Teaching Assistant Professor

February 22, 2024

The Teaching Professor series at the University of Denver is a non-tenured, professional series with renewable multi-year 9-month contracts and opportunities to be promoted to associate and full teaching professor over time. Opportunities to teach during the 3-months off-contract will likely also be available for additional compensation.

All candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate education and demonstrated aptitude for excellence in teaching. Successful applicants will have an outstanding record of teaching achievement. This position involves teaching seven courses distributed among fall, winter, and spring quarters, as well as participating in the life of the department, college and university (e.g., through service and participation in faculty governance). In addition, the TAP will hold office hours, regularly communicate with students, prepare for courses, and pursue professional development relevant for teaching. To be considered, applicants must hold a Ph.D. in psychology or a related field (or be A.B.D in an appropriate Ph.D. program). Successful applications will have experience teaching multiple psychology courses with available teaching evaluations that demonstrate their ability to communicate effectively with undergraduates with diverse identities, teach using universal design and inclusive teaching principles, and the ability to use computer assisted course management and presentation methods. Successful applicants will have relevant expertise and experience to teach across the undergraduate curriculum, including in our large (122 person) introductory Psychology class, research methods and statistics, introductory content courses (social psychology, lifespan psychology, cognitive neuroscience, introduction to clinical psychology) as well as upper division courses and seminars. Opportunities may exist to contribute to the graduate curriculum or supervise clinical work (for licensed/license-eligible clinical psychologists).

About the environment: The Department of Psychology is a research-oriented department that values a collaborative and integrative approach to psychological science that fosters intellectual curiosity and innovation. By investing in the people who comprise our department, we aim to create a supportive and inclusive environment (see www.du.edu/psychology for more information). Our mission is to advance psychological science by generating and sharing new knowledge through collaborative scholarship, educating and mentoring student scholars, and contributing to the public good.

Our department’s vision, to be an inclusive intellectual community that fosters discovery and innovation, is embedded within the University of Denver’s vision to be a great private university dedicated to the public good. The University values Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, recognizing that its success is dependent on how well it values, engages, and includes the rich diversity of constituents (to learn more about our commitments at the University of Denver, please visit https://www.du.edu/equity). Students and faculty in the Psychology Department actively contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion goals through scholarship, teaching, and service. Our department is comprised of an integrated set of faculty in four series: clinical, research, teaching and tenure series.

The University of Denver is situated in the Denver metro area, a vibrant urban center in the Rocky Mountain region that is home to more than 3 million people. Our metropolitan location along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains supports faculty collaboration across a number of local universities. The University is comprised of approximately 5800 undergraduates (including over 700 psychology majors), 5500 graduate students, and over 700 full-time faculty. The University recently received recognition as an R1 by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
Category: Faculty

Best consideration date: March 8. 2024, 4:00 PM MT

The official job posting and application instructions can be found here: https://jobs.du.edu/en-us/job/497083/teaching-assistant-professorsdepartment-of-psychology

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