Assistant Professor: Psychology, Department of Human Behavior, Justice, and Diversity (HBJD)

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Assistant Professor, FA040, 100%, Faculty, Renewable, 9-month Appointment, 1 Vacancy


The University of Wisconsin-Superior is hiring a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Psychology, to begin August 26, 2024. Psychology is an undergraduate program at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, Wisconsin’s public liberal arts college. The Psychology major/minor and Behavioral Neuroscience Minor are offered both online and on-campus. A strong commitment to undergraduate teaching is essential. Research interests appropriate to a small public liberal arts college are necessary, as is an interest in involving undergraduate students in collaborative research. Successful candidates will be able to effectively teach a one-semester senior research capstone course, Introduction to Psychology, and an array of other courses in our regular curriculum according to their interest and expertise. 

Psychology is part of the Department of Human Behavior, Justice and Diversity, with 14 faculty members in Psychology, Legal Studies, Social Work, and First Nations Studies, and therefore encourages applications from diverse backgrounds. In addition to being part of the Department of Human Behavior, Justice and Diversity, this position also has a commitment to UW-Superior’s public liberal arts mission.

  • Teach 12 credits per semester (including a mix of on-campus and online courses) 
  • Engage in ongoing self-reflection and documentation of quality teaching and innovative learning methods (both face-to-face and online)
  • Pursue scholarly activities.
  • Advise students.
  • Engage in independent and collaborative curricular development in the psychology program.
  • Engage in the program’s High Impact Practices (such as Academic Service-Learning, Undergraduate Research, Senior Year Experience)
  • Participate in Teaching & Learning Cohort (TLC) Orientation and mentoring program in the first year.
  • Engage in program service activities such as assessment, scheduling, marketing, recruitment and retention, community partner outreach, and other program related support as designated by the program.
  • Serve on Department and University committees.

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  • Ph.D. in Psychology; an ABD in Psychology will be considered with an earned doctorate required by January 10, 2025
  • University-level teaching (or teaching assistant) experience (at least one course in one semester)
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality teaching and learning methods. 
  • Willingness to engage in course design and teaching in multiple modalities.


  • Prior experience with course design / course development
  • Experience mentoring undergraduate researchers.
  • Prior experience teaching in multiple modalities
  • Demonstrated commitment related to best practices in teaching and learning in multiple modalities.


Salary range for this position is: $53,000 – $59,000 annually. Specific benefit information can be found here. A snapshot of benefits offered for this position include:

Paid Time Off:

– 96 hours of Sick Leave

– Legal holidays that fall within the academic year

State Group Health Insurance Plans:

– Health Plan, High Deductible, or Access Plans available

– Flexible Spending or Health Savings Accounts

Access to Additional Insurance:

– Dental

– Vision

– Life

– Income Continuation

Retirement Plans Through Wisconsin Retirement System:

– 6.80% contribution with employer match

– Vested at 5 years (must meet eligibility requirements)

Other Benefits

– Employee Assistant Program (EAP) – provides free and confidential resources to address personal and work-related concerns for employee and their immediate family members.

– On-site wellness resources and opportunities through the Pruitt Center for Mindfulness and Well-Being, Marcovich Wellness Center, and Department of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.


August 26, 2024 (teaching an online course during Spring 2024 may be negotiated).


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Review of all complete applications will commence at 8:00am on October 16, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Once an application is received, your user profile information remains in UW-Superior’s Talent Management System for future submissions.

If you are not currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System, you may apply online through this portal. If you are a current employee of the University of Wisconsin System, you may apply through our HRS System. Please include the following information in your application:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for only three (3) professional references.
  • Unofficial transcripts of all degrees earned.
  • Detailed statement of teaching philosophy, including a reflection on recent teaching evaluations. Describe how you would approach mentoring undergraduate researchers in a mandatory one-semester research capstone course.
  • Teaching evaluations from the most recent terms (up to 2 terms), for courses/labs in which you were instructor or TA. Evaluations may take the form of student evaluations, formal feedback from an instructional supervisor or peer observation.

Internal applicants: select the internal applicant link. Registration for account not required.

External applicants: select the external applicant link and register for an account:

How to Register for a UW-Careers Account:

  1. To register for a UW-Careers account, click on the Click Here to Register link to create your user name and password.
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  3. To submit your letter of application, unofficial transcripts, etc., you must add the document as an attachment by clicking on the Add Attachment link below the Cover Letters and Attachments box.
  4. Clicking on the Next link, please complete the required Online Questionnaire.
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At any time you may select the Save button to save your progress. When you have submitted your application, ability to change materials submitted will not be available.

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