Chatham University
  • Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Full Time

Chatham University

Assistant Professor of Psychology

The Social Science Department at Chatham University has an opening for a Capstone-track Assistant Professor of Psychology in the undergraduate psychology program starting in the 2022-2023 academic year. The candidate selected for this position will be responsible for teaching six courses each academic year. Courses will primarily include General Psychology, courses in the research methods sequence (e.g., Statistics and Research Design, Critical Thinking in Psychology, Foundations of Behavioral Research, Integrative Capstone), and additional upper-level courses in the candidate's subfield specialization.

This vacant position will add to Chatham's mission "to prepare students to build lives of purpose, value and fulfilling preparing graduates to be informed and engaged citizens in their communities; to recognize and respect the diversity of culture, identity, and opinion; and to live sustainably." Building on this mission, Chatham is committed to creating a supportive and inclusive learning, living and working environment for all members of the campus community. Learn more at:

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teaching 3 courses in Fall and Spring semesters (6 courses per academic year) in General Psychology, research methods sequence, and other areas as identified by the program.
  • Developing and implementing a research agenda that results in scholarly publications and presentations.
  • Actively engaging in the campus community and efforts to promote and enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Actively engaging in program/department service
  • Actively engaging in university service


  • Earned Ph.D. in psychology (or specific subfield) or Psy.D required. Applicants who have not earned Ph.D. but will defend before the position start date may be considered with a letter of support from the dissertation chair specifying the date of scheduled defense.
  • Experience teaching at the university/collegiate level is required. Experience teaching General Psychology, Statistics and Research Design, Critical Thinking in Psychology, and/or Foundations of Behavioral Research preferred. Experience teaching and using SPSS is preferred. Experience as an independent course instructor preferrred.
  • Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in your teaching and campus community engagement. Applicants should describe their experience in these arenas in a separate "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion" statement.

Founded in 1869, Chatham University has an enrollment of over 2,200 students across over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence: sustainability & health, the arts & sciences, and business & communications. Chatham has consistently been named a College of Distinction and a "Best College" by U.S. News & World Report, and--as the alma mater of environmental icon, Rachel Carson (Class of '29)--is perennially ranked as one of the greenest colleges in the United States by Sierra Magazine and the Princeton Review.

Chatham consists of the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment; the School of Arts, Science and Business; and the School for Continuing & Professional Studies.

Located in Pittsburgh, PA--one of the country's most livable cities and great college towns--Chatham is spread across three distinct locations: the historic arboretum, Shadyside Campus; Chatham Eastside in the fast-growing East End; and Eden Hall Campus, one of the world's most sustainable campuses.

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Follow the instructions to complete the application process.

To ensure full consideration, applicants are required to submit: (1) curriculum vitae; (2) cover letter addressing the specific qualifications of the position; (3) statement of teaching philosophy; (4) diversity, equity, and inclusion statement; (5) 5-year research agenda with a description of ongoing/future project(s), publications (in progress/planned), and required resources; and (6) contact information for three professional references.

To ensure full consideration, materials must be submitted by November 30, 2021.

Chatham University offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, including tuition remission for qualified personnel, and a generous retirement plan.

Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Chatham University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

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