Assistant Adjunct Professor in Psychology (Full Time)
About Mills College: Located in Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a liberal arts college for women and gender non-binary students, with graduate programs for all genders. Consistently ranked one of the top master's universities and one of the best value colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Mills also has been named one of the Best Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The Mills experience is distinguished by small, interactive classes, one-on-one attention from exceptional faculty, a culture of creative experimentation, and cutting-edge interdisciplinary learning opportunities which empower students to make a statement in their careers and communities. As one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, we have a strong record of academic success with first-generation students, students of color, Latinx students, LGBTQ students, and other underrepresented students. Mills College has recently become a Hispanic Serving Institution. Applicants with expertise and experience in supporting and promoting success for Latina/o students are encouraged to apply. Mills College encourages diversity in hiring and particularly welcomes applications and nominations from women, gender non-binary individuals, and minorities. Mills College seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty. In so doing, we offer our students not only the opportunity to learn about varied disciplines but to engage with diverse perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. For more information, please visit https://www.mills.edu/
The Department of Psychology at Mills College invites applications for a full-time Assistant Adjunct Professor of Psychology specializing in developmental psychology or related discipline in psychology. Psychology, the largest major at Mills, is staffed by a friendly and collaborative faculty who have a close relationship with the diverse students we serve. The department, which also is home to the biopsychology major, has a strong research emphasis and maintains a broad, scientifically based curriculum. Mills College offers unique opportunities for students to collaborate with or work alongside faculty in laboratory research.
The successful candidate will have substantial teaching experience, a proven track record of mentoring and working with undergraduate students in a liberal arts college, and the demonstrated ability to develop courses that incorporate theory and research in the applicant's field of expertise within a global context.
The Assistant Adjunct Professor will be responsible for teaching five courses per year plus advising and departmental service. Courses may include two lower division courses in developmental psychology, introductory level psychology, statistics in psychology, and two upper-division courses, preferably LGBTQ psychology or research methods. Applicants are welcome to submit ideas for other courses in their specialty area.
This is a one academic year renewable contract position to begin in August 2020 with a salary of $60,000.
Requirements: Candidates should have:
A Ph.D. in psychology, or a closely related field
Extensive undergraduate teaching experience in the areas listed above
Experience supervising undergraduate research
A commitment to undergraduate advising
Excellent written and oral communication skills
The ability to work with a diverse and dynamic student population
Additional Information: This is a full-time, exemptposition. Salary is $60K per year, andincludes an excellent benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life/LTD insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with college-matching after 6 month qualifying period, 10 days of vacation for year one, 15 days of vacation for years 2-10, and 22 days of vacation years 10+ plus, 12 sick days and 17 paid holidays (subject to annual review). Staff members also receive free admission to campus events, use of the pool, fitness center, and tennis courts. Tuition remission is also available after an introductory period. Voluntary benefits include: pet insurance, long-term care insurance, legal-assistance insurance, cellular provider discounts and computer hardware discounts.
Mills College does not permit discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. For more information on Mills' non-discrimination policy, please go to https://www.mills.edu/policies/ada-policies/nondiscrimination-statement.php.
All positions are subject to a background check. Prior to the first date of employment, an applicant's background check must be cleared.
Application Instructions: Click the link below and follow instructions to submit the following documents:
Cover Letter outlining teaching and research interests
Supporting materials relevant to teaching experience including teaching evaluations.
Names, addresses, and email contacts for three professional references. No letters of reference should be submitted at this time.
Please note that you can only upload 6 "Other" documents. You can consolidate multiple pages/documents into one file upload. The file size limit for each upload is 10Mb.
Review of applicants will begin immediately; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.