Psychology Instructor (2 Positions)-150033-E

Macomb, McDonough County
Mar 10, 2014

Company Description:

Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, serves more than 12,000 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status. 

Job Description:

APPOINTMENT: Temporary non-tenure track instructor position beginning August 21, 2014.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The candidate should be able to teach introductory level psychology courses including Introduction to Psychology and either Child Development, Social Psychology or Personality. A candidate with a Ph.D. or ABD may be eligible to teach upper division classes in his/her area of specialty.

RANK & SALARY: Rank is Instructor and salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit:


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: M.A. or M.S. in Psychology with teaching experience. Ability to teach Introduction to Psychology and either Child Development, Social Psychology, or Personality.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience teaching both small and large classes, lower-division and upper-division undergraduate courses, and online courses is preferred.

Additional Information:

THE DEPARTMENT: The successful candidate will join the Department of Psychology ( comprised of 32 faculty, approximately 400 undergraduate students, and 50 master's-level graduate students at the Macomb campus. In addition to the B.S. in psychology, the department offers minors in neuroscience, forensic psychology, gerontology, and a concentration in substance abuse counseling. We also provide master's level training in both general psychology and clinical/community mental health, as well as a Specialist degree in school psychology.

THE UNIVERSITY: Recognized as a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review and one of 37 public universities ranked a top tier "Best Regional University" by U.S. News & World Report, Western Illinois University (WIU) serves nearly 13,000 students in the heart of the Midwest through its traditional residential campus in Macomb and its metropolitcan, non-residential location in Moline, Illinois.

The WIU-Macomb and -Quad Cities campuses are comprised of accomplished faculty, state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities. Western is a comprehensive university offering 66 undergraduate and 38 graduate degree programs, including a doctorate in education. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1, the University's 666 full-time faculty members teach 94 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses, in addition to 10 pre-professional degree programs and 17 certificate programs.

Western offers a broad-based athletic program, sponsoring 20 NCAA Division I intercollegiate varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League. WIU is the cultural center of the region. University Libraries house an extensive collection and offer online database access to thousands of academic periodic journals and publications.

WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 10,423): A traditional, residential four-year campus with select graduate programs, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago. Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).

WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,235): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, at its metropolitan, non-residential campuses in Moline, IL (population 44,000). The Quad Cities (population 376,000) rests on the banks of the Mississippi River and is comprised of Moline and Rock Island in western Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf in eastern Iowa. The Quad Cities is home to the Quad Cities International Airport.

Western Illinois University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Information about the Commission may be obtained by visiting

Application Instructions:

APPLICATION: Complete applications include: 1) A letter of application 2) Current curriculum vita or resume 3) The names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references 4) Copies of academic transcripts 5) and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student evaluation scores, copies of syllabi & teaching materials).

Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URD

**Note** Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size in order to upload.

Screening will begin on May 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Dr. Karen Sears, Interim Chair at