Assistant Professor in Psychology

Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 01, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Founded in 1917, Providence College (PC) is a premier Catholic liberal arts institution steadfastly committed to academic excellence through a dynamic core curriculum, a distinctive Development of Western Civilization Program, and abundant experiential learning opportunities. The only U.S. higher education institution administered by the Dominican Friars, PC is committed to providing a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social, moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. Providence College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of its academic programs, and strives to foster an academic culture and campus community reflecting the global environment in which we live and work.

The approximately 105-acre campus is situated in Rhode Island’s capital city and is close to the many cultural and educational offerings of Rhode Island’s “renaissance city.” Additionally, Providence is located an hour from Boston and just a few hours from New York City.

For years, Providence College has been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report “Regional Universities – North Category” and has been commended by several other ranking publications.

Posting Details

Job Title Assistant Professor in Psychology Rank Assistant Professor Tenure Information Tenure Track Job Description

The Department of Psychology at Providence College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Successful candidates must demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching using inclusive pedagogy and commitment to maintaining an active research program incorporating a diverse set of students. While the area of expertise is open, we are specifically interested in candidates with scholarly interests and/or teaching experience in understanding psychology through social, cross-cultural, and/or community contexts.

The Caiafa Center for Psychological Science at Providence College features flexible human lab space and state-of-the-art classroom facilities. Tenure-track faculty appointments offer competitive salaries and full benefits. Additionally, the College provides reimbursement of relocation costs, and financial support for faculty development. Faculty may also apply for a semester-long paid sabbatical to support their scholarship before tenure.

Essential Duties

Teaching responsibilities would include introductory psychology, a survey course psychology, an experimental course in social, cross-cultural, or community psychology with lab, rotation through a year-long, integrated research methods/statistics course with lab, and an advanced seminar in the candidate’s specialized area. Typical teaching load is three courses per semester with a cap of 15-25 students per class.

Education and Experience Required

Candidates should possess a terminal degree in psychology or closely related field with an emphasis on studying social/cultural foundations of behavior.

Posting Number F79P Open Date 09/01/2020 Close Date 10/15/2020 Open Until Filled No Full consideration of application if received by: Instructions to candidates

Interested persons should submit an application online at by October 15, 2020. All online applications must include the following:

Letter of Interest
Curriculum Vitae
Unofficial Graduate Degree Transcript(s)
3 Letters of Recommendation
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Statement of Research Interests

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Dr. Mary Harmon-Vukic (

Alternate Application Submission Instructions College Information/EOE Statement

Providence College is a Roman Catholic, four-year, liberal arts college conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars. An AA/ EOE, the College is committed to upholding an academic culture and campus community that attracts and supports the development of an outstanding and diverse faculty reflecting the global environment in which we live and work. Therefore, the Psychology Department places high value on and will prioritize hiring individuals from traditionally underrepresented groups who can diversify the program and promote the mission of the College as a Catholic, Dominican and liberal arts institution.

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Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Teaching Statement / Philosophy
  5. Research
Optional Documents
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