Adjunct Instruction

Teaching for the Department of Psychology at IU Kokomo

The Department regularly employs adjunct instructors to teach in various courses in the Fall (Aug-Dec) and Spring (Jan-May) semesters.  We are always open to hearing from skilled, experienced professionals with an interest in teaching for us.

  • To teach on an adjunct basis, a Master's or doctoral degree in psychology or closely related field is required.  18 credit hours of graduate-level coursework in psychology must have been completed by the applicant, and the particular courses taken at the graduate level would determine which courses the applicant would be judged qualified to teach.

The courses we offer that are most frequently taught by adjunct instructors are P103 (General Psychology) and P216 (Lifespan Development), though other courses may be possible given the applicant's completed coursework and expertise.

  • To teach P103: We seek applicants with completed coursework across a broad set of psychological topics, including research methods, biological bases of behavior, development, learning, cognition, personality, social psychology, abnormal psychology/psychological treatments).

  • To teach P216, at least one graduate course in development is required (with more graduate coursework desirable)

  • We have employed adjunct instructors in other courses, such as P320 Social Psychology, P324 Abnormal Psychology, and other courses as appropriate to our needs and the applicant's expertise.

  • Potential applicants, especially those with past evidence of teaching success, are encouraged to contact us any time.  Our course scheduling process for each semester begins months in advance of each term, so early application is greatly helpful to our planning.

  • Call us at (765) 455-9381 to request an emailed pdf of our adjunct application.  You can also email the Chair of the Psychology department, Dr. Christina Downey, at

  • Visit us or write to:

Department of Psychology
Indiana University Kokomo
2300 S. Washington St.
Kokomo, IN 46904