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Visiting Assistant Professor, Psychology
Fairfield University
Visiting/Non-tenure accruing

The Psychology Department at Fairfield University invites applications for a full-time, visiting assistant professor position for the 2021-2022 academic year. While the area of expertise is open, we are specifically interested in candidates with teaching expertise and/or scholarly interests in social psychology, health psychology, and/or cultural psychology. Applicants must have a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Applicants are expected to have completed a Ph.D. in psychology or a related field, but ABD candidates will also be considered. This appointment is contingent upon final budgetary approval.

The teaching load is four courses each semester, including courses such as health psychology, cultural psychology, social psychology, psychological statistics, research methods, and general psychology. Although the position will primarily involve teaching at the undergraduate level, opportunities exist to teach in the department’s industrial/organizational master’s degree program based on fit.

The department consists of eleven full-time faculty representing a range of specialties and is housed in a spacious, well-equipped facility in the Bannow Science Center. There is a vibrant culture of undergraduate student-faculty research and a growing institutional emphasis on the health sciences. Psychology is one of the largest majors in the College of Arts & Sciences, offering a Psychology Club, a large internship program, and chapters of Sigma Xi and Psi Chi. The Department also offers a master’s program in industrial/organizational psychology. The salary and benefits for the position are highly competitive. Fairfield University is a Jesuit institution, consistently ranked as a top comprehensive university in New England, located in the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT, one hour from New York City along Long Island Sound. Our five Colleges and Professional Schools enroll approximately 4,300 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students.

Review of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, please click and upload the following materials by February 1, 2021.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, sample syllabi and course evaluations (if available) and the contact information for three references.  Please direct questions to Dr. Michael Andreychik, Search Committee Chair, at

Note:  Please ask your references to send letters of recommendation to If you have more than 5 documents to upload to your application, you may also send additional materials to this email -- or  -- simply combine them into 5 or less documents.

Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, veterans, Jesuits, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with disabilities.


Michael Andreychik
1073 North Benson Rd
Milford CT, 06460
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