Chapman University, Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences

Position ID:Chapman University-Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences-PSYNTT [#14942]
Position Title: Instructional Assistant Professor of Psychology, Non-Tenure Track, August 2020
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Orange, California 92866, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Psychology
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/10/09, finished 2020/08/09)
Position Description:    

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Job Description:

Job Title

Instructional Assistant Professor of Psychology, Non-Tenure Track, August 2020









General Information

Chapman University’s Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences Department of Psychology seeks applications for TWO (2) non-tenure track full-time Instructional Assistant Professors of Psychology, beginning August 2020.

The Psychology department embodies Chapman’s mission of providing students with personalized experiences by fostering a community of teacher-scholars. The current average class size is 25 students per course, and instructors employ substantial in-class interaction, discussion, hands-on activities, experiential learning opportunities, and other innovative teaching styles. Faculty members often mentor individual student research projects, and Chapman currently has a system that allows faculty to apply research mentorship credits to earn teaching releases in future semesters or to earn additional pay.

Faculty members with a strong interest in teaching Research Methods in Psychology, Advanced Research Methods, and courses in their expertise area, are particularly encouraged to apply. The departmental Research Methods course involves students designing and conducting experimental or correlational studies, analyzing the results, and presenting the findings through an APA-style manuscript and conference-style poster presentation. The department also offers an advanced research methods course for students interested in developing more in-depth research or data-analytic skills.

Potential faculty may be interested in participating in the Psychology Department’s Center for Excellence in Biopsychosocial Approaches to Health, which focuses on teaching and research in health psychology. Faculty may also be interested in connecting with the Institute for Interdisciplinary Brain and Behavioral Sciences.

Chapman University is a nationally ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. The university achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities. Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, publishing and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty. More information about the university and Crean College is available at

The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at


Faculty members with a strong interest in teaching Research Methods in Psychology, Advanced Research Methods, and courses in their expertise area, are particularly encouraged to apply.

A Ph.D. in Psychology or related field is required. Experience teaching psychology at the university level is required.

Evidence of past or potential excellence in teaching psychology courses, particularly Research Methods, is preferred. Experience and potential for excellence in supervising undergraduate research projects is preferred. Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills are preferred.


The successful candidates will teach Research Methods lectures and lab courses in the Psychology department, along with courses in their expertise area. The candidates will engage in departmental and university service (e.g., advising, serving on departmental or university committees).

Contact Information

The two positions differ as follows:

1) One faculty position is RENEWABLE based on performance, departmental needs, and funding availability. Initial contracts are typically two years, and renewed contracts currently occur at two to five year intervals. Full-Time Instructional faculty in renewable lines at Chapman play critical roles in the program for teaching, pedagogy, advising, and service; have the opportunity for promotion to associate and full professor; and have full votes on matters of faculty governance at both program and college level.

2) The second position is currently scheduled as a NON-RENEWABLE one-year position.

Qualified candidates are invited to electronically submit in PDF format:

1) Chapman University Faculty Employment Application
2) Cover letter detailing qualifications related to the position description and which position(s) you wish to be considered for (renewable, non-renewable, or both).
3) Curriculum Vitae
4) Teaching Philosophy Statement (including experience/strategies for teaching diverse populations and enhancing student understanding of diversity).
5) Recent Student Teaching Evaluations (3+), ideally with quantitative ratings and qualitative comments
6) Evidence of teaching style and effectiveness (e.g., course syllabi, course lectures, lecture notes, peer evaluations, course assignments, student research projects)
7) Contact information for three professional references

Please address materials to:

David Frederick, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair
c/o Academic Jobs Online at

Inquiries may be directed to Christine Dumaual ( Please use “NTT Psychology Position” as the email subject line.

Application review will begin December 1, 2019. The position is effective Fall, 2020. Salary is competitive and based on credentials and experience. Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate. Positions are subject to final budget approval.

Download a copy of the Chapman Faculty Application for Employment here.

Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Chapman University, One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866 Human Resources Department

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