Assistant Professor of Psychology

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The Position:  A full-time, three-year position in social psychology with possibility of conversion to tenure eligibility.  Normal course load is three courses (equivalent to 12 semester hours) per semester.  Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and level of experience.  There is a nine-month yearly appointment, with summer school teaching possible for additional compensation. Candidates whose teaching, research, and/or other professional activities focus on under-represented populations, and who are interested in facilitating diversity-related learning opportunities for students are highly valued by the department and the college.  

Qualifications:  A Ph.D. is preferred; ABD may be considered. The candidate would teach social psychology and foundational courses including research methods in psychology and general psychology.   The candidate would teach additional courses suited to their area of expertise, such as psychological statistics, personality psychology, health psychology, or social justice-related courses. The successful candidate must show a commitment to high quality teaching and to maintaining an active research program involving undergraduates.  

Advisement of about 15-20 undergraduate majors, participation in departmental projects, and involvement in college-wide activities are required.  Faculty in the department are expected to mentor undergraduate student research. Concordia encourages students and faculty to be actively engaged in the local community and as such candidates who are interested in engaging in community outreach are particularly desirable.  

Applicants should be in sympathy with the mission of a college of the Lutheran (ELCA) church, which entails a commitment to the liberal arts, diversity, academic freedom, and openness to discussions about the relationship between faith and learning.  The mission of the college can be found at  

Beginning Date:  August 2021  

Review of completed applications will begin December 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.  Please apply online only.  A letter of interest, vita, transcripts, research statement, statement of teaching philosophy and contact information for three references will be required for a complete application. Finalists will be asked to complete an additional three brief essay questions.  For additional information contact Darcie Sell, Chair ([email protected]).  

The psychology department at Concordia College is comprised of 6 faculty and serves about 160 majors and over 100 minors. We are a creative, active group of people who provide a positive, supportive atmosphere to work in. The typical class size in our courses is 15-30 students. Numerous faculty development opportunities are available, including funds that allow for conference presentations and workshops offered regularly throughout the year. Opportunities for collaborative work with colleagues from other disciplines are encouraged and supported.  

Concordia College is a selective four-year liberal arts college of approximately 2,000 undergraduates located in Moorhead (MN)/Fargo (ND), a growing metropolitan area of 200,000 that has been consistently ranked among the nation's most livable areas.   Concordia College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. A more thorough description of Concordia College can be found at  Information about the Psychology department can be found at:

For more information and to apply, please visit Concordia College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Criminal background check required. 




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Posted: 11/5/2020
Application Due: 1/4/2021
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