Chatham University — Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

Founded in 1869, Chatham University has an enrollment of over 2,200 students across over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence: sustainability & health, the arts & sciences and business & communications. Chatham has consistently been named a College of Distinction and a “Best College” by U.S. News & World Report, andas the alma mater of environmental icon, Rachel Carson (Class of ’29)—is perennially ranked as one of the greenest colleges in the United States by Sierra Magazine and the Princeton Review.

Chatham’s mission is: “to prepare students to build lives of purpose, value and fulfilling work…by preparing graduates to be informed and engaged citizens in their communities; to recognize and respect diversity of culture, identity, and opinion; and to live sustainably.” Building on this mission, Chatham is committed to creating a supportive and inclusive learning, living and working environment for all members of the campus community. 

Chatham consists of the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment; the School of Arts, Science and Business; and the School for Continuing & Professional Studies.

Located in Pittsburgh, PA—one of the country’s most livable cities and great college towns—Chatham is spread across three distinct locations: the historic arboretum, Shadyside Campus; Chatham Eastside in the fast-growing East End; and Eden Hall Campus, one of the world’s most sustainable campuses.

Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Chatham University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

Position Reports To:  Social Sciences Department Chair

Position Summary:  Chatham University has an opening for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology in the undergraduate psychology program for the 2021-2022 academic year.  The candidate selected for this position will be responsible for teaching eight courses.  Courses will primarily include General Psychology, courses in the research methods sequence (e.g. Statistics and Research Design, Critical Thinking in Psychology, and Foundations of Behavioral Research), and possible additional upper-level courses appropriate to candidate subfield specialization.  A review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.


  • Earned a Ph.D. or defended dissertation.  A.B.D. candidates may be considered.
  • University-level teaching experience.
  • Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and commitment to contributing to an inclusive campus community.  Candidates should describe their experience in these arenas in their cover letter and teaching statement. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teaching a 4/4 load.
  • Engaging in campus community and program service.

Chatham University offers competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, including tuition remission for qualified personnel, and a generous retirement plan.

Interested candidates should visit and follow the instructions to complete the application process.  To ensure full consideration, please submit a cover letter addressing the qualifications of the position, curriculum vitae, a teaching and research statement, and contact information for three professional references.

Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Actively Seeks Diverse Candidates