The Department of Psychology at Augsburg University invites applications for a one-year, fixed-term Visiting Faculty position to begin August 24, 2021. The Psychology Department (a total of 7 full-time faculty) is located in the Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion which opened in 2018, and offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, and a Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology in collaboration with the Biology Department. The Psychology Department is committed to undergraduate research, internship training, and service learning opportunities.
Ideal candidates are committed to excellence in teaching and mentoring a richly diverse community of learners. A typical teaching load is three or four courses per semester and usually includes both introductory and advanced classes. The successful candidate will be asked to teach sections of introductory psychology and courses in research methods and statistics. Additional courses will depend on one's area of expertise and may include courses such as abnormal psychology, addiction and recovery, personality psychology, social psychology, and topics courses within a candidate's specialty area. We anticipate in-person teaching in the fall, but the final course delivery modality will be determined by public health guidelines and may involve teaching online synchronous (over Zoom) or a combination of modalities.
Candidates must have a PhD or a Master's degree in psychology (or a closely related area with at least 18 graduate credits in psychology); PhD is preferred.
Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S. during the 2021-22 academic year.
Among the distinctive features of the University are its deep dedication to civic and community engagement, robust undergraduate research programs, and a strong belief in the integration of liberal arts and professional studies across all programs. The University's commitment to the local neighborhood and the world is enhanced through the work of four signature centers: the Christensen Center for Vocation, the Center for Global Education, the Sabo Center for Citizenship and Learning, and the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work. Augsburg's commitment to diversity is reflected in the student body: for the past four years, students of color comprised half of the incoming first-year class. With approximately 1,000 students living on campus, Augsburg engages students in a wide range of co-curricular activities, including NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletics. At both undergraduate and graduate levels, students actively engage in international travel and intercultural experiences that broaden their view of the world and deepen their engagement in it.
Augsburg's main campus is located in the vibrant Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, one of the most diverse areas in the Twin Cities. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and one of the city's largest medical complexes are adjacent to Augsburg; the Mississippi River and the Seven Corners Theatre district are just a few blocks away. In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a vibrant branch campus in Rochester, the fastest growing city in Minnesota and headquarters of the Mayo Health System. In addition to these locations, Augsburg owns and operates international sites in Central America.
Augsburg is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. Successful candidates will have demonstrated abilities working in an academic community committed to intentional diversity. Candidates are thus encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate intercultural competence.
To apply for this position, go online at http://www.augsburg.edu/hr and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including a list of courses taught), statement of teaching philosophy and unofficial graduate transcript.
Your cover letter should:
Describe your commitment to teaching psychology to a diverse study body at the undergraduate level.
Express your interest in Augsburg University or its location in the Twin Cities.
Express your interest in a one-year visiting position.
As part of the online application process, you will be asked to provide the names of three professional references, ideally at least one of whom can address your teaching or teaching potential. If your application advances, you will be notified prior to Augsburg contacting your references. Review of applications will begin April 1, and will continue until the position is filled.
Augsburg University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate degrees to more than 3,500 students of diverse backgrounds. The student-faculty ratio is 13:1 and is characterized by strong teaching in small classes.
The University's Mission
Augsburg University educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders. The Augsburg experience is supported by an engaged community that is committed to intentional diversity in its life and work. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped by its urban and global settings.
Located in the heart of the Twin Cities, Augsburg’s main campus surrounds Murphy Square, the oldest park in Minneapolis. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and the University of Minnesota Fairview Medical Center are across the street from Augsburg, with the Mississippi River and the Seven Corners theatre district just a few blocks away.
The 23-acre campus consists of a mix of historic and newer buildings that reflect the contemporary needs of the academic pr...ograms. Augsburg’s newest signature academic building, the Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion, opened for classes January 8, 2018. In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a location in Rochester, Minnesota, and maintains international sites and staff in Mexico, Nicaragua, and Namibia.