Psychology & Neuroscience - Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position beginning in August of the 2019-2020 academic year, with possible annual renewal up to a total of three years upon mutual agreement. Augustana College is a selective liberal arts college of approximately 2,500 students, most of whom live on a wooded 115-acre campus. Rock Island, Illinois, is part of the Illinois-Iowa Quad Cities along the Mississippi River, a diverse metropolitan area with 400,000 residents, located about three hours west of Chicago and 45 minutes east of Iowa City, home of the University of Iowa.
Our department seeks a candidate with expertise in clinical/counseling psychology. Primary teaching responsibilities include several courses annually in Psychopathology and Clinical & Counseling Psychology. In addition, the candidate should have a willingness to teach supporting courses in the major (e.g., Intro, Statistics, or Research Methods) and/or first-year courses in the General Education program. Opportunities also exist to develop an immersive course for our January term. Candidates should have a strong commitment to teaching with the possibility of student advising and research supervision. This is a one-year appointment, but is renewable upon mutual agreement up to a total of three years. Ph.D. is strongly preferred, although ABD will be considered.
Augustana College is a selective liberal arts college of 2,500 students, including 29% first generation college students, 23% Pell Grant students, 21% students of color, and 9% international students. The College places a high priority on creating an environment supportive of ethnic minorities, women, and persons with disabilities, and we are particularly interested in candidates from underrepresented groups. Strengthening our diverse and inclusive community is central to the college’s mission and strategic plan. We seek applicants with a demonstrated commitment to fostering rigorous, inclusive, and high-impact learning environments for a diverse student body.
Augustana College is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from women and persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds. We do not discriminate based on age, race, color, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability or creed and strongly encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position.
Details about Augustana College, our expectations of the faculty, the selection process, and the Quad Cities all are available at Teaching at Augustana. Questions may be directed to the chair of the department, Ian Harrington, firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin on March 4, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
A complete application includes:
- A cover letter indicating an interest in and understanding of teaching in a liberal arts setting
- Curriculum vitae
- Copy of graduate transcripts
- Statement of teaching philosophy and research interests
- Evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available)
- Writing sample
- Three letters of recommendation (including contact information)
To apply, please email application materials to email@example.com using the subject line: Search #119-19 Psychology/Visiting, and directed to Jessica Schultz, Associate Dean of the College. Alternatively, application materials can be mailed to: Search #119-19 Psychology/Visiting, C/O Jessica Schultz, Associate Dean of the College, Augustana College, 639 – 38th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201.