Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

Washington, Pennsylvania, United States
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Job description

Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) is searching for teacher-scholars who are dedicated to creating a personal, connected, and transformative learning experience for an increasingly diverse student body. We seek creative and adaptable individuals who can establish an inclusive educational environment in which everyone’s voice is heard and appreciated, and individuality is celebrated. W&J is dedicated to the values of a liberal arts education that is both liberating and practical, promotes the close interaction between faculty and students, and supports a community committed to multicultural and global understanding

The Psychology Department invites applicants for a 1-year full-time position, with the possibility of renewal for a second year, starting in fall 2018. We are seeking a psychologist with a PhD (or ABD) in psychology who will teach a 3-3 load with courses from their primary disciplinary area as well as introduction to psychology. In addition to teaching, the candidate will have the opportunity to involve undergraduate students in independent research if they so desire. Teaching undergraduates is the most important aspect of the position.

Employee Benefits
Washington & Jefferson College offers a comprehensive benefit package for benefit eligible employees; including health, vision, and dental coverage, group life insurance, AD&D and LTD coverage, retirement plan, generous leave time, and the tuition benefit programs. These benefits add significantly to the employee’s total compensation package.

Getting to Know W&J
Washington & Jefferson College is the best of both worlds: a small-town college setting in historic Washington, Pa., with easy access to the bustling business and cultural districts of nearby Pittsburgh, Pa. just 30 miles to the north. Founded in 1781, W&J College is a private, residential liberal arts college that is focused on student success. Our dedicated, experienced professors are passionate about teaching and work closely with our students to ensure that they receive a quality, comprehensive education. For more than 200 years, our alumni have influenced change in business, politics, medicine, and the arts and sciences as CEOs, lawyers, doctors, researchers, writers, teachers, and in many other equally worthy professions.

How to apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Send a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references to: hr@washjeff.edu and include Psychology Faculty Search in the subject line of your email. Official graduate and undergraduate transcripts may be requested during the selection process and will be required upon hire.

Celebrating Diversity
Washington & Jefferson College welcomes people of all backgrounds and beliefs who wish to participate in a diverse educational community. The College strives to be a place where all students, faculty, administrators and employees are able to live, study and work in an atmosphere free from bias and harassment. The College encourages civil debate and lively exchange of ideas in the belief that such exchanges promote understanding that will grow beyond simple tolerance of difference to embracing and celebrating the richness of diversity. Our graduates acquire knowledge and learn skills that help them thrive in a culturally diverse world.

Washington & Jefferson College, also known as W & J College or W&J, is a private liberal arts college in Washington, Pennsylvania, in the United States, which is 30 miles (48 km) south of Pittsburgh.