Description: The Department of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor positions to begin August 26, 2024. The department is home to a vibrant community of 23 full-time faculty who share a commitment to excellence in teaching, robust mentorship of undergraduate students, and who value and uphold diversity and varied perspectives. We seek colleagues who will be dedicated teachers, active scholars willing to incorporate undergraduate students into their research programs and engaged members of the department and the university. We are looking for individuals with a degree in any area of psychology (or closely related field) who have the expertise necessary to teach courses in any of the following areas: clinical/counseling, developmental/lifespan, cross-cultural, or social. Although the specialty areas are open for both positions, candidates with experience in clinical/developmental psychology courses who could contribute to the At-Risk Child and Youth Care minor would be given preference.

Candidates should have completed or be near completion of a doctorate degree in psychology or a closely related field by August 2024. Degree must be earned in time to begin the first personnel review process, no later than February 1, 2025. Academic year salaries are competitive and commensurate with experience, with excellent fringe benefits and insurance programs. The Psychology Department supports and values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply, and ideal candidates will share the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion as it relates to teaching, research, and service.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ed.D. or Ph.D. in psychology or related field. ABDs near completion may be considered; however, the terminal degree must be completed no later than February 1, 2025.
  • Evidence of the ability to teach and advise undergraduate students.
  • Evidence of a program of scholarship that can be maintained at UWL.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence or record of teaching excellence.
  • Evidence of undergraduate research mentoring.
  • Experience providing academic advising to undergraduate students.
  • Knowledge of clinical/developmental aspects related to psychology and/or various topics related to at-risk youth.

Electronic submission of application materials is required and will consist of a letter of intent, CV (Curriculum Vitae), and a document that includes the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three current references who can speak on your behalf. In your letter of intent, please explain how your teaching/research/professional interests qualify you for the position. We encourage applicants to submit a teaching philosophy and any available evidence of high-impact teaching practices. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit Please contact the search and screen chair if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.

Application deadlines
TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Priority consideration is given to those candidates who apply by the listed ‘First Review Date’ which is
03/19/2024. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated, and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

Information about UWL and the Surrounding Region

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW–La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.

For more than a decade, UW-La Crosse has been named one of Kiplinger’s 100 Best Values in Public Universities, has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than 15 years, and is ranked #4 on its list of the Best Regional Public Universities in the Midwest.

With a student population of roughly 10,400, the university offers 102 undergraduate programs, 30 graduate programs, and 2 doctoral programs through the following three colleges: the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities, the College of Business Administration, and the College of Science and Health, as well as the School of Education. There are over 450 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 83 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 86.5 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 71 percent and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.

UW-La Crosse’s strategic plan Sustaining Excellence continues to move our community forward through its four pillars: increasing community engagement, achieving excellence through equity and diversity, investing in our people, and advancing transformational education. More information about the ongoing work of Sustaining Excellence is available at

The UW-La Crosse campus is in southwestern Wisconsin, nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse and positioned as part of a larger metro area with a population close to 140,000. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a few hours from Minneapolis and Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small-town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth-century downtown business district, and several galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports, and recreation.

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans to apply. UWL, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

DEI Statement
UW-La Crosse’s diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “… our active, intentional, and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive.” The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff, and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity, from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse ranks 6th nationally among the Top LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges for 2018-19 by (ACO).

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