Classified Listing – Assistant Professor of Psychology

Classified Listing – Assistant Professor of Psychology


Job Description

The Department of Psychology at Oakland City University, a Christian faith-based liberal arts institution, is searching for an Assistant Professor of Psychology. This teaching position includes key responsibilities in instruction, advisement, assessment, and evaluation. The Faculty memberalso will assist other Psychology instructors within the Psychology program in collaboration with the Dean of Arts and Sciences and other relevant staff.

We strongly encourage applications from candidates who will honor our university’s commitment to recruiting a highly qualified and diverse faculty invested in the mission of preparing students for positive leadership.



  • Ph.D. in Psychology, Ph.D. in a closely related field with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in Psychology, or a Doctorate (Doctor of Arts, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Science) in a field closely related field with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in Psychology. Candidates who are A.B.D. will be considered if they are close to completion.
  • Evidence of potential for effective teaching, with the ability to teach a variety of Psychology courses.


  • Three to five years of professional experience in a Psychology related field.
  • Ability to teach Statistics in Social Sciences and other courses that cross-credit with Criminal Justice.

Essential Functions:

  • Teach introductory and upper-level Psychology courses.
  • Advise students majoring in Psychology and sponsor the Psychology Club.
  • Coordinate course development and assess student learning outcomes that are tied to program learning outcomes.
  • Represent the Psychology program to other groups and professional organizations.
  • Maintain an awareness of emerging Psychology research, trends, and issues.
  • Participate in faculty professional development and other school and university initiatives.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean of Arts and Sciences.

Application Process

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of at least three references electronically to Resume and supporting materials can also be submitted by mail to Oakland City University C/O Human Resources 138 N. Lucretia Street Oakland City, IN 47660.

Deadline to apply: April 15, 2022

Review of applications will begin immediately and will be held in confidence.

Oakland City University is a Christian university which offers high quality, career-focused degree programs in a Christ-centered, campus secure environment. Our Christ-centered values and relationships create a supportive environment which encourages students to live a life of Christian service in their chosen careers. Our talented faculty equip our students with the knowledge and expertise they need to lead healthy, productive lives and successful, fulfilling careers. Founded by the General Association of General Baptists in 1885, U.S. News and World Report has recognized Oakland City University as one of the top universities in the Midwest and #2 in the Midwest for Social Mobility.

Oakland City University is committed to the achievement of equal opportunity within OCU. In this regard, OCU will recruit, hire, promote, educate, and provide services to persons based upon their individual qualifications. OCU prohibits discrimination based on arbitrary considerations of characteristics such as age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, marital status, national origin, race, or veteran status.

As a religious educational institution, Oakland City University is permitted under the exemptions set forth in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to prefer employees on the basis of religion.