Instructor of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Human Development
Faculty - Full Time
The Department of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Human Development at the University of Mount Union invites applications for a non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of instructor, to begin August 1, 2019.
This position will support three growing majors in psychology, neuroscience, and human development/family science. The department is looking for an applicant committed to teaching in a liberal arts setting and ready to support the University's mission to prepare students for fulfilling lives, meaningful work, and responsible citizenship. Part of this commitment includes teaching in the Integrative Core (IC), the University's general education program. Primary responsibilities include teaching abnormal/counseling psychology, a research methods and data analysis sequence, university general education courses including a first-year seminar and senior-year capstone, and courses in the candidate's area of specialization. Particular consideration will be given to individuals whose teaching and research highlights work with diverse populations. Preference will be given to applicants with undergraduate teaching experience.
A PhD in Psychology, with a specialization in clinical or counseling psychology, or a PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy is preferred. ABD candidates will be considered.
The University of Mount Union, a private institution founded in 1846, offers a rigorous and relevant academic program that is grounded in the liberal arts tradition. Mount Union's 2,200 students can from 62 broad-based and career-specific undergraduate majors as well as a graduate program in physician assistant studies. Known for its personal approach, the institution boasts a 13:1 student-faculty ratio and a curriculum delivered almost entirely by full-time faculty members who hold terminal degrees in their fields.
The Department of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Human Development is housed in the new lege of Natural and Health Sciences and provides hands-on research-focused experiences for its students. Students prepare for graduate school and the workforce first through smaller scale study development in their research methods sequence courses. In their final year, students complete a full-year culminating experience where they work in teams to create a research project, run subjects, analyze results, and complete a full report. The department has a research laboratory wing along with separate social and counseling laboratory spaces for students to practice their skills. The department also houses the Spectrum Education Center which provides training and education for those interested in autism intervention and advocacy.
Over the past 10 years, nearly $110 million has been invested in the construction and renovation of modern facilities, including a recreation center, apartment-style housing s, a health and medical sciences facility and a performing arts center. Primarily residential in nature, Mount Union's picturesque 123-acre campus is located in Alliance, OH (population 23,000), within 80 miles of both Cleveland and Pittsburgh. An additional 162-acre Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center is located six miles away. The University's endowment is in excess of $142 million.
The University, affiliated with the United Methodist Church, is committed to providing a student-centered approach and an exceptional educational experience, and offering an array of activities for cultural, civic and social development. Students experience outstanding opportunities for success after graduation, both in the workforce and graduate study. For more information, visit www.mountunion.edu.
Candidates should provide a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, research plan and contact information for three professional references to the Psychology Search Committee. Electronic applications are required and can submitted online at www.mountunion.edu/employment. Please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Michael Knepp at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Review of applications will begin November 30, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
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The University of Mount Union is an equal opportunity employer. The University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, gender, gender entity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, or, creed, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, marital or parental status, pregnancy, disability, or genetic information in student admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or employment as now or may hereafter be required by university policy and federal or state law.
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