Assistant Professor, Psychology

Oct 12, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Company Description:

Founded in 1845, Wittenberg is a nationally ranked, private, liberal arts college related to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and has an enrollment of about 1,800 students. Wittenberg enjoys a national reputation for excellent academic standards and is widely known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Wittenberg has an exceptional staff and award-winning faculty who share a commitment to undergraduate teaching, research, and development of students into successful global citizens. Situated on 100 acres of rolling hills in Springfield Ohio, Wittenberg is easily accessible from Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati.  For more information about the institution, please visit our web page at

Job Description:

Wittenberg University's Department of Psychology invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position effective August 2018. Candidates should be prepared to teach courses in personality psychology, but candidates' primary research interest(s) may be in areas other than personality (e.g., health, sport/exercise, or industrial/organizational psychology, neuroscience). The faculty member will teach the equivalent of three courses each semester, including introductory and advanced courses in personality psychology, as well as advanced laboratory and/or research classes in that person's area(s) of expertise. Depending on the faculty member's area of expertise, there may be opportunities to offer courses that contribute to other majors (e.g., Business, Exercise Science, Sport Management) or minors (e.g., Health Science, Neuroscience).  


A Ph.D in Psychology is preferred; ABD considered. Preference will be given to candidates with sufficient training to teach courses in personality as well as at least one other area that will expand the range of expertise currently represented in the department.  

Additional Information:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Wittenberg is committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of our student body and society at-large. Please see our notice of nondiscrimination housed on our website.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Interested applicants must apply online.  As part of the application process, please upload a cover letter addressing how you meet the above criteria, a curriculum vita, transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions (scanned copies are acceptable), a one-page statement of philosophy for teaching in the liberal arts, sample syllabi, and evidence of teaching effectiveness.  We also require three letters of reference.  Letters of reference should be sent directly to Dr. Stephanie Little, Chair of the Department of Psychology, at [email protected] 

If you are a person with a disability and require assistance with the application process, please contact Wittenberg's Human Resources Department at 937.327.7517.