Visiting Faculty in Social Psychology, 2024-2025

Bennington, Vermont, United States | Part-time


Bennington College seeks a visiting faculty member in psychology for the 2024-2025 academic year. A record of publication in peer-reviewed journals and active program of research/practice is required. The ideal candidate would have experience teaching research methods and expertise in qualitative methodologies. Further, the ideal candidate would have interest in cross-cultural psychology, community psychology, or gender studies. Preference will be given to candidates who have a Ph.D. and previous teaching experience. Teaching expectations include five classes over the year, ranging from introductory to advanced levels.

Bennington is a residential liberal arts college distinguished by its progressive approach to higher education. The College was founded on the principle of active engagement in learning, which is manifest in individualized plans of study developed by students together with faculty. We aim to educate students towards self-fulfillment and constructive social purposes, and we believe that equity, diversity, and inclusivity--in community and in curriculum--are vital to achieving those aims.

Bennington serves a student population inclusive of members of ethnically/racially diverse, international, LGBTQIA+, and disability communities as well as diverse gender identities, socioeconomic backgrounds, religions, and political beliefs. Our staff and faculty also reflect diverse and intersecting backgrounds and identities. All employees are expected to be respectful and responsive to these differences in the service of building community that promotes student and employee success. Each individual (faculty, staff and student) will be accountable for upholding these values. The College’s approach to pluralism and inclusivity—both as fields of inquiry and practice—is to prioritize flexible thought, and to invite the examination of access, value, power, and privilege through its institutional policies and areas of study. We encourage applications from women and/or candidates from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds and diverse realms of interest and experience to apply. 

Candidates should apply by submitting: a) letter of application that describes teaching experience, professional work and includes a reflection on the candidate’s potential to contribute to an increasingly inclusive and diverse environment through teaching, research, and/or service; b) curriculum vitae; c) teaching statement which includes a description of two (2) proposed courses for Bennington College.

Review of applications will begin on May 31 and continue until the position is filled. This position requires the successful completion and acceptable results of a background check. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.