Instructor, Department of Psychology – College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (36807)



Job description

Classification Title: Instructor

Priority Review Date: 06/09/2023

Business Unit Description: Faculty

Full-Time/Part Time: Full-Time

Position Status: Temporary


Union Representation: Union

Union Code: N/A

Unit/Department: Psychology

College/Unit: College of LA&S Dean

Division: Academic Division

Location: PM 409

Link to Department Website or Custom Search Page:


The Psychology department at the College of Liberal arts and Sciences, Northern Illinois University (NIU), is seeking to fill one full-time (non-tenure track) instructor position.

We are seeking candidates able to provide high-quality teaching in the areas of Psychology who fully embrace NIU’s mission of providing opportunity to a diverse student body by providing them with access to high quality education. Experience teaching and mentoring students of diverse backgrounds is highly preferred. Candidates must be comfortable teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Position Summary

The Psychology Instructor will be responsible for teaching courses on research methods and other topics in Psychology at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and holding office hours.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teaching will be up to 24 CUEs per academic year, 11-13 CUEs in Fall 2023 and 11-13 CUEs during Spring 2024.
  • Lecture, teach and grade assignments.
  • Evaluate and discuss student’s work; prepare assignments via Blackboard and post grades

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Psychology

Additional Requirements


Preferred Qualifications

  • Teaching and mentoring students of diverse backgrounds

Physical Demands Summary


Anticipated Appointment Start Date

Anticipated Appointment End Date

Percent of Staff Year

Standard Hours Per Week

$41,472.00 for a 9 month appointment

Hourly or Semi-monthly Pay Rate/Range
$2304.00 ppp

Earn Type

Is Background Check Required: Yes

EEO Statement Summary

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator

Health Services 230

[email protected]


Visa Policy

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

ADA Accommodation

NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person’s disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form. For further assistance, please contact the office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (AAEO) at [email protected].

Safety Information

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Read the Annual Safety and Security Report. Contact the Ethics and Compliance Office at 815-753-1649 for a hard copy.

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Position Number: 00036807

How to apply

For full consideration, please visit
to create an application profile and upload all the following required documents by June 9, 2023:

Required Documents

  • Cover letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Teaching Evaluations (if applicable)
  • Contact information for three professional references
  • Transcripts (unofficial with official required at hire)

Applications received afterJune 9, 2023are welcomed, but will be considered as needed. The position will remain open until filled.

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