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Assistant Professor, Psychology

Husson University
Bangor, ME, ME

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Social Sciences, Psychology & Behavioral Science
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details


Husson University’s College of Science and Humanities invites applications for one or more Assistant Professor of Psychology positions to begin Fall 2023. Ideal applicants will have a strong Clinical Background or a strong Experimental/Research Background.

Those with a Clinical Background will have the ability to teach undergraduate clinically-oriented courses such as Introduction to Counseling and Psychotherapy, Trauma and Resiliency, or Behavioral, Psychological, and Rehabilitation Intervention Models. They will also periodically teach General Psychology which is required of all psychology majors and fulfills a General Education requirement of the University.

Those with an Experimental/Research Background will have the ability to teach classes such as Research Methods, Human Growth and Development, Physiological Psychology, or Cognitive Psychology. They will also periodically teach General Psychology which is required of all psychology majors and fulfills a General Education requirement of the University.

Successful Clinical or Experimental/Research candidates may also teach other psychology courses within their areas of specialization.

Successful candidates must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to quality teaching, a strong promise for scholarly activity and professional service, as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Candidates will be expected to provide ongoing academic advising and serve a diverse student population. Candidates will be required to remain current with new trends and developments in their field of psychology and to promote the scholarship of teaching and learning through attendance at conferences, courses, seminars, and/or workshops, participate in campus committees, and engage in the academic life of the University.

Husson University is a private institution of approximately 3500 undergraduate and graduate students located in Bangor, Maine. The University is dedicated to offering premier professional programs designed to maximize experiential learning opportunities and student success. Bangor has been ranked as one of the top 50 small cities in the U.S. It offers a safe, affordable community with excellent education and healthcare, easy access to major urban centers, and a wealth of outdoor recreation opportunities. Year-round activities can be enjoyed on the numerous lakes, trails, and ski areas. The University is approximately 40 minutes west of the Maine coast and the nearby mountains of Acadia National Park and an hour south of the newly designated Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.

Examples of Duties

  • Prepare course materials and use appropriate teaching techniques, which may include but are not limited to delivering lectures, leading discussions, conducting demonstrations, and developing and teaching online or hybrid courses.
  • Implement standardized courses as designed to fulfill the general education and program goals addressed in those courses.
  • Contribute to the development and revision of course content and instructional materials, textbook and equipment selection, and assessment strategies.
  • Advise undergraduate students in Psychology.
  • Maintain professional skills and subject expertise through continual study and scholarship in discipline and through involvement in professional organizations.
  • Participate in program development and serve on department, college, and University committees as necessary.
  • Maintain formal office and campus hours.
  • Maintain current knowledge of instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to areas of assignment.
  • Learn and apply emerging technologies and advances as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized and timely manner.
  • Provide service to the College and participate in admissions events and interact with the internal and external community in a collegial and professional manner at all times.
  • Note: This is a face-to-face position; candidates are expected to be on campus.

    Typical Qualifications

    Doctoral degree in Psychology required; ABD considered.

    Knowledge and ability to teach undergraduate courses in psychology. The successful candidate will be dynamic, energetic, creative, and engaging and have strong interpersonal and communication skills, demonstrating a commitment to cultural diversity and inclusive education. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to Husson University’s mission and to the highest ethical standards.

    Desired Qualifications:

    Experience in undergraduate teaching and advising.



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    Mission Statement:

    Husson University inspires and prepares students for professional careers in current and emerging fields within the context of an education informed by the sciences and humanities.

    The University
    Located in beautiful Bangor, Maine, Husson University is a small school that makes a big impact. With 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students and an average class size of 18, Husson University prides itself on being an institution where everyone focuses on the student. Our students are more than just a number here at Husson.

    We have a long-standing commitment to providing affordable and accessible education. Our faculty members are some of the leading experts in their fields. They include Fulbright scholars and numerous leaders of honorary and professional societies.

    Husson University dining hallWe have a strong focus on experiential learning. In fact, U.S. News & World Report ranked Husson as one of the top 10 institutions in the country for student participation in internships. (2013 and 2014)

    Combined, these attributes have made Husson the “University of Choice” for professional careers in current and emerging fields where students succeed, experiential learning is championed and global understanding is promoted. All of our programs are designed to help students achieve career success. With 54 degree programs and 10 graduate professional programs to choose from, you’ll find Husson graduates in organizations devoted to business, information technology, criminal justice, hospitality, education, healthcare, communications, pharmacy and much more.

    Our warm, welcoming campus community is part of Maine’s third largest city. Bangor is located along the banks of the Penobscot River and is part of the Maine Highlands. It offers local residents the perfect balance of arts, culture, shopping, dining, and entertainment, in a town with one of the lowest urban crime rates in America. Husson is easy to access from I-95 and Bangor International Airport.

    And if you love the great outdoors, Husson offers you four seasons of adventure. Acadia National Park, Baxter State Park, Moosehead Lake Region, and the Camden Hills area are all just a short drive away. Everything from a relaxing day at the beach, to a thrill-packed mountain bike ride in fall foliage, to world-class skiing, is within reach.Husson University dining hall

    If career growth and quality of life are important to you, and if you have a passion for educating the next generation of leaders by transforming students’ lives, then we invite you to learn more about Husson University.

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