Fontbonne University — Continuing Instructor of Psychology (Non-Tenure Track)

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Continuing Instructor of Psychology (Non-Tenure Track)

Biological & Behavioral Sciences
Location: St. Louis, MO
The Department of Biological and Behavioral Sciences at Fontbonne University invites applications for a Non-Tenure Track, Continuing Instructor of Psychology to begin August, 2022. This position will primarily support our growing B.S. in Psychology program, but the successful candidate will also teach courses to a broad range of students in fields ranging from education, dietetics, and the humanities.
The Department of Biological & Behavioral Sciences at Fontbonne University is home to a dynamic faculty who are committed to program innovation and undergraduate research. Within a small liberal arts college environment, faculty support undergraduates in active research programs, with the goal of every student graduating with a degree in Psychology either completing a service-learning project or research leading to a co-authored publication upon graduation. In alignment with Fontbonne University’s mission, the department is also committed to advancing the work of students from under-represented groups in the sciences and science-related professions.
The successful candidate for the non-tenure track, continuing instructor position will join the well-established Psychology program. The program has a two-pronged approach to its curriculum, with students focusing on either Service-Learning or student-led research. Responsibilities of this position include teaching four undergraduate courses per semester, preparing students for ongoing training or graduate programs in psychology or related fields, and supporting students in undergraduate research projects. Other responsibilities include academic advising, participation in departmental and university service, and professional development activities both within and outside the university.
Interview Process & Timing

Review of applications will begin December 1st, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.

Fontbonne encourages successful candidates to apply for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Faculty Loan Repayment Program (FLRP) ( if eligible. Fontbonne will match repayment provided by the FLRP.
How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit the following information via the online system at

  • Letter of application
  • Statement addressing the candidate’s commitment to working with diverse learners and communities, including first-generation students and students from historically-excluded groups
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • Statement of research interests
  • Names and contact information for three references

NOTE: Educational Transcripts and Certification Documentation may be requested during the interview process.

Fontbonne University
Director, Human Resources
6800 Wydown Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63105
We offer an excellent benefit package including health, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement plan and tuition remission.

Our Mission & Vision

Fontbonne University, a Catholic institution sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, is committed to the common good through the daily pursuit of transformative education, inspiring students to become global citizens who think critically, act ethically and serve responsibly.

About Fontbonne University

Fontbonne University is a vibrant and strong academic institution located in the Clayton suburb within the St. Louis metropolitan area. We were founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and established in the Catholic tradition, yet we serve and welcome a diverse group of students from all faiths, cultures, backgrounds, and beliefs. With nearly 1,000 students enrolled, we offer Division III athletics, a large range of student organizations, and more than 100 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. Fontbonne University is uniquely situated to offer the best of city sights and scenes coupled with beautiful and historic homes and neighborhoods.

Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, Fontbonne University is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Candidates from historically under-represented groups, whose work furthers our diversity and inclusion efforts and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Open your mind. Follow your heart. Take the leap. Challenging, welcoming, affordable. Fontbonne will prepare you for an engaged and rewarding life, no matter how you’re called to serve.

Required Qualifications
  • PhD in Psychology or related discipline; candidates who are ABD will be considered, with required completion of PhD by August, 2022.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively teach undergraduate students.
  • Area of specialization is open, but the successful candidate must provide evidence of expertise in quantitative methodology.
  • Qualifications to teach courses in Statistics and Research Methods as well courses adjacent to the candidate’s area of expertise as needed by the program.
  • Commitment to community engaged learning (eg through a community-focused research program)
  • Dedication to mentoring and supporting undergraduate students at every level and stage of their academic and professional development.
  • Commitment to working with diverse learners and communities, including first-generation students and students from historically-excluded groups.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience teaching as a full-time faculty member.
  • Experience advising undergraduate students.
  • Ability to teach courses in Personality Psychology, Biological Psychology, and/or Sports Psychology