Department of Psychology, One-Year, Fixed-Term Faculty Teaching

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Job description

Augsburg University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate degrees to approximately 3,500 students of diverse backgrounds. With a student/faculty ratio of 15:1, the university focuses on close personal interaction with faculty and experiential education opportunities on campus and in the community. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped by its urban and global settings.

Job Description:

The Department of Psychology at Augsburg University invites applications for a one-year, fixed-term faculty position for Fall 2018-Spring 2019. The Department offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology, with concentrations in clinical/counseling psychology, psychology and law, and social psychology. A Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology is offered in collaboration with the Biology Department. The Psychology Department is committed to undergraduate research, internship training, and service learning opportunities.

Qualified candidates would be asked to teach the following six courses during the upcoming academic year at the scheduled times noted below:

Fall 2018 (9/5/18 through 12/21/18)

I. Day schedule (classes meet on campus):

1. Research Methods/Stats-I (PSY215-D): T/Th (1:50-3:30 pm)

2. Research Methods/Stats-II (PSY315-A): T/Th (9:40-11:20 am)

II. Adult Undergraduate hybrid schedule

Note: classes alternate between campus meetings and online sessions. Campus sessions are scheduled for the following dates: 9/11, 9/25, 10/9, 10/23, 11/6, 11/20, 12/4, 12/18

3. Research Methods/Stats-I (PSY215-E): T (6:00-9:30 pm)

Spring 2019 (1/14/19 through 5/3/19)

I. Day schedule (classes meet on campus):

1. Research Methods/Stats-II (PSY315-A): T/Th (12:00-1:40 pm)

2. Candidates will be asked to teach a topics course in their area of expertise (schedule TBD).

II. Adult Undergraduate hybrid schedule

Note: classes alternate between campus meetings and online sessions. Campus sessions are scheduled for the following dates: 1/15, 1/29, 2/12, 2/26, 3/12, 4/2, 4/16, 4/30

3. Research Methods/Stats-II (PSY315-C): T (6:00-9:30 pm)

Important context related to 215/315: In our department, research methods and statistics is split into two courses: PSY215 (Research Methods and Statistics-I) and PSY315 (Research Methods and Statistics-II). Students take 215 and 315 as a sequence, typically over two semesters.

In PSY215, students are introduced to basic statistics (e.g., t-test), as well as important concepts in research methods (e.g., reliability/validity), and are required to conduct an instructor-driven group research project and write an APA-style manuscript. In PSY315, students learn more advanced stats (e.g., One-way, Two-way, Factorial ANOVA, regression) and are required to conduct a group research project which culminates in a final research paper.

Since PSY 215/315 are inter-related, the textbooks are standardized for both courses. Our department uses:

1) Gravetter, F. J., & Wallnau, L. B. (2017). Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (10th edition). Belmont, CA: Thomson/Wadsworth required.

2) Goodwin, C. J. (2017). Research in Psychology: Methods and Design (8th edition). New York: John Wiley required.

Colleagues in our department who have taught 215/315 effectively can provide their course materials: e.g., syllabi, homework assignments, writing assignment, exams, PowerPoint slides, etc and will help with the transition.


Requirements include a Master’s degree in psychology or related area; PhD or PsyD preferred. There are no scholarship or service expectations associated with this position. Teaching experience desired.

Additional Information:

Among the distinctive features of the University are its deep dedication to civic and community engagement, and a strong belief in the integration of liberal arts and professional studies across all programs. The University’s commitment to the local neighborhood and the world is enhanced through the work of four signature centers: the Christensen Center for Vocation, the Center for Global Education, the Sabo Center for Citizenship and Learning, and the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work. At both undergraduate and graduate levels, students actively engage in international travel and intercultural experiences that broaden their view of the world and deepen their engagement in it.

Augsburg’s main campus is located in the vibrant Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, one of the most diverse areas in the Twin Cities. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and one of the city’s largest medical complexes are adjacent to Augsburg; the Mississippi River and the Seven Corners Theatre district are just a few blocks away. In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a vibrant branch campus in Rochester, the fastest growing city in Minnesota and headquarters of the Mayo Health System. In addition to these locations, Augsburg owns and operates international sites in Mexico, Guatemala, and Namibia.

Augsburg University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin, familial status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status or public assistance status.

How to apply

To apply for this position, go online at and upload a cover letter, and CV. As part of the online application process, you will be asked to provide the names of three professional references. If your application advances, you will be notified prior to Augsburg contacting your references. Application review will begin immediately; position open until filled.