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Thank you for your interest in working at Widener University.

We certainly appreciate the time you spent during the application process, however, effective March 30, 2020, Widener University has instituted a hiring freeze. Although we are unable to proceed with your candidacy at this time, we are still interested in learning more about your skills and would like to stay in contact to provide information about this position when the timing is appropriate. We hope that you will still maintain interest in this role!

Again, thank you for your interest in Widener University and for your understanding. Take care, and stay healthy.

The Talent Management Team

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Assistant Professor of Psychology

Apply now Job no: 492501
Work type: Tenure track faculty
Location: Chester
Categories: Faculty

The Psychology Department at Widener University invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position starting in the fall of 2020. The field of expertise is open and applicants from all subfields of psychology will be considered.  This position will have a teaching load of 3-4 courses per semester. Candidates must be able to teach introduction to psychology, as well as electives in their area of expertise. Experience with service-learning courses is desirable. A history of research experience and a desire to involve undergraduate students in his/her research program is expected. The candidate will also serve as an academic advisor for undergraduate psychology majors and demonstrate service to Widener University.

The Psychology Department is committed to fostering an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. Those candidates experienced in, or who would enjoy, working with a diverse range of faculty, staff and students, and those who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to apply.

Job Qualifications:

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in psychology. An ability to teach introduction to psychology and courses in their area of expertise is essential. Interest in service learning is desirable. Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, three letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and statement of research philosophy. In these statements, the applicant should address how their commitment to diversity, both in and out of the classroom, fits with their teaching and career goals.  All documents must be submitted electronically (docx or pdf) to In addition, three confidential letters of reference should be sent to

Complete applications received by February 20, 2020 will be given full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Widener has a strategic commitment to building an inclusive university community whose diversity enriches the lives of all members and where our students are prepared for living in a pluralistic and ever-changing world. As a leading metropolitan university, Widener strives to embody the values that are inherent in our mission: civic engagement, access, inclusion, academic excellence, innovation, and leadership.

Widener University, an independent, metropolitan, doctoral-intensive University, connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention and experiential learning are key components of the Widener Experience. Located in Chester, PA, Widener's main campus is nestled between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, with Law School located in both Harrisburg and Wilmington. For more information about the University, please visit our website at


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