Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology


Position Title

Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology


College of Arts and Sciences


Full Time/Exempt

Position Summary

Jacksonville University invites applications for a one year, non-renewable Visiting Assistant Professor position in Psychology. The area of concentration is open, with strong preference given to candidates who can teach courses in health psychology or physiological psychology. Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. in psychology. A completed master’s degree or higher in psychology is required prior to the start of the appointment (August 2023).

The Psychology Department has approximately 165 majors, 40 minors, and 5 full-time faculty members, so faculty teach a wide range of courses. The successful candidate will teach four courses per semester, which may include Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Health Psychology, Physiological Psychology or a course in the candidate’s general area of expertise. We especially welcome candidates who can broaden the range of courses we offer on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Jacksonville University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who are committed to Jacksonville  University’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we actively welcome applications from members of groups who are historically underrepresented in higher education.

Jacksonville University is a comprehensive, liberal arts college located in Jacksonville, FL a diverse metropolitan community with a thriving economic and cultural scene. Jacksonville International Airport provides easy access to US and international destinations. The College emphasizes innovative and quality teaching in small classes, and ranks in the annual rankings of “America’s Best Colleges,” released by U.S. News & World Report. Please visit our website at


  • Will teach four courses per semester, which may include Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Health Psychology, Physiological Psychology, or a course in the candidate’s general area of expertise.
  • Student advising
  • Must participate in departmental and university service

Required Skills/Abilities

  • The ability to teach a broad range of lower-level and upper-level courses
  • The ability to incorporate technology into classroom teaching and to teach online and hybrid classes
  • The ability to supervise and conduct research and supervise student research in area of expertise
  • The ability to work with diverse students and small class sizes
  • Participation in departmental, school, college, or university service
  • Excellent oral and written skills
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • The ability to work in a collaborative and cooperative manner

Physical Requirements

  • Manual dexterity to efficiently operate a computer keyboard and scientific equipment
  • Near vision sufficient to read written communications and computer display screens
  • Adequate hearing to communicate effectively in person and by phone

Education, Certificates, Licenses, and Experience:

Minimum Education Requirement

  • Ph.D. in Psychology preferred. A minimum of a master’s degree in psychology is required.

Important Note

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required for this position. The University reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs.

To Apply

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Those candidates who are selected for an interview will be asked to submit a JU faculty application, three letters of recommendation, sample syllabi, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student feedback or peer evaluations). Send materials electronically to the chair of psychology at Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.