Assistant Professor, Psychology

Mount Mercy University seeks qualified applicants for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Psychology position. Undergraduate enrollment in our psychology major has increased and we seek a student-centered, enthusiastic, and collaborative colleague.

The ideal applicant will hold a Ph.D. in psychology or other highly related discipline and be able to support curricula in two or more of the following four areas: clinical, counseling, biological and/or experimental psychology. Courses taught are likely to include some combination of Introductory Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Statistics, Research Methods, Biological Psychology, Introduction to Counseling, Theories of Personality and/or, Abnormal Psychology with the potential to create new courses. The ability to develop and teach online courses is highly desired. 

Excellence as an educator is the top priority. The successful applicant will be expected to work with existing faculty to expand the psychology curriculum to meet our increased enrollment. Faculty teach seven classes per year, engage in a research program with student assistants, and provide service to the university.

Review of applications will begin immediately with the possibility of an early 2018 start date. Qualified candidates should submit (a) a letter of application, (b) a curriculum vita, (c) a statement of teaching philosophy, (d) evidence of teaching effectiveness, and (e) contact information for three professional references. Submissions should be emailed as Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat attachments to: with the subject line, “Psychology Faculty.” Only application materials emailed to this address will be considered. Application materials submitted on paper will not be reviewed.

Mount Mercy University welcomes those of all backgrounds and is committed to excellence in education, social justice, and community service.

Mount Mercy University was rated the #1 University in Iowa by Money Magazine. Mount Mercy is a Catholic, coeducational University founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1928 enrolling approximately 1900 students. The University offers a variety of liberal arts, professional, accelerated, and graduate degree programs. The picturesque campus located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa is equidistant from Minneapolis, Chicago and St. Louis.

Mount Mercy University is an equal opportunity employer and a smoke free environment.