Position Announcement

INSTRUCTOR IN PSYCHOLOGY: The Psychology Department at the University of Illinois Springfield invites applications for an instructor position beginning August 17, 2020. This is a full-time on-campus position and benefit-eligible non-tenured academic appointment. UIS faculty are expected to be available and engaged in the campus community to perform professional responsibilities as assigned. The successful candidate should have a minimum of a M.A./M.S. in psychology or closely related field awarded from a regionally accredited university prior to the start date and demonstrated excellence in teaching. Experience pursuing innovative and engaging teaching strategies and a demonstrated potential for service is desirable. Teaching responsibilities would include undergraduate courses such as introductory psychology, research methods, abnormal psychology and lifespan developmental psychology, and courses in the candidate’s specialty area. The candidate will be expected to teach some classes in an online format. Opportunities to mentor undergraduate research may be available. Normal teaching load is four courses per semester.

Applications must be submitted online at https://jobs.uis.edu/job-board. Applicants should navigate to the Faculty category and Psychology position. Applicants should create or update a profile, complete the online application, and upload a cover letter addressing the responsibilities of the position, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information (email address and phone number) for three professional references. Only those applicants who complete the online application and upload all required materials by the November 29, 2019 application deadline will be considered; incomplete applications will not be evaluated. To maintain the integrity and confidentiality of the search process, applicants are asked to upload their own materials. Review of applications will begin November 30, 2019 and continue until the position is filled or the search is terminated.

Located in the state capital, the University of Illinois Springfield is one of three members of the University of Illinois system. The University serves approximately 5,000 students in 21 graduate and 31 undergraduate programs. The academic curriculum offers students a strong liberal arts core, a wide range of professional programs, and close faculty interaction. Making the most of its location in the state capital, UIS is broadly engaged in public policy and service. Its diverse student body includes traditional, non-traditional, and international students. Thirty-three percent of majors are in 25 undergraduate and graduate online degree programs and the campus has received several national awards for its implementation of online learning. You are encouraged to visit the university web page at http://www.uis.edu and the department web page at http://www.uis.edu/psychology/.

UIS is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to recruitment and retention of a diverse and inclusive campus community. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.