Mar 18, 2020

Visiting Assistant Professor in Developmental

  • Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Saint Peter, MN, USA
Full time Development

Job Description

Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time three-year position of Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological Science to begin September 1, 2020.

Institution Information: Gustavus Adolphus College seeks employees who are committed to and will actively contribute to our efforts to celebrate cultural and intellectual richness and be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. The Gustavus Acts strategic plan renews our commitment to equip students to lead purposeful lives, and to act on the great challenges of our time by diversifying and expanding the Gustavus community and delivering a distinctive and integrated liberal arts education. We are committed to fostering a community that embodies the value of a liberal arts education rooted in heritage and pluralism. We engage in this work at a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2200 students.

Department Information: The Department of Psychological Science is a vibrant community committed to promoting psychology as a science both for the sake of gaining understanding and for the applications that may emerge as a consequence. For more information, see 

Major/Essential Functions: The annual teaching assignment will be 7 courses, one of which may be a one-month January Term experiential course determined by the candidate and appropriate to the candidate’s expertise. Primary teaching responsibilities will include Child Development, Adult Development, and advanced seminar courses in the candidate’s specialty. Additional teaching responsibilities may include contributions to the departmental required courses, such as courses in general psychology and statistics & research methods. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • PhD in Developmental Psychology (or a related field); we will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status and who will complete their degree by September 1, 2020; 
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching; 
  • Evidence of a commitment to undergraduate teaching and student advising; and
  • Evidence of a commitment to pedagogical methods that enable students across racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups to reach their maximum potential.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience teaching undergraduate courses and knowledge of evidence-based pedagogy;
  • Experience advising and engaging in research collaboration with undergraduates; and
  • A clear understanding of the importance of a liberal arts education and a vision for contributing to that education. 

Application Procedures: To apply, visit and complete the online application. Please only submit the required  documents which include:

  • Letter of application that indicates your teaching interests and succinctly provides compelling evidence for the position qualifications listed in this ad; 
  • Curriculum vitae; 
  • Transcripts (scanned copies acceptable); and
  • The names and contact information for three professional references (at least one must be able to address teaching experience and effectiveness).

For full consideration, applications must be received by April 14th, 2020. While applications may be accepted after this date, it is not guaranteed that they will be considered. At this time, please only upload the required documents listed above. Incomplete applications will not be considered by the search committee.

Gustavus Adolphus College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, disability, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities.


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