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Visiting Assistant Professor, Psychology

Dominican University
River Forest, Illinois
SALARY RANGE: $55,650 - 65,000

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

Job Title: Visiting Assistant Professor
FLSA Status: Exempt (salary)
SALARY RANGE: $55,650 - 65,000
Department: Psychology Department
Reports to: Dean of Rosary College of Arts and Sciences
Status:  Full-time
Date Job is Available: 2024-2025 Academic Year
Position Type: non-Tenure Track


The psychology department at Dominican University seeks applicants for the position of full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of psychology for the 2024-2025 academic year.  We are seeking someone enthusiastic about gaining or expanding their skills teaching in the heart of the psychology curriculum, and who has a commitment to serving a diverse student body. This is a great opportunity for a candidate interested in mentorship and development as a teacher of record in a primarily undergraduate context.



The course load is 24 credits across two semesters. For the fall, this would be two sections of the first semester of an integrated Research Methods and Statistics course, each with a lab, and one additional course.  For the spring, courses can be negotiated based on subject area expertise. The Research Methods and Statistics course is well developed, and the visiting assistant professor would receive a complete set of course materials and mentorship from a full-time faculty member who is also teaching in this sequence.  In addition, the Visiting Assistant Professor would serve as an advisor for psychology majors.



The successful candidate must have a PhD, or good standing in a PhD program in psychology or an allied field of behavioral science.


Provide evidence of teaching experience at the college level with diverse undergraduate students.


Availability to teach in-person.



Provide evidence of teaching excellence in culturally responsive and inclusive pedagogy designed to reach a diverse student body.


Experience teaching research methods and/or statistics in psychology or an allied field of behavioral science.




Dominican University is a Catholic, comprehensive teaching university located in River Forest, a suburb of Chicago. Dominican University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission as a baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degree-granting institution. It is highly regarded for its academic rigor and thoughtful accompaniment of students, its intentional affordability and values-based, relationship-centered learning environment. Dominican currently enrolls over 3,300 students, which includes 2,280 undergraduates and 1,027 graduate students. Sixty-eight percent (68%) of our undergraduate students identify as Latinx, 5% are Black or African American, and 3% are Asian. Under-represented minority students, make up 77% of the DU undergraduate enrollment and 38% of the graduate enrollment. Over 90 percent of undergraduates receive some type of financial aid. Nearly half of all undergraduates are first-generation college students; over half are federal Pell Grant recipients, illustrating their families’ level of income; and 58% are eligible for low-income MAP grants from the State of Illinois. Recognized since 2011 as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), a federal designation of the U.S. Department of Education, Dominican is committed to expanding and enhancing educational opportunities for Latinx students and all students from historically underrepresented groups.


To Apply

Apply online at Applicants will be asked to submit a cover letter and resume with a list of 3 references.


A background screening is required.


EEO Statement

Dominican University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to the goal of building an equity-centered faculty and staff committed to teaching, working, and learning in a multicultural environment. Dominican University believes that justice, equity, and inclusion are critical to our growth and development and seek to recruit, develop, and retain from a diverse pool of applicants who bring varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.


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