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Assistant or Associate Professor, North Greenville University, Greenville SC area

  • 09 Sep 2022 2:50 PM
    Message # 12912823

    The Department of Psychology is seeking applicants for a full-time faculty position starting in January of 2023 with a specialization in any area of psychology. Preference will be given to those with experience teaching in the undergraduate classroom, who are skilled in research with undergraduates, and can teach a broad variety of undergraduate psychology courses particularly lifespan development, introductory psychology, social psychology, positive psychology, or research methods courses. Review of applications will begin upon receipt of application materials and continue until the position is filled. We particularly invite candidates who will enhance the racial, ethnic, or cultural diversity of our campus.

    • North Greenville University is a teaching university of the South Carolina Baptist Convention and is a tobacco and alcohol-free campus. All NGU professors are expected to be orthodox Christians who have a strong personal faith, are role models in their piety and ethics, are regularly reflecting upon how their faith influences their discipline and are willing and able to mentor students in their own relationship with Jesus Christ. Faculty are expected to teach in accordance with, and not contrary to the university’s “Statement on Human Flourishing.”


      • Teach general education and upper-level lectures as assigned (4 courses per semester).
      • Hold weekly office hours to support students academically and spiritually.
      • Serve as an academic advisor to assigned students.
      • Participate in department, school, college, and university-level meetings.
      • Participate in department-level course, curriculum, and program development.
      • Effectively utilize and monitor the learning management systems.
      • Appropriately maintain student records, grades, and attendance to ensure accuracy and security.
      • Meet all university deadlines for syllabi and grade submission.
      • Work with other majors/disciplines to meet the academic needs of students in those majors..
      • The primary focus of faculty at NGU is teaching, however, some research with students is expected in the department.
      • Actively work to grow spiritually and professionally. 
      • Serve on academic committees as assigned by the Dean.


    • ·       An earned doctorate in Psychology with teaching experience is required, but an ABD candidate may be considered if the degree will be completed by January, 2023.
    • ·       The ability to teach introductory survey courses in psychology is required and the research methods course is preferred. We also have a need for social psychology and positive psychology.
    • ·       Preference will be given to candidates who can show evidence of excellent teaching evaluations and a willingness to spend time advising and mentoring students. 
    • ·       The strong candidate will supply evidence of teaching skills with expertise in using technology in classroom instruction and best practices in teaching within their area. 
    • ·       Another valuable skill would be a demonstrated ability to connect students with the practitioner community or their field of research or expertise.
    • ·       Preference for a record of scholarly or professional publications.
    • ·       Able to mentor students in their own relationship with Jesus Christ.
    • Physical Requirements: 

    • ·       Mobility: Able to move between buildings and attend classes, meetings, and functions across campus.
    • ·       Speaking: Frequently convey detailed or important instructions and ideas accurately, professionally, and with a contextually appropriate tone and volume. 
    • ·       Cognitive/Emotional: Ability to critically think and express emotions and thoughts in an honest, collegial, constructive, and prudent manner


    All faculty are expected to be able to travel to campus for all class sessions and occasional departmental and faculty meetings.

    Working Relationships and Schedule

    This is a full-time, nine-month position in the Psychology Department. Psychology faculty report to the Psychology Department Chair, who reports to the Associate Dean of the School of Health Sciences, who reports to the Dean of the College of Humanities and Sciences.

    As part of the application, candidates must submit a cover letter, CV, and transcripts, two professional references, and one reference from a leader in your church. Candidates submitting materials by November 1, 2022 will receive full consideration. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled. If you have any questions about the position before applying, please contact Dr. Shannon Dobson, department chair, at

    Please submit your resume in the North Greenville University application below. 

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