Temporary Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences – University, MO

Temporary Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

University of Delaware

University, MO


Job description

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html

Job No: 499812
Work Type: Faculty
Location: Newark/Hybrid
Categories: Psychological & Brain Sciences, Full Time

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences (psych.udel.edu) in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Delaware (UD) is seeking to fill two Temporary Assistant Professor positions. Each is a one-year position but may be renewed (depending on performance, funding, and departmental course needs) for up to three years, total. Start date is August 16, 2023.

The University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware, is only a short drive or train commute from Philadelphia, PA. UD is also within driving distance of New York City, Baltimore, Washington DC, the Poconos and some of the finest beaches in the country, making it an ideal location for day or weekend trips.


The position involves teaching four in-person undergraduate courses a semester with the goal of two (or at most three) preps per semester. One position involves teaching multiple sections of Social Psychology or Research in Personality; the other position involves teaching multiple sections of Cognition. Both positions will involve teaching additional courses such as Research Methods, Statistics, Advanced Research Methods, or General Psychology. Our department is committed to providing quality undergraduate educational experiences within a research-focused department. Applicants for this position must be ABD or have earned a Ph.D. in psychology or a related field and have some experience teaching or mentoring undergraduates. Successful candidates should provide evidence that they are engaged in evidence-based and reflective teaching practices.

We seek a candidate who can contribute to the inclusive excellence mission of our university and who can help support and mentor a diverse student population. The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences holds diversity, equity, and inclusion as important values. We view diversity broadly, including but not limited to an individual’s race, age, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, disability status, beliefs, and culture, as well as how those identities intersect. Supporting diversity in our faculty, student body, and staff, as well as valuing and respecting diversity in our teaching, research, service, and clinical work, represent important priorities that contribute to the strength of the department. We encourage the open exchange of ideas from a variety of viewpoints in an environment of respect, collaboration, and fairness. We promote the principles of equity and inclusion within our department and beyond through recruitment and retention, graduate training, clinical work, research, service and teaching, as well as through open and productive dialogue. More broadly, the University of Delaware is also committed to inclusive excellence.

PSYCHOLOGICAL AND BRAIN SCIENCES AT UD:The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Delaware (psych.udel.edu) is within the College Arts and Sciences.

The College of Arts and Sciencesat the University of Delaware offers exceptional educational experiences including integrated instruction, research and public engagement. With 24 academic departments and more than 25 centers, programs and institutes, the College serves close to 7,000 undergraduate students and over 1,000 graduate students with CAS majors, but also every single University student through foundational course work. The College’s 600 faculty members emphasize the enduring value of an arts and science education and share a deep commitment to excellence in scholarship and all forms of creative and intellectual expression. The College has departments in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, and features outstanding research and teaching facilities. Faculty and staff encourage and support innovative interdisciplinary collaborations and students engage local, national and global audiences through research and creative activity. With annual research expenditures of approximately $38 million and growing, the College currently houses several large, interdisciplinary grants with significant funding from the NIH and NSF.

The University of Delaware (www.udel.edu) is one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education, combining tradition and innovation. The university recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the experience of its employees and in supporting its academic mission. We are committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds, and we strongly encourage applications from educators from under-represented groups. UD provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

How to apply

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

Applicants should submit a 1) a cover letter, 2) a statement describing their teaching interests and strengths, evidence of teaching effectiveness, 3) a curriculum vitae, and 4) contact information for three reference. Letters of recommendation will be solicited upon application completion. Inquiries, but not application materials, should be emailed to Dr. Beth Morling, [email protected]

SALARY AND BENEFITS:Compensation packages are highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. The University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html.

Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

The University of Delaware has a great tradition of excellence, from our founding as a small private academy in 1743, to the research-intensive, technologically advanced institution of today. 


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