Assistant Professor of Psychology

Chatham University
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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    Chatham University

    Assistant Professor of Psychology

    The Social Science Department at Chatham University has an opening for a Capstone-track Assistant Professor of Psychology in the undergraduate psychology program starting in the 2022-2023 academic year. The candidate selected for this position will be responsible for teaching six courses each academic year. Courses will primarily include General Psychology, courses in the research methods sequence (e.g., Statistics and Research Design, Critical Thinking in Psychology, Foundations of Behavioral Research, Integrative Capstone), and additional upper-level courses in the candidate's subfield specialization.

    This vacant position will add to Chatham's mission "to prepare students to build lives of purpose, value and fulfilling preparing graduates to be informed and engaged citizens in their communities; to recognize and respect the diversity of culture, identity, and opinion; and to live sustainably." Building on this mission, Chatham is committed to creating a supportive and inclusive learning, living and working environment for all members of the campus community. Learn more at:

    Key Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Teaching 3 courses in Fall and Spring semesters (6 courses per academic year) in General Psychology, research methods sequence, and other areas as identified by the program.
    • Developing and implementing a research agenda that results in scholarly publications and presentations.
    • Actively engaging in the campus community and efforts to promote and enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion.
    • Actively engaging in program/department service
    • Actively engaging in university service


    • Earned Ph.D. in psychology (or specific subfield) or Psy.D required. Applicants who have not earned Ph.D. but will defend before the position start date may be considered with a letter of support from the dissertation chair specifying the date of scheduled defense.
    • Experience teaching at the university/collegiate level is required. Experience teaching General Psychology, Statistics and Research Design, Critical Thinking in Psychology, and/or Foundations of Behavioral Research preferred. Experience teaching and using SPSS is preferred. Experience as an independent course instructor preferrred.
    • Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in your teaching and campus community engagement. Applicants should describe their experience in these arenas in a separate "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion" statement.

    Founded in 1869, Chatham University has an enrollment of over 2,200 students across over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence: sustainability & health, the arts & sciences, and business & communications. Chatham has consistently been named a College of Distinction and a "Best College" by U.S. News & World Report, and--as the alma mater of environmental icon, Rachel Carson (Class of '29)--is perennially ranked as one of the greenest colleges in the United States by Sierra Magazine and the Princeton Review.

    Chatham consists of the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment; the School of Arts, Science and Business; and the School for Continuing & Professional Studies.

    Located in Pittsburgh, PA--one of the country's most livable cities and great college towns--Chatham is spread across three distinct locations: the historic arboretum, Shadyside Campus; Chatham Eastside in the fast-growing East End; and Eden Hall Campus, one of the world's most sustainable campuses.

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    To ensure full consideration, applicants are required to submit: (1) curriculum vitae; (2) cover letter addressing the specific qualifications of the position; (3) statement of teaching philosophy; (4) diversity, equity, and inclusion statement; (5) 5-year research agenda with a description of ongoing/future project(s), publications (in progress/planned), and required resources; and (6) contact information for three professional references.

    To ensure full consideration, materials must be submitted by November 30, 2021.

    Chatham University offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, including tuition remission for qualified personnel, and a generous retirement plan.

    Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Chatham University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

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    About Chatham

    Founded in 1869, Chatham University is a fully coed institution with an enrollment of over 2,200 students and over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence: health & sustainability; business & communication; and the arts & sciences. Chatham is the alma mater of environmental icon Rachel Carson ’29, and is recognized as a leader in the field of sustainability, having been selected as one of the Top 50 Green Colleges by The Princeton Review; ranked in the top five nationally for sustainability achievements in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS); and mentioned in a 2012 Forbes article as one of the places "contributing to Pittsburgh's transformation into a destination for green living."

    Building on these accomplishments, Chatham opened in 2014 the world's first fully sustainable campus in higher education, Eden Hall Campus. Consistently ranked as a best college by U.S. News & World Report in the Regional Universities North category, Chatham consists of the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment; the School of Arts, Science & Business; and the School for Continuing & Professional Studies.

    Accreditation The University is accredited by the:

    · Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools

    · Pennsylvania Department of Education

    · Pennsylvania Department of Education Teacher Certification Program

    · Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

    · Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant

    · American Chemical Society

    · American Psychology Association

    · Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

    · Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

    · Council for Interior Design Accreditation

    · Council on Social Work Education

    · International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education

    · Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council


    Mission Statement Chatham University prepares its students to build lives of purpose, value, and fulfilling work. Through professional skill development and liberal arts learning, Chatham prepares its graduates to be informed and engaged citizens in their communities; to recognize and respect diversity of culture, identity, and opinion; and to live sustainably.

    Student Life Students at Chatham University immerse themselves in academics, co-curricular activities, and city life here in Pittsburgh, PA. At Chatham University, you’ll find an academic and social environment where everyone, from professors in the classroom to strong alumnae/alumni networks to fellow students, cares about your future. The Office of Student Affairs at Chatham is committed to assisting students in becoming active members of the campus community through a variety of programs and services. Student Affairs staff members are here to help Chatham students stretch their imaginations, learn about themselves, discover the world, and achieve their aspirations. Chatham University has a lot in store for students outside the classroom.

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