The Division of Behavioral Sciences at Oglethorpe University welcomes applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Psychology to serve during the fall 2021 and spring 2022 semesters. The teaching load will be 7 courses/year. While it is likely that most of the candidate’s courses will be taught in the traditional 16 week format of our day program, 1-2 courses may be in the university’s evening Adult Degree Program, so applicants should address in their cover letters both (a) their experience teaching in 8-week accelerated programs and (b) their availability to teach at night (between 6pm and 10:30pm). Applicants must be able to teach introductory psychology, but will have the opportunity to teach courses in their area of expertise during spring semester. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach courses that contribute to Oglethorpe’s emphasis on DEI initiatives, for example: Psychology of Women, African American Psychology, Cross Cultural Psychology, Psychology of Sexual Orientation. The position involves a 30% service contribution, which could include activities such as serving on committees and supervising undergraduate internships.
Oglethorpe University is committed to having a workforce which reflects the true diversity of the students we serve. In the last year, the university has made several strides in advancing our commitment to institutional diversity, including hiring an inaugural Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and establishing a university-wide diversity taskforce this year. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, veterans, and individuals with intersectional identities are encouraged to apply.
Preference is for a Ph.D. with teaching experience; ABD will be considered (must have at least a master’s degree). To receive full consideration, applications should include a cover letter, C.V. that includes the names of 3 references, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. In the cover letter, please include evidence of a strong commitment and success in contributing to inclusive learning and working environments. We will begin reviewing applications May 15th and will accept them until the position is filled.
Founded in 1835, Oglethorpe is a small, highly selective, independent, private university located on a beautiful, 100‐acre campus in Atlanta. Our liberal arts mission serves a diverse student body of 1,350 undergraduates, representing 33 states and 38 countries. The campus is located in Brookhaven, near Atlanta’s well-known Buckhead neighborhood. Oglethorpe’s distinguished faculty is composed of teachers/scholars committed to providing the highest quality instruction to students. Renowned for its groundbreaking Core program, Oglethorpe is a member of the Annapolis Group, comprised of the nation’s most selective liberal arts institutions, and has been named among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Liberal Arts Colleges, Forbes’ America’s Best Colleges, and Princeton Review’s Best Southeastern Colleges.
Oglethorpe’s commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring, and retention. Oglethorpe is an equal opportunity employer.