Assistant Professor of Psychology

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Human Resources
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Designs and delivers instruction in undergraduate psychology courses offered by the School. Supervises and evaluates student interns and advises students. Participates in all department, various schools, and University-wide tasks and activities.
Position Type: Full Time Faculty
Department: School of Natural and Social Sciences
Reports To: Dean (Marcel Satsky Kerr)
FLSA Status: Exempt
Location: Main Campus

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Job Description:


  • Prepares lessons and delivers instruction for day, evening, and some online class courses at the undergraduate level.
  • Adheres to the established class schedule and office hours. Submits contracts, book requests, syllabi, grades, evaluations, and other required paperwork and reports in a timely manner.
  • Conducts research, writes and submits articles for presentation and publication in academic journals.
  • Remains knowledgeable of current research activities in respective discipline by reading journal articles, attending conferences, and maintaining relationships with other fellow researchers.
  • Participates in curriculum and program development.
  • Refers students and the public with management issues and requests to appropriate personnel.
  • Advises students at the undergraduate level.
  • Supervises and evaluates student interns as necessary.
  • Participates in the scholarship of teaching.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Doctoral degree in a psychology or related discipline required. 
  • Demonstrated potential for strong teaching and quality research is required. 
  • University teaching experience is preferred.


  • Thorough understanding of psychology curriculum and its application in a classroom especially as it relates to the education of psychology students.
  • Familiarity with academic policies and procedures of higher education institutions.
  • Ability to work effectively with other University personnel.
  • Ability to provide service to both the University and the community.
  • Ability to comply with rules, standards, regulations and laws related to student records.
  • Ability to adhere to University and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Ability to use discretion in handling confidential and sensitive matters.
  • Ability to be discrete in handling confidential matters, while complying with FERPA regulations.
  • Proficiency with an integrated administrative system and current software programs.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. 
  • Ability to develop, plan, implement, and evaluate programs and short- and long-range goals. 
  • Outstanding interpersonal and community relations skills.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general discipline-related periodicals, professional journals, and/or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, students, and University employees.


Ability to calculate figures & amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, & volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra & geometry.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


The physical demands below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable disabled employees to perform essential duties.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand for long periods of time; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Must be able to move about campus freely. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, and color vision, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Evening and weekend hours as required by class schedule and office hours.

Applications will be accepted until Jan. 31, 2015. To apply, send current curriculum vitae, cover letter, graduate-level transcripts, three references with names, addresses, and telephone numbers, and statements of personal teaching philosophy and research interests to: Psychology Search Committee, Human Resources, Texas Wesleyan University, 1201 Wesleyan Street, Fort Worth, TX 76105, or Visit http:// for full job description.

Contact Information

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