Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Tennessee, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 02, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Psychology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga College of Arts & Sciences invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor beginning August 1st, 2021. This position may be renewable for an additional year but is subject to administrative approval.

Our faculty demonstrate their commitment to diversity by working with diverse students and colleagues and applying a variety of teaching methods. The Department of Psychology at UTC ( ), one of the largest majors in the College of Arts & Sciences, has 16 full-time faculty members with over 750 undergraduate majors and 50 graduate students in the Psychological Sciences and I-O Psychology MS Programs.

Qualifications :
The ideal candidate for this position should have a record as an outstanding teacher and hold a PhD in Psychology (ABD’s will be considered) with the ability to cover a variety of undergraduate courses, including Introductory Psychology, Statistics, and Research Methods. The individual in this position would also focus on courses such as, but not limited to, Personality and Individual Differences. The individual may also be responsible for supervision of undergraduate research. Teaching load is four courses per semester.

Please note that this is a face-to-face on-campus position although candidates should be able to engage in a variety of instructional modalities, including hybrid and online. They should be willing to engage in assisting the UTC campus in its ability to reach additional goals as specified in UTC’s Strategic Plan, including a demonstrable commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Application Procedures :
Applicants should prepare to submit the following information within our online application system for consideration:

  • Cover letter/letter of interest
  • CV, including up-to-date, personal contact information (email, phone, etc.)
  • Statement of your personal teaching philosophy
  • Diversity statement
  • Teaching Portfolio (e.g., sample syllabi from previous courses taught, evidence of teaching effectiveness, video recordings of representative lectures)
  • Academic Transcript
  • Additionally, candidates will need to include names, titles, and email addresses of three (3) references for confidential letters of recommendation to be requested.

Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the second largest school in the University of Tennessee System, serving a diverse student body of more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students through five academic colleges. UTC offers a unique blend of private and public school traditions and is a driving force for achieving excellence, embracing diversity, inspiring positive change, and enriching the community. Since its founding as Chattanooga University in 1886, UTC has developed a reputation for excellence built on an unusual blend of the private and public traditions of American higher education. For more than 83 years, the university was a private school. In 1969, UTC became part of the state university system. Today, UTC is on a journey to excellence - boldly embracing a passion for excellence in all things and focused on changing lives and transforming communities. The UTC commitment—each and every day—is to earn the trust and confidence of those we serve. Our goal is to make a difference in our community and in the lives of our students.

Chattanooga, the fourth largest city in the state, is located in Southeast Tennessee near the border of Georgia at the junction of four interstate highways. The city has received national recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and redevelopment of its riverfront. Chattanooga also has the fastest internet in the country. Home to the first Gig Internet in the United States, Chattanooga has a 100% fiber network that links every home and business in a 600-square mile area. Companies like Unum, McKee, U.S. Xpress, Volkswagen, Coke and have chosen to set up shop in Chattanooga. Attractions such as the Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain, Civil War battlefield sites, the African American Museum, and the Appalachian Trail bring thousands of people to the area, as do events like the Riverbend Festival, Nightfall, Jazzanooga, the Creative Discovery Museum for Children, and the Southern Writers Conference. Chattanooga is the home to the seven-time NCAA Southern Conference Football Champions, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs. People who love the outdoors use Chattanooga as a base for hang-gliding, bass fishing, mountain climbing and caving expeditions; the beautiful Smoky Mountains and Tennessee River support the greatest variety of flora of any area in the United States. Chattanooga also has a long and rich past with regard to diversity, which includes Native American heritage, Civil War history, and the Civil Rights movement. Chattanooga is also just a two hour (or less) drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, and Birmingham.

Qualifications :

The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.