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Nov 14 2023

Faculty Teaching Faculty in Psychology- CGS

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Teaching Faculty in Psychology- CGS

Working Title Teaching Faculty in Psychology- CGS
Division College of Letters & Science
Position Type: Teaching Academic Staff
Posting Type Faculty & Instructional

UWM Description
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) is Wisconsin’s second-largest university, with a unique dual mission of access and research to provide high-quality education for students from all backgrounds. UWM is one of 146 top research universities recognized as “R1” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Along with its main campus in Milwaukee, UWM has branch campuses in Waukesha and Washington County.

UWM celebrates, values and promotes the diverse voices and experiences of its students and employees and our community partners. We believe diversity enriches and strengthens our institution. UWM is committed to providing equitable access to opportunities for students and employees from every background. We aspire to create a campus climate that is welcoming to all. Learn more here:

School/College/Division Description
The College of General Studies offers an array of classes that lead to an Associate of Arts and Sciences (AAS) degree and satisfy general education requirements for bachelor’s degrees at UWM and other UW System campuses. The college offers courses on UWM’s campuses in Milwaukee, Waukesha and Washington County. It was created in 2018 when UW-Waukesha and UW-Washington County joined with UWM as part of the University of Wisconsin System’s reorganization of the two-year campuses formerly known as UW Colleges. The College of General Studies includes three departments — Arts and Humanities, Math and Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences and Business. The departments offer classes in more than 29 subject areas.

Expected Duration/Hours:50% / .50 FTE
Pay BasisAcademic
FLSA Status:Exempt

Job Summary
The Department of Social Sciences and Business of the UW-Milwaukee College of General Studies invites applications for a non-tenure track Teaching Academic Staff in Psychology for Spring 2024 with teaching areas including neuroscience and psychopharmacy. The position supports students at the Waukesha campus of UWM who are Psychology BA majors with the College of Letters and Science. Anticipated staffing is needed for courses, including:

PSY 433 Neuropsychology
PSY 454 Psychopharmacology & Addiction
PSY 627 NS – Cognitive Neuroscience

Course descriptions can be found at:

Contract starts January 5, 2024. Spring classes begin January 22, 2024. New staff orientation is scheduled within the contract period.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Psychology
  • Successful teaching experience at the university level

Preferred Qualifications

  • Terminal degree in psychology
  • Evidence of use of successful student-centered teaching strategies.
  • Experience teaching diverse populations

Target Salary Range
$28,000 – $38,000 (Final salary offer contingent upon skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to the position)

Benefits and Total Rewards
As part of UWM’s commitment to supporting the success of our team members through positive experiences, employees are provided with Benefits to Benefit You and Your Life. UWM offers a comprehensive benefits package and contributes towards the cost of several benefit plans. Employees with a qualifying position also receive an extensive leave package including vacation, sick leave (with no expiration), personal holiday, and paid legal holidays. Please visit this link to view summary benefits information. (Compensation figures are for example purposes only.) UWM Benefits to Benefit You and Your Life

Application Instructions
To apply, please submit the following:

  • A cover letter describing your qualifications and teaching philosophy with reference to the requirements of the position
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A document listing the names and contact information of three professional references. Include contact information to include telephone number and email address.

Finalists may be required to submit their unofficial transcripts as part of the application process.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Application Deadline
Continuous (Open Until Filled)?
Position Contact Name
Amanda Grober
Contact Phone
Contact Email

Application Notes
For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

Legal Notices
AA/EO Statement
UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodations
UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC and Reference Check Policy
Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)
For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see, or call UWM’s Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

Employment Authorization
In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Job Categories
Faculty/Instruction – Social Sciences

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