Chapman University, Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences

Position ID:Chapman University-Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences-PSYNTTFAO2022 [#21035]
Position Title: Instructional Assistant Professor of Psychology, Non-Tenure Track, August 2022
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Orange, California 92866, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Psychology / Research Methods
Appl Deadline: finished (2022/01/27, finished 2022/04/29, listed until 2022/05/31)
Position Description:    

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General Information The Department of Psychology at Chapman University invites applications for a non-tenure track full-time Instructional Assistant Professor of Psychology, beginning August 2022.

The faculty line is renewable based on performance, departmental needs, and funding. 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 levels.

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. Instructional faculty may also mentor students in individual research coursework. Faculty members often mentor individual student research projects

Faculty members with a strong interest in teaching Research Methods in Psychology, Advanced Research Methods, and our Senior Seminar capstone course, are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants interested in teaching courses in their expertise areas (e.g., Health Psychology, Cross-Cultural Psychology, Personality, Forensic, Physiological, etc.) are also 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. Faculty also have the opportunity to mentor independent study students who are engaged in research or other creative activities.

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

Qualifications 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.

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

Contact Information Candidates should electronically submit the following in .pdf format:

* Chapman University Faculty Employment Application * Cover letter detailing qualification related to the position description * Curriculum vitae * Teaching philosophy statement (including experience/strategies for teaching diverse populations and enhancing student understanding of diversity) * 3+ Recent student teaching evaluations, ideally with quantitative ratings and qualitative comments * Other indicators of teaching style and effectiveness (e.g., course syllabi, course lectures, lecture notes, peer evaluations, course assignments, student research projects) *Contact information for three professional references

Please address materials to: David Frederick, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair c/o Academic Jobs Online at Inquires may be directed to Nicole Nungaray ( Please use “NTT Psychology Position” as the email subject line.

Application review will begin February 20, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. The position is effective Fall 2022. Salary is competitive and based on credentials and experience. Positions are contingent upon funding.

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.

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Orange, CA 92866