Erskine College is seeking applications for a tenure-track teaching position in Psychology with a specialization in Social Psychology, starting at the Assistant-professor rank. This position is anticipated to begin August 1st, 2019. A PhD/PsyD is required, but exceptional ABD candidates with teaching experience may be considered. The teaching load is 4 courses per semester with options for teaching during the summers. Applicants must be able to teach Social Psychology and related courses (including Human Sexuality, Marriage and Family, Race & Ethnic Relations, etc. from a Christian worldview), general Psychology, and other courses within the applicant’s experience. All faculty are required to hold office hours on campus. There are many opportunities to do research, but this is not expected or required. Performance is evaluated on teaching ability and collegiality, not on research output. Erskine employs as new faculty members only Christians who have consented in writing to the Philosophy of Christian Higher Education statement, including its definition of an evangelical Christian, the appropriate College or Seminary Mission Statement, and Erskine’s Statement on Human Sexuality (adopted by the Board of Trustees in February 2015). Review of applications will begin immediately.
About the Department: The Department of Psychology and Sociology is the third largest department at the College. It has an enviable rate of acceptance of most of its students into top Masters and Doctoral programs, including several Seminaries. The individual attention we provide our students assists them in maintaining exceptionally high standards. All students are required to do an individually-conceived research project that must be presented at a peer-reviewed conference. Myriad internship opportunities are available for students, as are extramural collaborations for faculty. The Department offers BA and BS degrees, minor in psychology, and coordinates minors in Christian Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship. The Erskine Society for Psychology (ESP) is a vibrant student-run organization that provides an interface for the college and community.
About the Institution: Erskine is a small, student-focuses, Christ-centered college in the liberal arts tradition whose mission is to equip students to flourish by providing an excellent liberal arts education in a Christ-centered environment where learning and biblical truth are integrated to develop the whole person. Therefore, Erskine seeks candidates for faculty positions who are professing Christians and who are committed to excellence in teaching and service. They should support the goals of a strong liberal arts education and be willing to explore with students the integration of faith and learning. Erskine’s tradition of excellence in liberal arts higher education goes back nearly 175 years to its founding in 1839 by the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, making it one of the oldest, most respected church-affiliated colleges in the Southeast. Our alumni lead businesses and organizations both large and small throughout the world. More than half of Erskine’s graduates go on to some type of graduate education. In fact in the past several years nearly 100% of all graduates applying to medical graduate programs were accepted, and several proceeded directly into top tier Ph.D. programs. However, our mission moves us beyond simply producing competent professionals. We seek to equip the whole person — intellectually, physically and spiritually — to flourish in life and leadership. To do this, we see Erskine as both an excellent liberal arts college and a close-knit community. This combination provides excellent opportunities for students and faculty to take learning beyond the classroom. Quality is revealed, weaknesses are strengthened, and character is refined through intentional, individual relationships. Erskine is proud of the fact that faculty serve as mentors and often become lifelong friends with students. Erskine College is located in the academic village of Due West in Abbeville County, South Carolina, an area rich in colonial, Revolutionary War, and Civil War history. The town and the college have a number of antebellum buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Erskine College is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Baccalaureate–Arts & Sciences institution with selective admissions. Erskine is an NCAA Division II institution and a member of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). It is the policy of Erskine College and Seminary to fully comply with all applicable laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, military service, application for military service, or veteran status. The institution will utilize strategies designed to assure that qualified persons with disabilities, women, and legally protected minorities are well represented in applicant pools from which employees are selected. As a religious educational institution, Erskine College and Seminary strives to achieve and maintain a Christ-centered environment. Consistent with that goal, Erskine College and Seminary shall exercise its theological, constitutional, and statutory right to take religion into account in all employment decisions.
· Embrace, support, and promote Erskine College’s Christian mission and philosophy of Christian higher education.
· A PhD/PsyD is required, but exceptional ABD candidates with teaching experience may be considered.