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Departmental Associate, Psychology


The Departmental Associate for Psychology is responsible for preparing, organizing, and teaching Introductory Psychology classes and laboratories. This position will also provide assistance for students as needed, evaluate and grade laboratory reports, supervise student laboratory teaching assistants, and assist faculty with other aspects of course management and research as needed. In addition, the Departmental Associate will support our upper division statistics course and provide analytic consultation for student thesis research. This person reports to the faculty chair of the Psychology department. Reed is committed to excellence and actively seeks diversity in its educational programs and employment practices. We welcome and encourage applicants from historically underrepresented minority groups to apply.

This is a full-time 12-month exempt position, working 37.5 hours a week. The salary range for this position is $58,000 - $60,000 and will be paid semi-monthly. The expected start date is January 2018. Reed College offers an exceptional benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with 10% employer contribution, paid vacation, relocation expenses reimbursement and many other campus amenities, such as membership to the campus fitness center for employee and spouse and access to onsite daycare provided by Growing Seeds.


  • Collaborate with faculty members to develop and implement the new Introductory Psychology series
  • Assist in the coordination of the Introductory Psychology series
  • Serve as a consultant and mentor for students majoring in Psychology
  • Teach lab sections
  • Grade student assignments and reports
  • Prepare for Psychology 101 and 201 labs/class
  • Assist in the teaching of the laboratory components of core Psychology courses.
  • Maintain currency on the teaching and learning of Psychology by developing key contacts at professional organizations and other schools, tracking current literature, and learning and evaluating emerging ideas.


  • Strong commitment to undergraduate education
  • Interest and ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong service orientation
  • Desire and ability to keep skills and knowledge current
  • Ability to think strategically, problem solve and manage multiple projects
  • Knowledge of data analysis applications such as Stata and R


  • PhD or ABD considered with related laboratory teaching experience in Psychology or related discipline.
  • Experience working closely with and/or supervising undergraduate college students.
  • Experience in teaching at the postsecondary level.


Click below to apply. A resume and cover letter are required for submission. In your cover letter please address the following:

  • How would this position at Reed College contribute to achievement of your professional goals?
  • Of which accomplishment in your recent professional experience are you most proud?

As you apply online, you will also be expected to provide an answer to the following:  

  • All members of Reed's community are expected to contribute to a diverse, equitable and inclusive campus. Employees who experience the most success at Reed are comfortable interacting with a diverse group of students, colleagues and community members. How would you use your skills and experience to contribute to community growth?

Initial review of applications will begin September 18, 2017. This position will remain open until filled.

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Reed College values cultural diversity and intellectual pluralism as critical components of academic excellence. We welcome applications from members of historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, persons who have served in the military and others who would bring additional dimensions of experience to our community.