Assistant Professor, Coordinator, Instructor, or Pro-Rata Lecturer in Psychology
Fulton, MO Academic Affairs - Psychology; Forensic
Job Type

At Westminster College, we believe in immersive and enriching experiences that inspire creative thinking and problem solving. We believe in creating opportunities for several different paths to success over a lifetime and the potential to make an impact from wherever you are. For our students, we do this by providing real-world, hands-on learning opportunities, small class sizes, and talented professors dedicated to the individual. Our employees often remark that our tight-knit community creates an atmosphere fostering campus involvement that adapts to all interests. As a result, Westminster continues to be recognized for its excellence in higher education as one of the best small liberal arts colleges in the Midwest.

Westminster College seeks applicants for an assistant professor, coordinator, instructor, pro-rata tenure-track, or professional academic staff position in forensic psychology beginning Fall 2024. The department has recently added a concentration within the psychology major focused on Forensic Psychology.  We are seeking a forensic psychologist or similar specialist who can teach courses in their area of specialization, coordinate the forensic psychology concentration, and contribute to the psychology major.  

This position could be part-time or full-time depending on the candidate’s interests and availability. The pro-rata optional status means a full-time salary is pro-rated. For example, if the individual is half-time, then the salary would be half of a full-time faculty member. This is a great opportunity for a practicing clinician who wants to teach part-time in a long-term capacity for higher pay than an adjunct position.  


Essential Functions:

  • Teaching in-person courses to contribute to the psychology major and a new concentration in forensic psychology 
  • Mentoring experiential learning, such as student internships or service learning 
  • Student mentoring and career planning 

Optional Functions (Depending on Rank): 

  • Coordinating the forensic psychology concentration 
  • Teaching online asynchronous courses 
  • Teaching in-person courses to contribute to the general education program 
  • Scholarly, professional, or creative activity 
  • Service to the college (after the first year of employment), including committee service 
  • Service to other offices on campus, such as Career Services or the Wellness Center 

Job Requirements:

Education: Candidates should have a master’s degree or doctoral degree in psychology, counseling, social work, forensic psychology, or a related field from a regionally/nationally accredited institution, completed by August 1, 2024. ABD considered. Candidates with a Master's degree should have relevant professional experience in areas that fall under Forensic Psychology.  


  •  Potential for successful teaching and student mentoring in a liberal arts setting 
  • An appreciation of holistic student development, and a commitment to the interdisciplinary life of a small undergraduate campus. 

Application Documents:

1) Cover letter

2) Current curriculum vitae


  • Medical, dental, and vision options
  • Health Savings Account and/or Flex Spending Account
  • Supplemental options: Short-term disability, Hospitalization, Accident, and Critical Illness
  • Stand-alone EAP program
  • Life, AD&D, and long-term disability
  • Retirement 403(b) plan
  • Tuition remission or exchange programs
  • Sick and Vacation time
  • Paid Holidays (15+ each year)

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

Westminster College encourages and gives full consideration to all applicants for admission, financial aid, and employment. The College is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. The College does not discriminate in access to, treatment of, or employment in, its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, veteran status, marital status, disability, or genetic information.

Inquiries about compliance with this prohibition should be directed to:

Associate Vice President & Chief HR Officer/Title IX Coordinator

501 Westminster Ave, Washington West, 2nd floor

Fulton, MO 65251