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Instructional Assistant Professor of Psychology, Non-Tenure Track, August 2023

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Instructional Assistant Professor of Psychology, Non-Tenure Track, August 2023

Orange, CA
Open Date:
Feb 14, 2023

The Department of Psychology at Chapman University invites applications for TWO non-tenure track full-time Instructional Assistant Professor of Psychology positions, beginning August 2023.

Each faculty line is renewable based on performance, department needs, and funding.  Initial contracts are typically two years, and renewed contracts currently occur at two- to five-year intervals.  Full-time instructional faculty in renewable lines at Chapman play critical roles in the program for teaching, pedagogy, advising, and service; have the opportunity for promotion to associate and full professor; and have full votes on matters of faculty governance at both program and college levels.

Applicants from all areas of psychology will be considered.  Applicants with expertise in the areas of Clinical Psychology or Physiological Psychology are particularly encouraged to apply.  Applicants interested in teaching other courses such as the Senior Seminar capstone course, Critical Thinking, History of Psychology, Cross-Cultural Psychology, and/or their areas of expertise are also encouraged to apply. 

The Psychology Department embodies Chapman’s mission of providing students with personalized experiences by fostering a community of teacher-scholars.  The current average class size is 25 students per course, and instructors employ substantial in-class interaction, discussion, hands-on activities, experiential learning opportunities, and other innovative teaching styles.  Instructional faculty may also mentor students in individual research projects and internships.

Current areas of expertise in the department include health psychology, neuroscience, physiological psychology, computational science, affect science, social psychology, human sexuality, the study of gender and other identities, abnormal and clinical psychology, human development and aging, discrimination and bias, environmental psychology, and positive psychology.  We welcome faculty whose area of expertise adds to or complements current areas of strength in our faculty.

Chapman strongly values excellence in teaching and supports faculty members in their teaching endeavors through the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Potential faculty may also be interested in participating in the Center for Excellence in Biopsychosocial Approaches to Health, which focuses on teaching and research in health psychology, or connecting with the Institute for Interdisciplinary Brain and Behavioral Sciences.

The Department of Psychology, Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, and Chapman University are committed to creating an educational experience that promotes inclusivity and accessibility, and recognizes diversity and cultural competence as integral components of academic excellence.  We encourage applicants who can contribute to these goals through their teaching and service.

Chapman University is a nationally ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. The university achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities. Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty.   More information about the university and Crean College is available at

The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at


The successful candidate will teach core courses in the major related to their expertise in psychology. The candidate will engage in department and university service (e.g., advising students, serving on department or university committees).


A Ph.D. in Psychology or related field is required.  Experience teaching at the university level is required.  Evidence of past or potential excellence in teaching psychology courses is preferred.  Experience and potential for excellence in supervising undergraduate research projects is preferred.  Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills are preferred.

Application Instructions:

Qualified candidates are invited to electronically submit the following:

1.  Cover letter detailing qualifications related to the position description
2.  Curriculum vitae
3.  Teaching philosophy statement
4.  Diversity, equity, and inclusion statement that describes the candidate’s experience teaching diverse populations and/or enhancing student understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion
5.  Three or more recent student teaching evaluations, ideally with quantitative ratings and qualitative comments
6.  Other indicators of teaching style and effectiveness (e.g., course syllabi, course lectures, lecture notes, peer   evaluations, course assignments, student research projects, lecture recordings)
7.  Contact information for three professional references

Inquiries can be directed to the Search Committee Co-Chairs, Julia Boehm, PhD at [email protected] and John Hunter, PhD at [email protected] cc to Faculty Search Coordinators San White [email protected] and Eddie De La Torre [email protected].  Please use “Instructional Faculty Positions in Psychology” as the email subject.

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidates.   These positions are expected to start Fall 2023.  The salary range for this Instructional Assistant Professor position is $75,000-$80,000.  Positions are contingent upon funding. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

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Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California, offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs. Ranked in the top tier of Western universities, by U.S. News and World Report, Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and ground-breaking teaching. The University is classified by Carnegie as an R-2 research institution; Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and innovative teaching. More information is available at 

The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at

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