Faculty Full Time - Psychology

Job Vacancy Announcement

Position Title

Faculty Full Time - Psychology

Position Type



Social Sciences



Union/Non Union

Non Union

Full Time or Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

Hiring Salary Range


Fixed Term/Tenure Track (Faculty Only)

Fixed Term

Regular or Temporary


Job Description Summary

Prince George’s Community College invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Psychology beginning in Spring 2021. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to high-quality undergraduate education. The search committee will give preference to candidates who have expertise in teaching in various modalities (i.e. face-to-face, asynchronous online, and/or synchronous remote) at the college level in the field of Psychology.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Master’s Degree or equivalent* with a minimum of 15 graduate credits in Psychology or a Psychology-related discipline.
  2. Teaching experience (preferably at the college level), in the area of concentration, or pertinent professional experience relevant to teaching area.

*Satisfactory completion of 30 semester hours or more of relevant academic study in an accredited doctoral program may—at the discretion of the vice president—be determined to meet this requirement.


The search committee will use the below criteria to review the applications of those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications, and the search committee will select those candidates who it will invite for an interview. Candidates for teaching positions who are invited for an interview will be asked to give a teaching demonstration on content fundamental to the discipline of Psychology, the conditions of which will be determined in advance and shared with all candidates prior to the interview. In addition to the criteria listed below, other information that the search committee gains during the interview process—including the review committee’s assessment of a simulated teaching performance—may be considered in selecting candidates to be recommended for appointment.

  1. Extent and relevance of graduate educational preparation to anticipated teaching assignments.
  2. Evidence of foundational knowledge of psychology, including the history, major perspectives, and basic concepts that are taught in the introductory psychology course. Candidates may be asked additional information related to these criteria during the interview process.
  3. Evidence of ability to effectively teach introductory psychology, social psychology and developmental psychology courses.
  4. Relevance of non-teaching professional experience to anticipated teaching assignments.
  5. Evidence of quality teaching, including faculty evaluation scores and ratings, teaching awards earned, courses designed, developed, and/or revised, etc.
  6. Evidence of knowledge of and experience in employing a variety of instructional methods and techniques, including instructional technology and alternative approaches to accommodate different student learning preferences.
  7. Evidence of currency in professional discipline through continuing education, professional development, and/or scholarly activity.
  8. Evidence of ability to teach effectively within, and contribute positively to, a diverse, multi-ethnic, multi-cultural student population and campus environment.
  9. Evidence of ability to successfully teach online (asynchronous) course sections

Job Requirements

  1. Degree from an accredited institution.
  2. Documentation of experience and performance requirement.
  3. Unofficial transcripts must accompany applications for teaching positions. Before an applicant can be recommended for hire, he/she must have an unofficial transcript on file with the college. Official transcripts of academic work required upon an offer of employment.
  4. Letters of reference must be job related and dated within the past three years. At least three letters should be included with the application.
  5. Ability to effectively communicate in spoken and written standard English.
  6. As required by the 1985 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a United States citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
  7. Ability and willingness to teach in face-to-face, synchronous remote and asynchronous online formats during days and/or evenings, as well as the ability and willingness to teach at different sites.

Is Background Check Required?


Posting Number


Open Date


Close Date

Open Until Filled


Background Check Statement

A limited background investigation will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. A signed authorization for release of personal information will be required if selected for an interview.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Prince George’s Community College is recruiting for a full-time fixed-term faculty position effective Spring 2021 for one semester (pending budget approval). Your pro-rated salary will be paid in bi-weekly increments during the contract period, with benefits extending to the end of the fiscal year, June 30, 2021. If a fixed-term contract is renewed for second-year benefits will continue through the summer months. Person hired into the role has the potential to count their years as a fixed-term faculty member towards continuing tenure status upon offer.

Applications that are submitted by November 30, 2020 will receive first consideration. This position is open until filled.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Which of the following best describes your level of completed education? (Education details must be included in your application.)
    • Master's Degree or above from an accredited college/university
    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • Associate's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • One to two years of college credit (30 credit hours is equivalent to one year)
    • Less than 30 credits from an accredited college/university
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • None of the above
  2. * Do you have teaching experience (preferably at the college level), in the area of concentration, or pertinent professional experience relevant to teaching area?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Briefly describe your experience referenced in the previous question. Do not enter 'See Resume'

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • HERC
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Indeed
    • Personal Referral
    • PGCC Website
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook)
    • The Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • The Washington Post
    • Other: Please indicate below
    • Educause
  5. How did you hear about this employment opportunity? If you selected 'Other' please indicate source:

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3
  4. Curriculum Vitae
  5. Certifications - See Minimum Qualifications for type
  6. Other

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