Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

South Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 15, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Part Time

Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

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Job Title:
Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

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Furman Faculty

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Job Summary:
The Psychology Department at Furman University announces a one-year position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor to begin August, 2021, with the potential for renewal.

Job Description:

Qualified candidates must be able to teach Introduction to Psychology, Research Methods and Statistics, and an intermediate-level course in their area of training and expertise. Special consideration will be given to candidates who can teach one of our existing intermediate-level courses such as social psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, adulthood and aging, or psychology of gender. The teaching load is five courses per year divided over two semesters. A Ph.D. by appointment date and teaching experience are required.

The successful candidate will have the ability to work with historically underrepresented students, including students of color, and be committed to assisting the university in its continuing efforts to become a model of inclusive excellence.

Founded in 1826, Furman University is a highly ranked liberal arts college with a mission to offer all students an integrated four-year pathway that prepares them for a life of purpose and impact. The successful candidate will join a growing psychology department which currently includes 10 tenure-track faculty and 2 non-tenure track faculty. Our students enjoy a rigorous educational experience along with opportunities for impactful internships and research, guided by close faculty mentorship. The candidate must be committed to exemplary teaching and will also have the opportunity to conduct research in collaboration with undergraduates. These efforts are eligible for the full support of all departmental and university resources.

Furman University is committed to advancing diversity, equity, ad inclusion in all facets of university life, and strives to create an anti-racist community through excellence in teaching, mentorship, and programming. Numerous initiatives and programs are underway or planned to promote these ideals, including: historic projects, dialogue initiatives, the Center for Inclusive Communities, and a proposed major in Africana Studies.


Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, CV, sample course syllabi and teaching evaluations, copy of graduate transcript(s), and a research statement. Candidates should also include a statement describing how their teaching, scholarship, mentoring and/or service might contribute to a liberal arts college community that includes a commitment to diversity as one of its core values.

Please ask three recommenders to submit letters of recommendation to Psychology Department Assistant Donna Greene via e-mail at

Due to maintenance, the application portal will be closed between 2/10-2/16, thus the original application (2/15) deadline has been extended. Please direct inquiries to Cinnamon Stetler, Chair, Psychology, at

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Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities. Domestic partners of employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits.