Visiting Assistant Professor – Psychology (Undergraduate Program)

The University of St. Thomas (www.stthom.edu), a private Catholic university committed to the liberal arts and to the religious and intellectual tradition of Catholic higher education, is seeking a full-time Assistant Professor of Psychology beginning Fall 2023. The University enrolls more than 3,500 students at its beautiful campus in Houston’s Museum District.

This will be a full-time, one-year position at the Visiting Assistant Professor level in the Department of Psychology. Appointment is subject to additional yearly renewal based on program needs. The department offers a B.A., B.S., and M.A. degree, focusing on scientific psychology and research. The position requires a strong commitment to teaching undergraduates and a proven record of teaching success. This position will teach required courses, as determined by the Department Chair, as well as have the freedom to propose new courses that fit their expertise and interests. Ideally, the instructor would be qualified to teach the following: General Psychology, Psychometrics, I/O Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Counseling and Psychotherapy, and Personality. Candidates with a demonstrated record of student engagement will be given priority.

Eligibility: Ph.D. in Psychology (area of expertise open). ABD in Psychology will be considered, but the degree must be completed by the time of appointment.

Preferred but not required: Counseling, Clinical, or I/O Psychology

Expectation: Visiting Assistant Professor at a one-year appointment with a standard 24 contact hour teaching load at the undergraduate level. The new hire will be required to conduct necessary service work, such as academic advising in support of the department, and maintain an active research portfolio per the current policy for Promotion & Tenure.

To be considered for this position, candidates must hold a doctorate in Psychology degree. ABD in Psychology will be considered, but the degree must be completed by the time of appointment. This position has an annual course load of 24 credit hours.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply for this position, please send a Cover Letter, CV, teaching evaluations, and a copy of graduate transcript to: psychology@stthom.edu. For additional information or questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Crystal D.Tran, Chair, Department of Psychology, at trandn1@stthom.edu

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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About University of St. Thomas

Company Mission:

Our founding was inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, a 2,000-year-old practice of uniting faith and reason to explore the world. As a Catholic university, we develop future leaders of all faiths looking to make a positive impact on the world. And, we are the only academic institution in Minnesota to be designated a “Changemaker Campus,” meaning social innovation, entrepreneurship and caring for the common good are built into everything we do. Our three campuses in St. Paul, downtown Minneapolis and Rome, Italy, offer unique learning and living opportunities.


Full time benefit eligible position including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, vacation, retirement 403b plan, and tuition remission