Albright College, a liberal arts college in Reading, PA, is seeking applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor appointment for one year in the Psychology Department, starting Fall 2021, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year. The preferred area of specialization for the candidate is open and may include clinical psychology, educational psychology, developmental psychology, social psychology, or health psychology. A Ph.D. in Psychology is preferred, but ABD candidates will also be considered.
The candidate must be qualified to teach introductory psychology and either an upper level psychology research laboratory course or psychological assessment. If the position is renewed for a second year, the candidate should have the ability to teach a statistics and research methods laboratory that involves supervision of student research projects, if needed. The candidate should be able to teach one, preferably two or more, of the following courses: Personality, Adult Psychopathology, Child Psychopathology, Lifespan Development, Health Psychology. There is also a possibility of teaching other courses within the candidate’s specialty area.
The candidate should have teaching experience and some experience mentoring undergraduate research and demonstrated ability or potential for working with/teaching a diverse student body, and commitment to building an inclusive and equitable academic community, as described in Albright College’s Inclusivity and Equity Statement. We also expect a degree of familiarity with classroom and laboratory technology. Research support and professional development opportunities are available.
Albright College is a liberal arts institution that emphasizes interdisciplinary studies and teaching excellence, and faculty have a three-three teaching load. Albright’s enrollment is approximately 2,000 students and is located within an hour from Philadelphia, and three hours from New York, Baltimore and Washington DC.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should complete an application by clicking “Apply Now.” A cover letter addressing interests and skills can be uploaded, along with a curriculum vitae. Letters of recommendation can be emailed to . Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. at least one syllabus, course evaluations, sample assignments) should be compiled into a single pdf document and uploaded with the other application materials. Albright offers a competitive benefits package, which includes tuition remission.
As the oldest institution of higher learning in Berks County, Albright College has a long history of educating students of academic promise. Founded in 1856, Albright College is a diverse community of learners cultivating integrity, curiosity, connection, and resilience. The college’s flexible curriculum encourages students to combine and cross majors to create individualized academic programs. Close faculty mentorship and numerous experiential learning options create opportunities for Albright graduates to exceed their own expectations. Nationally ranked as a top performer for social mobility, Albright is proud of its wide cultural and economic diversity. Students learn to relate to people from different backgrounds, develop greater self-awareness, and gain a panoramic perspective of the world in order to view problems from multiple perspectives. The experience is valuable to students preparing to enter today’s global workplace, where differences in backgrounds and perspectives are the norm.
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Albright College is a liberal arts institution with approximately 1750 students, located within an hour of Philadelphia and three hours of New York, Baltimore and Washington, DC. Additional information about Albright College is available at www.albright.edu.
At Albright, we believe our differences make us stronger and empower us to better understand and respect one another in a just and fair manner. With this in mind, the College recruits, houses, educates, employs, supports, and generally celebrates people of all statuses, identities, and backgrounds, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, religious or spiritual identity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, marital and parental status, veteran status, political affiliation, and physical and mental ability. Albright College is an EEO employer and, as stated above, is actively committed to inclusivity within its community. In pursuit of that, we actively encourage diversity in all dimensions among applicants for this position. Additional information about Albright College is available at www.albright.edu.