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Assistant Professor of Psychology

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
Lincoln University, Pennsylvania (US)
Based on Collective Bargaining Agreement
Date posted
Apr 29, 2024

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Assistant Professor of Psychology  




Academic Affairs


Department of Psychology and Human Services


Lincoln University, PA, Main Campus (This is an in-person position)





Department Chair




Lincoln University (LU), a historically Black, regional, comprehensive, liberal arts university is one of the 4 state-related institutions within the Pennsylvania Higher Education System. The university enrolls over 2,000 students, employs more than 100 full-time faculty members, and offers more than 30 undergraduate programs, and selected graduate programs.


Diversity is at the core of LU’s history, mission, and values. We understand the value of diversifying our faculty and pursue that standard of excellence by focusing our recruitment efforts to attract candidates with rich and varied backgrounds, scholarship, and experience.



Lincoln University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in the Department of Psychology and Human Services. Preference will be given to applicants with a specialization in Educational and or Social Psychology. The successful candidate will be a dynamic teacher of undergraduate students as well as a scholar with a dedicated research and publication agenda with evidence of thoughtful intellectual engagement with Psychology. Applicants skilled in contemporary pedagogical methods various teaching formats as well as interest in curricular development as well as outcomes assessments and program review are highly desirable. The successful applicant will also be expected to engage in research endeavors that would interest and involve undergraduate students as well as to participate in departmental and university initiatives and activities.

The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D./Terminal Degree by the hire date.



The successful candidate will:

  • Offer dynamic, engaging, and student-centered pedagogy utilizing up-to-date expertise in Psychology and the best pedagogical practices in Psychology.
  • Will teach a normal load, typically four courses in-person a semester, including general education classes and other required and elective courses in the psychology major.
  • Will be a contributing member of departmental and university required meetings and initiatives including departmental meetings events, course and curriculum development, and university-wide initiatives. 
  • Maintain active professional engagement and research, which are required for promotion and tenure consideration.
  • Will share the University’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and anti-racist pedagogy and be prepared to join an active cohort of faculty who teach undergraduate courses and advise/mentor students.



  • A Ph.D./Terminal degree in Psychology completed by the time of hire.


  • Evidence of 1+ years of teaching at undergraduate level 
  • Proven agenda of research and professional engagement
  • Communication skills consistent with effective teaching, mentoring and motivating Psychology majors from a broad range of cultural, ethnic, and economic backgrounds and actively participating in the department and broader university.
  • Experience in course design, development, and assessment of student learning out comes.
  • Experience utilizing LMS such as canvas and other software



Moderate lifting up to 20 pounds as frequently as needed to move objects; dexterity to write and manipulate computer keyboard and mouse; ability to hear and speak clearly; and body mobility to stoop, kneel, bend and reach.


Work is performed in a university campus environment. All classes are currently taught in-person and faculty are required to be present on campus to teach their courses. The employee is subject to inside environmental conditions and protection from weather conditions.


All applications should be submitted through the online portal. Only complete applications will be considered. Applicants must submit the following:

  • A letter of application
  • A current curriculum vita
  • Undergraduate and graduate transcripts [unofficial copies will suffice for initial screening].
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • A research statement
  • A diversity statement that discusses the incorporation of the principles of diversity into your teaching, research, and service
  • Three [3] references or three [3] current and relevant letters of recommendation


Review of applications will continue until position is filled. Women and underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.


Lincoln University is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, people of color, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply. The University is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.



Learn. Liberate. Lead.

Since its founding more than 165 years ago, those three words have defined our mission at Lincoln University. We're dedicated to empowering our students with the knowledge, confidence, and connections to achieve success and rise to the top.

Lincoln University, the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU), educates and empowers students to lead their communities and change the world.

We're dedicated to empowering our students with the knowledge, confidence, and connections to achieve success. When you choose Lincoln University as your workplace, you're doing more than just getting a job. You're becoming part of a campus community that is tight like a family and filled with people who look out for each other. You're becoming part of the latest chapter in a long and proud history of learning at the nation's first degree-granting historically black college and university (HBCU).

As our Alma Mater school song calls it, our "dear old Orange and Blue" has been devoted to and defined by our core values of respect, responsibility, and ultimately, results. Those values and our commitment to the success of our students have long attracted an interracial and international body of enrollees from our community, region, and around the world.

Since our founding in 1854, our impact has been tremendous. In fact, during our first 100 years, Lincoln graduated approximately 20 percent of the black physicians and more than 10 percent of the black attorneys in the nation. Our alumni have led more than 35 colleges and universities and scores of prominent churches. They also include U.S. ambassadors; mission chiefs; federal, state, and municipal judges; mayors; and city managers. Others have made names for themselves in creative and entertainment fields, including writers, directors, comedians, and film executives.

Established as The Ashmun Institute in 1854, the institution was renamed Lincoln University in 1866.

Located on 429 acres in southern Chester County, our main campus marries tradition and modern facilities, with sweeping pathways that encourage walking and contemplation within a safe and scenic landscape. Lincoln is within about an hour of several major cities: we are 45 miles from Philadelphia; 55 miles from Baltimore; and in Delaware, 25 miles from Wilmington, and 15 miles from Newark. These cities not only provide a variety of entertainment and leisure options but many important job and internship opportunities for our students.

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