Assistant Professor Industrial/Organizational Psychology (48 views)

West Chester University in Pennsylvania
July 26, 2021

Position Summary

Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position beginning August 2022 at the Assistant Professor level in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (I/O).

West Chester University, a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, is a public, comprehensive institution committed to offering high-quality undergraduate education, selected post-baccalaureate and graduate programs, and a variety of educational and cultural resources for its students, alumni, and citizens of southeastern Pennsylvania. The University offers more than 100 graduate and undergraduate programs in the sciences and mathematics, business and public management, arts and humanities, health sciences, education and social work, music, and interdisciplinary studies. We are a community of educators dedicated to developing graduates who succeed personally and professionally and contribute to the common good.

The Department of Psychology at WCU is composed of 25 tenured and tenure-track faculty and serves approximately 1000 undergraduate majors and 100 graduate students across several programs. There are currently three other Industrial/Organizational Psychologists on the faculty. The Industrial/Organizational Psychology Master of Science program at WCU is designed for students who plan careers in business, industry, government, or other organizations. The program also prepares students for doctoral training in I/O and related fields. The MS program educates students in the field of I/O psychology through the rigorous study of practical problems facing organizations today and hands-on practical consulting experience.

Responsibilities include:
• Teaching graduate level and undergraduate level courses in I/O Psychology
• Advising and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students
• Working with other faculty in support of I/O Psychology Master’s and online I/O Certificate program.

Faculty will be required to teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels as needed by the department and consistent with their area of expertise. Graduate level courses will include people analytics, training and development, and psychometrics with an applied perspective. The typical course load involves teaching four courses per semester. In addition, the faculty member is required to maintain an active program of research involving students at both the graduate and undergraduate level.

Minimum Qualifications

• Ph.D. in I/O psychology before the start of Fall 2022 semester
• An active program of research studying I/O-related topics as evidenced by a track record of recent peer-reviewed empirical research
• Experience teaching or training on I/O-related topics
• Demonstrated background in People Analytics
• Demonstrated commitment to mentor undergraduate and graduate students in I/O-related research

Preferred Qualifications

• Online teaching experience
• Prior teaching experience in People Analytics and/or Psychometrics
• Applied quantitative expertise
• Experience teaching I/O courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels

Special Instructions

The following materials are required to be submitted to the West Chester University Electronic Submission site (
• Cover letter identifying the courses the applicant is prepared to teach
• Curriculum vitae
• No more than three reprints or preprints of published articles
• A statement of teaching philosophy
• A statement of research interests
• A statement describing the applicant’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching and research.
• Prior teaching evaluations if available.
• Three letters of recommendation. The system will automatically email the referee and provide instructions for uploading the letter.

Candidates selected for on-campus interviews will present a colloquium to demonstrate effective teaching and research excellence. Review of candidates will begin on September 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must successfully complete the interview process and colloquium to be considered finalists.

West Chester University of Pennsylvania offers highly competitive salaries and excellent benefits. The University is part of the State System of Higher Education and is a public, regional, comprehensive institution serving over 18,000 students. The University is located in West Chester, Pennsylvania, 25 miles west of Philadelphia and only a few hours from New York City, Washington D.C. The area is home to world-class libraries, museums and hospitals.

Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances West Chester University’s educational mission and strategic Plan for Excellence. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action – Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background checks.