Applications are invited for the position of Assistant
Professor of Psychology
in the area of Lifespan
Developmental Psychology. This is a full-time, 9-month,
tenure-track position to begin August 2022. Major
Teaching responsibilities primarily will
include a range of developmental-related undergraduate courses in
the Bachelor of Science program, as well as other courses in the
psychological science curriculum as needed. Follow the link for a
list of departmental undergraduate courses and their
Undergraduate Bulletin (B.S. Psyc Science Courses)
departmental teaching load is 12 hours each semester. Summer
teaching opportunities are available. Research activity is required
for this position and scholarship activities involving
undergraduates will be encouraged. Pertinent to the advertised
position is the department’s collaborative developmental and
play observation/lab space, counseling lab with suites for private
sessions, and a recently opened mental health clinic. In addition,
the university has funding opportunities to help support research
and teaching equipment expenses. Faculty are also required to be
engaged in service and professional activities.
Preferred candidates will demonstrate a strong interest in all
aspects of undergraduate education and in cultivating a diverse,
collaborative, and engaged department. Strong applicants will
demonstrate a passion for teaching, advising, and mentoring
undergraduate students. Applicant review will begin
immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
The Department of Psychological
Science and Counseling is a diverse, dynamic, and collegial
environment that is home to a large undergraduate program in
psychological science, a Master of Science program in Industrial
and Organizational Psychology (MSIO), a Master of Science program
in Counseling, a PsyD program specializing in working with military
families, and a graduate certificate program in Academic Advising.
For more information about the department, visit: http://www.apsu.edu/psychology/index.php
The department is housed within the College of Behavioral and
Health Sciences which affords rich opportunities for
interdisciplinary collaborations. Some examples of recent and
ongoing college collaborations include a grant-funded research and
intervention project aimed at supporting student veteran
transitions to college, a grant-funded project focused on student
mental health and wellness, a juvenile justice mentorship project,
and a working group focusing on trauma-informed pedagogy.
Austin Peay State University is located in Clarksville, TN, which
Money Magazine rated number 1 in its 2019 Best Places to Live
Clarksville is a vibrant, diverse community with a low cost of
living, and easy interstate access to nearby Nashville. Clarksville
is centrally located in the region, with Memphis, Louisville,
Atlanta, St. Louis, Chicago, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, New Orleans,
and many other major cities a day’s drive away. For additional
information about APSU including our mission and vision
please visit: https://www.apsu.edu/about-apsu/index.php
More information about the department and its programs can
be found on our website: https://www.apsu.edu/psychology/
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Demonstrate willingness and ability to work effectively with
colleagues to support the mission of the institution and related
- Be responsible for a minimum of 30 teaching load credits per
academic year, 6 of which will be for advisement, research,
committee work, etc.
- Be willing to teach at times and places necessary to meet student
- Be willing to adopt innovative teaching methods and delivery as
- Possess the knowledge, talents and skills in the discipline to
promote effective teaching.
- Demonstrate respect for the diverse learning needs of
- Demonstrate the ability to develop and implement curriculum
objectives and content for courses offered and taught in one’s
- Demand and maintain high standards and expectations for all
- Implement teaching activities and a diversity of teaching
techniques, procedures, and resources including application of
- Develop and implement evaluation and assessment techniques that
are appropriate for each course.
- Use multiple measures to assess student learning on a regular
basis and provide frequent feedback to students relative to their
- Be available and knowledgeable and demonstrate proficiency in the
practice of academic advisement of students.
-Conduct appropriate research and scholarly/creative activity
within the discipline.
- Effectively utilize the materials and resources of the Felix G.
- Demonstrate evidence of continuing professional development and
growth by being suitably active in professional and community
- Exhibit motivation and initiative in keeping up-to-date and
current in one’s curriculum area by reading/reviewing current
scholarly or creative works in their field and by attending
conferences, seminars, workshops, courses, and development
activities sponsored by the University.
- Serve effectively on committees and other appropriate functions
that assist in University governance. Knowledge,
Skills, and Abilities
- Pedagogical Skills in
- Knowledge and Skills in Research Methods
- Knowledge base in Lifespan/Developmental Psychology
Required Minimum Qualifications
- Earned PhD from
an accredited institution in Psychology. ABD considered
if conferred before August 1st, 2022.
- Focus area in Lifespan/Developmental Psychology
- Documented evidence of ability in academic assignment and/or
scholarly and creative achievement, and/or professional
contributions and activities.