Assistant or Associate Professor of Psychology, Franklin University

Franklin University Switzerland seeks applications for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor of Psychology. The position is full-time, renewable and with a clear promotion ladder. The position begins in August 2022, pending funding.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. at the time of hire, preferably with a specialization in positive, health, or wellness psychology. Franklin’s program in psychology is young, yet popular among students. The successful candidate should be a dynamic leader, who is willing to help Franklin grow the program. They should also be able to offer courses in a variety of areas within psychology, including in their area of expertise and ideally in research methods. Other job expectations include advising pre-major and psychology students and maintaining an active research program. A normal course load at Franklin is six (3 credit or 6 ECTS) courses per academic year, including a course with an Academic Travel component.

Consistent with the mission of the University, applicants must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in both undergraduate teaching and scholarship, have an active research agenda, and contribute to the Academic Travel program, a fundamental part of Franklin’s international, interdisciplinary, intercultural curriculum. Ideally, candidates will be conversant in one of the official languages of Switzerland and have an interest in interdisciplinary teaching. Experience with Swiss/EU funded projects is a plus.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed via videoconferencing. Finalists will come to campus for in-person interviews. To apply, please submit in a single PDF document: a letter of application, CV with names and contact information for three references, a writing sample, a statement of teaching philosophy, and recent teaching evaluations to PSYsearchfusedu

Review of applications will begin 1 January 2022 and continue on a rolling basis.

Franklin University Switzerland is a non-profit private university located in Lugano, accredited in both the USA and Switzerland to offer undergraduate and graduate degrees. Its undergraduate majors and pre-professional programs in the social sciences, natural sciences and the humanities are informed by the liberal arts and sciences. Franklin University Switzerland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


25. November 2021


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