University of St. Thomas
  • Houston, TX, USA
  • Full Time


Visiting Assistant Professor - Psychology (Undergraduate Program)

The University of St. Thomas (, a private Catholic university committed to the liberal arts and to the religious and intellectual tradition of Catholic higher education, is seeking a full-time Assistant Professor of Psychology beginning Fall 2023. The University enrolls more than 3,500 students at its beautiful campus in Houston's Museum District.

This will be a full-time, one-year position at the Visiting Assistant Professor level in the Department of Psychology. Appointment is subject to additional yearly renewal based on program needs. The department offers a B.A., B.S., and M.A. degree, focusing on scientific psychology and research. The position requires a strong commitment to teaching undergraduates and a proven record of teaching success. This position will teach required courses, as determined by the Department Chair, as well as have the freedom to propose new courses that fit their expertise and interests. Ideally, the instructor would be qualified to teach the following: General Psychology, Psychometrics, I/O Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Counseling and Psychotherapy, and Personality. Candidates with a demonstrated record of student engagement will be given priority.

Eligibility: Ph.D. in Psychology (area of expertise open). ABD in Psychology will be considered, but the degree must be completed by the time of appointment. Counseling, Clinical, or I/O Psychology preferred but not required.

Expectation: Visiting Assistant Professor at a one-year appointment with a standard 24 contact hour teaching load at the undergraduate level. The new hire will be required to conduct necessary service work, such as academic advising in support of the department, and maintain an active research portfolio per the current policy for Promotion & Tenure.

Interested candidates must provide a comprehensive resume and cover letter, evidence of a commitment to teaching excellence, and three professional references.

Candidates must also submit a statement demonstrating a firm commitment to advance the mission of Catholic higher education as it is articulated in Ex Corde Ecclesiae.

In order to ensure a harmonious and fruitful relationship between new faculty and the university, applicants are encouraged to consider carefully the university's understanding of its Catholic mission as described here:[scroll down to "Faculty Employment" - Learn More]

To be considered for this position, candidates must hold a doctorate in Psychology degree. ABD in Psychology will be considered, but the degree must be completed by the time of appointment. This position has an annual course load of 24 credit hours.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply for this position, please send a Cover Letter, CV, teaching evaluations, and a copy of graduate transcript to: For additional information or questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Crystal D.Tran, Chair, Department of Psychology, at

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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