Nov 13, 2023

Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor, Psychology Digital Immersion

  • Arizona State University, New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
  • Remote (With these positions, there is the potential for remote work by submitting an annual remote work exception application. Approval of remote work is subject to the needs of the program/university.)
Full time Cognitive Development General Industrial/Organizational Lifespan Multiple Positions Positive Psychology Research Methods Sports Psychology Statistics

Job Description

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU) is seeking three full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure-track faculty in Psychology (Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor rank) to teach in the digital immersion (online) undergraduate and graduate psychology programs with a start date in August 2024. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in Statistics and Research Methods; Cognitive Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Positive Psychology; Sports Psychology; and/or Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Preference will also be given to candidates with experience teaching writing-intensive courses. 

Teaching loads for these positions are typically 12 credits per semester (a 4/4 load), with the possibility of summer teaching. In addition to teaching, the faculty member must commit to providing service to the program, school, and university as part of their workload.

With these positions, there is the potential for remote work by submitting an annual remote work exception application. Approval of remote work is subject to the needs of the program/university.

About the School:

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences offers 15 majors, six programs, six certificates, and 11 minors. With an academically rigorous, career-focused, student-centered approach, the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at New College offers an unmatched educational experience. The mission of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences is consistent with that of a metropolitan research university. A founding premise of the school is that the study of human behavior, social institutions, and culture can be best understood through interdisciplinary perspectives that integrate diverse intellectual and methodological systems of inquiry.

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences offers psychology degrees through campus immersion programs and digital immersion programs. The current positions are specific to the digital immersion programs, which offer a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Science, and a Master of Science in Psychology with an optional concentration in Positive Psychology. The digital immersion programs continue to grow, with anticipated additions of concentrations in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Sports Psychology.

For more information about ASU’s School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, please visit our website at For more information about New College, visit

ASU is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy, and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real-world applications blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth-largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

All we do at ASU is guided and inspired by the University Charter, which reads: 

ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.

Successful candidates will demonstrate throughout their materials how their teaching, research, and service will contribute to the fulfillment of this charter. 

Essential Functions of the Position:

  • Provide undergraduate and graduate-level instruction in relevant fields. Instruction is primarily online, with some opportunities through program collaborations for in-person instruction.

  • Develop, maintain, and update course materials as appropriate to the field and modality.

  • Coordinate regular training and supervision of graduate student teaching assistants.

  • Participate in service to the school, college, university, community, and/or profession as needed.

To be considered for an Associate Teaching Professor position, candidates must have at least five years of relevant teaching experience and have successfully gone through the promotion process at another institution.



Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate or terminal degree in psychology or closely related field at time of appointment  

Desired Qualifications:  

  • Demonstrated ability to teach broadly in psychology. The capacity to teach broadly across a variety of courses in psychology at both the undergraduate and graduate level is preferred. 

  • Two or more years of teaching at the undergraduate or graduate level in the field of psychology. One or more years of experience teaching asynchronous, large-format online classes is preferred. We are also interested in candidates with the demonstrated ability to teach writing-intensive courses online. 

  • Experience in online instruction, course development, and modification using learning management systems such as Canvas

  • Educational background and/or research or clinical experience in one or more of the following areas: Statistics and Research Methods; Cognitive Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Positive Psychology; Sports Psychology; and/or Industrial/Organizational Psychology

  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population, including first-generation college students

  • Experience mentoring undergraduate and/or graduate students beyond the classroom (e.g., research projects, honors theses, teaching assistants). 

  • Familiarity with training and supervising teaching assistants

  • Evidence of excellent communication skills

  • Commitment to ongoing professional development. Past professional development related to online learning is preferred. 


Application Instructions

Application Deadline: 

The initial application deadline is December 21st, 2023, at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.  Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. A background check and official transcripts are required prior to employment. For assistance with your application, or for position-related questions, contact Simone Gagnon at

Application Procedure:

Only electronic submissions via Interfolio will be reviewed. All required materials must be submitted at time of initial application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please submit all application materials to

Applications must contain: 

  • Cover letter that addresses the required and desired qualifications and how your experience will demonstrate the University Charter.

  • Curriculum vitae with contact information, including telephone number and e-mail address. 

  • Document summarizing the courses you have taught, their modality (e.g., online synchronous, online asynchronous, hybrid, in-person), course size, and involvement in development (e.g., if you developed the course yourself, if you adapted someone else’s course [and to what extent, if you used someone else’s course in full).

  • One to two-page statement of teaching philosophy. 

  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness – e.g., student evaluations, syllabi, peer observation, annual evaluations, etc. 

  • Unofficial graduate transcripts

  • Information for three professional references (their position, title, e-mail, phone number), one reference must be from your current or most recent employer. 

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon the successful passing of the background check.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. (See and

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