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

Teaching Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh

  • 03 Oct 2023 12:05 PM
    Message # 13262413

    Faculty Professor Teaching Assistant - Full-Time

    The Department of Psychology and the College of General Studies (CGS) in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh invite applications for a full-time faculty position at the level of Teaching Assistant Professor in Psychology. This individual will teach three undergraduate courses per semester during the fall and spring semesters. In consultation with Psychology and CGS, three of the six courses will be taught online and three in person. These positions are pending budgetary approval and are outside of the tenure stream. The position will begin in the Fall 2024 semester with an initial appointment of three years and subsequent renewals of three years, subject to performance reviews and departmental needs. Applicants are encouraged to review the University of Pittsburgh’s promotion system for Teaching Professors.

    Applicants should have a strong track record of innovation and success in undergraduate teaching and be able to teach both introductory-level and upper-level college courses in Psychology. The field of specialization is open, but candidates with the qualifications and experience to teach in the following areas are especially encouraged: Psychopathology, Personality Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Social Psychology, and Research Methods.  

    The successful candidate will join a community of teaching-focused faculty who provide department-wide teaching mentorship. Teaching Professors have the opportunity to mentor undergraduates in teaching and research, mentor graduate students in teaching, and participate in a vibrant, teaching-focused community within the department and the University. Furthermore, the department has an active Equity and Inclusion Committee (PEIC) that aims to advance the department’s goal of inclusive excellence. 

    Minimum Qualifications:

    ·    Ph.D. in Psychology by August 2024

    ·    Experience as instructor of record in Psychology at the college level

    Preferred Qualifications:

    ·    Experience with remote, online, or distance teaching and online course development

    ·    Familiarity with the Canvas learning management system or a similar system

    ·    Experience working with nontraditional students and their needs.


    ·    In consultation with the Department of Psychology and the College of General Studies (CGS), teach a combination of online and in-person courses each semester.

    ·    Meet with students to provide support for their learning and mentoring, appropriate to their educational needs.

    ·     Provide service to the Department of Psychology and to CGS, to be arranged with the chair and dean, respectively.

    For full consideration, candidates should submit the following by November 10, 2024

    ·        A cover letter summarizing the candidate’s interest and qualifications for the position.

    ·        A curriculum vitae that clearly enumerates the candidate’s education, teaching experience (i.e., the number of unique courses, the number of times each course has been taught, the size and format of each class, and whether the candidate was instructor of record), mentoring experience, and service roles

    ·        A teaching statement that includes the candidates teaching philosophy (with examples, where relevant), teaching experience (with attention to remote teaching as well as in person teaching), and teaching interests

    ·        Recent quantitative and qualitative student evaluations of teaching, including original and complete student responses in addition to any summaries.

    ·        A diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) statement that includes the candidate’s general understanding of DEI; the candidate’s incorporation of DEI into their teaching; the candidate’s record of relevant activities such as service and mentoring; and the candidate’s specific plans and goals for advancing DEI at the University of Pittsburgh (see 

    ·        The names and contact information of referees who may be contacted for letters of recommendation.

    Additional documents may be requested later. 

    We welcome applications from candidates who have taken non-traditional career paths, who have taken time away from work for family reasons, and who have participated in careers outside of academia.

    Review of applications will begin on November 12, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Melinda Ciccocioppo, Teaching Associate Professor and search committee chair, at

    The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and fostering a culturally diverse environment.  Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in support of a diverse community are required. 

     The University of Pittsburgh requires all Pitt constituents (employees and students) on all campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Visit to learn more about this requirement.

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