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Assistant Teaching Professor, Psychology

University of the Pacific
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jan 31, 2024

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

Assistant Teaching Professor, Psychology

Primary Purpose and Essential Functions:
The Department of Psychology in the College of the Pacific at the University of the Pacific invites applications for a three-year Assistant Teaching Professor position (renewable, non-tenure track) beginning August 2024 or January 2025. Area of expertise within psychology is open.

Primary responsibilities include:
  • Teaching a 3/3 course load on the semester system, including the following courses: Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Research Methods, Advanced Research Methods, and introductory and advanced courses within the applicant's area of expertise.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience and experience working with diverse populations. Qualified ABDs will be considered.

  • University of the Pacific is an AANAPISI and emerging HSI and ranks #7 in student ethnic diversity among California universities.

University of the Pacific recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion is foundational to the success of our valued students and employees. We prioritize policy and decision-making that demonstrates awareness of, and responsiveness to, the ways socio-cultural forces related to race, gender, ability, sexuality, socio-economic status, etc. impede or propel students, faculty and staff.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Psychology or related field.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Psychology or related field.
  • Experience teaching in higher education.
  • Experience and sensitivity in working with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Demonstrated experience in advancing social justice, equity, and inclusion in a university setting.
  • Ability to engage and integrate culturally responsive practices and knowledge in their work.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:
Schedule is dependent on course and department need.

Special Instructions:
Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

All applicants must submit all of the following to be considered:
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Teaching/Teaching Philosophy

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University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.

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