About Western Kentucky
Western Kentucky University (WKU) is a student-centered,
applied-research institution committed to providing its students
with a transformative academic and social experience and to
elevating its surrounding communities. Founded in 1906, WKU is the
second largest undergraduate institution in the Commonwealth of
Kentucky with approximately 15,567 students (29% first generation,
17% underrepresented minority) and just over 2,600 faculty and
Western Kentucky University is committed to empowering its
campus community to embrace diversity by building equitable and
inclusive learning, working, and living environments. At the heart
of our mission, we seek to provide holistic education and
employment experiences that prepare students, faculty, and staff to
become effective scholars, contributors, and leaders in our diverse
and evolving communities.
Located 65 miles north of Nashville, TN, and just over 100 miles
south of Louisville, KY, WKU's main campus is in Bowling Green, KY
- a city with approximately 70,000 residents. With an ethnically
and diverse population, more than 85 languages are spoken in and
around Bowling Green, and people from 35 nationalities call our
Western Kentucky University seeks to attract talented faculty
and staff who are inspired individually to contribute to WKU's
strategic plans and ongoing success. We offer comprehensive
wellness and health benefits to employees and their families,
including domestic partners and other qualified dependents and take
pride in providing a workplace culture that supports balancing the
responsibilities of work and family life. Paid-time off for
holidays, vacation and sick leave, and a tuition discount program
for employees and dependents are also provided. Learn more about
WKU and Bowling Green at wku.edu/about.
The Western Kentucky University Psychology Department
(www.wku.edu/psychology/) is seeking a qualified applicant for a
tenure-track, pedagogical Assistant Professor position in the area
of Social Psychology. Employment begins with the Fall 2022
Responsibilities for the position include teaching four
undergraduate courses per semester including courses in Social
Psychology, engagement in appropriate university and professional
service, and advising undergraduates.
The Psychology Department is committed to increasing the
diversity of the University community. Candidates who can
contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify
their strengths or experiences in this area.
- Earned doctorate in Psychology by the Fall 2022 anticipated
- Applicants must demonstrate the potential for excellence in
teaching, service, and advising.
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of
postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal
background checks to determine suitability for employment.
Western Kentucky University (WKU) is committed to a policy and
practice of providing equal employment and educational
opportunities to all individuals. In accordance with Title VI and
VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational
Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973,
Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, no
form of discrimination or harassment will be tolerated at WKU on
the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, creed,
religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services,
veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or
related medical conditions, or physical or mental disability in
admission to career and technical education programs and/or
activities, or employment practices.
Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to
participate in the application and/or selection process, should
notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative
Action/University ADA Services (EEO). To request an accommodation,
report/express a complaint, or ask questions regarding WKU''s
Discrimination and Harassment Policy (#0.2040), please contact Mr.
Joshua Hayes, EEO Director/Title IX Investigator/University ADA
Coordinator, via email at email@example.com or by phone
at (270) 745-5121.
The University is also required to investigate complaints of sex
and gender-based harassment, also a form of discrimination, and has
designated the Title IX Coordinator as the individual responsible
for coordinating the investigation and response to such complaints.
The Title IX Coordinator for the University is Ms. Deborah Wilkins,
who can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by
phone at (270) 745-5396. Additional information regarding Title IX
is accessible via WKU''s https://www.wku.edu/titleix/ website.
Information concerning educational programs offered by WKU are
provided at: http://www.wku.edu/atwku/academics.php
The following items must be submitted through this electronic
talent management system by November 5, 2022, although expressions
of interest may be considered until the position is filled:
- Cover letter describing how your experiences would match the
- Current Curriculum Vita
- Teaching Philosophy
- Copies of all graduate-level academic transcripts
Names and contact information of three reference providers will
be collected during the application process. Reference letters will
be requested by the Search Committee through an online process at a
You will receive email confirmation once you have successfully
completed the application process.
Please direct any questions to Dr. Mel Baker, Search Committee
Chair, by phone (270-745-2199) or email