Assistant Professor of Psychology

Requisition ID:  28819

Job Summary


The Department of Psychology at Purdue University Fort Wayne invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position with a start date of August 12, 2024.


The position requires a Ph.D. in psychology with specialization in clinical or counseling psychology. ABD candidates will be considered with the expectation that a doctoral degree be awarded prior to start of employment. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses such as, but not limited to, Abnormal Psychology, Introductory Psychology, and additional courses in area of specialization (9 credit hours/semester). The position also requires developing a program of research leading to publication and some service to the university, community, and profession. 


The Program

The Department of Psychology offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in psychology. We have 350 majors and 13 full-time faculty. The department is very collegial and an excellent place to work. We are committed to high quality teaching and research, and new faculty are well supported by the department, college, and university so they can maximize their achievements in these domains.

Purdue University Fort Wayne is a thriving regional campus of Purdue University. Fort Wayne is the second-largest metropolitan area in Indiana, a rapidly growing community located two hours from Indianapolis and three hours from Chicago. Fort Wayne was rated by in 2022 as the #1 city for “Lowest Cost of Living” in the United States.

Application Process

Screening begins November 1, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications should include: a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position; Curriculum Vitae; Teaching Philosophy Statement (1-2 pg.); Research Statement (1-2 pg.); and names and contact information of three (3) professional references and/or professional letters of recommendation. Candidates may also choose to submit Evidence of Teaching and/or Research Effectiveness (e.g., course evaluations, copies of relevant publications, etc.), but this is not required. The Department is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including research, teaching and service/engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. All candidates invited for a campus interview will be expected to do a 45 to 60-minute instructional student presentation as well as a 45-minute research presentation. Upload all application materials to

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PFW is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. The position is contingent upon available funding and a satisfactory background check.

Nov 15, 2023

Nearest Major Market: Fort Wayne