The Department of Psychology at Nebraska Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Psychology position beginning August 2023. Nebraska Wesleyan University, located in Lincoln, the capital city of Nebraska, is a nationally recognized undergraduate liberal arts institution with approximately 2,000 students and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

While the area of expertise is open, we are particularly interested in individuals who can teach courses in undergraduate statistics, neuroscience, cognitive, and/or social psychology. This position includes a comprehensive benefits package including health, vision and dental insurance benefits, retirement benefits, a generous holiday schedule, and a 25% discount for undergraduate tuition remission for employee's dependents during the first year of employment among other benefits.


We seek applicants with a commitment to high quality undergraduate teaching in a liberal art setting. Applicants should be prepared to teach courses in statistics and research methods, and at least one of the following areas: neuroscience, cognitive, or social psychology. The typical departmental teaching load is three courses per semester (4 credit courses). The candidate will assist in academic/career advisement of undergraduate students, mentoring of students in research, and contribute to faculty governance.

Qualifications: Candidates must:

  • Have received a doctoral degree in psychology from an accredited institution by August 2023 or is near completion.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to engaging, innovative, and evidence-informed teaching incorporating diverse instructional methods.
  • Have a teaching philosophy that incorporates equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Commitment to Diversity

Diversity is a core value of Nebraska Wesleyan University’s mission and we embrace it as a source of strength.  Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate how they are able to enhance and embrace this University core value in a diversity statement submitted as part of their application materials. 

Nebraska Wesleyan University provides equal educational and employment opportunities to qualified persons in all areas of university operation without regard to religion or creed, age, genetic information, gender identity and expression, sexual identity and orientation, veteran status, disability, marital status, race, or national or ethnic origin, in compliance with state and federal laws, including but not limited to Title XII, Title IX, and the ADA. E-Verify, EOE.

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit the following to URL: https://nebrwesleyan.applicantpro.com/jobs/ 

  • a letter of interest outlining qualifications,
  • a curriculum vitae,
  • a teaching philosophy statement
  • a diversity statement that explains how you would facilitate a diverse and equitable community in your teaching, mentoring, outreach, research, and/or service,
  • a sample course syllabus,
  • unofficial graduate transcripts,
  • the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references

Review of applications will begin on January 17th 2023 and continue until the position is filled. 

Please visit the NWU website (https://www.nebrwesleyan.edu/) for more information about our institution.


About Nebraska Wesleyan University

Nebraska Wesleyan University is an independent Methodist liberal arts university of approximately 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students in Lincoln, Neb. The university’s steadfast commitment to putting learning into action through internships, study abroad, service learning and collaborative research has yielded tremendous outcomes for students and alumni.

Founded in 1887, Nebraska Wesleyan has earned a national reputation for placing students in top graduate and professional school programs. And NWU is among the nation’s leaders in Fulbright scholars, Academic All-Americans and NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship winners.

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