Apr 04, 2018

Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor of Psychological Science

  • William Jewell College
  • Liberty, MO, USA
Full time Education

Job Description

JOB TITLE:                          Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor of

                                              Psychological Science


DEPARTMENT:                  Department of Psychological Science


REPORTS TO:                     Department of Psychological Science Chairperson


FLSA Status:                       Exempt



The Department of Psychological Science seeks applicants for a one-year (with possibility of renewal), full-time visiting instructor or assistant professor of psychological science to begin August 2018. The preferred candidate has doctorate level background in one or more of the following areas – developmental, clinical, counseling, personality, or social psychology.  We seek a colleague who values a liberal arts education and who is willing to provide service to the department. Primary teaching responsibilities may include courses in Developmental Psychology (Child and Adolescent Development), Abnormal Psychology, Personality Psychology, and Introduction to Psychological Science.


  • Ph.D. in Psychology/Psychological science (with an emphasis in developmental psychology, clinical or counseling psychology, personality psychology or related field) preferred and required for appointment at the Assistant Professor level. ABD candidates, who will complete their doctorate by July 1, 2018, will be considered for the rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates with an appropriate master’s degree will be consider for the rank of Instructor.
  • Proven evidence of a strong record of classroom teaching at the undergraduate level
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching and student mentoring
  • Commitment to departmental service 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teaching Responsibilities:
    • Representative courses include Developmental Psychology (Child and Adolescent Development), Abnormal Psychology, Introduction to Psychological Science, and Personality Psychology
  • Service to the Department and involvement in departmental activities

Work Environment

    • Normal office working environment

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of employees assigned to this job.        

Application Procedure

Candidates must submit the following documents in PDF or MS Word format via email to jobs@william.jewell.edu:

  • Letter of application
  • William Jewell Application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Brief statement of teaching philosophy plus any additional evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts (copies are acceptable until finalists are selected)
  • Three letters of recommendation

Please note:  Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Applicants, who need accommodation for the application or interview process, please make such accommodation request in advance to the Office of Human Resources:

     William Jewell College

     Office of Human Resources

     500 College Hill Box 1017

     Liberty, MO 64068

     (816) 415-6904


Review of applications will begin April 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. 

All final candidates must successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment.  

Our Mission: We educate our community to ask questions, apply critical thought, and act with purpose.

William Jewell College is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.


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Psychological Science

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