Minnesota State University Moorhead — Assistant Professor of Psychology

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Rank/Title: Assistant Professor
Type of Appointment: Fixed Term; Nine-Month Appointment
Salary: Commensurate w/ Experience
Appointment Date: August 15, 2023


• Teaching load of 4 courses per semester
• Support Minnesota State University Moorhead's strategic priority of creating a campus community that is diverse, inclusive, globally aware, and just
• Service on department and/or university committees as necessary
• Maintenance of professional expertise



• Master's degree in psychology
• Ability to teach lower-level courses in general psychology and social psychology, as well as upper-level electives in adulthood/aging, psychology of gender, and courses in area of expertise.
• Effective oral and written communication skills
• Ability to work successfully with students of diverse backgrounds, with sensitivity to their needs and concerns


• Doctorate in psychology
• Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching
• Experience teaching a wide range of undergraduate courses including Intro. to Neuroscience and Personality, in addition to required courses listed above.
• Experience using technology to enhance teaching and learning
• Ability to advise undergraduate students
• Ability to engage undergraduate students in a program of research


• The successful candidate must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States by the day employment begins. The University regrets that we are unable to offer H1-B sponsorship at this time.
• Official transcript(s) from all degree granting institutions must be provided to the Office of Human Resources prior to first duty day.
• Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty organization (IFO) which can be found at https://www.minnstate.edu/system/working/docs/contracts/ifo-contract.pdf.
• In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, faculty and staff driving on college/university business, who use a rental or state vehicle, shall be required to complete a vehicle Use Agreement form and conform to Minnesota State College and Universities vehicle use criteria and consent to a motor vehicle records check.


Apply Online: https://mnstate.peopleadmin.com/postings/1962

A complete online application will include:
• Cover Letter
• Curriculum Vitae/ Resume
• Unofficial Transcripts (from all degree granting institutions)
• Teaching evaluation data—Add this
• References may be requested for candidates chosen to interview

Minnesota State University Moorhead is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

University Culture

The work to support equity-minded campus practices, curriculum, and culture has been happening at Minnesota State colleges and universities for decades. The system-wide goal of Equity 2030 is to eliminate racial graduation disparities by the year 2030. Focusing on an equity gap instead of an achievement gap allows us to frame our work on creating equity-minded practices, pedagogy, curriculum and inclusive communities. At MSUM, we are committed to building our university's capacity to serve students historically underserved in higher education.
Our Core Values (How do we behave?)
• Grit
We are “scrappy” and resourceful.
We have big goals and the tenacity to achieve them.
We have the courage to do what's right.
• Humility
We're all on the same team and everyone's role is important.
We seek the best ideas and know they can come from anywhere and anyone in our campus community.
We don't take ourselves too seriously.
• Heart
We go the extra mile for our students and each other.
We are passionate about our purpose.
We are fiercely loyal to MSUM.

Aspirational Value (We commit to making this as pervasive as our core values)
Diversity and inclusion of people and ideas

“Permission to Play” Values (These are the expectations of membership in our academic community)
Integrity and mutual respect in our behavior and interactions

Strategic Anchors (How will we succeed?)
We will succeed by:
• Focusing relentlessly on student achievement and students' return on their investment;
• Embedding and supporting diversity in every facet of the university; and
• Ensuring that MSUM is indispensable to the social, cultural, and economic advancement of Moorhead and the surrounding region.

Strategic Priorities (How will we deliver a student experience that distinguishes MSUM?)
• Academic Distinctiveness: We will define the distinctive attributes of our academic experience, building on the strengths that differentiate MSUM regardless of a student's academic major.
• Equity and Inclusion: We will continue to build our organizational capacity to achieve equitable educational outcomes for all students, recognizing that achieving equity will require changing our systems, policies, practices, assumptions, and campus climate.
• Community Engagement: We will build community partnerships that strengthen and sustain our academic programs, enhance students' educational experiences, and meet important community needs.


Our professional programs are grounded in the liberal arts, designed to provide a broad base of knowledge and cultural themes.
• 150 majors, emphases, and options
• 76 undergraduate majors
• 67 emphases and options
• 12 pre-professional programs
• 15 graduate degrees
• 39 graduate and undergraduate certificates
• 31 areas of teacher licensure preparation

Our Students

• 5,548 Total Enrollment (4,448 undergraduates), Fall 2020 30th day
• 61.5% Female
• 38.1% Male
• 14.9% Students of color
• 3.9% International

The Community

Moorhead, Minn. and Fargo and West Fargo, N.D. are central to a thriving regional center with a population of 229,000 and growing for the Metropolitan Statistical Area. Higher education is a major community enterprise, with more than 23,000 students contributing to an atmosphere rich in arts, culture, sports, and social activities. The communities enjoy a major concert venue; university, independent and community theatres; symphony orchestra; jazz concerts; annual film festivals; civic opera; art galleries and museums; and numerous family attractions and events.
Unemployment rates for Minnesota and North Dakota hover around 4% (05/2021), below the national average of 5.8% (05/2021). The average one-way commute in Fargo is 15 minutes, shorter than the U.S. average of 26 minutes. 

Moorhead public schools serve more than 7,000 students (2020) in an area recognized for superior student academic achievement and far-reaching extracurricular activities.
Minnesotaranks 2nd (47.7%) nationally in thepercentageof itspopulation(aged 25 to 64) with an associatedegreeor higher.
Fargo's Hector International Airport is served by Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta, Frontier and United to these cities: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Nashville, Orlando International, Orlando-Sanford, Phoenix-Mesa, Phoenix-Sky Harbor and St. Pete-Clearwater.
The Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo community is among the best places in the country to live, work, attend school and conduct business. Recent community accolades:
• #8 Best Places to Live (Livability, 2020)
• #23 Best Places to Live (Money, 2020-21)
• #5 Best Places to Raise Kids (SmartAssett, 2020)
• #1 Hottest Job Market (ZipRecruiter, 2020)
• #1 Best Cities to Start a Career (Zippia, 2020)
• #5 Best Cities to Live After the Pandemic (Business Insider, 2020)
• Top 25 Best Places to Retire (Forbes, 2021)

Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination

Minnesota State University Moorhead is committed to a policy of equal opportunity nondiscrimination in employment and education. No person shall be discriminated against in the terms and conditions of employment, personnel practices, or access to and participation in, programs, services, and activities with regard to race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, and marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. In addition, discrimination in employment based on familial status or membership or activity in a local commission as defined by the law is prohibited. Inquiries regarding compliance should be referred to the Affirmative Action Office, OW 208, 218.477.2721 (Voice).

Request For Reasonable Accommodation

It is the policy of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities to provide reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities when such accommodations are directly related to competing for a job on an equal basis.
Applicants having special needs which require accommodation should contact the Human Resources Director, Owens 214, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead, Minnesota 56563, 218.477.2157 (Voice). For TTY communications, contact the Minnesota Relay Service at 1.800.627.3529.

Availability of Minnesota State University Moorhead Annual Crime Report

Minnesota State University Moorhead Annual Security Report is directly available at: http://www.mnstate.edu/publicsafety/crimereports.aspx or through our website at: http://www.mnstate.edu/publicsafety. All prospective students, employees, and visitors are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the information and policies contained in the report. The report contains statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Minnesota State University Moorhead; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a free copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at 218.477.2449.
• #1 Hottest Job Market (ZipRecruiter, 2020)
• One of the Best Places to Live (Money, 2019)
• 2019 Most Educated City Award in North Dakota (Insurify, 2019)
• 2019 Safest City Award in North Dakota (Insurify, 2019)
• One of the top 10 best-run cities in the U.S. for 2019 (Wallethub, July 2019)
• 2019's 8th Best City to Raise a Family (Wallethub, July 2019)
• 3rd most recession-proof city in the U.S. (Livability, 2019)
• Best City to Love on a $55,000 Salary (smartasset, November 2018)


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