Assistant Professor (Social Psychology)

Psychological Science

Openings: 1


Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological Science to begin September 1, 2023. Candidates with specialties in any areas of social psychology are welcome to apply and will be given full consideration, but we are especially interested in topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion and the psychology of traditionally marginalized groups.

Institution Information: Gustavus Adolphus College seeks employees who are committed to and will be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. We seek candidates whose experience has prepared them to help us realize our college-wide goal of engagement and inclusion of culturally and racially diverse audiences in the humanities, arts, and sciences. The Gustavus Acts strategic plan renews our commitment to equip students to lead purposeful lives, and to act on the great challenges of our time by diversifying and expanding the Gustavus community and delivering a distinctive and integrated liberal arts education.

Minnesota is home to vibrant Black American communities and growing communities of Hmong, Latinx, and Somali peoples, as well as significant numbers of Indigenous people. We believe that representation from these groups contributes positively to our student body.

We are committed to fostering a community that embodies the value of a liberal arts education rooted in pluralism. We engage in this work at a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA) College of Swedish immigrant heritage that is a leading residential, national liberal arts institution of 2200 students.

Department Information: The Department of Psychological Science is committed to promoting psychology as a science both for the sake of gaining understanding and for the applications that may emerge as a consequence. The department is committed to working with the Gustavus Center for Inclusive Excellence and other college constituencies to promote equity and inclusivity in our department and on campus. For more information about the department, its faculty, students, and courses, please see the department website at

Major/Essential Functions: Gustavus faculty teach, advise, conduct research, and serve the college and department. Currently, tenure-line Gustavus faculty have a 6-course equivalent teaching assignment. In their first year, the successful candidate will receive a reduced teaching assignment of five courses, plus one fully-compensated course release.

Primary teaching responsibilities will include Social Psychology, Statistics and Research Methods, courses in the candidate’s individual specialization, and contributions to general education

Application Procedures: To apply, visit and complete the online application. The documents that must be uploaded include the following:

  • Letter of application that addresses the position qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A brief (one page) statement of teaching experience and approach
  • A brief (one page) statement of research accomplishments and future plans
  • A brief (one page) statement of personal experience and approach to fostering equity and inclusion for individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Transcripts (scanned copies acceptable)
  • The names and contact information for three professional references (at least one must be able to address teaching experience and teaching effectiveness; please indicate the teaching reference in your letter of application). Please do not ask references to submit letters of recommendation; the committee will conduct reference checks by phone.

For full consideration, applications must be received by October 21, 2022. While applications may be accepted after this date, it is not guaranteed that they will be considered. At this time, please only upload the required documents listed above. Incomplete applications will not be considered by the search committee.

Gustavus Adolphus College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, disability, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in Psychology; we will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status and who will complete their degree by September 30, 2023
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching
  • Evidence of research accomplishments
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting students from diverse backgrounds and identities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching undergraduate courses and knowledge of evidence-based pedagogy
  • Demonstrated use of pedagogical methods that foster equity and inclusion for all students
  • Experience engaging in research collaboration with undergraduates
  • Commitment to a liberal arts education

Posted September 13, 2022


Marie Walker | | 507-933-7412

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2022

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