JobID 6448 : Instructor, Psychology, Position #00014272 (#1947957)

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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA, Department of Psychology, Instructor, Position #00014272

The Department of Psychology at the University of North Dakota (UND) is seeking a 9-month, non-tenure-track Instructor starting August 16, 2020, contingent upon availability of funding.  After the first year, this position may be renewable contingent upon satisfactory performance and available funding. Area of expertise is open.
The Department of Psychology has approximately 500 undergraduate majors and 150 graduate students with programs in Clinical (APA-approved), Experimental, and Forensic Psychology.  The successful candidate will enjoy excellent employee benefits, mentoring opportunities, and a supportive work environment. Salaries are competitive.

Established in 1883, the University of North Dakota is the oldest research university in North Dakota.  It is the state’s flagship university and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as having high research activity.  Founded with a strong liberal arts foundation, UND has grown into a prominent scientific research university and was recently ranked among the top 100 public and top 25 most innovative universities in the country by U.S. News and World Report, and is widely regarded as among the top universities in the American Northern Plains region.  UND offers degrees in more than 225 fields of study with nearly 14,000 students.  It is the home of the state’s only School of Law.  The School of Medicine has major initiatives in rural and public health, and Aerospace is home to one of the first and largest unmanned aerial vehicle programs in the world.
UND is located in Grand Forks, North Dakota, a vibrant college town of over 57,000 people located on the border of North Dakota and Minnesota.  Short commutes, a great public school system, high quality medical facilities, low crime, ample parks and theaters, and a cost of living below that found in large American cities are some of Grand Forks’ advantages.  Ranked as one of the top 5 Best Small College Towns, and America’s Best Hockey Town, Grand Forks offers stellar quality of life without the metropolitan hassles.
Duties & Responsibilities

The successful candidate will teach four courses per fall and spring semester via both on-campus and online delivery, will have responsibility for high-impact individual instruction, advise students in their assigned courses, and engage in departmental service activities.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including evidence of the ability to teach, inspire, and mentor students.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate effectively with faculty, staff, and students.
  • Ability to adapt to current methods of teaching, including online delivery.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Psychology by August 15, 2020
  • Evidence of teaching experience
  • Successful completion of criminal history records check

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. This position does not support visa sponsorship for continued employment.
Preferred Skills/Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience in teaching online courses
  • Ability to teach in any of the following areas: statistics, research methods, forensic psychology/psychology & law, or psychophysiology
  • Demonstrated ability working with diverse students and colleagues

To Apply

For full consideration, applications must be received by May 1, 2020 and include the following materials:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Contact information for a minimum of three references

Position is open until filled.

Questions about this position can be directed to Dr. Joelle Ruthig, Chairperson, Department of Psychology, Further information may be requested later (e.g., letters of recommendation, a graduate transcript, teaching evaluations).

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Confidentiality of Application Materials
Note: Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.
EEO Statement
UND is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status on the form found at  This information will remain confidential and separate from your application. 
Veteran’s Preference
Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.
Clery Statement
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.  The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years’ of crime statistics for our campus.  As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report.  The report and statistical data can be found online at  You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND 58202.