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Teaching Assistant Professor

East Carolina University
Job Location:
Greenville, 27858

Job Duties:
The Department of Psychology at East Carolina University (ECU) invites applications for a fixed-term Teaching Assistant Professor, beginning August 2024. This 9-month, non-tenure track, position will be expected to provide high quality undergraduate instruction in the BA Psychology degree program. Our main area of need is 100% online asynchronous teaching at an accelerated pace in the department's new online undergraduate Psychology program. The online Bachelor of Arts program, part of a new UNC System online education partnership called Project Kitty Hawk - UNC System ( (PKH) is designed to primarily serve adult learners and part-way-home students and is a critical component of the department, college, and university's strategic plan. Regarding undergraduate instructional requirements, needs exist in all areas of the curriculum, and candidates can expect to regularly teach both core (e.g., introductory psychology, statistics, research methods) and elective (e.g., developmental, cognitive, social) courses. The expected course load is eight courses per academic year.

This position may be eligible for Flexible Work Arrangements (FWA) ranging from face-to-face to fully remote under the ECU FWA Policy.

Contingent upon available funding.

Special Instructions To Application:
To apply, complete a candidate profile and submit the following items for position at

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Summary of indicators of teaching effectiveness
  • Contact information for three current references.
Review of applications will begin on April 20, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. Three official letters of reference are required from position finalist. Official transcripts are required upon employment. Inquiries about the position can be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Mark Bowler

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Education/Experience:
A PhD from an appropriately accredited institution in any subfield of psychology is required, along with a record of effective undergraduate teaching.

Full time or Part time: Full Time

Position Location (city): Greenville

Position Number: 600177

Organizational Unit Overview:

ECU ( is a constituent member of the University of North Carolina System and is committed to being a national model for student success, public service, and regional transformation. Through education, research, health care, community engagement, and cultural enrichment, ECU seeks to enhance the quality of life for our students, our state, and our world, and is launching an exciting strategic plan for 2023-2028, Future focused. Innovation driven. | Strategic Plan | ECU

The institution houses the Brody School of Medicine, the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Dental Medicine, an Honors College, and seven other colleges including Allied Health Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering and Technology, Fine Arts and Communication, Health and Human Performance, and Nursing.

ECU is classified as a Doctoral/Research-Intensive University and enrolls approximately 27,000 students, with over 5,500 pursuing graduate and professional degrees. ECU is well-known as a national leader in delivering high quality and affordable online education, appearing in Newsweek America's Top Online Colleges in 2022, 2023, and 2024. Our university is also consistently recognized by other agencies and organizations as a military-friendly university and a great place for veterans to earn their degrees.

ECU is located in Greenville, NC, the county seat and largest city of Pitt County. The city, with a population of approximately 90,000 and a metropolitan population of over 170,000, lies 90 miles east of Raleigh and 80 miles west of the Atlantic coast. A thriving small city and regional center for education, health, and the arts, Greenville is also home to the ECU Health Medical Center, which serves as the regional trauma center for all eastern North Carolina. Greenville boasts a vibrant Uptown district with restaurants, breweries, and shopping, and hosts a variety of festivals throughout the year. It also offers numerous recreational opportunities, including access to the Tar River, over nine miles of greenways, nearly 30 parks and recreational facilities, and a growing arts and music scene. The cost of living in Greenville is more than 10 percent below the national average. The Department of Psychology (, which is housed in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences, is comprised of 29 full-time faculty members and serves approximately 900 undergraduate majors. It houses a master's program with concentrations in Clinical Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and School Psychology, as well as a Specialist-level program in School Psychology. The Department also houses a doctoral program in Health Psychology with concentrations in Clinical Health Psychology, Occupational Health Psychology, and Pediatric School Psychology. Both the Clinical Health and Pediatric School concentrations are accredited by the American Psychological Association. The Department also contributes to the Multidisciplinary Studies undergraduate degree program concentrations in Neuroscience and offers a graduate certificate in Quantitative Methods for the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Psychology faculty routinely receive College- and University-level teaching awards and are recognized nationally and internationally for their scholarship and professional leadership.

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