Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

The Department of Psychology at Nebraska Wesleyan University invites applications for a two-year visiting position beginning August 2021. The area of expertise is open. Nebraska Wesleyan, located in Lincoln, the capital city of Nebraska, is a nationally recognized undergraduate liberal arts institution with approximately 2,100 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 among other benefits.


We seek applicants with a commitment to high quality undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts setting. Area of specialization is open. Applicants should be prepared to teach courses in at least two of the following areas: cognitive, perception, developmental psychology, research methods, statistics. The typical departmental teaching load is three courses per semester (4 credit courses). 

  • Have received a doctoral degree in Psychology from an accredited institution by August 2021 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: 

  • 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 November 2, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.