Adjunct - Psychological Science

Job no: 498347
Work type: Faculty
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: College of Arts & Sciences, Adjunct Faculty

Join a group of dedicated teachers with a passion for engaging students, supporting our undergraduate psychology curriculum, and broadening our cumulative fields of expertise. Adjunct faculty are non-tenure track faculty who teach contract-based courses. The Department of Psychological Science seeks candidates who are willing to teach part-time on weekdays during the Fall and Spring semesters, with opportunities for additional salary enhancements during the summer. We are particularly interested in candidates who can teach any of the following undergraduate courses in person at Boise State’s main campus. 

  • PSYC 295 Statistical Methods

  • PSYC 301 Abnormal Psychology

  • PSYC 309 Child Development

  • PSYC 351 Personality

  • PSYC 357 Introduction to Counseling Skills

Job Description:

The Adjunct Faculty member in the Department of Psychological Science is responsible for teaching students in a designated area of specialization. The candidate will attend orientation and have the responsibility of determining grades for course requirements based on course objectives and criteria as defined in the course syllabus. 

Essential Functions:

  • Demonstrates effective teaching

  • Maintains expertise in teaching assigned coursework.

  • Applies appropriate, evidence-informed teaching methods.

  • Participates in Program and Department teaching initiatives.

  • Applies appropriate policies and regulations within the University, College, and Department.

  • Develops and maintains positive working relationships with others within the University, College, and Department.

  • Participates in activities promoting personal and professional educational growth.

  • Serves as a professional role model for students.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A master’s degree in psychology or a very closely related field (e.g., cognitive neuroscience, clinical/counseling psychology, community health, forensic psychology, etc.)

  • Teaching experience in higher education

  • The ability to teach in-person classes at our Boise Main campus.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A doctoral degree in psychology or a very closely related field (e.g., cognitive neuroscience, clinical/counseling psychology, community health, forensic psychology, etc.)

  • Two years of teaching experience in higher education.


Wage is based upon educational degree and number of credits taught.

Required Application Materials:

Please complete the Adjunct Application Form to submit your application material for consideration as an Adjunct Instructor with the Department of Psychological Science at Boise State.

Teaching opportunities may become available throughout the academic year. Applications will be reviewed when openings occur, but there is no guarantee that they will be chosen to support the Department of Psychological Science’s academic needs.

About Boise State University:

Boise State University is located along the banks of the Boise River and a short stroll from the state capitol. We are committed to an innovative, transformative, and equitable educational environment that supports student success and advances Idaho and the world.

Boise State is building an inclusive community of faculty and staff whose unique skills, cultural contributions, work history, and perspectives create a rich and rewarding academic experience for our students. Applications from individuals of all backgrounds and identities are welcomed.

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