Mar 10, 2023

Assistant or Associate Professor of Psychology

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  • Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Full time Education

Job Description

Chatham University's Social Sciences Department has an opening for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Psychology in the undergraduate psychology program starting in the 2023-2024 academic year. The position will be filled at the rank of Assistant Professor. The rank of Associate Professor may be considered for the right candidate.

The candidate selected for this position will be responsible for teaching six courses each academic year (3-3). Courses will primarily include developmental psychology courses, courses in the research methods sequence (e.g., Statistics and Research Design, Critical Thinking in Psychology, Foundations of Behavioral Research, Integrative Capstone), and additional upper-level courses in the candidate's subfield specialization.

Chatham University strives to promote a campus environment that understands and embraces multiculturalism while increasing individuals' intercultural competence. We actively work to build and sustain a diverse and culturally vibrant campus, which promotes employee and student success and retention. Learn more at:


  • Earned Ph.D. in psychology (or specific subfield) or Psy.D. required. Applicants who have not earned Ph.D./Psy.D. but will defend before position start date may be considered with letter of support from dissertation chair specifying date of scheduled defense.
  • Experience teaching at the university/collegiate level is required. Experience teaching Child Developmental Psychology, Adolescent Developmental Psychology, Adult Developmental Psychology, Critical Thinking in Psychology, and/or Foundations of Behavioral Research preferred. Experience teaching and using SPSS is preferred. Experience as an independent course instructor preferred but will consider applicants with extensive experience as a teaching assistant in relevant courses.
  • Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in your teaching and campus community engagement. Applicants should describe their experience in these arenas in a separate "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion" statement.
  • To ensure full consideration, applicants are required to submit: (1) curriculum vitae; (2) cover letter addressing the specific qualifications of the position; (3) statement of teaching philosophy; (4) diversity, equity, and inclusion statement; (5) 5-year research agenda with description of ongoing/future project(s), publications (in progress/planned), and required resources; and (6) contact information for three professional references.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teaching 3 courses in Fall and Spring semesters (6 courses per academic year) in developmental psychology, research methods sequence, and other areas as identified by the program.
  • Developing and implementing a research agenda which results in scholarly publications and presentations.
  • Actively engaging in the campus community and efforts to promote and enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Actively engaging in program/department service, including but not limited to: academic advising; program/department meetings; student recruitment/engagement events; supervising internships; program/department assessment; and other tasks identified by department chair and program coordinator.
  • Actively engaging in university service, including but not limited to: university and School of Arts, Sciences, and Business (SASB) faculty meetings; professional development seminars/workshops; service on university committees.

How to Apply:

Applications accepted only via (direct link is and follow the instructions to complete the application process. To ensure full consideration, materials must be submitted by March 15, 2023. Additionally, for full consideration, please submit all of the following:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter addressing the specific qualifications of the position
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion statement
  • 5-year research agenda with description of ongoing/future project(s), publications (in progress/planned), and required resources
  • Contact information for three professional references.

All application materials should be uploaded in the "Resume" section at the same time at the time of application. The system will not allow applicants to make edits to their applications after submission.

Chatham University offers competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, including tuition remission for qualified personnel, and a generous retirement plan.

Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Persons of color, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Chatham University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.



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