University of Phoenix Psychology Learning and Cognition Undergraduate Part-Time Faculty in Fresno, California


The candidate that is hired for this position will be required to teach at our local campus in Fresno, CA. This is not a virtual or online course. Only candidates that are able to teach at this specific campus location should apply.

Did you know you could teach for our university without leaving your current job? At University of Phoenix, our flexible class schedules mean you can teach for us part-time without interrupting your full-time career. That’s because we want faculty members who are active in their fields and bring real-world experience to the classroom.

University of Phoenix College of Social Sciences offers undergraduate and graduate programs in psychology, human services and counseling designed to help students acquire a deeper understanding of human behavior and prepare them to become social heroes in their communities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, social science careers are expected to grow up to 29 percent between 2012 and 2022. The College of Social Sciences prepares for these opportunities with a combination of firsthand knowledge and career-relevant coursework. Our curriculum is developed based on industry standards to ensure the coursework aligns with employer needs. We work directly with the American Counseling Association (ACA), National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and National Organization for Human Services (NOHS) to ensure that our programs fill skills gaps in social science professions.


  1. As a faculty member you’ll be challenged with adding your professional expertise to instruct a curriculum which is centrally developed with specific learning objectives.

  2. Provide timely and detailed feedback on a weekly basis and offer student support via classroom, phone, and email.

  3. Utilize classroom learning system technology (provided by university), the Internet, and Microsoft Office software.

  4. Perform other duties as assigned or apparent.

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MUST meet one of the numbered pathways below, as well as any applicable clarifications stated, (including education, area of study and previous work experience, including minimum number of years and types of experience):

(1) Master's degree or higher in Psychology, School Psychology, Educational Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Counseling, and/or Social Work, and 9 graduate credit hours in Learning, Cognition, Memory, Emotional Intelligence, and/or Cognitive Psychology ,and a minimum of 3 years of applicable professional experience, some of which must have been within the last 7 years.

Clarification: Faculty who qualify with a doctorate degree in the area/s or a related area (above) can meet applicable professional experience using any combination of: (a) Post-secondary teaching of comparable courses, (b) Practitioner experience, and/or (c) Substantive documented research or scholarship experience in the area current within the last 5 years.

(2) Master's degree or higher and 18 graduate credits in psychology, School Psychology, Educational Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Counseling, and/or Social Work, to include a minimum of 9 graduate credit hours found in any combination of Learning, Cognition, Memory, Emotional Intelligence, and/or Cognitive Psychology, and 3 years of applicable professional experience, some of which must have been within the last 7 years.


Degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution.

Acceptable professional positions/professional responsibilities can include but are not limited to: Application of psychological principles of learning and cognition in a clinical setting, and/or documented experience related the tenets of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; application of theories of perception, attention, memory, and language acquisition; and/or professional experience related to the process of encoding and decoding information.

Post-secondary teaching of comparable courses is considered applicable professional experience in all cases.

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, we particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.


Job Locations US-CA-Fresno

Company University of Phoenix

Job Family Academic Affairs

Virtual Eligible No

Requisition ID 2017-9085

Position Type Part-Time