Company Name:

Southwest Minnesota State University


Marshall, Minnesota

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Assistant Professor

Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Full Time

Date Posted:

February 2, 2019

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Assistant Professor of Psychology (Fixed Term)

Assistant Professor of Psychology (Fixed Term)

Salary and Terms: Full-time, nine month* fixed-term position. Salary placement is commensurate with education and experience.

Appointment Date: August 2019

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin February 28, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Position Description: The faculty member will teach a 24-credit course load per year (12 credits each semester); covering foundational areas of Psychology related to personality and abnormal psychology, along with major electives. The person in this position must have the necessary credentials to teach General Psychology and other courses in their area of specialization. Duties also include student advising, contributing to student growth and development, committee assignments, evaluating student performance, engaging in ongoing professional development, service to the University and community, and engagement with the broader Minnesota State College and University system. In addition, the Psychology Program has a strong record of involvement in SMSU concurrent enrollment course offering, and instruction of courses in the College Now Program may be necessary.


  • Doctorate in Personality Psychology or related field required.

  • Strong commitment to teaching is essential, including extensive teaching experience with undergraduate students.

  • Strong academic record.

  • Excellent interpersonal/administrative/mentoring skills.

  • Demonstrated abilities/competence in instructional technology, including online instruction is preferred.

  • Student-centered approach to education and a commitment to helping grow the Psychology program.

  • Must have understanding of and appreciation for liberal arts.

  • SMSU is committed to fostering a global perspective. The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to teach and work with person from diverse backgrounds.

The University: Southwest Minnesota State University is one of seven universities in the Minnesota State system. SMSU gives highest priority to excellence in teaching and preparing students to be lifelong learners through quality undergraduate teaching/advising and close student/faculty relationships. Its mission, dating back to 1967, provides access to university-level programs in liberal arts & professional studies. The University has a special commitment to the educational needs of the people in its service region reflected through its curricula, cultural programs, diversity of staff and students, cooperative relationships with the public and private sectors, and regional institutions. The 216-acre campus encompasses 24 modern, interconnected, and accessible buildings. Marshall (pop. 13,000) is the hub of a rich agricultural area and offers a variety of cultural, recreational and educational opportunities. The position is an opportunity to be part of a vibrant, dynamic and growing institution that is searching for exceptionally talented people.

Application Data: Letter of application addressing position qualifications, vita, student evaluations, and transcripts should be attached to your application. To apply, please complete the application at Additional information on Southwest Minnesota State University can be found at:

*Nine Month Appointments- Along with all other Universities that are part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, standard faculty appointments are for 168 duty days distributed over any nine consecutive months. The nine months need not align with the traditional academic year and may be changed every two years. Initial faculty appointments at SMSU are expected to be similar to or the same as the academic year unless otherwise indicated on the vacancy notice.

Southwest Minnesota State University is a member of the Minnesota State system and is an equal opportunity educator and employer. SMSU is committed to equal employment opportunities for all applicants and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. SMSU does not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind. Women, diverse populations, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States. Requests for reasonable accommodation of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Affirmative Action Office, 507-537-6208. For TTY communications, contact Minnesota Relay Service at 1-800-627-3529. This vacancy notice is available in alternative format upon request.

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