Assistant Professor, Psychology



Job Summary

As an Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology or Counseling, you will primarily teach undergraduate courses contributing to FGCU’s B.A. in Psychology program, including involvement in course and/or curriculum development. You will also be expected to maintain an active research agenda involving undergraduate students in the research process. Service responsibilities include a variety of activities that provide professional service to the university, profession, and/or community.

Florida Gulf Coast University is a comprehensive university dedicated to quality education, re-search, and service. FGCU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, eth-nicety, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity/expression, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or genetic predisposition. FGCU is a school where diversity is embraced. Diversity is part of FGCU's mission statement, and as such, we truly believe in creating and fostering an environment that is not only diverse but inclusive for all. All faculty are expected to: be excellent teachers, responsive to changing professional needs; be committed to innovative delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning; be committed to effective use of technology including distance learning; produce peer reviewed scholarship; and provide service to the College, University and Community. Teaching assignments may be on the main campus, online, or at off-campus sites within our region.

Job Description

Typical duties include but are not limited to:

  • Plans and teaches courses in assigned course.
  • Prepares syllabi, instruction materials, coordinates lectures, tests, and evaluates.
  • Maintains highest possible standards of classroom instruction.
  • Keeps abreast of new information and developments in field of instruction.
  • Actively serves on university committees.
  • Actively participates in institutional meetings.
  • Maintains professional skills through regular professional development, and other activities appropriate to higher education faculty.
  • Assists with the development of curriculum.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor.


Additional Job Description

Required Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology or Counseling Psychology, or closely related field, and a completed APA-accredited internship from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent accreditation is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach courses that meet department needs in a B.A. Psychology program.
  • Evidence of successful teaching experience and potential for scholarly research using experimental and/or quantitative methods.
  • ABD will be considered if degree is conferred by August 7, 2021. If the successful candidate is ABD, appointment will be made at a Lecturer level on a fixed contract


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching a range of undergraduate psychology courses as well as a record of peer- reviewed research. Candidates with a record of involving undergraduate students in the research process, and licensed or licensed-eligible in Florida are preferred.
  • Although the specific area of expertise is open, candidates that are able to teach abnormal psychology and introduction to clinical psychology and that are able to contribute to the research methods and statistics core of the curriculum are strongly encouraged to apply. Similarly, applicants who work with children, and/or those able to contribute to the program’s optional concentration in neuroscience and cognition are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Candidates with the potential to strengthen our commitment to diversity and inclusion are highly desirable.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Ability to contribute effectively and collegially to a positive, dynamic, and inclusive learning environment for a diverse student population.
  • Experience or commitment to the use of technology in university teaching. Interest in collaborating both within and outside the University in the development and delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning. Must value continued scholarship and service to the university, with a demonstrated ability or potential for developing a successful research program if applicable.


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Appointment will be made on a 9 month multi-year appointment basis available August 2021.

Because applications and materials are subject to public review and retention under Florida’s Public Records Law, please DO NOT send examples of your project/ scholarship unless requested to do so. Therefore, all submitted materials including articles, disks, slides, books, etc., become the property of FGCU and CANNOT BE RETURNED. As applicable, finalists will be notified of the need to submit specific additional materials. Such materials will become the property of FGCU.

Under Florida’s Public Records law, applications will be available for public review upon request.

Required Application Materials:

  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Five (5) Professional References


Additional Materials:

Please upload the following additional materials in the available document upload sections:

  • Cover Letter that describes interest in the position and contributions to diversity and inclusion - upload in the Unofficial Transcripts Section
  • Research Statement that describes how you will incorporate undergraduate students in your research - upload in the Teaching Philosophy Section


This posting will close end of day Friday November 20, 2020.

Salary is $56,000 - Negotiable

FGCU is an EOE AA /F/Vet/Disability Employer.

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