Assistant Professor of Psychology

McKendree University seeks a dynamic, engaged, and student-centered Assistant Professor of Psychology to join our team.   

The successful candidate will foster responsible citizenship, ignite curiosity, and encourage students to develop into forward-thinking and engaged individuals.   

We are looking for the following qualities:     

  1. Commitment to excellence in teaching, which includes an understanding of individual student needs;
  2. Investment in ongoing scholarly research, which includes collaboration with students;
  3. Dedication to university service, which includes recruiting and retaining students as well as helping them flourish intellectually.

The specialty area is open with a strong preference for social psychology. The faculty member will teach 12 credits per semester. Primary teaching requirements include courses within the candidate’s specialty area, Introduction to Psychology, Statistics, and Research Methods. 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 2022.      

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. 

We are committed to growing the diversity of our community.     

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

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest referencing job #APP99 with a list of courses you are prepared to teach, resume/CV, unofficial graduate transcripts, 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.    

Deadline for best consideration: January 20, 2022      

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.