Governors State University is seeking applicants in any area of psychology for our Psychology Program. Below is a slightly abridged description for the TT open area position.


Position Title: Assistant Professor of Psychology (Open Area)

Start Fall 2020

Listing currently on (posting number: FA0298P)


Position Summary:

Governors State University’s College of Education invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Division of Psychology and Counseling to begin August 2020. Psychology faculty support an undergraduate program (500 majors and minors), an M.A. program in Clinical Psychology, and an Ed.S. in School Psychology. We seek candidates who fit with our scientist-practitioner philosophy of teaching students how to address controversial psychological questions using the scientific process, and training students in the knowledge and application of empirically supported, evidence-based, and culturally responsive practices. Applicants must have a passion for teaching undergraduate students and working with a range of ages, first-generation students, and underrepresented students.




Responsibilities will include:

Teaching undergraduate courses with the possibility of graduate courses in the Division of Psychology

Maintaining an active scholarship agenda, and

Participating in departmental, university, and external service.


Minimum Qualifications: 

Earned doctorate in any field in psychology at the time of applying


Preferred Qualifications: 

Experience with teaching in a diverse setting

Experience with underserved student populations

Scholarship in the field of psychology

Demonstrated flexibility in executing scholarship

Demonstrated fit with the mission of GSU and the Psychology Program

Experience mentoring students in research

Ability to teach a variety of general psychology courses


We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute through their teaching, service, and research to the diversity of our university. Governors State University values diverse perspectives and we strongly encourage women, racial/ethnic/gender minorities, and persons with disabilities, and veterans to apply.



Interested applicants must apply online via our website at A complete application will include 1) an online application; 2) a cover letter; 3) curriculum vitae; 4) unofficial graduate transcript (an official transcript will be required prior to the contract start); 5) a teaching philosophy; 6) a scholarship/research statement; and 7) contact information for three references who will provide letters of recommendation.  In the cover letter, applicants are encouraged to address teaching underserved populations and how their scholarship/research can be conducted with our campus resources. Teaching philosophy and scholarship statements should be uploaded under other documents.  Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, but all supporting materials must be received by November 8th, 2019 for full consideration.