Instructor Position – Department of Psychology (R-01303)



Job description

Fort Hays State University’s Department of Psychology invites applications for a nine-month, non-tenure track, Instructor position. Candidates must have an Experimental Psychology M.S. degree, although ABD and PhD would be preferred.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: M.S. degree in Experimental Psychology with some experience teaching at the university level.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES: Applicants in any area of Experimental Psychology will be considered; however, preference will be given to candidates who have expertise in either Industrial-Organizational Psychology or Neuropsychology and experience in:

· Teaching general psychology, experimental methods, and/or statistics
· Teaching on-campus and online courses at a university level
· Advising undergraduate students
· Working with undergraduate students on research

The position is designed for a teaching specialist. Consequently, the teaching responsibilities are 30 credit hours per year (15 per semester) with a variety of on-campus and virtual courses. Although the position will not require an active research agenda, the Department has a history of promoting high quality undergraduate and graduate research, so the ideal candidate would demonstrate an appreciation of scholarship reflected in their interactions with our graduate and undergraduate students. Service to the department, university, local community, and discipline at large also will be expected. The ideal candidate will be excited to provide instruction and advising for both on-campus and virtual undergraduate students.

RANK: Instructor

APPOINTMENT DATE: Flexible; Candidate can start as early as January 2019 or August 2019.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The priority deadline is November 1st, 2018. Review of applications will begin November 1st, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

BENEFITS: Competitive benefit package

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Psychology has 13 full-time faculty members, approximately 600 undergraduate majors, and 75 graduate students. The department offers a BA and BS in psychology; three MS degrees with emphases in clinical, experimental, and school psychology; and a School Psychology Education Specialist Degree. The department has a tradition of involving undergraduate students in research and the school psychology program enjoys close working relationships with local school districts. The Department is excited to welcome new faculty to a collegial department that is currently experiencing considerable growth.

ABOUT FORT HAYS STATE UNIVERSITY: Founded in 1902, FHSU is a leading, forward-thinking university of the Midwest, with student enrollment of more than 15,000 (including 4,600+ on the Hays campus, a unique China partnership program with enrollment of 3,500+ students, and Virtual College enrollment at over 6,800+). Over 400 faculty and more than 500 professional and staff support and guide degree and certificate programs for the associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s programs, and for the Doctorate of Nursing Practice, representing 31 departments within these academic divisions:

· College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
· W.R. and Yvonne Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship
· College of Education
· College of Health and Behavioral Sciences
· Peter Werth College of Science, Technology, and Mathematics
· Graduate School

Fort Hays State University provides exceptional opportunities for students from Kansas, the region, and the world, and the University attracts goal-oriented students who want premier learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom combined with one-to-one attention and support. FHSU students graduate with the knowledge, professional skills, and confidence to have a competitive edge in their chosen careers. Upon graduation, 95% of FHSU students find a job or placement in graduate school.

ABOUT HAYS, KS: Candidates will discover a locale where professional satisfaction and career achievement are paired with an optimal quality of life. Fort Hays State University is located in Hays, Kansas, a vibrant, growing community of over 20,000 that takes great pride in the University’s presence. Hays is a celebration of historic and contemporary contrasts, evidenced in its frontier roots highlighted throughout the city and local museums and in its redeveloped downtown area where residents enjoy one-of-a-kind restaurants, unique shopping, and a vibrant arts scene. This community’s commitment to the future inspires Hays businesses to reinvest locally.

A welcoming and family-centered community, Hays offers premier healthcare services, a growing high-tech and retail business community, and excellent Pre-K and K-12 schools in both the private and public sectors. The City of Hays has long been known as a safe community, and the FHSU campus is recognized by the National Council for Home Safety and Security in 2018 as one of the Top 100 Safest College Campuses in America. For entertainment, recreation, education, employment, or simply for a comfortable place to live, residents of all ages will find in Hays the elements that contribute to a safe, enjoyable, and fulfilling lifestyle.

Notice of Non-discrimination: Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

Notice to KPERS retirees applying for a position: Recent legislation changes working-after-retirement rules for both you and your employer if you go back to work for a KPERS employer. Please contact your KPERS representative or for further information on how this might affect you.

How to apply

APPLICATION PROCESS: To apply for this position, please visit Only electronic applications submitted through the webpage will be accepted.

REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS: Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume, teaching philosophy, copies of university transcripts showing graduate work, and names and contact information for three professional references. Applicant documents should be submitted in one PDF.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:
Whitney Whitaker, PhD