Job Details

Park University
  • Position Number: 2500725
  • Location: Parkville, MO
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - Psychology

Assistant Professor of Psychology / Assistant or Associate Professor of Psychology and Graduate Program Director, Master of Arts, I/O Psychology

Park University invites applications for a tenure track, Assistant Professor of Psychology with area of specialization open. This is a full-time, tenure track position, beginning January 1 or August 1, 2022.

The responsibilities of the position include teaching 24 credit hours/year, (or 4-4 teaching load) primarily face to face at our historic Parkville, Missouri campus, with possibility of teaching in our online program. Teaching areas will include Social Psychology, Statistics for Social Science and other courses in the area of candidate's specialty. In addition to teaching, duties of the successful candidate include participating in departmental and university service activities and engaging in research and scholarship.

The Department of Psychology and Sociology houses degrees in Psychology, Social Psychology, and Sociology, and an online Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology program. With average class size under 25 students, faculty work closely with students and many courses are part of the liberal education program and serve other majors. We have a chapter of Psi Chi, Psychology Honor Society, an active Psychology and Sociology student club, and Honors Academy students in our programs. A Ph.D. degree in psychology is desired, with ABD candidates considered. Preferred qualifications include a record of effective teaching, multi-modality teaching experience, inclusive pedagogy, liberal arts focused educational principles, active scholarship record, and passion for reaching marginalized and historically underrepresented university students.

Additionally, Park University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (rank at assistant or associate level), who will teach both undergraduate (face to face) and graduate level (online) courses. The faculty member will also serve as the Program Director for Park's fully online Master of Arts in Industrial Organizational Psychology (MAIO) degree. The Program Director supports a group of adjuncts and is responsible for administrative tasks related to the online MAIO program, which comes with a teaching load adjustment. This is a full-time, tenure-track position beginning August 1, 2022, located in Parkville, Missouri.

About Park University
Park University is a private, independent masters-level institution serving more than 10,000 students each semester nationally through its flagship campus in Parkville, MO; residential campus in Gilbert, AZ; 39 campus centers in 21 states; and a robust array of undergraduate and graduate degrees available fully online. Park provides innovative, accessible and flexible education through traditional, online and distance delivery.

Honoring its founding mission to provide academic access to all qualified learners, the University continues to serve a highly diverse student population, with 50% coming from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in higher education, including international students from 62 countries. Students system-wide are comprised mostly of working adults, and many are active-duty personnel serving all branches of the U.S. military. Park University has an excellent benefits package including health and life insurance, retirement plan, and tuition paid undergraduate classes for employees and dependents.

About the Kansas City Area
The historic main campus is located approximately 15 minutes north of downtown Kansas City on the bluffs overlooking the Missouri River, in Parkville, Missouri. With over 2.1 million people, Kansas City is a diverse urban area that is home to a vibrant arts community and includes galleries, museums, literary and music venues. The area includes several universities; research and teaching hospitals; nonprofit, governmental, and community organizations; and a growing technology sector. For more about living and working in Kansas City, see:

Qualified applicants should upload a cover letter that addresses qualifications listed above with a focus on teaching experience and philosophy as well as scholarship goals, CV, transcripts and a list of 3-5 references.

First review of applicants will begin immediately. Anticipated start date of either January 1 or August 1, 2022, however, the position will remain open until filled. Please contact Department Chair, Chelsea Platt at with any questions.

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