Current Employment Opportunities
The Department of Psychology at Western Connecticut State University (WCSU) is seeking a highly skilled and experienced educator to fill a tenure-track appointment. The successful candidate will have job-relevant teaching experience and be prepared to teach 12 credits/semester in some combination of the following: Social Psychology, Advanced Personality-Social Psychology, Introductory Psychology, and other related social psychology courses. Supervision of student research, student advisement, and coverage of evening courses are also expected. WCSU is primarily a teaching institution but research is a criterion for hiring, tenure and promotion. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in appropriate department, university and professional service.
Qualifications: A completed doctorate is required at time of employment. Degree specialization in Social Psychology is required. As WCSU is a dynamic, diverse workplace, the proven ability to work effectively with people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures is highly valued. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.
Salary and Benefits: WCSU offers competitive salaries commensurate with candidates’ experience and a comprehensive benefit package. There are grant opportunities to support research and conference attendance. Additional information can be found on our website at www.wcsu.edu/hr/benefits/
Application Materials: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial transcript of graduate coursework, evidence of current undergraduate teaching experience, evidence of research productivity, and 3 letters of recommendation to: firstname.lastname@example.org Reference search #600-142 in the subject line. Paper copies of transcripts and recommendation letters may be sent to Dr. Norine Jalbert, Chair, Psychology Department, WCSU, 181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810.
The Department of Psychology is one of thirteen departments in the School of Arts & Sciences. Courses in the Psychology Department are designed to offer the psychology major a comprehensive education in the methods and content of the discipline of psychology while simultaneously providing some flexibility in course selections. Students are given a broad overview of the field in their first course, Introduction to Psychology, and are required to complete a three-course sequence dealing with the methods and statistics used by psychologists. Eleven full-time and twenty-two part-time faculty support majors pursuing either BA or BS degrees in Psychology.
Review of applications begins on March 4, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.