Society for the Teaching of Psychology: Division 2 of the American Psychological Association

TT Assistant Professor of Psychology Position at Wilkes

  • 06 Oct 2022 3:03 PM
    Message # 12945185

    Wilkes University invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Psychology with a focus in the areas of clinical/counseling psychology or applied psychology (e.g., I/O, cultural psychology) to begin August 2023. The successful candidate will be expected to teach an array of undergraduate courses that will include courses in their specialty areas, as well as other courses needed by the department, such as Research Methods, Senior Capstone, and Introductory Psychology. The typical teaching load is 21 credits over two semesters (4-3 load)

    Excellence in teaching is of paramount importance. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate teaching and provide evidence of teaching effectiveness and scholarly productivity. Candidates will also be expected to develop an active research program involving undergraduate students, advise undergraduate students, and perform university and professional service. Preference will be given to candidates who embrace the University’s culture of developing mentoring relationships. A Ph.D. in psychology at the time of appointment is required. ABD’s will be considered if degree completion will occur by August 2023. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

    Psychology is one of the largest majors at Wilkes University, and we have a very active Psychology Club and chapter of Psi Chi. We highly value undergraduate student-faculty research, and faculty regularly present with undergraduate student co-authors at regional and national conferences.

    To apply, visit  Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, summary of course evaluations (if available), graduate transcripts, and research statement. Please also include a statement that covers the following three elements: teaching interests, teaching philosophy, and diversity. Additionally, please arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly from each author to: Ms. Andrea Rizzo (, Administrative Assistant for the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences. To receive full consideration, applications must be submitted by December 5, 2022, however, applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. If you have questions about these positions, please email Jennifer Thomas at

    Wilkes University is an independent, comprehensive university dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts, sciences, and selected professional programs. The University has approximately 2,260 students at the undergraduate level and over 1,250 full time equivalent students at the graduate and first professional levels.


    Its institutional focus is on developing strong mentoring relationships with each of its students and contributing vitally to economic development of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The University is located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, a revitalized city that is located on the lovely Susquehanna River and is within two and one-half hours driving distance of New York City and Philadelphia.


    Wilkes University is constantly seeking to become a more diverse community and to enhance its capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings.  The University strongly encourages applications from persons with diverse backgrounds. Wilkes University does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.

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