May 29, 2024

Psychology Visiting Assistant Professor

  • Trinity University
  • 1 Trinity Place, San Antonio, TX, USA
Full time Psychology

Job Description

Job Family Group:


Time Type:

Full time


Psychology (Kevin McIntyre)

Exemption Status:

United States of America (Exempt)

Job Description:

The Department of Psychology at Trinity University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in Psychology (area of specialization open) beginning in Fall 2024. Qualified applicants should have a Ph.D. in Psychology (or expect to complete their Ph.D. by August 2024) and should be an effective teacher capable of delivering introductory and advanced undergraduate courses. The ability to teach statistics and research methods, health psychology, social psychology, organizational psychology, or developmental psychology is preferred.


Visiting Assistant Professor in Psychology




The Department of Psychology at Trinity University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor beginning in Fall 2024. A Ph.D. in psychology or closely related discipline is required by August of 2024, and the area of specialization is open. The successful applicant will demonstrate potential to be an excellent teacher and contribute to the department’s and university’s curricular needs. An active research program is not required, but the department and university value faculty scholarship and would support the candidate’s research on campus (e.g., with lab space and funds for conference travel).


Candidates should have experience teaching within their area of specialization. Although we are open to applicants from a variety of areas within psychology, preference will be given to applicants who have experience teaching in one of the following areas: statistics and research methods, social psychology, organizational psychology, or developmental psychology.


Trinity University is one of the nation’s top liberal arts universities. We are located in the heart of San Antonio, a large, vibrant and diverse city where our students learn from and participate in a multicultural urban environment. We are a selective institution with over 11,000 yearly applications and approximately 650 first-year students. Trinity values excellence in teaching and research, including mentoring of undergraduate research students, and was ranked #6 in the nation for combining excellent scholarly research with classroom instruction by the Wall Street Journal. We offer ample research space in a recently constructed science center. <u>Discover more about Trinity University</u>. Additional information can be found on the Resource Guide to Trinity & San Antonio.


Trinity University is a secular, independent, private institution. Both the Department of Psychology and the University as a whole value and safeguard academic freedom for faculty members in their teaching and scholarship. Trinity is guided by a set of core values and is committed to implementing practices in pursuit of an inclusive campus for all students, faculty, and staff to feel welcomed and engaged in a community of learning.




Teach 6 classes per academic year (no more than two preparations per semester) and support the academic mission of the department and university.




Candidates will have a Ph.D. in Psychology or related subdiscipline (or expect to complete their Ph.D. by August, 2024). 



The successful candidate preferably will have: 

  • Interests and additional training in statistics and methods;

  • Evidence of, or potential for, teaching excellence at the undergraduate level



When starting the application, select "Apply Manually.” Only complete fields with a red asterisk, which are required. In the “My Experience” section, you do not need to complete the “Work Experience,” “Education,” “Certifications,” or “Languages” fields.


In the “Application Documents” field, upload the following, each as a separate pdf file (note: a maximum of five (5) files can be uploaded):

  • Cover Letter

  • CV

  • Teaching Philosophy and Diversity Statement. The diversity statement should respond to the following prompt: “Trinity University is committed to the value of intentional inclusion. Please provide a brief statement (250-500 words) describing your past efforts as well as your future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in your teaching.”

  • Samples of Scholarly Work (please combine into a single file)

  • Names and Contact Information for Three Professional References


We will start evaluating applications on May 1, 2024 and will continue to receive applications until the position is filled.



If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Bill Ellison, Search Chair, at [email protected].

Please ensure that all required documents are uploaded prior to submitting an application. If you have revisions needed to an application already submitted or need help submitting an application, please contact Human Resources at 210-999-7507 or email [email protected].

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