Tenure Track in Psychology

Taylor University is seeking applications and nominations of distinctive candidates for a faculty appointment in the psychology department. This is a tenure track position beginning in August 2018. Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience. 


A doctoral degree in psychology and the ability to mentor students in psychological research is desired. The ideal candidate would be able to teach courses among the following:  Lifespan Development, Research Methods, Introductory Psychology, and/or Experimental Psychology.  Prior experience is desirable; quality teaching is essential. Successful candidates should have demonstrated abilities toward or a record of research and publication. Candidates must also have a personal, vibrant faith and Christian walk and be strongly committed to the educational mission and evangelical Christian orientation of the University.


Teaching will consist primarily of general courses in the psychology major, as well as upper-division courses in the candidate’s field of expertise. The normal teaching load is 24 hours per academic year. Scholarly activity, professional service, student advising, faculty governance responsibilities, and chapel attendance are expected.


The Psychology Department at Taylor has six full time faculty members. The department has close ties with kinesiology, social work, public health, and education departments.  There are approximately 130 psychology majors, making psychology one of the larger majors on campus.  In addition, the psychology department has over 100 students in the two departmental minors:  General Psychology and Orphans & Vulnerable Children.  The psychology programs have a practicum and/or directed research requirement which encourage student mentoring opportunities.


Taylor University is an evangelical nondenominational Christian liberal arts university in which all programs are shaped by a Christian worldview and the integration of faith, learning and living within a community of intentional Christian nurture and relationships.

Taylor is distinctive in its commitment to both spiritual and intellectual development. Academic pursuits at Taylor are rigorous, demanding imagination, dedication and integrity from both students and faculty. As a Christian institution, Taylor University has highly capable, supportive faculty who recognize that all truth has its source in God.  Taylor University carries out its mission and purposes primarily by offering undergraduate programs in its residential campus setting.  The University also offers focused graduate programs that expand and complement curricular and institutional strengths.                                                                                                                              

The University is located 60 miles northeast of Indianapolis and 50 miles south of Fort Wayne. The proximity to metropolitan areas provides numerous benefits, including access to specialized healthcare and cultural and entertainment opportunities including music, theater, art, professional athletics and commerce.

Start Date

August 2018


Interested candidates should send an application letter, curriculum vita, and complete the application found at http://www2.taylor.edu/provost/facultyapplication.doc. Materials should be addressed to: Dr. Rhoda C. Sommers, Dean, School of Social Sciences, Education & Business and sent to academics@taylor.edu. All materials will remain confidential. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Taylor University complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment.