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

Remote Instructor (Open Area) Columbia College of Missouri

  • 10 Oct 2023 3:32 PM
    Message # 13265413

    Instructor, Psychology
    Department: Social and Behavioral Sciences
    Location: Remote
    Type: Full-time Faculty, Non-Tenure Track

    Pay: $71,000-$78,000
    Proposed Start Date: August 2024

    Diversity Statement:
    Columbia College is committed to creating an inclusive employee experience for all regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age or disability. The college maintains a safe place for open discourse; supports activities that promote diversity and inclusion; and overall, fosters a sense of community that welcomes everyone.

    The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Columbia College invites applications for a full-time, twelve-month remote faculty position in Psychology (non-tenure track, open area). This position will primarily support the Bachelor’s degree in Psychology online and at nationwide Columbia College venues, where courses are taught synchronously and asynchronously in an eight-week format. Support may include but is not limited to development and redevelopment of synchronous and asynchronous courses, approval of credentials of adjunct instructors, and implementing assessment tools into the LMS. Teaching, service, and professional development are required for promotion purposes. Strong interpersonal skills, cultural humility, and demonstrated potential to contribute positively to a college community are expected. Competitive salary commensurate with credentials and experience..

    This position will include a twelve-month teaching assignment equivalent to a 4/4/2 undergraduate Psychology teaching load (taught in six eight-week sessions synchronously or asynchronously). Applicants should be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to growth in the area of teaching over time. Faculty are expected to remain current in the content and pedagogy of their disciplines and areas of professional responsibilities (membership in professional organizations). Funding for conference attendance and other professional development activities is provided on an annual basis.

    This position will also include service to the department and the college. It may include, but is not limited to: course re/development, program development, supervision of student internships, supervision of student research, assessment, adjunct support, evaluation, committee service, special projects, and training.

    Teaching and service requirements will be negotiated with candidates based on the needs of the unit. 

    A Ph.D. in the field of Psychology (open area) is required. College teaching experience in a non-traditional format (asynchronous and/or synchronous) is highly desired. The ideal candidate will possess experience with online course development and implementing assessment at the program level. Candidates that reflect the diversity of the College’s student population and surrounding community are strongly encouraged to apply.

    About Columbia College:

    Founded in 1851, Columbia College is dedicated to improving lives through higher education. As a private, coeducational liberal arts and sciences college, the College takes pride in its small classes, experienced faculty, and quality educational programs. Offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees, Columbia College has a traditional campus and active evening program in Columbia, Missouri, more than 40 additional venues in 15 states and Cuba, and a robust online presence. Columbia College reflects the growing diversity of the United States, with nearly 46 percent of its undergraduates self-identifying as members of historically underrepresented groups, which include more than 25 percent identifying as Black/African American and 11 percent as Hispanic/Latinx. Spurred by the creative ingenuity of faculty and staff and the financial commitment by the Board of Trustees, Columbia College is investing in the development of multiple new programs and the hiring of faculty to support new and existing undergraduate and graduate programs. It is an exciting time at Columbia College!


    To Apply:
    Applications received by November 8, 2023 will be given first consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Columbia College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.

    To be considered, submit applications online at (or click here: Please include:

    1. Completed Columbia College application
    2. Cover Letter
    3. Curriculum Vitae
    4. Names of three references from professional colleagues
    5. Teaching philosophy statement
    6. Diversity, equity, and inclusion statement
    7. Unofficial transcripts (official transcripts will be needed at a later stage)

    This job description is not meant to be all-inclusive of every duty and responsibility required by the employee in the position.


    Eligibility for employee benefits and perks is determined by employment status. For more information please see

    The offer of employment and assignment to duties is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background check. The information may include, but is not limited to, academic, residential, achievement, performance, attendance, disciplinary, employment history, credit history, driving history, and criminal history of public record.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    Columbia College is an equal opportunity employer.

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