Visiting Assistant Professor, Psychology – Bradley University

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The Bradley University Department of Psychology invites applications for a one-year, Full-Time Visiting Assistant Professor position to begin August, 2023.

PhD or ABD in Psychology is required by the expected start date. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the teaching and mentorship of undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds. It is expected that the successful candidate will teach courses in Introduction to Psychology, Research Methods, one or more of the following courses (Personality, Social, a freshman seminar, a sophomore-level Brain and Behavior), and other courses depending upon the candidate’s interests and departmental need. Research is not required for this position but candidates will have opportunities and support to conduct research. The position may be renewed and a successful candidate may be eligible for consideration for an upcoming tenure-track position. 

The Psychology Department at Bradley is an award-winning department comprised of collegial and supportive faculty and staff who drive student success through engaged learning. Bradley University is a top-ranked, prestigious, private university offering 5,400 undergraduate and graduate students the opportunities, choices and resources of a larger university and the personal attention and exceptional learning experience of a smaller university. The University is located on an 85-acre campus in Peoria, the largest metropolitan area in Central Illinois.

Bradley University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Candidates who can enhance the diversity of the faculty and/or develop the ability to support an increasingly diverse student body are encouraged to apply. Applications must include: a cover letter outlining qualifications for the position, a curriculum vita, a teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness and a diversity statement. Three letters of recommendation will be solicited from those who are invited to interview. 

Review of applications will begin April 7, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Employment with Bradley University is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal background check.

Bradley University is a top-ranked private university in Peoria, Illinois, that offers nearly 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students opportunities and resources of a larger university and the personal attention and exceptional learning experience of a smaller university. Located midway between Chicago and St. Louis, the Greater Peoria Area has a population of 414,000 and is one of the most innovative and family friendly cities in the nation according to 

Bradley University offers a competitive benefits package including health, dental, vision, life and disability coverages, FSA, HSA, and retirement plan options. Bradley also offers significant higher education cost savings for employees and dependents through the Tuition Remission program.  

Bradley University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The administration, faculty and staff are committed to attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups. 

 COVID Expectations

 ALL students, faculty, and staff MUST have received their second dose of a two dose COVID-19 vaccine series or a single dose COVID-19 vaccine.   

The ONLY exceptions to this will be: 

Those who receive a medical or religious exemption for vaccination. However, please note, individual programs may require you to be vaccinated to meet their requirements.  

 We recognize the challenges and need for clarity in this ever-changing environment. Please visit the Bradley Unite website for full policy details.