Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology
Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology

Teaching Assistant Professor

About this job: Lecturer, Non-Tenure Track, AFFECTIVE SCIENCE

University of Pittsburgh - Department of Psychology -   See this job on our site

Job is in: Pittsburgh, PA US

Contact: Dr. Jennifer Ganger

Post Date: October 18, 2022
Job Starts: September 1, 2023

The Department of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for two full-time faculty positions at the level of Teaching Assistant Professor in Psychology. These positions are pending budgetary approval and are outside the tenure stream. Teaching Professors in Psychology teach undergraduate courses and have the opportunity to mentor undergraduates in teaching and research, mentor graduate students in teaching, and participate in a vibrant, teaching-focused community within the department and the University. These positions would begin in the Fall 2023 semester, with an initial appointment of three years and subsequent renewals of three years subject to performance reviews and departmental needs. Applicants are encouraged to review the University of Pittsburgh’s promotion system for Teaching Professors. Teaching Professors in Psychology are full-time faculty appointed for 8 months each year (September through April), who teach three courses per semester during the fall and spring semesters. Courses may include Research Methods as well as courses in the candidates’ specialty areas, such as Social, Clinical, Cognitive, Developmental, Biological, or Health Psychology. The department is especially interested in courses that include a diversity focus and we encourage candidates to describe how they will bring diversity, equity, and inclusion into their courses. Required qualifications are a PhD or equivalent in Psychology or a related field, and evidence of high-quality undergraduate teaching in Psychology. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated commitment to teaching and commitment to participation in the department’s teaching community. Preference will also be given to candidates whose teaching experiences or expertise best align with current instructional needs. The successful candidates will join a community of teaching-focused faculty who provide department-wide teaching mentorship, within a department that has an active Equity, and Inclusion Committee (PEIC) that aims to advance the department’s goal of inclusive excellence. For full consideration, candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a teaching statement describing their teaching philosophy, teaching experience, and teaching interests. Candidates should also submit student evaluations of teaching, and they should be prepared to submit up to three names for letters of recommendation upon request. In addition, since we seek candidates whose prior experiences have prepared them to contribute to our department’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, candidates should also include a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement. This statement should discuss the candidate’s understanding of these issues and their record of relevant activities, as well as their specific plans and goals for helping to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Pittsburgh ( Other documents may be requested at a later date. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 15, 2022. We welcome applications from candidates who have taken non-traditional career paths, who have taken time away from work for family reasons, and who have participated in careers outside of academia. The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and fostering a culturally diverse environment. Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in support of a diverse community are required. The University of Pittsburgh requires all Pitt constituents (employees and students) on all campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Visit to learn more about this requirement. Review of applications will begin November 16 and continue until the positions are filled.