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Adjunct Instructor - Psychology

Waukesha County Technical College
WI 53072, WI, WI

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Social Sciences, Psychology & Behavioral Science
Position Type
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

The Humanities, Communication, and Social Sciences department seeks an adjunct faculty position in psychology at WCTC. WCTC is a vibrant and expanding higher education institution dedicated to providing students with a transformative, hands-on educational experience. We are committed to fostering academic excellence for our students, training and nurturing pedagogical skills in faculty, and provide innovation support to empower our students to thrive in an ever-changing world. The School of Arts and Science seeks to be the premier choice in the region for students seeking applied associate degrees as well as transfer degrees. We are seeking dynamic and dedicated adjunct instructors to join our team.

The successful candidate will provide students with a strong foundation in psychology paired with exceptional teaching skills. The successful candidate will demonstrate the most effective teaching and learning research in lesson planning and content delivery. This candidate will demonstrate collegiality, flexibility, and leadership within the department, school and college. WCTC offers opportunities for personal and professional growth, a future-focused department team, and instructional training and support in an institution that is thriving.

Under direct supervision of the associate dean, the primary responsibility is providing instruction to students enrolled in a variety of psychology courses. Classes may include (but are not limited to): Psychology of Human Relations, Introduction to Psychology, Developmental Psychology, and Abnormal Psychology. *NOTE: Currently, the specific need for adjuncts is in the area of Developmental Psychology

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities (include, but not limited to)

  • Deliver high quality instruction to a range of program students
  • Integrate technology into teaching of course material
  • Contribute to program development, curriculum design, and program assessment
  • Collaborate with a variety of faculty, staff and students using strong communication and organizational skills
  • Demonstrate a strong foundation in pedagogy
  • Use feedback as a developmental tool for growth around instructional effectiveness and collegiality
  • Effective at teaching in multiple formats (face-to-face, hybrid, internet)
  • Maintain positive relationships within the Liberal Arts programs and the various occupational programs at WCTC
Minimum Qualifications

  1. Ph.D. in Psychology or a related field (applicants near completion of the Ph.D. will also be considered)
  2. At least two years of post-secondary teaching experience required as the lead instructor (not TA work)
  3. Post-secondary experience in designing, planning, and implementing alternative delivery formats (internet, accelerated, hybrid)
  4. Experience in CANVAS or similar learning management system
  5. Teaching experience, work experience or experience developing curriculum in the area of international or diversity studies (desired)
  6. Online teaching experience required
Supplemental Information

All applicants must complete the online job application and attach the following:

-Cover Letter

Salary is listed at the 2023-2024 rates.

For more information, please contact Associate Dean Jennifer Fontanini at

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