Visiting Assistant Professor, Open Area, Fairfield University

  • 30 Mar 2022 8:51 AM
    Message # 12686684

    Job Description:

    The Department of Psychology at Fairfield University invites applications for a full-time, visiting assistant professor, for the 2022-23 academic year. The area of specialization is open, but preference will be given to applicants with expertise in clinical or social psychology.  Applicants should have a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and 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 4 courses per semester and will include courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, in addition to courses such as Personality Psychology and General Psychology.    

    The Department consists of eleven 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: To ensure full consideration, please visit the job posting here, click “Apply Now,” and submit the following required documents by April 15, 2022.

    • Cover letter

    • CV

    • Statement of teaching philosophy

    • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., course syllabi; course evaluations, evidence of inclusive educational practices)

    • Three letters of recommendation (references should email their letters of recommendation directly to:

    Please direct questions to Dr. Linda Henkel, Search Committee Chair, at

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