete applications will not be considered by the search committee.

Gustavus Adolphus College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, disability, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • PhD in Psychology; we will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status and who will complete their degree by September 1, 2021
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching
  • Evidence of a commitment to undergraduate teaching and student advising
  • Experience working with people from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to pedagogical methods that enable students across racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups to reach their maximum potential
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience teaching undergraduate courses and knowledge of evidence-based pedagogy
  • Ability to contribute new courses to our curriculum
  • Experience advising and engaging in research collaboration with undergraduates
  • A clear understanding of the importance of a liberal arts education and a vision for contributing to that education
Posted 02/26/2021

Kyle Chambers | | 507-933-7063

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2021

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