Berry College


Georgia, United States


Salary Not specified


Mar 11, 2021

Position Type

Faculty PositionsSocial & Behavioral SciencesPsychology

Employment Level

Non-Tenured Track

Employment Type

Full Time

The Department of Psychology at Berry College invites applications for a two-year visiting assistant professor to begin August 2021 (with the possibility of renewal). 

Part of the Charter School of Education and Human Sciences, the Psychology Department consists of nine full-time faculty and is consistently ranked as the second largest major (35-45 graduates per year). A vibrant, collegial department committed to providing students with diverse perspectives and experiences, the unusual breadth of the faculty expertise permits it to offer students many curricular options in major content areas, to offer varied research opportunities tailored to students’ interests, and to provide students with meaningful applied opportunities. The department prides itself on the many opportunities for student-faculty collaborative research, which is bolstered by the George Scholar program, an endowed financial catalyst for faculty-mentored student research, faculty and student travel, and a lecture series highlighting scholars whose interests align with our faculty-student projects. The department has a particularly strong emphasis on offering practical, firsthand experience in the application of psychology and the development of students’ professional and personal skills through internships and related experiences. The department supports the Applied Behavior Analysis minor, which includes coursework for becoming a Board-Certified assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) and is open to all majors across campus.

Faculty teaching in the Psychology Department have the opportunity to develop innovative special topics seminars that push students to think deeply and apply principles of empirical science to contemporary issues marked by respect for diverse perspectives. Overall, our mission is to provide mentored learning and growth experiences to help students reach their potential as leaders in their communities and professions, and to lead lives of integrity and service applying principles of scientific inquiry, critical thinking, and ethical decision making.

The successful candidate must be committed to excellent teaching in a liberal-arts environment, and to becoming an active citizen in departmental affairs. This visiting appointment is a perfect opportunity to gain valuable teaching experience supported by a group of caring and seasoned professors. Departmental faculty are committed to developing the candidate’s proficiency as a teacher/scholar and mentoring them as early-career psychological scientists, especially for faculty hoping to pursue careers at small, teaching-focused liberal -arts institutions. Although open to any specialty in psychology, preference will be given to those with experience teaching Introduction to Psychology or other undergraduate psychology courses. The primary teaching responsibilities include Introduction to Psychology and classes related to one’s area of scholarship or training. Applicants should have a doctorate in psychology or related field. Applicants who are ABD will be considered.

Berry is a selective independent college of 2,100 undergraduate students located adjacent to Rome, GA, midway between Atlanta, GA, and Chattanooga, TN. Berry’s educational approach deliberately unites challenging academic programs with practical work experience in a residential campus community that encourages faith and emphasizes caring for the needs of others above self. This commitment to an “education of the head, heart and hands” remains as relevant today as when our founder instilled this ethic more than a century ago. 

Nationally recognized for quality of learning and quality of life, Berry offers first-rate undergraduate degree programs in the sciences, humanities, arts and human sciences, as well as undergraduate and master’s level opportunities in business and teacher education. The College’s stunning 27,000-acre campus affords opportunities that cannot be duplicated elsewhere. Berry’s ongoing commitment is to provide exceptional educational experiences to talented students from a wide range of social, racial, and economic backgrounds.

An Equal Opportunity Institution, Berry complies with all applicable laws and provisions prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies. Berry respects the essential dignity of all individuals and accordingly hires and promotes employees without regard to matters of personal identity such as ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and political affiliation. Berry College is committed to ensuring facilities, programs, services, and activities are accessible to everyone, including those seeking employment at Berry College. Inquiries about interview or workplace accommodations are welcomed and can be directed to Wayne Phipps, Director of Human Resources, at 706.290.2698.


Applicants should visit our employment website https://berry.interviewexchange.com/static/clients/563BCM1/index.jsp and submit a curriculum vitae; a cover letter containing a summary of research and teaching interests and indicating commitment to the teacher-mentor-scholar model; a transcript; three letters of reference; a teaching statement that should articulate the candidate’s teaching approach and experience and goals; and a statement showing the candidate’s commitment to the goals of equity, inclusion, and diversity in a comprehensive college with a liberal arts core.

Specific questions may be sent directly to Dr. Victor Bissonnette [email protected]