Miami University — Visiting Assistant Professor / Instructor, Social & Behavioral Sciences

Social & Behavioral Sciences: Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor (Middletown and Hamilton, OH – multiple positions) to teach undergraduate psychology courses and provide student advising beginning August 2023. Miami University’s Regional Campuses are open admissions campuses with a liberal arts curriculum. Teaching responsibilities will include our primary needs – introductory psychology, abnormal psychology, developmental psychology – and could include other courses such as personality, statistics/research methods, or opportunities in an area of specialization.

Required Qualifications: PhD in Psychology or closely related field (specialization open) by date of appointment for appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor; or, a Masters in Psychology or closely related field (specialization open) by date of appointment for appointment as Instructor.

Desired Qualifications: Consideration may be given to candidates that demonstrate all or most of the following: experience and excellence in college teaching, especially in abnormal psychology and/or developmental psychology; experience with or openness to teaching online courses; experience with non-traditional students; advising experience; and strong skills in interacting and collaborating with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds and disciplines. The campus is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the Miami community through their teaching and advising.

Application Instructions:
Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, writing sample, and a 1-page statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion to  

Under Writing Sample, submit 1-2 representative reprints/preprints or other relevant supporting documents. 

Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Beth Dietz at Screening of applications will begin February 23, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

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