Assistant or Associate Professor of Psychology

McKendree University welcomes applications for Assistant or Associate Professor of Psychology with a specialty in clinical or counseling psychology (license-eligible preferred). The position’s primary responsibilities will be in the undergraduate department of psychology, with additional teaching opportunities in the Master’s program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

We are looking for the following qualities:     

  1. Commitment to excellence in teaching and student mentorship.
  2. Investment in ongoing scholarly research, which includes collaboration with students.
  3. Dedication to university service, which includes academic advising and the recruitment and retention students.

The teaching load for the position is four courses each semester. Undergraduate teaching responsibilities will include three courses in the candidate’s specialty area such as Clinical and Counseling Psychology, Theories of Personality, Cross-Cultural Psychology, and Ethics in Research and Therapy. Additional teaching responsibilities will include one graduate course such as Social and Cultural Foundations, Research and Evaluation, Human Growth and Development, among other courses contingent upon licensure status. Successful candidates will have an active program of research that offers learning opportunities for undergraduates.   

Other responsibilities of the position will include academic advising; serving on university committees; contributing to departmental work such as assessment; and supervising internships, research, and student organizations. Opportunities also exist for contributions to our first-year experience (UNI 101), online programs, and the Honors Program.  

Candidates must possess teaching experience and have a Ph.D. in psychology or must complete their doctorate before Fall 2024. Preference will be given to candidates who are licensed or license-eligible in IL.      

McKendree University, Illinois’ first and finest, is a private liberal arts university in Lebanon, IL, just 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, a culturally rich and vibrant city. Popular co-curricular activities for McKendree students include Division II athletics, speech and debate, and both instrumental and choral music.  The Hettenhausen Center for the Arts, the premiere performing arts center in southwestern Illinois, is located on McKendree’s campus. 

If you are ready to join an exciting team of faculty, we welcome your application!     

Interested candidates should complete and submit the McKendree Employment Application and send a letter of interest referencing Job #APP86 with a resume/CV, a list of courses you are prepared to teach, unofficial graduate transcripts (official upon hire), a statement of teaching philosophy, a research statement, a diversity statement, and three letters of recommendation to the Director of Human Resources, hr@mckendree.edu.

Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to applications received by January 12, 2024.

McKendree is an ADA/EEO/Vet/Disabled employer committed to enhancing the cultural and gender diversity of the campus. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.