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

Instructional Assistant Professor, Chapman University

  • 22 Sep 2023 9:16 PM
    Message # 13258171

    Instructional Assistant Professor of Psychology, Non-Tenure Track, Fall 2024

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    Position Description

    The Department of Psychology at Chapman University invites applications for TWO non-tenure track full-time Instructional Assistant Professor of Psychology positions, beginning Fall 2024.   


    Preferred areas of expertise are in the areas of Cognitive Psychology, Clinical/Abnormal Psychology, and/or Lifespan Development, although those with other areas of expertise are encouraged to apply. Applicants with a teaching focus on the study of minority or marginalized populations within core subfields of psychology are strongly encouraged to apply.  The Department of Psychology is in the process of developing a new Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree (in addition to our long-standing B.A. degree), and applicants who could add their specialty to this degree are also encouraged to apply. We are interested in candidates who have demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion in teaching, mentoring, and/or university/professional service. 


    Chapman University is a nationally-ranked, R2 Carnegie Classified, private institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. Chapman’s campuses are home to nearly 10,000 students representing 50 states, three territories, and 78 countries. The 11 schools and colleges of Chapman, including the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, offer 65 bachelors, 53 master, and six doctoral programs, along with nearly 60 minors and 17 accelerated and bridge programs. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty.   More information about the university and Crean College is available at


    Current areas of expertise in the Psychology Department include health psychology, neuroscience, physiological psychology, computational science, affect science, social psychology, human sexuality, the study of gender and other identities, abnormal and clinical psychology, human development and aging, discrimination and bias, environmental psychology, and positive psychology.  We welcome faculty whose area of expertise adds to or complements current areas of strength in our faculty. 


    The Psychology Department embodies Chapman’s mission of providing students with personalized experiences by fostering a community of teacher-scholars.  Chapman instructors employ substantial in-class interaction, discussion, hands-on activities, experiential learning opportunities, and other innovative teaching styles.  In addition to teaching, instructional faculty may also mentor students in internships. 


    Chapman strongly values excellence in teaching and supports faculty members in their teaching endeavors through the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Potential faculty may also be interested in participating in the Center for Excellence in Biopsychosocial Approaches to Health, which focuses on teaching and research in health psychology, or connecting with the Institute for Interdisciplinary Brain and Behavioral Sciences.  The Department of Psychology, Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, and Chapman University are committed to creating an educational experience that promotes inclusivity and accessibility, and recognizes diversity and cultural competence as integral components of academic excellence.  We encourage applicants who can contribute to these goals through their teaching and service. 


    The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at Chapman University is committed to developing its faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. 



    The successful candidate will teach core courses in the major related to their expertise in psychology. The candidate will engage in department and university service (e.g., advising students, serving on department or university committees).


    A Ph.D. in Psychology or related field is required.  Experience teaching at the university level is required.  Evidence of past or potential excellence in teaching psychology courses is preferred.  Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills are preferred.

    Application Instructions

    Candidates should electronically submit the following in .pdf format: 

    • Cover letter detailing qualifications related to the position description
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Teaching philosophy statement
    • Diversity, equity, and inclusion statement that describes the candidate’s experience teaching diverse populations and/or enhancing student understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion
    • Three or more recent student teaching evaluations, ideally with quantitative ratings and qualitative comments
    • Other indicators of teaching style and effectiveness (e.g., course syllabi, course lectures, lecture notes, peer evaluations, course assignments, student research projects, lecture recordings)
    • Contact information for three professional references

    Please address materials to: 
    Dr. Amy Moors and Dr. Jennifer Robinette, Search Committee Co-Chairs 

    Further inquiries can be directed to the Search Committee Chairs Amy Moors and Jennifer Robinette ( and cc to Faculty Search Coordinator Erika Orejola ( Please use “Instructional Faculty Positions in Psychology” as the email subject. 

    Application review will begin November 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.  These positions are expected to start Fall 2024. Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate. 

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

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