Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology, 2-Year Term Appointment

College of Saint Benedict / Saint John's University
Minnesota, United States
Salary Not specified
Oct 21, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Psychology Department at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University invites applications for a full-time, two-year term position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology, beginning August 2021. Review of applications will begin on November 20, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

The Psychology Department is a collegial and engaged team of teacher-scholars with a broad range of specializations. The mission of the Psychology Department is to provide our students with an active and interactive learning experience focused on the science and practice of psychology. Faculty are dedicated to providing an environment that models a passion for learning and scholarship, using pedagogical methods that are innovative and anchored in research. It is our goal to prepare students who think critically and reflectively, engage others from all backgrounds with empathy and understanding, and use their knowledge of psychology to maximize their own personal development and promote the common good.  Small class sizes of 16-30 students and the Psychology Department’s newly renovated teaching and research space support our mission.

The College of Saint Benedict (CSB), a liberal arts college for women, and Saint John's University (SJU), a liberal arts college for men, are located in the central lakes area of Minnesota, surrounded by more than 3,000 acres of pristine forests, prairies, and lakes. The campuses are minutes away from   St. Cloud, an increasingly diverse regional center with a population of over 100,000, and 70 miles from Minneapolis and St. Paul. Some CSB/SJU faculty and staff choose to reside locally, while others commute from the Twin Cities. Both St. Cloud and the Twin Cities offer a wide range of fine arts, cultural, dining, recreational, and sporting opportunities.

CSB/SJU are Catholic colleges in the Benedictine tradition enlivened by values of community, hospitality, stewardship, and justice. The schools are dedicated to cultivating an equitable, inclusive community founded on respect for all persons. Students, staff and faculty from many diverse belief systems and backgrounds collectively bring a rich dimension to the academic, cultural, and religious experience at CSB/SJU. We welcome faculty who devote themselves with passion and integrity to their disciplines and to a transformative education of their students.  Please view our brochure regarding Higher Education in the Catholic and Benedictine Tradition.

With a total enrollment of approximately 3,300 students, faculty members develop relationships with students in small classroom settings and have opportunities to work closely with students on research projects, experiential learning experiences, and study abroad programs. Recent initiatives to create a dynamic general education curriculum and to develop plans for a new teaching and learning center demonstrate strong institutional support for faculty development. For further information, see

Institutional Commitment to Diversity
The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University believe that an excellent liberal arts education requires an understanding and appreciation of cultural difference. Please view our Institutional Statement on Diversity.

CSB/SJU offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program.


  • Teach three undergraduate courses per semester, including Developmental Psychology and/or Abnormal and Clinical/Counseling Psychology.
  • Depending upon the candidate's expertise, teaching may also include some of the following courses: Introduction to Psychology, Research Methods, Social Psychology, Personality Psychology, Cross-Cultural Psychology, Psychology of Gender, and/or special topics courses.
  • Advise students.
  • Engage in departmental service.



  • Master’s degree (M.A., MSW)
  • Research based thesis or dissertation
  • Substantial knowledge of and training in Clinical/Counseling Psychology or Developmental Psychology
  • Demonstrated successful teaching in one or more college psychology courses and qualified to teach Developmental Psychology and/or Abnormal and Clinical/Counseling Psychology
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness


  • Doctoral degree (Ph.D., Psy.D., Ed.D., ABD)
  • Previous experience teaching Developmental, Abnormal or Clinical/Counseling Psychology
  • Ability to teach multiple courses
  • Ability to articulate utilization of inclusive practices


To apply online, please visit our employment opportunities web page at 

Candidates are asked to complete the faculty application and to submit the following application materials:

  • Letter of Application
  • Statement of your teaching philosophy and active-learning pedagogies you employ. As part of your statement, please share how you will support inclusion for all students in the classroom.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as course evaluations, examples of learning outcomes, peer or student testimonials, or other materials.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Names and contact information of three professional references
  • Unofficial graduate school transcript(s); official transcript required upon hire

The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employers.