The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Fairfield University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track assistant professor position to begin in the 2023-2024 academic year. Applicants should have teaching expertise and scholarly interests in developmental, applied developmental, or community psychology, as well as a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Applicants are expected to have completed a Ph.D. in psychology or a related field, but strong ABD candidates will also be considered.
The teaching load is typically 3 courses per semester. One of these is a developmental psychology course that includes a community-engaged learning component. Additional courses may include lifespan developmental psychology, cross-cultural development, adult development and aging, psychological statistics, research methods, general psychology, and courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated record of community-engaged teaching and an interest in student/faculty collaborative research.
The department consists of twelve full-time faculty representing a range of specialties and is housed in a spacious, well-equipped facility in the Bannow Science Center. There is a vibrant culture of undergraduate student-faculty research and a growing institutional emphasis on the health sciences. Psychology is one of the largest majors in the College of Arts & Sciences, offering a Psychology Club, a large internship program, and chapters of Sigma Xi and Psi Chi. The Department also offers a major in behavioral neuroscience and a master’s program in industrial/organizational psychology. The salary and benefits for the position are highly competitive. Fairfield University is a Jesuit institution, consistently ranked as a top comprehensive university in New England, located in the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT, one hour from New York City along Long Island Sound. Our five Colleges and Professional Schools enroll approximately 4,300 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students.
Application Instructions: Review of applications begins October 12 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please click here and submit the following required documents:
a cover letter
a curriculum vitae
a statement of teaching philosophy
evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., course syllabus, course evaluations)
a statement of research interests and plans
representative reprints of scholarly work
a statement that describes how your teaching, scholarship, mentoring, and/or community service can support Fairfield’s commitment to cultural diversity and inclusive educational practice
three letters of recommendation
Please direct questions to Dr. Michael Andreychik, Search Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, veterans, Jesuits, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with disabilities.