Western Psychological Association

Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

Soka University of America (SUA) is accepting applications for a full-time, one-year, Visiting Assistant Professor in Psychology beginning in September for the fall 2016 – spring 2017 academic year. SUA is a 4-year undergraduate institution that emphasizes excellence in teaching and student-centered learning experiences. As such, we seek an individual with a commitment to teaching as well as an active research program that can engage diverse and talented undergraduates. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to teach Introduction to Psychology, Psychological Disorders, other advanced courses in psychology (i.e., Health Psychology and/or Neuropsychology), as well as a course in the general education curriculum. The successful candidate will also be required to supervise multiple senior capstone students in addition to the standard full-time teaching load, which is five courses a year. Required qualifications include ABD or Ph.D. in psychology.

SUA offers a challenging program in liberal arts with a focus on the Pacific Rim, and a strong emphasis on international/intercultural exposure. The university aims to foster rewarding intellectual relationships among faculty and between faculty and students through collaboration and mentoring.  An appreciation of the centrality of peace, global citizenship, freedom, and human rights is the founding impetus for the university and its mission.

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with rank and experience.  All full-time faculty members are eligible for medical, dental, and retirement benefits. Applications will be accepted immediately and until August 1, 2016.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION  in order to submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a one-page statement of teaching philosophy.  Please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent electronically from referees to this email address: facultyrecruiting@soka.edu.


Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer