Apr 16, 2018

Visiting Assistant Professor of Quantitative Psychology

  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Full time Quantitative

Job Description

The Department of Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time, visiting faculty position in the Quantitative Psychology and Psychometric Methods (QPM) beginning Fall 2018. Appointment will be at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor.

The initial term of this appointment is academic year 2018/19, beginning August 27, 2018 and concluding May 26, 2019. The appointment is for a fixed one-year term.

Required/Preferred Qualifications

Candidates must have completed the requirements for the Ph.D. in Quantitative Psychology or a related field by the appointment date. Essential Qualifications are demonstrated scholarly excellence and successful teaching experience.

Candidates will be evaluated according to the overall quality of academic preparation and professional experience, evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, and strength of recommendations.


Visiting faculty in the Department of Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts are expected to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses; advise students; contribute service appropriate for the rank of appointment; and maintain an active program of scholarly research.

Teaching responsibilities across 9 months will consist of 4 graduate and/or undergraduate courses totaling 15 credits in our core curriculum. Undergraduate courses will likely include teaching the Honors section (approximately 25 students) of Introduction to Psychological Measurement and Data Analysis. This is the foundational Statistics course in the Department’s BA and BS programs. Graduate teaching will include Analysis of Psychological Data (the Fall and Spring introductory statistics sequence for first-year Psychology Ph.D. students), and a Graduate Seminar on the successful candidates area of expertise within the field of Quantitative psychology. Specific courses will be determined in consultation with the QPM faculty and the Department of Psychology.

Successful applicants will also be expected to contribute to the service needs of the Department, College, and University. The resources of a major research and graduate training department and its faculty are available to support faculty members’ work.

About the Department

The Department of Psychology ranks among the top academic departments in the nation and throughout the world. Psychology has more than 40 core faculty members and graduate programs in Clinical Science and Psychopathology Research; Cognitive and Brain Sciences; Counseling Psychology; Industrial/Organizational Psychology; Personality, Individual Differences, and Behavioral Genetics; Quantitative/Psychometric Methods; and Social Psychology. The Department of Psychology offers programs leading to B.A., B.S., and Ph.D. degrees. For additional information, please visit the Department of Psychology website, at https://cla.umn.edu/psychology

About the College of Liberal Arts (College)

Established in 1868, the College of Liberal Arts supports the University of Minnesota's land-grant mission as home to disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The College of Liberal Arts values diverse cultures, experiences, and perspectives as key to innovation and excellent education: https://cla.umn.edu

The College of Liberal Arts is committed to intellectual freedom, the pursuit of new knowledge, and the belief that the liberal arts are the foundation of academic learning. CLA prepares students to be independent and original thinkers, innovators in their chosen fields; to create meaning in their lives and in their life's work; and to become productive citizens and leaders in their communities and the world.

About the University
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities is located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities. Students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

How to apply

Please send application materials directly to the Department of Psychology. Application materials include: 1) a cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a 500 word research statement; 4) samples of written work; 5) a 500 word statement of teaching philosophy with evidence of teaching effectiveness or commitment to teaching; and 6) THREE letters of recommendation, sent directly from letter writers, to the Department of Psychology.

All application materials may be e-mailed to psyappt@umn.edu, or mailed to:


Assistant to the Chair

Department of Psychology

University of Minnesota

N210 Elliott Hall

75 East River Road

Minneapolis, MN 55455-0344

Additional application materials may be requested at a later date.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact us via email at psyappt@umn.edu or phone our Chair’s Office at 612-625-7873.

To be assured of full consideration in the selection process, application materials must be submitted by April 30, 2018. The position will, however, remain open until filled. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. Applications received after May 1, 2018 may or may not be reviewed.

Thank you for your interest in a position with the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota. After review and consideration of the information you provided we may contact you regarding this position.


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