Psychology Faculty

Roberts Wesleyan College invites candidates to apply for a full-time (9 month), tenure track Psychology faculty position beginning July 1, 2021. The psychology program is housed in the School of Natural and Social Sciences on our park-like campus in Rochester New York, providing the program with the advantages of a suburban setting within a vibrant metropolitan area.

Roberts Wesleyan College is a comprehensive, Christian college of the liberal arts, sciences, and professions serving approximately 1800 traditional and nontraditional students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The College is committed to integrating a Christian worldview with learning in order to prepare thoughtful, spiritually mature, service-oriented people who will help transform society. Roberts has more than 70 undergraduate programs/majors, including 7 different adult-degree completion programs, 22 graduate programs, and 18 online programs; our first doctoral program launched in 2016 and we saw our first 6 doctoral students complete the program earning their degree in 2020. Our psychology department supports approximately 60 undergraduate majors and additional students who have declared a psychology minor or as part of their cross disciplinary studies. Additionally, we support two masters programs (school counseling, school psychology) in addition to a thriving doctoral program in clinical/school psychology. In September, 2020 we launched an on-campus training clinic (Westside Psychological Clinic) that services both our training endeavors while also supporting the surrounding community's need for psychological services.

Required qualifications include a doctoral degree in an area of psychology and a commitment toward excellence in teaching and scholarship, a strong desire for teaching and recruiting undergraduate psychology majors, and a strong commitment toward Christian higher education. Previous academic teaching experience preferred with evidence of past experience in teaching in areas of research, general psychology, social psychology, and the ability to integrate Christian faith and psychology. A successful candidate will be able to demonstrate cultural competence and value the principles of diversity & equity. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to the integration of Christian faith and professional practice and a willingness to support the College’s Christian mission and identity.

Teaching responsibilities would include a primary teaching load at the undergraduate level with some graduate teaching expected. Courses under consideration for this position are General Psychology, Social Psychology, Human Sexuality, Advanced Social Psychology, Integration of Psychology and Theology, and Research Methods/Practicum. Others will be determined based on areas of expertise. Additional responsibilities include dissertation supervision and committee support, advising, campus committee work, ongoing department collaboration in support of new program design and student retention efforts. While the primary focus for faculty is teaching, effective faculty performance will also include service, profession-related activity, and scholarship.

Application Process: Applications will be considered until January 1, 2021. Salary and rank are commensurate with education and experience. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a completed Application for RWC Faculty Employment (download at to:

Dr. Julie Grimm
Dean, School of Natural and Social Sciences
Roberts Wesleyan College
2301 Westside Drive
Rochester, NY  14624-1997

Persons from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


RWC complies with all applicable non-discrimination laws and are committed to the enhancement of human dignity and workplace diversity.