Assistant Professor of Psychology


The Department of Psychology at Nebraska Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Psychology position beginning August 2024. Final rank will be determined by the Provost upon hire. We are particularly interested in individuals who can teach courses in biopsychology, neuroscience, and/ or cognitive psychology. Applicants who have a background with animal models of research and are able to involve undergraduate students in future research are preferred. NWU has a modern animal facility specifically designed for rodent housing and care, with dedicated secondary spaces for designing, building, and implementing research protocols.

Nebraska Wesleyan, located in Lincoln, the capital city of Nebraska, is a nationally recognized undergraduate liberal arts institution with approximately 1,600 students and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. This position includes a comprehensive benefits package including health, vision and dental insurance benefits, retirement benefits, a generous holiday schedule, and undergraduate tuition remission for employee's dependents.


We seek applicants with a commitment to high quality undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts setting. The typical departmental teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester (typically three 4-credit-hour classes). Faculty contribute to academic/ career advisement of undergraduate students, mentoring of students in research, and faculty governance and service.

  • a completed doctoral degree in psychology from an accredited institution by August 2024 (or near completion).
  • a demonstrated commitment to engaging, innovative, and evidence-informed teaching incorporating diverse instructional methods.
  • 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 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, 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: 

  • 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,
  • the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references

Review of applications will begin on February 1st and continue until the position is filled. The search committee may request additional materials, such as course syllabi and unofficial transcripts, after the review begins.