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Teaching Assistant Professor in Psychology

Employer
Department of Psychology
Location
Pittsburgh, PA
Salary
Competitive
Date posted
Feb 19, 2024

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

The Department of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for three full-time faculty positions at the level of Teaching Assistant Professor in Psychology. We are searching for at least one candidate qualified to teach Psychopathology, Personality, or other Clinical courses, and at least one candidate in any area of specialization (Research Methods, Developmental, Social, Cognitive, or Biological/Health). We value courses that include a diversity focus and we encourage candidates to describe how they will bring diversity, equity, and inclusion into their courses.

These positions are pending budgetary approval and are outside the tenure stream. They would begin in the Fall 2024 semester, with an initial appointment of three years and subsequent renewals of three years subject to performance reviews and departmental needs. Applicants are encouraged to review the University of Pittsburgh’s promotion system for Teaching Professors. Teaching Professors in Psychology are full-time faculty appointed for 8 months each year (September through April) and teach three undergraduate courses per semester during the fall and spring semesters. The successful candidates will join a community of teaching-focused faculty who provide department-wide teaching mentorship. Teaching Professors have the opportunity to mentor undergraduates in teaching and research, mentor graduate students in teaching, and participate in a vibrant, teaching-focused community within the department and the University. The department also has an active Psychology Equity and Inclusion Committee (PEIC) that aims to advance the department’s goal of inclusive excellence.

Required qualifications are a PhD or equivalent in Psychology or a related field, and evidence of high-quality undergraduate teaching in Psychology.

We will begin to review applications on February 26th and continue until the positions are filled.

For full consideration, candidates should submit the following:

· A cover letter summarizing the candidate’s interest and qualifications for the position

· A curriculum vitae that clearly enumerates the candidate’s education, and teaching experience (i.e., the number of unique courses, the number of times each course has been taught, the size and format of each class, and whether the candidate was an instructor of record), mentoring experience, and service roles

· A teaching statement that includes teaching philosophy (with examples, where relevant), teaching experience, and teaching interests

· Recent quantitative and qualitative student evaluations of teaching, including original student responses in addition to any summaries

· A diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) statement that includes the candidate’s general understanding of DEI; the candidate’s incorporation of DEI into their teaching; the candidate’s record of relevant activities such as service and mentoring; and the candidate’s specific plans and goals for advancing DEI at the University of Pittsburgh (see www.diversity.pitt.edu).

Other documents may be requested later. Candidates should be prepared to submit up to three names for letters of recommendation upon request.

We welcome applications from candidates who have taken non-traditional career paths, who have taken time away from work for family reasons, and who have participated in careers outside of academia.

The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and fostering a culturally diverse environment. Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in support of a diverse community are required.

The University of Pittsburgh requires all Pitt constituents (employees and students) on all campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Visit coronavirus.pitt.edu to learn more

- cover letter summarizing the candidate’s interest and qualifications for the position; curriculum vitae that clearly enumerates the candidate’s education, teaching experience, mentoring experience, and service roles; teaching statement that includes teaching philosophy, teaching experience, and teaching interests; recent quantitative and qualitative student evaluations of teaching, including original student responses in addition to any summaries; A diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) statement that includes the candidate’s general understanding of DEI; the candidate’s incorporation of DEI into their teaching; the candidate’s record of relevant activities such as service and mentoring; and the candidate’s specific plans and goals for advancing DEI at the University of Pittsburgh (see www.diversity.pitt.edu). 

The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.

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