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Assistant Professor, Psychology - Tenure Track

Apply now Job no: 492750
Work type: Tenure track faculty
Location: Chester
Categories: Faculty

Widener University has established a COVID-19 vaccination policy that requires all faculty and staff who will be on our campuses to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. Our goal is that all members of the Pride may safely experience Widener's hands on, inclusive, and personalized learning environment in person.

Widener University is currently seeking to fill two (2) Assistant Professor of Psychology – Tenure Track positions in the College of Arts and Sciences to start Fall 2022. The successful candidate will have demonstrated a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and advising, will be ready to pursue an active research program that will include significant participation by undergraduate students, and will be expected to contribute to departmental, campus, and professional service. The field of expertise is open and applicants from all subfields of psychology will be considered. 

Widener University is committed to fostering an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and thrive. The College of Arts and Sciences puts high priority on inclusive pedagogy, inclusive mentoring, and community engagement. Those candidates experienced in, or who would enjoy, working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and those who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity, are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas throughout their application. The College also deeply values interdisciplinarity embodied in such programs as African and African American Studies and Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies to which faculty from all Arts and Sciences disciplines are welcome to contribute.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (including, but not limited to):

Essential duties:

  • Teach undergraduate general education classes in introductory and upper -level psychology courses and laboratories
  • Engage in research conducted with undergraduate students, publication of research activities, and academic citizenship at all levels within the university.

Secondary responsibilities:

  • Advise undergraduate students related to course selection, majors and related areas

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education/training and experience required):


  • Ph.D. in psychology. ABD candidates may be considered if the Ph.D. will be completed by May 2022.
  • Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education
  • Clear evidence of scholarly potential.  Positions are not limited by area of research specialization.


  • Teaching experience in Psychology or related field

Applicants must submit a cover letter, CV, transcripts, teaching philosophy, and a statement describing research plans as a single pdf by December 3, 2021 at Also, please have three letters of reference sent to Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only those selected to interview will be contacted. 

Widener has a strategic commitment to building an inclusive university community whose diversity enriches the lives of all members and where our students are prepared for living in a pluralistic and ever-changing world. As a leading metropolitan university, Widener strives to embody the values that are inherent in our mission: civic engagement, access, inclusion, academic excellence, innovation and leadership.

Widener University, an independent, metropolitan, doctoral-intensive university, connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention and experiential learning are key components of the Widener Experience. Located in Chester, PA, Widener's main campus is nestled between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, with Law Schools located in both Harrisburg and Wilmington. For more information about the university, please visit our website at


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