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Assistant Professor of Psychology

Ohio Wesleyan University
Ohio, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Sep 9, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Psychology Department at Ohio Wesleyan University seeks to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in developmental psychology with a secondary emphasis in diversity, broadly defined (e.g., race, gender, sexual orientation, age, or social class). The successful candidate will teach six courses per year including introduction to psychology, lifespan development, child and/or adolescent psychology, and a course developed by the candidate focusing on topics related to diversity.  The candidate will be encouraged to develop additional courses in areas related to diversity and development.     

Research area is open, but expertise in development and diversity is preferred.  The candidate will have the opportunity to work closely with students supervising individualized experiences, such as mentored research, internships, independent studies.

The candidate will be joining a department that is committed to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion and should value advising and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds (e.g., first-generation students, students from low income families, students of color, LGBT students, students with disabilities). We are especially excited about the opportunity for candidates to collaborate with academic programs that have a specific focus on studying diversity, such as our programs in Africana, Gender, and Identity Studies and Social Justice.

This job is part of a cluster of positions with which Ohio Wesleyan seeks to further diversify its curriculum and faculty.  This faculty cohort will join an educational community that values equity and interdisciplinarity and fosters close working relationships with students through our signature program in experiential learning, the OWU Connection. Incoming faculty will be provided with mentoring, professional development funds, and opportunities to connect with faculty across the Ohio 5 and GLCA consortia.  For more information about the cluster, please visit For more information about Academic Affairs and its commitment to anti-racism, please visit



  • A Ph.D. in psychology is required for this position, although ABD candidates will be considered if degree is expected by August 2022;
  • Candidates are expected to be excellent teachers (teaching experience preferred), maintain a productive research program, and contribute actively to the continued growth of the department and the university;
  • Expertise in development and diversity is preferred


Completed applications will include: 

1) Cover Letter

2) Curriculum vitae

3) Statement of teaching philosophy, description of previous teaching experiences, and any evidence of prior teaching effectiveness, (e.g. syllabi, course evaluations, peer observations)

4) Statement of research interests, experience, and future plans

5) Statement describing how the candidate has addressed diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching, research, and/or service activities, as well as future plans for advancing these issues in the candidate’s professional life

6) Three letters of reference

7) Official academic transcripts


Additional materials and reference letters can be sent directly to  Please make sure to include the department name in the subject line.


This position is eligible for a comprehensive benefits package. For details, go to


Located in the Columbus, Ohio metropolitan area, Ohio Wesleyan is a selective residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,500 students from across the nation and around the world.  The college’s signature program, the OWU Connection, is designed to integrate student knowledge across disciplines, consider diverse and global perspectives, and teach students to apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book Colleges That Change Lives and was recently listed as the No. 1 liberal arts college in Ohio for social mobility by U.S. News and World Report.  OWU is located in Delaware, OH, a lively college town just 30 minutes from Columbus, the 14th most populous city in the United States and part of the fastest growing, most economically vibrant areas of the Midwest.  Columbus was named by LinkedIn as one of the top 10 U.S. cities in which to launch your career.


Ohio Wesleyan University promotes and celebrates an inclusive environment. To achieve our mission, we continually strive to foster a diverse, inclusive, and anti-racist campus community, which celebrates the value of all persons regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, color, gender identity and or expression, sexual orientation, family configuration, disability, socioeconomic status, religion, national origin, age or military status. OWU is an equal opportunity institution and seeks applications from individuals who will help us honor and strengthen our commitments to diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism.   


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