Assistant Professor of Organizational Psychology

Lawrence University of Wisconsin
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Aug 07, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Lawrence University, a selective undergraduate liberal arts college and conservatory of music located in Appleton, Wisconsin, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Organizational Psychology at the Assistant Professor rank to begin September 1, 2021. Appointment at the associate level may be considered commensurate with the candidate’s experience.

We seek a dedicated teacher, passionate about working with liberal arts undergraduates, an active, engaged scholar, and effective mentor for diverse students. Teaching load is two courses per term (labs may count as part of teaching load) for three ten-week terms per year. The successful candidate will teach introductory and upper-level Organizational Psychology courses, including a course teaching students how to collaborate effectively in diverse teams. Additionally, we expect one or more service courses (e.g., research methods, senior capstone) and, approximately every third year, participation in Lawrence’s flagship Freshman Studies course (an interdisciplinary introduction to the liberal arts that teaches critical reading, writing, and thinking). We also encourage participation in Lawrence’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship program (e.g., by cross-listing courses).

Lawrence strongly encourages research collaboration with students. In their research statement, candidates should discuss how their scholarship is suited to a liberal arts setting. Lab space and start-up funds are available.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in organizational psychology or a closely related field by September 1, 2021. To apply, submit the following at by October 1, 2020: (1) a letter explaining your interest in Lawrence and describing ways you can help Lawrence become more inclusive, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) statements on teaching, research, and diversity (as a single PDF document), (4) evidence of teaching effectiveness, and (5) three letters of recommendation (two of which attest to teaching). In their statements, candidates should describe their commitment to engaging and supporting a diverse community of learners interested in collaborative teamwork in organizations.

Lawrence is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We encourage applications from individuals who will help us create a more inclusive Lawrence by: (1) further diversifying the faculty and/or (2) bringing experience with successful diversity-related initiatives, creative activities, or research; and (3) showing interest in developing inclusive pedagogy to serve a diverse student body.

Candidates are encouraged to read about Lawrence and its surrounding community at Colleges That Change Lives,, and For further information, please contact the Search Committee chair, Peter Glick (