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Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

Lake Forest College, Department of Psychology, invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology to begin August, 2020. This appointment is for a one-year term with a one-year renewal, and is a full-time position with benefits. 

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in psychology or a related field (ABD will be considered), evidence of scholarly promise and accomplishment, and an excellent record of teaching at the undergraduate level. The area of specialization is open, but candidates who can teach social psychology are of particular interest. Applicants should expect to teach three undergraduate courses per semester, including the Research Methods & Statistics sequence, laboratory sections of Intro to Psychological Science, and a course in the candidate’s area of expertise. Classes are small (typically 15-30 students).  At Lake Forest College, the quality of a faculty member’s teaching is the most important criterion for evaluation. An ideal candidate will demonstrate a clear understanding of teaching in a liberal arts institution.

A highly selective liberal arts college located on Chicago’s North Shore, Lake Forest College enrolls approximately 1,600 students from more than 40 states and from more than 70 countries. Lake Forest is one of the most diverse small colleges in the Midwest with nearly 40% of our student body comprised of domestic minority and international students. The majority of our STEM pool is female and also includes a significant number of first generation and traditionally underrepresented students. Lake Forest College embraces diversity and encourages applications from women, members of historically underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

In a single PDF, please send the following: 1) a cover letter that describes your motivation for applying to Lake Forest College and how a liberal arts environment dedicated to diversity and inclusion aligns with your teaching philosophy, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) example syllabi and 4) evidence of teaching effectiveness. Please request that two letters of reference that can speak to your teaching be sent directly to the Chair of the Psychology Department, Matthew Kelley, at the following email address: psychsearch@lakeforest.edu.


*** Review of applications will begin immediately, and the search deadline for full consideration is February 28.