Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience (Tenure-Track)

The Psychology Department invites applicants for a full-time tenure track assistant professor position beginning August 2023. This is an open position, but preference will be given to candidates who can teach Health Psychology or Cognitive Psychology and who can contribute to the Neuroscience Program. Doctoral degree in Psychology or closely-related discipline is required by the start date. The hired candidate must demonstrate: (1) a commitment to (a) undergraduate teaching, (b) the active involvement of undergraduate students in research, and (c) diversity, equity, and inclusion, and (2) expertise in human-subject neuroscientific research. Teaching load is typically 6 courses per academic year and may vary depending on Senior Project advising. Courses taught might include Foundations of Neuroscience, Foundations of Psychology, Physiological Psychology, Statistical Methods, Research Methods, and other courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. All faculty are expected to participate in delivering college-wide first-year/sophomore seminars as part of their teaching load. The successful candidate will provide evidence of excellence in teaching, ongoing scholarship, and professional development.

Excellent teaching and research facilities are available, as are start-up funds. Please submit the following in PDF form by October 15, 2022 to (a) letter of application, (b) cv, (c) teaching statement, (d) list and description of courses of interest, (e) research statement, (f) diversity statement (describing how you have/could incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion into your teaching, research, and/or service), and (g) three recommendation letters. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

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As one of the nation’s oldest liberal arts colleges, Allegheny College celebrated its bicentennial in 2015. A selective residential college in Meadville, Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh near Lake Erie, Allegheny is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” Allegheny also is one of the few colleges in the country that requires students to choose both a major and a minor, helping to cultivate intellectual growth and the creative, big-picture thinking desired by employers and graduate schools. In its 2020 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny in the top 20 among all national liberal arts colleges for best undergraduate teaching.

The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits. Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,800 with students from 47 states (plus AE, DC, PR, and VI) and 70 countries. The College’s picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

posted 9/12/22