Faculty, Human Services and Psychology

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Work type: Part-time Faculty
Location: Atlanta, GA, McDonough, GA
Categories: Sociology/Psychology/Philosophy

Position Title

Faculty, Human Services and Psychology, part-time


Human Services and Psychology


Penfield College/College of Professional Advancement

Vacancy Number


Work Location

Atlanta, GA or McDonough, GA (Henry County Regional Academic Center)

Job Type

Part-time (50%)

Job Category



Mercer University’s Penfield College/College of Professional Advancement invites applications for Faculty of Psychology and Human Services, a nine-month, non-tenure track renewable part-time position beginning August 2019.  The position is housed in the Department of Human Services and Psychology and will be based on the Mercer Atlanta campus or at Mercer’s Henry County Regional Academic Center located in the South Metro Atlanta area with teaching assignments in Atlanta, at Mercer’s Regional Academic Centers, and online.  Primary responsibilities include: teaching 4 undergraduate psychology and/or human services courses each year, including courses in research methodology. Additional responsibilities include advising psychology and human services majors; maintaining office hours; attending departmental, some college-wide, and  one University faculty meeting; participating with the psychology and human services faculty in promoting and maintaining the department’s programs and their philosophy and mission; and working collaboratively with colleagues across academic units of the college and university.

Established in 1833, Mercer University is a private, comprehensive institution of more than 8,600 students enrolled in 12 colleges and schools with campuses located in Macon, Atlanta, and Savannah and regional academic centers located throughout the state of Georgia. 


A master's degree in psychology from an accredited college/university is minimally required. Applicants who have earned a Ph.D. or Psy.D. degree in psychology or human services from a regionally accredited university, are preferred. Additional preference will be given to applicants who provide evidence of exemplary teaching and who have experience teaching and advising adult learners and in online courses. Applicants with applied work experiences in social service and/or clinical settings, is preferred. Finally, preference will be given to applicants with research backgrounds. Evidence of excellence or potential for excellence in scholarship and service will be required.

Background Check

Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

Required Documents

CV, Cover Letter, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested candidates may apply by completing a brief online application and attaching required documentation including letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information of three references.  Review of applications will begin immediately. Unofficial transcripts may be requested from finalists as part of the recruitment process. Candidates must redact any personal or private information including, but not limited to, social security number, birthdate, race, or gender, before submitting the unofficial transcripts. Official transcripts will still be required from the hired candidate as instructed in the contract letter.  Please send 3 current letters of recommendation to:

Psychology Position Search
Office of the Dean
Penfield College/College of Professional Advancement
Mercer University
3001 Mercer University Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341-4115

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