Oct 01, 2018

Assistant Professor of Psychology

  • Western Oregon University
  • 345 Monmouth Avenue North, Monmouth, OR, USA
Full time Social

Job Description

Recruitment Number: F1806

Application Deadline:  Review of applications begins October 31, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Western Oregon University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Social Psychology or a closely related field. The successful candidate would join a robust division with 12 other tenure-track faculty and several non-tenure track faculty (please see our website at the following link: http://www.wou.edu/behavioralsciences.  Notably, we have a diverse student population, particularly with regards to non-traditional student populations and veterans. We welcome applications from scholars who are from populations historically underrepresented in the academy, and/or who have experience working with diverse populations.

The teaching load is three courses per term and may include Social Psychology, Advanced Social Psychology, Quantitative Methods, Research Methods, Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology, History of Psychology, General Psychology, and seminars/courses in the applicant’s specialty area.


  • A Ph.D. is required. (ABDs considered if degree will be completed before the start date).
  • Candidates with teaching experience, an established research program, and a strong quantitative background are preferred.
  • Applicants able to develop courses in which social psychology is applied to other areas of psychology, such as cognition, development, law, emotion, or health, will be given preference.

Start Date:  September 16, 2019

We are not considering candidates who require Visa sponsorship support.  Additionally, the University typically only considers visa support for employees placed in specialized positions that are continuing regular University appointments.

Contact Information: Questions regarding this position may be directed to Joel Alexander, Search Committee Chair, at alexanj@mail.wou.edu.

For questions regarding the application process or to submit your application documents, please contact Human Resources at 503-838-8552 or employment@wou.edu.

Application Process: 

You may submit all materials online at www.wou.edu/facultyapp

Required application materials (PDF preferred):

  • A WOU Faculty Application Form (available at wou.edu/facultyapp)
  • Letter of interest that addresses your teaching experience and research interests. Please include how your experience, education, and/or training might help us build a more inclusive, collaborative, and diverse community.
  • Current curriculum vita
  • Names and contact information for three professional references
  • Unofficial copy of transcripts for highest degree

As an alternative, you may submit application materials to:

F1806, Assistant Professor of Psychology

Western Oregon University

Human Resources Office

345 N. Monmouth Ave

Monmouth, OR  97361                                                                                                         

-OR- E-mail as an attachment to employment@wou.edu  -OR- Fax to 503-838-8144.

Western Oregon University (WOU) is a mid-sized public comprehensive university located in the heart of Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley.  The university serves a large number of first-generation college students. WOU has received national recognition for its commitment and success in serving students.   The campus is about 20 minutes from Salem, the state’s capital, about 75 minutes from Portland, the state’s cultural hub, and a short drive from the Oregon coast, mountains, and other scenic areas. The university is located in an increasingly diverse, bilingual, and rural area in the Willamette Valley.  Our student body of about 4800 undergraduate and 600 graduate students enjoys a vibrant and close-knit intellectual community.

Western Oregon University is an EO/AA/Veteran/Disability employer committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce.



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