Southwestern University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Developmental Psychology beginning in Fall 2019. Candidates with broad research and teaching interests that intersect with other areas of psychology (e.g., cognitive, neuroscience, learning and memory, sensation and perception, animal behavior) are strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will be able to teach several of the following courses: introductory psychology, research methods, developmental/lifespan psychology, depending on area of specialty. The teaching load is 3 undergraduate courses per semester, one of which is a small (5-6 student) advanced research seminar involving faculty-student collaborative research.
The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to
undergraduate teaching and mentoring, as well as be is expected to establish a
productive research program that incorporates undergraduate students as
collaborators and co-authors on conference poster presentations and journal
publications. Other responsibilities include advising students, contributing to
First Year Seminar and/or other interdisciplinary programs, and university
Required qualifications include a PhD in Developmental
Psychology or related field and evidence of successful college teaching
experience. Preferred qualifications include post-doctoral training in
developmental psychology and evidence of successful supervision of
undergraduate student research. Candidates who have a strong commitment to
enhancing diversity in academia are preferred.
Southwestern University is a selective,
undergraduate institution committed to a broad-based liberal arts, sciences,
and fine arts education. Southwestern currently enrolls approximately 1,500
students and maintains a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1. In addition
to a number of other national organizations, Southwestern University is a
member of two consortia of liberal arts colleges, the Associated Colleges of
the South and the Annapolis Group. Located in Georgetown, Texas, 28 miles north
of downtown Austin, Southwestern is affiliated with The United Methodist
Church. Southwestern University is committed to fostering a diverse educational
environment and encourages applications from members of groups traditionally
under-represented in academia. For
information concerning the University, visit www.southwestern.edu.
Applications will be
reviewed beginning October 15, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send through Interfolio a
cover letter describing teaching and research interests, a curriculum vita, a
statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g.,
syllabi, teaching evaluations) and scholarly excellence (reprints/preprints),
and three letters of recommendation. Email and
paper applications will not be accepted. Apply at apply.interfolio.com/50188.
All offers of employment are contingent on successful
completion of the University’s Background Check Policy process.
Southwestern University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/M/F