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The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Fairfield University invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2024-25 academic year (Fall 2024 and Spring 2025).  The area of specialization is open, but preference will be given to applicants with expertise in social, cognitive, or developmental psychology.  Applicants should have a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and are expected to have completed a Ph.D. in psychology or a related field, but strong ABD candidates will also be considered.

The teaching load is 4 courses per semester and will include courses such as General Psychology, Statistics and Research Methods, as well as courses in the candidate’s area of specialization.

The Department consists of 12 full-time faculty in our undergraduate program, representing a range of specialties.  We are housed in a spacious, well-equipped facility in the Bannow Science Center. There is a vibrant culture of undergraduate student-faculty research and a growing institutional emphasis on the health sciences.  Psychology is one of the largest majors in the College of Arts & Sciences, offering a Psychology Club, a large internship program, and chapters of Sigma Xi and Psi Chi. The Department also offers a major in behavioral neuroscience and a master’s program in industrial/organizational psychology. The salary and benefits for the position are highly competitive.

Fairfield University is a Jesuit Catholic institution, consistently ranked as a top comprehensive university in New England, located in the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT, one hour from New York City along Long Island Sound. Our five Colleges and Professional Schools enroll approximately 4300 undergraduate and 1200 graduate students.  

Application Instructions: Review of applications will begin immediately, and the search committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.  Please click “https://ffd.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/EmploymentOpportunities/details/Visiting-Assistant-Professor–Psychological-and-Brain-Sciences_JR0002125” and submit the following required documents.

·         Cover letter

·         CV

·         Statement of teaching philosophy

·         Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., course syllabi; course evaluations, evidence of inclusive educational practices)

·         Three letters of recommendation (ask your references to email their letters of recommendation to: PsychologySearch@fairfield.edu)

Please direct questions to Dr. Shannon Harding, Psychological and Brain Sciences Chair, sharding@fairfield.edu

Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, veterans, Jesuits, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with disabilities.