Topic: 2 year Visiting Faculty Fellow Position in Psychology at Ripon College: Area of specialization is open, but should broadly concern aspects of Cultural Psychology


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Through its Faculty Fellows Program, Ripon College seeks to recruit and support a cohort of ABD / ABT / post-MFA / postdoctoral researchers, educators and creators.  Fellows will be outstanding teacher-scholars who will contribute to the college’s academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society.  The program is open to all qualified applicants and is interested in scholars with the potential to bring to their teaching and research the critical perspective that comes from non-traditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of groups historically underrepresented in higher education.  The Faculty Fellows Program encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including, for example, African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, other Pacific Islanders, first generation college students, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, and leadership in the academy.


Faculty Fellows receive an initial 2-year visiting appointment, with a reduced teaching load (2 courses each semester, rather than 3). Fellows receive an annual salary of $45,000, health benefits, and a research fund of $1,500 /year.  Additional opportunities for support are available: these include curriculum development grants, travel grants, scholarly/artistic grants, and colleague teaching grants.  In the first year, each fellow will offer a campus presentation on their research.  In the second year, fellows will jointly lead a faculty reading group on a topic of the fellows’ choosing.


To be eligible, a candidate must have completed all requirements for the terminal degree (PhD or MFA), except the dissertation or thesis, or must be no more than two years beyond receiving the terminal degree at time of application.


The Psychology Department seeks applicants for a faculty fellow position (to begin August 2021).  The area of specialization is open, but should broadly concern aspects of Cultural Psychology, and include an ability to contribute to issues of diversity both in the classroom and as part of our campus community.  The successful applicant will have opportunities to teach general psychology, research design and statistics, and other introductory or laboratory based courses dependent on the applicant’s area of specialty (e.g., Psychology of Gender or Social Psychology).  


Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or ABD in an area of Psychology that intersects with aspects of Cultural Psychology
  • Ability to teach a variety of classes, with special interest in courses that address issues faced by underserved population
  • Energy and enthusiasm for service within the Psychology Department and as an active recruiter of prospective students
  • Strong commitment to student-centered active learning and student engagement


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching one or more of the following courses: General Psychology, Research Design and Statistics, and courses in the candidate’s area of specialization.

Demonstrated experience working in multicultural environments and interest in developing curricula related to diverse populations

  • Willingness to develop courses building on the established curricula 
  • Willingness to engage in collaborative work across disciplines
  • Commitment to undergraduate education
  • Evidence of teaching experience or, in lieu of teaching experience, a candidate should describe plans for classroom teaching of a particular class.



Applicants should submit the following documents as a single PDF to Jorge Gutierrez, Academic Support Specialist, at :

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A one-page statement addressing the ways that one’s teaching and approach reflect ideas related to diversity and serve to promote an inclusive environment in the psychology classroom and institution as a whole


Letters of recommendation and official transcripts may be requested at a later date.


Review of applications begins March 26, 2021 and continues until the position is filled. 


Ripon College is committed to the principles of equal opportunity and adheres to non-discriminatory policies in employment and student enrollment.