Visiting Instructor of Psychology

John D. MacArthur Campus - Jupiter
Jun 03, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job location: John D. MacArthur Campus - Jupiter

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-06-01
Req: REQ10358
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Position Summary:

The Wilkes Honors College at Florida Atlantic University seeks scholars who are committed to supporting the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and to engaging communities underrepresented in higher education. Florida Atlantic University is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. Florida Atlantic University embodies a culture of strategic and collaborative community engagement that results in mutual benefit to the institution and the diverse internal and external communities that it serves.

With over 30,000 students from all 50 states and over 180 countries, 21 intercollegiate teams, 180 plus degree programs, and an administration that thrives on discovery and excellence, FAU is pushing the boundaries of higher education. Florida Atlantic's faculty and staff are trailblazers and innovators with a passion for finding creative solutions while advancing science, art, and technology in all disciplines. Our work environment is a hub of cultures from across the nation and the world, making FAU a place where collaboration flourishes.

Visiting Instructor of Psychology at the Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University

The Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University (FAU) invites applications for a full-time (9-month), temporary (1-academic year), Visiting Instructor position in Psychology, beginning Fall 2021. The successful candidate will teach Honors General Psychology, Honors Research Methods in Psychology and Lab, and elective courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, advise students, and direct honors theses. The expected teaching load for the year is seven courses plus thesis supervision.

The Wilkes Honors College (WHC), which opened in 1999, is a selective liberal arts college within a large state university, located on FAU’s MacArthur Campus in the coastal town of Jupiter, Florida. The WHC includes a vital community of social science, natural science, and humanities faculty. The campus is an international hub for scientific research and is host to the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, Scripps Research Institute Florida, and FAU’s own Brain Institute.

The WHC’s four-year curriculum is centered on the traditional disciplines in the liberal arts and sciences, with an emphasis on critical thinking, independent study, community-based internships, and interdisciplinary programs. Currently, the WHC enrolls approximately 500 honors students and has 40 full-time honors faculty members. FAU is among the most ethnically diverse universities in the United States, and the WHC has a diverse student body, faculty, and staff. We value diversity and are committed to advancing equity and inclusion. As part of the University’s ambitious strategic plan, the WHC will increase the size of its student body and grow its faculty over the next five years. See

Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in Psychology or a closely related discipline and evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching. The committee will view favorably the breadth and depth of teaching interests, the ability to contribute specialized as well as core courses in psychology to our talented, motivated, conscientious and diverse student body, experience in advising and mentoring undergraduate students, and a commitment to fostering diversity on the campus.

Review of materials begins June 7, 2021. This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD from an accredited institution in Psychology or a closely related discipline required at the time of appointment; and evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching.


Commensurate with Experience

College or Department:

Honors College


John D. MacArthur Campus - Jupiter

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Special Instructions to Applicant:

This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.

All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position on the Office of Human Resources' job website ( by completing the required employment application for this recruitment and submitting the related documents.

The site permits the attachment of required/requested documentation. In addition to completing the online application, please upload the following: cover letter describing how you plan to contribute to the Wilkes Honors College environment, a curriculum vitae that includes contact information for three to five references, a teaching philosophy statement, a list of courses they would like to and/or be prepared to teach, and copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format.

PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of five (5) documents may be attached to your application. If more than five (5) documents are required for submission, please combine additional documents into one attachment to not exceed the maximum permitted.

Degrees from outside the United States must be validated by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts). The evaluation should be scanned and electronically attached to one's application as with other US-based transcripts.

Prior to appointment, the candidate must submit official, sealed transcripts from all institutions where graduate coursework was attempted, whether or not a degree was obtained, as well as an original NACES evaluation, if applicable. Transcripts must be issued to Florida Atlantic University not to you as the student.

A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. This position is subject to funding.

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