Visiting Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology

Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 25, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand.

Position Details

The Department of Psychology at Wesleyan University is extending its search for a visiting faculty position at the assistant professor level in clinical psychology. The appointment is for one year, although it may become renewable for a second year depending on department needs and based on performance. Preference will be given to candidates with undergraduate teaching experience. The course load of five courses per academic year will include a survey course in the clinical area (40 students) along with a combination of seminar and research methods courses (15-20 students each). Course content can be tailored to the candidate’s interests and expertise. Other responsibilities include advising undergraduate majors. The Psychology Department currently has 18 full-time faculty members in the areas of neuroscience, psychopathology, cognitive, developmental, cultural and social psychology. Wesleyan faculty have a strong commitment to scholarship and to undergraduate teaching, and the university offers a variety of resources for teaching including the Center for Pedagogical Innovation and the Office for Faculty Career Development. The appointment will begin September 1, 2021.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in hand by the time of appointment in order to be hired at the Assistant Professor level (a successful candidate may be hired at the Instructor level without a Ph.D. at the time of appointment).

Special Instructions To Applicants

A complete application includes: cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, teaching evaluations if available, a statement of the applicant’s research or area of interest, no more than two reprints, and email addresses for three references. In the cover letter, applicants are asked to describe how they will embrace the college’s commitment to fostering an inclusive community, as well as their experiences working with individuals from historically marginalized or underserved groups.

Additional Information

Review of applications is ongoing; those applications received by June 15th will be given higher priority.

Inquiries about this position may be sent to Professor Charles Sanislow, Search Committee Chair, at

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Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Alison Williams, Vice President for Equity & Inclusion/ Title IX Officer, 860-685-3927,

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