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Assistant Professor-Psychology

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Platteville
Categories: Psychology

Position Summary:

The Psychology Department at UW Platteville invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position with anticipated start date of August 2023.

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses, research and scholarly activity, and university and departmental service. Starting salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Those with experience teaching first generation college students, and/or teaching undergraduates are encouraged to apply.


The primary responsibility will be teaching undergraduate courses in introductory and advanced research methods, as well as General Psychology and other courses related to the candidate’s expertise, preferably in developmental, cognitive, or social psychology. 

Other responsibilities include teaching courses that contribute to the Ethnic Studies Program and/or Women’s and Gender Studies Program; initiating a program of research and scholarly activity (preferably involving undergraduate students); engaging in academic advising; and participating in department, college, university and community service and outreach activities.

Faculty are also expected to participate in curriculum development, assessment, and revisions.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

 Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or ABD in experimental, developmental, cognitive, social, or educational psychology  
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills   
  • Experience teaching at least one (semester long) undergraduate course
  • Demonstration of scholarly productivity through presentations and/or publications   

To be considered for this position, applicants must respond to all required qualifications.

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:







Department Information: 

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls students in 42 baccalaureate and 9 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice, and business. The campus is in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.  Southwest Wisconsin is an ideal location for outdoor enthusiasts and cyclists.

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The Psychology Department values undergraduate teaching and is a leader on campus in undergraduate research and SoTL practices. Our department is comprised of seven tenure track and 1.4 instructional academic staff positions.  We have approximately 150 majors and graduate roughly 40 students a year, most of whom are interested in careers in human services and mental health.

Application Deadline:

To ensure full consideration applications must be submitted through our online applicant portal and received by October 1, 2022. Applications will be reviewed until position has been filled. 

How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for three professional references
  • Diversity Statement that illustrates the candidate’s experience, appreciation, and engagement with diversity and demonstrates the candidate’s appreciation of diverse knowledge systems
  • Pedagogy Statement that reflects the candidate’s perspective on the integration of teaching, research, and scholarly work to create transformative student learning experiences

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community. As a member of the campus community for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, it is essential that you support and foster a diverse, inclusive, and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students  

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.  

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, pregnancy, political affiliation, arrest or conviction record, identity as a veteran, disabled veteran, Vietnam era veteran, membership in the national guard, state defense force or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or this state. Sexual harassment is illegal and will not be tolerated. Co-workers and supervisors may not retaliate against any employee, student, or job applicant because he or she filed a complaint, assisted in an investigation or participated in any proceeding alleging discrimination on the foregoing basis.

The University ensures physical accessibility to work environments for persons with disabilities and will provided reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to employment. Upon request, the University will provide reasonable accommodations for religious observances and practices. The University is committed to a program of affirmative action for women, racial minorities, persons with disabilities, disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era. While the Chancellor assumes overall responsibility for the success of the program, university administrators and supervisors are responsible and accountable for implementation. Authority for monitoring the program is delegated to Human Resources.

Each individual associated with the University is called upon to pledge a new and revitalized commitment to build and maintain a campus environment free of harassment and discrimination, an environment that fosters mutual respect, recognizes the dignity and worth of all people, and promotes to the fullest, equal employment opportunity through affirmative action.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Annual Security & Annual Fire Safety Report is available for review. Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608.342.1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

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