Society for the Teaching of Psychology

Division 2 of the American Psychological Association

Psychology Instructor, Area Open, University of Illinois Springfield

  • 27 Feb 2017 6:04 PM
    Message # 4638107

    The Psychology Department at the University of Illinois Springfield invites applications for an instructor position beginning August 16, 2017. This is a full-time, on-campus position. The successful candidate should have a minimum of a M.A./M.S. in psychology or closely related field awarded from a regionally accredited university prior to the start date, and demonstrated excellence in teaching. Experience pursuing innovative and engaging teaching strategies is desirable. Teaching responsibilities would include undergraduate courses such as introductory psychology, research methods, senior seminar, and courses in the candidate’s specialty area. Opportunities to mentor undergraduate research may also be available. While this position will primarily involve teaching on-ground classes, responsibilities may also include teaching online and evening classes. Normal teaching load is four courses per semester.

    CAMPUS: 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 5,400 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. You are encouraged to visit the university web page at and the department web page at

    APPLICATION: Review of applicants will begin on March 8, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted online at Applicants should navigate to the Faculty category and Psychology position. Applicants should create a profile, complete the online application, and upload a cover letter, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references. To maintain the integrity of the search process, applicants are asked to upload their own materials. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated.

    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 conducts 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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