Asst Professor position at University of Portland

Sep 04, 2019

The Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Portland (UP) seeks a tenure-track assistant professor in community psychology, cross cultural psychology, or a related field to begin August 2020. Research that incorporates issues relevant to diverse groups and life experiences is particularly encouraged, especially surrounding issues such as mental health, well-being, and inclusion. The candidate will be expected to teach a combination of upper-level and introductory undergraduate courses, including general psychology, cross-cultural or community psychology, and new courses aligned with their interests. We are especially interested in candidates capable of teaching courses in qualitative methods and/or with interest in developing internship opportunities for students. The teaching load is normally 3 x 3-credit courses per semester.

A Ph.D. in psychology or related field (or evidence of completion by the time of appointment) is required. Commitment to and success in undergraduate teaching is essential. The successful candidate will also demonstrate the desire and ability to engage undergraduates in productive scholarship. In addition, the successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge, skills, and success in diversity & inclusion work within or transferable to higher education; discussion of these attributes may be embedded in the cover letter and the teaching statement but should also be described in a standalone diversity statement.

A complete application will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a research statement, a statement of interest/experience in diversity and inclusion, and the names of three references from whom we can solicit letters of recommendations (letter writers will automatically be sent emails with specific directions about how and where to upload their letters.) Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning on October 14; to secure priority consideration, all supporting material should be submitted to by October 13.

Founded in 1901, the University of Portland is a private, comprehensive, Catholic university with a mission of teaching and learning, faith and formation, service and leadership. Candidates should articulate their understanding of the university mission in their cover letter and highlight how it is compatible with their approach to undergraduate education.

The University of Portland is an Equal Opportunity employer fully dedicated to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff. UP does not discriminate in its educational programs, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs, or employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by and consistent with the law. Please see the University’s full Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination Policy here:

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