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Visiting Assistant Professor - Psychology

Woodbury University
Burbank, California
$65,480 to $85,126
Date posted
Aug 3, 2023

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Woodbury University invites applications for a full-time one-year Visiting Professor (rank open) for the Psychology program within the School of Media : Culture : Design. The successful candidate will be a dynamic individual with a collaborative, student-centered focus, and will have strong teaching skills including the ability to teach both univariate and multivariate statistics, and be dedicated to advancing the Psychology program by ensuring, supporting, informing, and enriching students’ learning, intellectual development, critical thinking and communication skills. The successful candidate will teach a 24-credit load. Fall courses are set as Advanced Statistics w/SPSS, Advanced Research Methods (the first half of our senior capstone), and Personality.  Spring courses are flexible and will include a course in the successful candidate’s area of expertise. 

About the School of Media : Culture : Design

The school enrolls over 300 students encompassing seven undergraduate programs in the fields of animationfashion designfilmmakinggame art and designgraphic designmedia studies, and psychology. By bringing together these diverse fields, our programs provide innovative learning opportunities in an interdisciplinary environment. Students are encouraged to explore the areas between and around the disciplines as they develop their personal vision and professional paths.


  • Report to school dean.
  • Maintain class records.
  • Assess student coursework.
  • Collaborate and support colleagues regarding research interests and co-curricular activities.
  • Provide intellectual leadership and contributions to the field.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the particular diversity and equity related issues and needs in a candidate's field, or in higher education more generally. 


  • Master's degree in Psychology is required. PhD in Psychology is preferred.
  • Minimum 1+ year teaching experience at an accredited 4-year college or university.
  • Ability (experience preferred) to teach advanced behavioral science statistics and research methods.
  • Proficiency in SPSS and ability to teach and use SPSS in the classroom.
  • Experience managing class rosters, attendance, timely grading of assignments.
  • Able to provide critical, informed, and creative feedback to students.

Compensation and Benefits

Faculty rank and salary are commensurate with teaching experience, professional background, and the degrees held; range is $65,480 to $85,126.

This position qualifies University sponsored employee benefit plans and programs (e.g., group health insurance, life insurance, tax deferred annuity plan, sick, and paid holidays), subject to the eligibility requirements and conditions of each plan and program. 


Application: Review of applications will begin Immediately and remain open until filled. All application materials must be submitted through the Woodbury University Job Board. Email applications and submissions on third party platforms will not be considered.  Submissions must include:

  • Current resume/CV which lists educational and employment history.
  • Cover Letter detailing experience related to the job requirements.
  • Contact information for at least three references.

Position starts Spring 2024.


With 26 practice-based, fully-accredited professional and liberal arts undergraduate and graduate majors, Woodbury is a non-profit institution dedicated to the student experience.


Woodbury University transforms students into innovative professionals who will contribute responsibly to the global community. We achieve academic excellence by focusing on purposeful student engagement, establishing external partnerships and ensuring that all our processes, services and environment enrich the student experience.


Woodbury University cultivates a personal, interactive learning environment that focuses on innovative, practice-based professional and liberal arts education. We add distinct value with our focus on faculty-student interaction and support for student development and achievement. We focus on our Core Values and Strategic Principles to enable the success of our students, employers who hire our graduates, and the community at large.

Core Values

Excellence | Driven by standards of excellence in teaching, services, student well-being, community safety and sustainable practice
Ethics | Setting the highest standards of academic and professional behavior to encourage social responsibility
Aspiration | Pursuing ever higher levels of competitiveness, distinctiveness and service learning
Community | Building a culture that values diversity, open communication, collaboration and engagement


Woodbury University creates an inclusive climate because we know that the richness of different experiences and perspectives is intrinsically valuable and vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating a vibrant academic community.

We are committed to building a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness because this is an essential part of an experience-centered education.

We act on these values by pursuing individuals who themselves embody the experiences and perspectives of our different communities and have an understanding and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies.

We seek to create a campus culture with this wide range of perspectives and experiences by recruiting and encouraging diverse candidates to apply as students, staff and faculty, including people of any race, color, creed, national origin, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, disability, religion or military status.

Strategic Principles

Civic Engagement | Achieving civic fulfillment through the process of giving back

Entrepreneurship | Fostering a culture of creativity, innovation and opportunity

Design Thinking | Developing the ability, desire and confidence to imagine new ideas to create impact and make a difference

Transdisciplinarity | Harnessing the creative power of multiple disciplines and communities that broaden perspectives across academic boundaries


Woodbury University wants to equip students, faculty and staff with theoretical and practical knowledge that addresses sustainability issues in their disciplines, careers, community relationships and daily lives.

Many changes within the environment have critically affected our way of life. From water shortages to pollution and climate change, our planet has become stressed, yet our relationship to our surroundings is detached. Acknowledging these environmental, social and economic issues, Woodbury's goal is to create and nurture sustainable campus life. At Woodbury, sustainability is regarded as a subject of study and is implemented in every sector of the institution.

Woodbury encourages continued learning about sustainability through coursework, research and the experiences of life on campus. Sustainable Woodbury prompts our community to explore our future, our current status and our past and challenges us to examine our natural and built environments, campus life, curriculum, co-curricular learning opportunities and stewardship of resources in the spirit of shared and just decision making.

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