Company Name:

University of Minnesota - Morris


Morris, Minnesota

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Assistant Professor

Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

Entry Level

Required Education:


Date Posted:

October 22, 2018

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Assistant Professor in Biological Psychology, Tenure-Track

The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) seeks to fill an Assistant Professor tenure-track position in Biological Psychology. We are looking for someone to teach an annual course load of 20 credits (typically 5 classes), which will include some of the following courses: Biological Psychology, Comparative Psychology, Capstone Seminar, and other courses consistent with the candidate’s expertise. Additionally, we are seeking a person who will fit with the needs of the department, which could include teaching Introductory Psychology, History of Psychology, Research Methods, and other courses to be negotiated. Other responsibilities include supervising individual student projects, advising undergraduates, and providing service to the psychology discipline and to the campus. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic individual with a demonstrated interest in the liberal arts who will engage with our students inside and outside of the classroom. UMM emphasizes close student-faculty relationships and faculty-directed student research. An active research program is expected, and research collaboration with undergraduate students is highly valued.

Position begins August 19, 2019. Salary and teaching load is competitive. Prefer PhD in Psychology or closely related field (appointment as Assistant Professor), but will consider outstanding ABD (appointment as Instructor).

To apply for this position, complete the basic application on-line at the U of M Online Employment System at (no uploads or attachments, please). Choose Job ID # 327176. Send via email attachment (to, subject line Psychology Search - Your Last Name) a curriculum vitae, cover letter, graduate transcripts, research statement demonstrating your research potential or productivity, up to three research publications, and teaching statement including evidence of teaching effectiveness; also send or arrange to have sent three letters of recommendation (same address, same subject). UMM highly values diversity and encourages applicants who have experiences with diversity to share those experiences in any portion of the application materials.

Application review will begin on November 28th and will continue until the position is filled.  For questions concerning the status or process of your application, contact Sharon Severance,, (320) 589-6200. For other questions related to this search, contact Dennis Stewart, Psychology Search Chair:, (320) 589-6196. 



A distinctive undergraduate campus within the University of Minnesota system, Morris combines a rigorous, student-centered residential liberal arts education with access to the resources and opportunities of one of the nation's largest universities. A founding member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), Morris provides students with a rigorous academic experience, preparing them to be global citizens who value and pursue intellectual growth, civic engagement, intercultural competence, and environmental stewardship. The student body of nearly 1700 is supported by 130 faculty members, a student/faculty ratio of 13:1. The Morris campus is the most ethnically diverse in the University of Minnesota system, with 20 percent American Indian students, 10 percent of U.S. students of color, and 12 percent international students. 

Morris is highly ranked by national publications -- U.S. News & World Report as a top-ten public liberal arts college; Forbes as one of the best colleges and universities in the nation; and Fiske Guide to Colleges includes Morris in its list of “the best and most interesting” schools in the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom. Morris students consistently win national awards – in 2017-2018, Morris was the only public baccalaureate institution among the top student Fulbright award producers. Among University of Minnesota campuses, Morris has the highest proportion of faculty in the University’s Academy of Distinguished Teaching. The campus is also a national leader in sustainability, evidenced by receipt of the inaugural Excellence in Sustainability award from the National Association of College and University Business Officers and an Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education STARS Gold rating.

The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

To request disability accommodation or material in alternative formats contact: UMM Human Resources, (320) 589-6024, Room 201, Behmler Hall, Morris, MN.


Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment background check.  Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.



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