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Assistant Professor of Psychology, Tenure Track

Marymount University
Arlington, Virginia

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

Job Details

The Psychology program at Marymount University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning in August 2024. A Doctorate (or ABD with completion by August 2024) in clinical, counseling, cognitive, or biological psychology from an accredited institution is required.

Successful candidates will have demonstrated teaching experience in one or more of the following areas: Psychological disorders, cognitive, biological, forensic, and/or introductory psychology, and a psychology capstone course. 

Major Duties And Responsibilities

  • Teach a 3/3 course load each year, all at the undergraduate level. This includes the preferred courses listed above, plus a senior seminar in psychology.
  • Maintain a successful record of quality, peer-reviewed scholarship in your area of expertise.
  • Maintain office hours at times that provide appropriate access to students.
  • Support and integrate the mission and core values of Marymount University and Academic Affairs, including our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Other Duties And Assignments

  • Assume professional responsibilities as requested by the Dean of the College and/or School Director.
  • Engage in ongoing professional development that will include scholarship activities such as research, presentations, and participation with professional organizations.
  • Contribute to the University, College of Sciences and Humanities, and School of Social and Behavioral Sciences functions and services, including assessments, and continuous improvement activities.

About The Psychology Program Marymount

Marymount’s Psychology program is part of the Marymount University School of Social and Behavioral Sciences housed in the College of Sciences and Humanities. Faculty are expected to teach high-quality student-centric undergraduate courses in face-to-face settings. The Psychology B.A. Program is located on Marymount University’s main campus in Arlington, Virginia.

Marymount University welcomes and values all members of our community. Guided by the mission of our founders, the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary (RSHM), to achieve unity through diversity, Marymount honors our diversity as a source of strength. Our differences inspire intellectual curiosity and collectively allow us to tackle the challenges of the world. We seek to foster an inclusive community in which each person’s race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, age, ability, class, national origin, and immigration status are fully respected and celebrated. According to the vision of the RSHM that “ALL may have life, and have it to the FULL,” we strive to create an atmosphere of mutual respect, cooperation, and civility where all community members are S.A.I.N.T.S—Safe, Accepted, Included, Needed, Treasured, and Seen.

Marymount provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

How to Apply

Applications should include a cover letter, c.v., evidence of excellence in teaching and research, a statement on diversity, and at least three letters of recommendation. The committee will begin reviewing applications on November 15, 2023 and accept applications until the position is filled.

Please submit applications via Marymount's Career website: Search for Position R2446.


Founded in 1950 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, Marymount is a comprehensive, coeducational Catholic university located just minutes from the nation's capital.

Marymount is dedicated to academic excellence. Our faculty are scholars and practitioners in a wide array of fields; but above all else, they are committed to excellence in the classroom. They join with our staff and administration in making this commitment: At Marymount University, students come first.marymount_university1.jpg

Committed to the liberal arts tradition, the University combines a foundation in the arts and sciences with career preparation and opportunities for personal and professional development. Marymount is a student-centered learning community that values diversity and focuses on the education of the whole person, promoting the intellectual, spiritual, and moral growth of each individual. Scholarship, leadership, service, and ethics are hallmarks of a Marymount education.

Marymount’s Main Campus is located in Arlington, Virginia, in a tranquil neighborhood approximately six miles from Washington, DC. It is convenient to Interstate 66, Routes 50 and 29, and the Ballston-MU Metro. Free University shuttle service is available to and from the Metro station.


Marymount takes advantage of its proximity to the nation’s capital through internships, coursework, and guest lecturers who reflect the richness of metropolitan Washington. All undergraduate and some graduate programs require an internship. Internship sites include congressional offices, the Smithsonian museums, and federal agencies; corporations and technology companies; professional associations; educational institutions; health care facilities; and nonprofit organizations.

This 21-acre campus is comprised of classroom buildings and laboratories, including a computer lab, faculty and administrative offices, and residence halls. Housed in the Emerson G. Reinsch Library are the Learning Resource Center, the Instructional Media Center, the Reinsch Auditorium, the Lee Reception Room, and the Barry Art Gallery. The Rose Benté Lee Center is the University’s community focal point, featuring the 1,000-seat Verizon Sports Arena, a fitness center, Bernie’s café, the University bookstore, a recreational gym, the swimming pool, a lounge, athletic offices, and meeting rooms.

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