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Psychology Assistant Professor | Tenure Track Position | I00838

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please include a cover letter addressing how job qualifications and requirements of the position are met and other documents required in the posting. Graduate and undergraduate transcripts are required for this position. Applicants may either upload copies using the “Transcript” selection under Optional Applicant Documents or mail them the search chair at the address below. Please also provide evidence of teaching effectiveness (peer observations, student surveys, etc.) which can be mailed to the search chair at the address below or uploaded using the “other” document tab under optional documents. Selected reprints/preprints are also required if available and should be mailed to the search chair at the address below. Dr. Jennifer A. Willford, Search Chair Psychology Department 309 Vincent Science Center Slippery Rock University Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania 16057 Official transcripts are required prior to appointment. Recommended candidates will be required to complete criminal background check, including Act 34 Background Check and Act 151 (Child Abuse) Background Check and Federal Criminal (FBI) clearance prior to appointment. Full consideration will be given to applications received by November 11, 2017.

Posting Details

Position Details

Posting Number I00838
Classification Title Assistant Professor
Working Title Psychology Assistant Professor | Tenure Track Position | I00838
Employee Group Faculty
Bargaining Unit APSCUF
Location Main Campus
Department Psychology
Pay Rate
Employment Type Regular FT
Work Schedule

Work hours vary depending on class, office hours, and service schedule

Position Summary Information

Position Summary

The Psychology Department is seeking applicants for a full-time Assistant Professor tenure-track position beginning August 2018 in the area of neuroscience/biological psychology.

Responsibilities: The applicant will teach Research Methods, Statistics, Introduction to Psychology, Neuroscience concentration courses, and courses in their specialty area. The teaching load is 4/4.

Minimum Qualifications

The candidate for the position must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching excellence, evidence of teaching effectiveness, dedication to department and university service, and an active research program that will involve undergraduate students. The applicants must address the implementation of APA-style writing across the curriculum.

Neuroscience/Biological Psychology: Ph.D. in Psychology with a specialization in Neuroscience or Ph.D. in Neuroscience with an emphasis in Psychology is required. ABD applications will be accepted; the Ph.D. must be completed by August 1, 2018. The candidate must demonstrate a commitment to the education of diverse populations. Successful performance in an on-campus interview, research presentation, and teaching demonstration on a topic area chosen by the search committee are required.

Preferred Qualifications

Teaching experience in Research Methods, Statistics, Introduction to Psychology, Neuroscience concentration courses, and specialty courses is strongly preferred. In addition, candidates should demonstrate a commitment to mentoring student research.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Date
Closing Date
Open Until Filled No
Respect for Individuals in the Community

Slippery Rock University provides an environment that respects, encourages, and promotes the talents and contributions of all. Slippery Rock University values a community with a shared sense of purpose, where people demonstrate mutual respect and appreciation. Slippery Rock University values diversity that honors and includes all persons regardless of age, creed, disability, ethnic heritage, gender, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status in academic and extracurricular endeavor, in the working environment, and in the daily life of the university community.

Affirmative Action Statement

Slippery Rock University is committed to a policy of affirmative action. Slippery Rock University assures an equal opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, creed, disability, ancestry, national origin, age, gender or veteran’s status in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please include a cover letter addressing how job qualifications and requirements of the position are met and other documents required in the posting.

Graduate and undergraduate transcripts are required for this position. Applicants may either upload copies using the “Transcript” selection under Optional Applicant Documents or mail them the search chair at the address below.

Please also provide evidence of teaching effectiveness (peer observations, student surveys, etc.) which can be mailed to the search chair at the address below or uploaded using the “other” document tab under optional documents.

Selected reprints/preprints are also required if available and should be mailed to the search chair at the address below.

Dr. Jennifer A. Willford, Search Chair
Psychology Department
309 Vincent Science Center
Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania 16057

Official transcripts are required prior to appointment. Recommended candidates will be required to complete criminal background check, including Act 34 Background Check and Act 151 (Child Abuse) Background Check and Federal Criminal (FBI) clearance prior to appointment. Full consideration will be given to applications received by November 11, 2017.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Share your research philosophy with us.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Have you participated in a Post-Doctoral program? If so, please specify.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * How many years of undergraduate teaching experience do you have in the discipline for which you are applying?
    • None
    • less than 1 year
    • 1-2
    • 2-3
    • 3-4
    • more than 4
  4. * Do you have experience teaching Neusoscience/Biopsychology lecture and/or lab? If so, please specify.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Do you have experience mentoring undergraduate students in an undergraduate research setting? If so, please specify.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Do you have experience working on any academic committees? If so, please specify.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Teaching Philosophy
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Other Document
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts
  2. Unofficial Transcripts 2
  3. Unofficial Transcripts 3