Assistant Psychology Professor

Position Details

Position Information

Position Type
Faculty, Tenure Track

Classification Title
Assistant Psychology Professor

Position's Functional Title
Assistant Psychology Professor

Position Start Date

Position End Date (if temporary)

Position Summary

Governors State University’s College of Education invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Division of Psychology and Counseling to begin August 2023. Psychology faculty support an undergraduate program (500 majors and minors), an M.A. program in Clinical Psychology, and an Ed.S. in School Psychology. We seek candidates who fit with our scientist-practitioner philosophy of teaching students how to address controversial psychological questions using the scientific process, and training students in the knowledge and application of empirically supported, evidence-based, and culturally responsive practices. Applicants must have a passion for teaching undergraduate students and working with a range of ages, first-generation students, and underrepresented students.

Responsibilities will include:
Teaching undergraduate courses with the possibility of graduate courses in the Division of Psychology;
Maintaining an active scholarship agenda, and;
Participating in departmental, university, and external service.

Governors State University is the only regional, public, comprehensive university in Chicago’s south suburban area. GSU provides accessible, high value undergraduate and graduate education to culturally and economically diverse students. With the lowest undergraduate tuition in Illinois, GSU offers accredited programs that have earned high praise from national accrediting agencies. Founded in 1969, GSU has recently undergone major transitions becoming a residential campus and serving first year students, transfer students, and graduate students. GSU is implementing a state-of-the-art General Education program and is working to greatly expand student academic and support services to foster student and community engagement. Faculty at GSU must demonstrate enthusiasm and ability to work with students at all levels from various backgrounds.

Through its strategic plan, Vision 2025, GSU emphasizes excellence, access, and innovation. Students benefit from the university’s high academic quality, range of convenient class times, increasing hybrid and online offerings, and outstanding educational value. Our innovative freshman program promotes writing across the curriculum and focuses on ethics, citizenship, and innovative thinking. Freshman courses are taught by full-time faculty to ensure students have a strong foundation in their studies. GSU is a national leader in the successful transfer of community college students to universities, supporting them through the Kresge-supported Dual Degree Program, with features such as tuition lock-in for eligible community college students. GSU offers a wide variety of master’s programs and several applied doctoral degrees in health, counseling fields, and interdisciplinary leadership.

The exceptionally beautiful campus is conveniently located within easy reach by road and rail to Chicago and surrounding communities that have a wealth of cultural and natural attractions. The highly diverse region GSU serves has a number of high performing schools and engaged communities, as well as struggling urban, suburban, and rural communities. GSU serves as a public square, working to foster educational opportunities for all populations.

We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute through their teaching, service, and research to the diversity of our university. Governors State University values diverse perspectives and we strongly encourage women, racial/ethnic/gender minorities, and persons with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

- Earned Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Psychology

Preferred Qualifications

-Experience with teaching in a diverse setting
-Experience with underserved student populations
-Scholarship in the field of psychology
-Ability to work independently and collaboratively with groups both internal and external to the division
-Experience mentoring students in research
-Ability to teach a variety of general psychology courses

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Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested applicants must apply online via our website at A complete application will include 1) an online application; 2) a cover letter; 3) curriculum vitae; 4) unofficial graduate transcript (an official transcript will be required prior to the contract start); 5) a teaching philosophy; 6) a scholarship/research statement; and 7) contact information for three references who will provide letters of recommendation. In the cover letter, applicants are encouraged to address teaching underserved populations and how their scholarship/research can be conducted with our campus resources. Teaching philosophy and scholarship statements should be uploaded under other documents. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, but all supporting materials must be received by April 1, 2023 for full consideration.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an earned doctorate in Psychology?
    • Yes
    • No
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. List of Three Professional References
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation
  2. Other
  3. Other2
  4. Other3
  5. Other4
  6. Written Response to Interview Question 1

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