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Psychology Faculty

Metropolitan State University, College of Community Studies and Public Affairs

Job Title: Psychology Faculty
Job Location: St. Paul , MN
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Social & behavioral sciences
Application Closing Date: January 1, 2019
Date Posted: 2018-10-01
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Psychology Faculty
Metropolitan State University

METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY, a vibrant and growing public, urban university, is seeking to fill a full-time probationary (tenure-track) faculty position, at the rank of Assistant Professor, in Psychology, beginning August 2019.  We seek a candidate whose focus is developmental psychology.  Area of specialization (e.g., cognitive development, social development, etc.) is open, though candidates with specialization in human development across the lifespan are especially encouraged to apply.



Faculty members are expected to

  • Teach topic-specific courses in developmental psychology (e.g. Adolescent Psychology, Lifespan Developmental Psychology) effectively at the undergraduate level
  • Teach general courses such as: Fundamentals of Psychological Science, Research Methods & History and Systems of Psychology.
  • Engage in scholarly research or creative achievement
  • Provide evidence of continuing preparation and study
  • Contribute to student growth and development through advising and assistance
  • Engage in service to the university and community


Outstanding candidates will demonstrate a commitment to serving a culturally diverse student body and to student-centered education, and will possess the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:  


  • D. in psychology or related discipline by the time of appointment;
  • Evidence of effective college-level teaching experience in one or more of the following areas: general psychology, research methods, history and systems of psychology, developmental psychology or similar psychology courses.


Preferred Qualifications:  


  • Demonstrated ability to teach general courses effectively at the undergraduate level (e.g. Research Methods, History & Systems of Psychology)
  • Demonstrated ability to teach topic-specific courses in developmental psychology effectively at the undergraduate level (e.g. Lifespan Developmental Psychology, Adolescent Psychology).
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement curriculum (e.g. upper level courses in the candidate’s area of expertise)
  • Preparation to teach courses in developmental psychology at the graduate level (e.g. Lifespan Developmental Psychology)
  • Experience linking theoretical and practical learning to student-centered education
  • Evidence of research expertise in psychology
  • Experience engaging students in research
  • Experience with student advising, university service, and/or linking scholarship to community engagement.
  • Experience working with culturally, economically, and/or linguistically diverse populations.


Please note: Filling of this position is dependent upon budget.

Information and Application Process Instructions

Academic Department:

Psychology is among the top majors at Metropolitan State, and our courses also support the general education program and students completing individualized degrees.  The Department has 11 full-time faculty and graduates about 100 majors per year, with degrees in Psychology (BA) or Early Childhood Studies (BAS).  Candidates whose specialization encompasses development beyond early childhood would offer an especially interesting complement to existing faculty expertise.  


Faculty and students have access to the Psychology Lab, including select equipment and workspaces to conduct meaningful research.  The University also uses Sona Systems, an online research participation system that is compliant with human subjects’ regulations.  We welcome applicants who will make use of these resources and who are eager to nurture, work with, and support students from a wide variety of backgrounds in all phases of the research process.


Information about the Psychology Department at Metropolitan State can be found at:


EnvironmentThe Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, one of the most economically robust regions in the nation, has been designated one of the top places to live by several publications.  Set amid scenic rivers, forests and lakes, the Twin Cities host cultural attractions that include two nationally acclaimed orchestras, 30 live theaters, 18 professional and 25 community music organizations, five major league sports teams, and approximately 25 institutions of higher education.  With two thriving cities, the area has a total population in excess of 2.5 million. 


Salary:  Salary is commensurate with education and experience, and is determined by the salary placement process as outlined in the Inter Faculty Organization (IFO) Master Agreement.


Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization which can be found at:


For the most current information on the IFO, go to


Application:  To apply, go to


Applications must be received by 11:59 PM on Closing Date:  January 1, 2019


Qualified applicants are required to attach the following documents to their online application:

  • Cover letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position;
  • Current curriculum vita;
  • One-page statement of teaching philosophy and examples of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student evaluations, syllabi, peer review, etc.)
  • Names of four (4) references with addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers; at least two (2) of the references must be able to address teaching effectiveness;
  • ABD candidates must submit a letter from dissertation chair addressing dissertation progress and defense date.
  • Transcripts – Valid unofficial copies of your transcript showing conferred/awarded date of your highest attained degree, with your name and the academic institution’s name/logo are required.  If doctoral study is in progress at the time of application, submit the most recent transcript showing your course of study and progress to date.  We are not able to accept copy/paste word documents with a list of courses/grades.  If selected for hire, official original transcripts will be required.
  • Additional materials may be requested at a later date.


If you need help submitting your online application, please contact NEO GOV @ 1-855-524-5627 for technical assistance.

For TTY, call Minnesota Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) at 7-1-1 or 1-800-627-3529.

If you have other questions related to this job announcement, please contact Human Resources, at 651.793.1275.

Notice: In accordance with the Minnesota State Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to Minnesota State’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a motor vehicle records check.

Metropolitan State University is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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