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Visiting Assistant Professor - Psychology

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Position Type: Faculty Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Psychology
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Visiting Assistant Professor

Department of Psychology
University of Massachusetts Boston

The Department of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites applications for a visiting assistant professor position starting September 1, 2020. The position is for academic year 2020-21 only.

Areas of interest are open but those with teaching and research specializations in social psychology are especially encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will teach a 3-3 course load and participate in departmental service and undergraduate student advising. Taught courses will likely include Research Methods, Social Psychology, and Personality. The appointment requires ABD status or a PhD in psychology or a closely related discipline.

UMass Boston is a primarily non-residential campus, a majority ethnic and racial minority institution, and has a large proportion of first-generation college students. Indeed, the university boasts one of the most diverse student bodies in the U.S. With a Carnegie classification of “Doctoral University/Higher Research Activity,” UMass Boston offers faculty the opportunity to teach and conduct research in a vibrant and diverse urban setting. The Department of Psychology is the largest department in the College of Liberal Arts, with approximately 1,100 undergraduate majors. Undergraduate students can also earn a minor in psychology. The department also houses two doctoral programs—a PhD in Clinical Psychology and a PhD in Developmental and Brain Sciences. Additional information about the department can be found at

Review of candidates will begin on March 23, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. Please submit the following materials online: (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) overall teaching statement with explicit discussion of approach to teaching students from diverse backgrounds, (4) evidence of teaching effectiveness, and (5) contact information for up to three references who can speak to teaching effectiveness.

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