DEPARTMENT:           Department of Psychological Science

JOB TITLE:                    Assistant Professor of Psychological Science

REPORTS TO:              Department of Psychological Science Chairperson

FLSA STATUS:             Exempt


The Department of Psychological Science seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 2018.  Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts college, exhibit enthusiasm and commitment to an active learning environment, possess a scholarly agenda, and demonstrate a willingness to provide service to the department and College community.


  • Ph.D. or equivalent in Psychology/Psychological Science required with emphasis in developmental psychology, clinical or counseling psychology, personality psychology or related field.       ABD candidates, who will complete their doctorate by July 1, 2018, will be considered.
  • Professional commitment to high standards in teaching undergraduate students (both majors and non-majors).
  • Flexibility and capacity for shaping introductory through advanced courses around the candidate’s areas of specialization.
  • A plan for scholarly achievement within a liberal arts setting.
  • Willingness to teach interdisciplinary courses as part of college’s interdisciplinary core curriculum (i.e., Critical Thought and Inquiry.)
  • A willingness to assume a variety of responsibilities in a small department.
  • A willingness to contribute to the college mission as described in the mission statement.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teaching 12 hours each semester (typically 3 four-hour courses). Likely courses to be taught include:
    • Introduction to Psychological Science
    • Developmental Psychology
    • Abnormal Psychology
    • Personality Psychology
  • Other courses may include:
    • Capstone in Psychological Science
    • Course in college’s interdisciplinary core curriculum (content to be determined)
  • Engage in activity leading to scholarly achievement, including a demonstrable ability and willingness to mentor undergraduate students in research.
  • Advise students in the psychological science major.
  • Other responsibilities will include service to the department and the College.

Work Environment

  • Normal office working environment

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of employees assigned to this job.

Application Procedure

Candidates must submit the following documents in PDF or MS Word format via email to

  • Letter of application and curriculum vitae
  • William Jewell College application
  • Response to the College mission and philosophy, including statement of how the candidate will foster diversity and inclusion on our campus
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness and promise of future excellence
  • Statement of research interests
  • Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (copies are acceptable until finalists are selected)
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation will be requested for finalists, and sent via email to
  • Additional documentation may be requested from those selected for interview

Please note: Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Applicants who need accommodation for the application or interview process, please make such accommodation request in advance to the Office of Human Resources:

William Jewell College

Office of Human Resources

500 College Hill Box 1017

Liberty, MO 64068 (816) 415-6904


Review of applications will begin November 3, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

All final candidates will be required to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment.

Our Mission:  William Jewell College promises students an outstanding liberal arts education that cultivates leadership, service, and spiritual growth within a community inspired by Christian ideals and committed to open, rigorous intellectual pursuits.

Our Philosophy: We are critical thinkers in community pursuing meaningful lives.

William Jewell College is committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal.

William Jewell College is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.