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Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

Colby College
Waterville, Maine

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Four-Year Institution

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PSYCHOLOGY, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology, area open, with a preference for social, personality, clinical, or developmental psychology. The Department of Psychology at Colby College invites applications for a one-year, full-time position in Psychology to begin September 1, 2024, with the possibility of reappointment for additional years. Teaching responsibilities for this position include introductory and advanced courses in the candidate’s area of training, as well as supervision of student research. The ability to contribute to the department’s methodology and statistics offerings is desirable. The specific area of research is open.

Colby is a highly selective liberal arts college recognized for excellence in undergraduate education and close student-faculty interaction. We believe the best way to learn the science of psychology is by engaging our faculty and students in a collaborative search for new knowledge about human cognition, emotion, and behavior. To this end, we have a unique curriculum that engages students in research at all levels. The successful candidate will be expected to teach with passion, to be engaged in an active and sustained program of research that contributes to the global effort to advance psychological knowledge, to involve Colby’s exceptional undergraduates in that research, and to become an active and engaged member of our academic community. We are especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will promote diversity, equity, and inclusion at Colby. For more information about the department, please see our web site at

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests that demonstrate commitment to the value of diversity and to inclusive teaching, a summary of teaching evaluations, copies of publications or in-press manuscripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Electronic submission of application materials through Interfolio is required at Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about this search should be directed to Prof. Christopher Soto at

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes personnel decisions on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Colby’s educational objectives and institutional needs. The principle of not discriminating on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, caste, national or ethnic origin, marital status, genetic information, political beliefs, veteran or military status, parental status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, physical or mental disability unrelated to the job or course of study requirements is consistent with the mission of a liberal arts college and the law.


Working at Colby College 

Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby’s rigorous academic program is rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 57 majors or developing their own. Independent and collaborative research, study abroad, and internships offer robust opportunities to prepare students for postgraduate success. Colby is home to a community of 1,850 dedicated and diverse students from around the globe. Its Maine location provides easy access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.

Under the leadership of its new president, David A. Greene, Colby is building on this strong foundation while remaining committed to excellence, to supporting students and faculty at the highest levels, and to the College’s deep liberal arts traditions. This new chapter includes plans for creating innovative academic initiatives and partnerships, strengthening the connections between the liberal arts and the professional world, revitalizing downtown Waterville, and pursuing significant capital projects for performing arts and athletics.

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