Arcadia University

The Arcadia University Psychology program seeks adjunct instructors to teach undergraduate courses within our program which centers on evidence based practice, the recognized standard in psychology and other health-care professions. We offer a BA degree requiring laboratory courses and electives in the basic areas of psychology. We are often in need of part time faculty to teach introductory psychology, and electives in psychopathology, personality, social psychology, I/O, leadership, peace and conflict, human diversity, racism, and others.

The number of part-time instructors hired by the Psychology Department varies from semester to semester, depending upon the needs of the program. When a position is available, qualified applicants may be contacted for an interview and asked to submit further documentation. While there may not be immediate openings, the hiring manager will review applications when openings do occur.

Our belief and experience is that there is strength in diversity and we are committed to building a welcoming and inclusive environment for students and employees alike. We are a community built on varied experiences and perspectives that beneļ¬ts from open-minded discussion and cultural humility. Guided by our University's values, we are committed to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion, and we are working towards dismantling anti-Black racism/white supremacy and other forms of interpersonal and systemic discrimination and oppression.

Candidates for this position will share our University's commitment to these values.

Arcadia University is a top-ranked private University in Greater Philadelphia that provides a JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion)- and values-based educational experience that keeps students at the center of all its efforts. The Institute of International Education has ranked Arcadia first nationally in study abroad for 10 of the last 11 years, and the Princeton Review has ranked Arcadia among the "Best in the Northeast" for seven consecutive years. The University's Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs are nationally ranked in their respective categories by U.S. News & World Report, which ranks Arcadia among the top 25 percent in its category and cites Arcadia for being among the "most innovative" and "best value" colleges. Approximately 3,700 students study at Arcadia, with 2,300 undergraduate students choosing from more than 65 fields of study. Arcadia promises a distinctively global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. Visit www.arcadia.edu.

Please see the undergraduate catalog for examples of courses offered, click here to view the course catalog.

Applications must be submitted online through Arcadia's Human Resources portal to receive full consideration. Please do not email application materials to the hiring manager. Due to the volume of applications received, communication will generally be limited to candidates selected for additional consideration.

For additional information and to apply, please visit: https://arcadia.isolvedhire.com/jobs/ and upload a cover letter, resume, and names and phone numbers of three professional references.

Application review will begin immediately. Posting will be removed from the website once we've established a sufficient talent pool for consideration.

At Arcadia University, our JEDI principles of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are the foundation of our highly-regarded, values-based learning community, which reflects the world in which we want to live. As such, Arcadia actively seeks and welcomes candidates of diverse backgrounds and abilities. Arcadia prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, age, gender identity, military or military veteran status, disability, family medical or genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic. All offers of employment are conditional based on the successful completion of a background check. Employment may not begin until the University accepts the results of the background check.


Essential Functions:

  • Attend department meetings or meet with the chair at least once per semester
  • Teach the assigned undergraduate course:
    • Prepare a course syllabus
    • Design and manage a course Canvas site
    • Meet regularly and provide lectures according to the course schedule
    • Facilitate class discussion and other learning activities
    • Provide feedback on all assignments via letter grades and qualitative feedback

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and competence delivering and instructing in the relevant area of psychology

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree or higher in psychology

Arcadia University requires all employees to be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine by your employment start date. Arcadia will consider requests for exemptions from the vaccination policy due to medical condition or religious belief. You will be required to provide proof of vaccination at the time of hire and/or on your first day of employment. Our vaccination protocols are subject to applicable laws and will be updated from time to time to reflect evolving conditions and federal, state, local, and other applicable health and safety guidelines.

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