The Department of Psychology is a research-oriented department which values a collaborative and integrative approach to psychological science that fosters intellectual curiosity and innovation. By investing in the people who comprise our department, we aim to create a supportive and inclusive environment (see www.du.edu/psychology for more information). Our mission is to advance psychological science by generating and sharing new knowledge through collaborative scholarship, educating and mentoring student scholars, and contributing to the public good.
Our departments vision, to be an inclusive intellectual community that fosters discovery and innovation, is embedded within the University of Denvers vision to be a great private university dedicated to the public good. The University values Diversity and Inclusive Excellence, recognizing that its success is dependent on how well it values, engages, and includes the rich diversity of constituents (to learn more about our commitments at the University of Denver, please visit https://www.du.edu/about/diversity). Students and faculty in the Psychology Department actively contribute to Diversity and Inclusive Excellence goals through scholarship, teaching, and service.
DU is situated in the Denver metro area, a vibrant urban center in the Rocky Mountain region, home to more than 3 million people. Our metropolitan location supports collaboration across local universities. DU, ranked in the top 100 universities in the country, is comprised of 5800 undergraduates (600+ psychology majors), 8000 graduate students, and 700+ full-time faculty. The University recently received recognition as an R1 by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
We seek well-qualified candidates for a 1-year half-time visiting teaching assistant professor (VTAP) position in the department of psychology at the University of Denver. This position involves teaching eight courses distributed among fall, winter, and spring quarters. Specifically, this position will be expected to teach a graduate level course in correlation and regression, as well as undergraduate courses in statistics, introduction to psychology, and lifespan development. Successful applicants must hold a Ph.D. in psychology or a related field (or be A.B.D in an appropriate Ph.D. program, have experience teaching psychology courses with available teaching evaluations, the ability to communicate effectively with undergraduates, teach using universal design and inclusive teaching principles, and the ability to use computer assisted course management and presentation methods.
The department operates on the quarter system. The (VTAP) will teach eight courses in Psychology as assigned by the department chair. In addition, the VTAP will hold office hours and regularly communicate with students and prepare for courses. The (VTAP) must have the ability to communicate effectively with undergraduates, teach using universal design and inclusive teaching principles, and the ability to use computer assisted teaching and course management and presentation methods.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Teaching experience in psychology courses.
- Experience in culturally diverse settings.
- Background working with culturally diverse populations.
- Ph.D. in Psychology (ABD considered for an Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor hire). Previous experience in teaching and advising undergraduates.
- Ph.D. with previous experience of instruction, advising, and faculty-level participation in department of psychology in an accredited university.
- Experience in curriculum and course development, innovative pedagogy, and contributions to inclusive excellence.
Letter of interest
Varied. While the University's administrative offices are open Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, faculty schedules vary from term to term and are based on courses taught, service commitments, and research agendas. The University's academic calendars are posted on the registrar's website (the law school is on a semester system and has a different academic calendar).
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) September 7th, 2023. Position will remain open until filled.
Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply.
Salary Grade Number
The salary grade for the position is UC.
The salary range for this position is $25,000
The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.
The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.
Please include the following documents with your application:
The separate inclusive-excellence statement should be a succinct description of how the candidates teaching, and/or service contribute to Inclusive Excellence (https://www.du.edu/ahss/psychology/inclusiveexcellence).
Names and contact information of three individuals that can provide letters of recommendation.
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All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.