Assistant Professor, Social Psychology, University of Illinois Springfield

  • 13 Feb 2019 7:33 PM
    Message # 7163372

    The Psychology Department at the University of Illinois Springfield invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 16, 2019. This is a full-time on-campus position and benefit-eligible tenure-track academic appointment. UIS tenure-system faculty are expected to be available and engaged in the campus community, with assigned professional responsibilities for teaching, scholarship, and service. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in Psychology with specialized training in Social Psychology from an accredited university prior to the start date. College teaching experience is preferred, and experience pursuing innovative and engaging teaching strategies is desirable. The applicant should demonstrate potential for scholarship and/or research in a specialty area.

    The successful applicant will be assigned a teaching load of PSY 201- Principles of Psychology, PSY 302 - Research Methods in Psychology, and PSY 331 – Social Psychology in the fall of 2019. The applicant will be assigned a teaching load of PSY 201 Principles of Psychology and two courses in the candidate’s specialty area in the spring of 2020. The candidate will be expected to teach some courses in an online format. Course selection may depend on the background and qualifications of the successful applicant and the availability of adjunct instructors to teach certain psychology courses. Normal teaching load is three courses per semester. Opportunities to mentor undergraduate research are available. This individual will engage in scholarly and service activities appropriate to his or her professional development. Numerous department level duties are shared by all of the faculty members of the department. Thus, this faculty member will be expected to participate in department meetings, serve on various department committees, and carry out other activities as needed (e.g., coordinating student assessments or collecting data for program reviews). A number of committees within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and university-wide are staffed by faculty members. This individual will be expected to share these responsibilities. In addition, he or she will be expected at times to serve on post-tenure review committees of tenured faculty. University regulations establish criteria for performance evaluations of faculty for retention, promotion, and tenure. In general, the regulations require excellence in the area of teaching. In addition, the faculty member should demonstrate a cumulative record of high quality in the combination of categories of scholarship and service provided that his or her performance is, at a minimum, satisfactory in both categories.

    Located in the state capital, the University of Illinois Springfield is one of three members of the University of Illinois system. The University serves approximately 5,000 students in 22 graduate and 30 undergraduate programs. The academic curriculum offers students a strong liberal arts core, a wide range of professional programs, and close faculty interaction. Making the most of its location in the state capital, UIS is broadly engaged in public policy and service. Its diverse student body includes traditional, non-traditional, and international students. Twenty-five percent of majors are in 17 undergraduate and graduate online degree programs and the campus has received several national awards for its implementation of online learning. UIS faculty are committed teachers, active scholars, and professionals in service to society. The University emphasizes excellence in teaching, and faculty are also expected to provide a balance of scholarship and service activities to meet requirements for tenure and promotion. You are encouraged to visit the university web page at http://www.uis.eduand the department web page at

    Applications must be submitted online at Applicants should navigate to the Faculty category and Psychology position. Applicants should create or update a profile, complete the online application, and upload a cover letter addressing the responsibilities of the position, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, description of research program, and the names and contact information (email address and phone number) for three professional references. Only those applicants who complete the online application and upload all required materials by the March 17, 2019, application deadline will be considered; incomplete applications will not be evaluated. To maintain the integrity and confidentiality of the search process, applicants are asked to upload their own materials. Review of applications will begin March 18, 2019, and continue until the position is filled or the search is terminated.

    UIS is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to recruitment and retention of a diverse and inclusive campus community. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.


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