Visiting Instructor of Psychology

  • Georgia Southern University
  • Statesboro, GA, USA
  • Jun 23, 2022
Full time Psychology

Job Description

Visiting Instructor of Psychology - Search # 12159
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences / Department of Psychology

The Department of Psychology in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Georgia Southern University has an opening for a visiting instructor position for academic year 2022-2023.

Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern University is a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution with a focus on public-impact research, serving about 27,000 students on three beautiful campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, and Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Through our degree offerings at the associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern offers a distinctive combination of community collaboration, world-class scholarship, innovative teaching, and hands-on learning opportunities.

To equitably serve a fast growing and highly diverse student body and to fulfill the University's commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, we actively seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to Inclusive Excellence. Candidates whose work furthers the institution's goals and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Within this setting, the Department of Psychology offers a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science with concentrations in Experimental Psychology and Behavior Analysis, and an APA-accredited PsyD Program in Clinical Psychology. This position will primarily involve teaching courses on the main campus in Statesboro, Georgia. Current faculty within the Department are engaged in the development of leading teaching techniques and highly innovative research pursuits and are highly collaborative and supportive of each other's teaching, research, and service goals.

Position Description: Reporting to the department chair, the visiting instructor of psychology will teach fifteen credit hours per semester, hold regular office hours, and participate in departmental meetings and activities. This is an academic year appointment for the months of August 2022-May 2023. All visiting positions are non-tenure track appointments, with the possibility of reappointment based on funding availability and satisfactory performance for up to two years. The second year is a terminal year, without exception. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
Earned master's or doctoral degree in psychology, or a closely related field with at least 18 graduate semester hours in psychology, by August 1, 2022.
Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives.
Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development.
Ability to teach some combination of courses in our Research and Analysis sequence, Drugs and Behavior, Abnormal Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Lifespan Developmental Psychology, Principles of Learning, Physiological Psychology, Social Psychology, Psychology of Substance Abuse, and Personality Psychology.

Preferred Qualifications:
A minimum of one year of college/university teaching experience in psychology or related field.
Experience with the development and delivery of academic courses in both online and traditional formats.
Experience teaching courses in mental processes and biological and evolutionary bases.
Previous experience teaching one or more of the courses listed within Required Qualifications.

Conditions of Employment:
Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.
All work (with limited exceptions such as research and study abroad and outside activities such as grading and email correspondence) for Georgia Southern University must be completed while the employee is physically present in the state of Georgia, unless specifically authorized by the university for a specific purpose and limited period of time within current policy.
Faculty are expected to contribute to the vibrant university community by engaging students, participating in events, and performing other responsibilities on-campus.
Faculty may be required to teach, conduct research, or perform service duties on any of the three campuses. Georgia Southern provides accessible transportation options between campuses.

Screening of applications begins June 27, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2022. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Ty W. Boyer, Search Chair, Search 12159
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail:
Telephone: 912-478-5122

More information about the institution is available through,, or The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources at 912-478-6947.

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