Company Name:

Ursinus College


Collegeville, Pennsylvania

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Assistant/Associate Professor

Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Education:


Date Posted:

August 29, 2019

Assistant Professor in Health Psychology (Tenure-Track)

The Department of Psychology at Ursinus College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Health Psychology to begin Fall 2020. Candidates with additional specialization in health disparities are particularly encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities include both introductory and advanced courses in area of expertise, introductory psychology and/or research methodology, supervising student research and honors theses, and contributing to the campus-wide first year Common Intellectual Experience course. We are seeking teacher-scholars who are passionate about undergraduate education at a highly selective liberal arts college. The successful candidate will have the potential for developing a nationally recognized research program that fully involves and engages undergraduates and has the potential for external funding. Ph.D. required. Postdoctoral research experience and teaching experience preferred.

Ursinus College is a highly selective, independent, co-educational, residential liberal arts college of approximately 1500 students located about 25 miles northwest of center city Philadelphia. With a diverse community of students, it is an expectation of all faculty to contribute to the inclusion, engagement, and success of all students. Ursinus is an EO/AA employer. Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment.

The Psychology Department is made up of seven full-time faculty members, whose interests span diverse areas of inquiry, including neuroscience, clinical, developmental, cognitive, and social. The Psychology Department has recently undergone wide-ranging curricular changes and is particularly interested in candidates who can further enrich the curriculum.

The College provides strong support for faculty research involving students in numerous ways, including start-up funds, pre-tenure leaves, and internal grants. Numerous grants from NIH, NSF, and HHMI also support faculty-student research collaborations. Internal funds also support faculty-student research, primarily through the College-wide Summer Fellows Program, which provides stipends, supply money, and housing for approximately 70-80 students. Faculty mentors of Summer Fellows also receive stipends.

In separate statements, applicants should describe (1) their commitment to and philosophy of undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts setting, (2) a research program that will involve undergraduate collaborators, and (3) their experience and commitment to creating an inclusive learning environment. In addition, a complete application includes a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, transcripts, sample preprints or reprints, and three letters of reference. Please submit applications to: . Applications received by October 10, 2019 will receive full consideration.

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