Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology (Cross-Cultural or Multi-Cultural Focus)

Lawrence Universitiy
Appleton, Wisconsin
Posted Date
Jun 28, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Lawrence University, a selective undergraduate liberal arts college and conservatory of music located in the vibrant and diverse city of Appleton, Wisconsin, invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology (open area) with a culturally responsive and anti-racist lens to begin September 1, 2022. This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal and involves 2/3-time teaching and 1/3 time in the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI).   We seek a scholar-activist who demonstrates a lived experience with or ongoing commitment to working with the communities that their research represents and impacts, and whose teaching and research advances understanding of multicultural approaches and/or racial and ethnic identity development. This is an interdisciplinary appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and a Faculty Fellow in the Office of DEI.   The successful candidate will be expected to dedicate two thirds of their time teaching a total of four courses over three terms – an intermediate-level course in Cross-cultural or Multi-cultural Psychology, an advanced course in the candidate’s specialty area, and two additional courses that contribute to the Psychology curriculum – while dedicating one third of their time contributing to campus-wide diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racist initiatives led by the office of DEI.   Candidates must have a PhD. in psychology or a closely related field by the time of appointment (9/1/22) and should submit the following materials by 7/8 at (1) a cover letter that includes information regarding the candidate’s teaching experience and/or philosophy, (2) a curriculum vitae, including names and contact information for three individuals who can be solicited for letters of recommendation, and (3) a statement on diversity. The diversity statement should describe the candidate’s experience related to addressing issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in an academic setting and ways that they would contribute to these efforts at Lawrence.   Review of applications will begin 7/11 and continue until the position is filled. Lawrence is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We encourage applications from individuals who will help us create a more inclusive Lawrence by: (1) further diversifying the faculty and/or (2) demonstrating experience with successful diversity-related initiatives, creative activity, or research; and (3) showing interest in developing inclusive pedagogy to address the needs of a diverse student body.   Candidates are encouraged to read more about Lawrence at as well as and Colleges That Change Lives. For further information, please contact Eric Mayes ( or Lori Hilt ( the co-chairs of the search committee.   It is the policy of Lawrence University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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