Visiting Instructor of Psychology (30 views)

Job Summary: 


The Wilkes Honors College at Florida Atlantic University seeks scholars who are committed to supporting the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and to engaging communities underrepresented in higher education. Florida Atlantic University is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. Florida Atlantic University embodies a culture of strategic and collaborative community engagement that results in mutual benefit to the institution and the diverse internal and external communities that it serves.


With over 30,000 students from all 50 states and over 180 countries, 21 intercollegiate teams, 180 plus degree programs, and an administration that thrives on discovery and excellence, FAU is pushing the boundaries of higher education. Florida Atlantic’s faculty and staff are trailblazers and innovators with a passion for finding creative solutions while advancing science, art, and technology in all disciplines. Our work environment is a hub of cultures from across the nation and the world, making FAU a place where collaboration flourishes.


Visiting Instructor of Psychology at the Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University


The Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University (FAU) invites applications for a full-time (9-month), temporary (1-academic year), Visiting Instructor position in Psychology, beginning Fall 2021. The successful candidate will teach Honors General Psychology, Honors Research Methods in Psychology and Lab, and elective courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, advise students, and direct honors theses. The expected teaching load for the year is seven courses plus thesis supervision.

The Wilkes Honors College (WHC), which opened in 1999, is a selective liberal arts college within a large state university, located on FAU’s MacArthur Campus in the coastal town of Jupiter, Florida. The WHC includes a vital community of social science, natural science, and humanities faculty. The campus is an international hub for scientific research and is host to the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, Scripps Research Institute Florida, and FAU’s own Brain Institute.

The WHC’s four-year curriculum is centered on the traditional disciplines in the liberal arts and sciences, with an emphasis on critical thinking, independent study, community-based internships, and interdisciplinary programs. Currently, the WHC enrolls approximately 500 honors students and has 40 full-time honors faculty members. FAU is among the most ethnically diverse universities in the United States, and the WHC has a diverse student body, faculty, and staff.  We value diversity and are committed to advancing equity and inclusion. As part of the University’s ambitious strategic plan, the WHC will increase the size of its student body and grow its faculty over the next five years. See

Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in Psychology or a closely related discipline and evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching. The committee will view favorably the breadth and depth of teaching interests, the ability to contribute specialized as well as core courses in psychology to our talented, motivated, conscientious and diverse student body, experience in advising and mentoring undergraduate students, and a commitment to fostering diversity on the campus.

Review of materials begins June 7, 2021. This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.



Minimum Qualification: 


PhD from an accredited institution in Psychology or a closely related discipline required at the time of appointment; and evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching.


All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position Visiting Instructor of Psychology on the Office of Human Resources’ job website (  by completing the required online employment application and submitting the related documents. When completing the online application, please upload the following: cover letter describing how you plan to contribute to the Wilkes Honors College environment, a curriculum vitae that includes contact information for three to five references, a teaching philosophy statement, a list of courses they would like to and/or be prepared to teach and copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format.


A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. This position is subject to funding.


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Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or other protected status. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711.


FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service.  All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply.

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