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Visiting Assistant Professor, Biopsychology

Mercer University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 19, 2022

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

Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology




College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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Work Location

Macon, GA

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The Department of Psychology at Mercer University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology to begin in August 2022. We are seeking someone who can teach various courses in the area of Biopsychology or Neuroscience. Duties will consist of teaching 3 undergraduate courses per semester and may include: Biological Bases of Behavior, Biopsychology, Introduction to Psychology, and Research Methods & Statistics. The ability to teach Drugs & Behavior, Sensation & Perception, Learning, and/or Psychology of Gender is desirable. As the second-largest major in the College, we are seeking a colleague with demonstrated excellence in teaching and a commitment to serving a diverse student population.

This is a one-year visiting appointment with the possibility of renewal.


The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree in Biopsychology or Neuroscience from an accredited college/university or have ABD status. A candidate with ABD status would be considered at the Instructor rank until the PhD has been completed.

Additional Information

Mercer University is a private institution distinguished by its commitment to teaching, empowering, and inspiring its students to use their learning to create, discover, and serve. Mercer offers rigorous programs to more than 8,700 students enrolled in twelve divisions that includes the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), a medical school, and an engineering school, to name a few. The selective, residential, and undergraduate-only CLAS enrolls over 1,900 students. Among the freshmen in 2021, 27% are 1st generation college students, 36% are Pell-eligible, and 51% are Black/African American, Asian, or Hispanic/Latinx. Mercer CLAS hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and is dedicated to cultivating intellectual curiosity, respectful dialogue and responsible citizenry. It is located in the historic city of Macon, Georgia, which is the educational, medical, cultural, and commercial hub of Middle Georgia, an hour and a half south of Atlanta. Mercer's Department of Psychology has 9 faculty members and over 250 majors and minors and offers both B.A. and B.S. degrees. In addition, Psychology and Biology faculty participate in the interdisciplinary Neuroscience program, which has more than 100 majors.

For additional information about Mercer University and the Department of Psychology email the search committee chair Dr. Amy Borchardt,, or consult the following websites:

Background Check

Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

Required Documents

CV, Cover Letter, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates should complete the brief online application and attach a CV, Cover Letter, Statement of Teaching Philosophy including candidate's approach to teaching a diverse student population, and a list of three professional references with contact information. Finalists may be asked to submit additional information including, but not limited to, letters of recommendation and/or student evaluations.

EEO Statement


Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

All faculty and staff, excluding student employees, on-call staff and adjunct faculty teaching online only, are required to have the COVID-19 vaccine or an approved medical or religious exemption by the University. New hires will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination card or receive approval for a medical or religious exemption by the University before their first day of employment.


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