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Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

September 14, 2017


Earlham College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology. This full-time position in the Department of Psychology begins in July 2018. The area of specialization is open. The appointment is for up to three years. A tenure-track line may become available during that time.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

The successful candidate will have a teaching load of three courses per semester (with a one course reduction in the first year). In addition to courses in the candidate’s area of interest, teaching responsibilities could include Research Methods and Statistics or Introductory Psychology.  The College is looking for a candidate to provide breadth to the Department of Psychology, which may include contributions to Earlham’s interdisciplinary programs. The successful candidate also will engage in scholarly activities to which undergraduate students may make meaningful contributions.

Departmental & Institutional Information

The Psychology major is the second largest on campus and the Neuroscience major is one of the larger interdisciplinary majors. The Earlham College student body is diverse (22.5% international, 26.9% domestic students of color), and there are multiple opportunities to work with students in meaningful ways both in and out of the classroom.

Experience & Qualifications

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Psychology or related field at the time of appointment. ABD will be considered. Preference will be given to candidates with prior teaching experience and evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Application Instructions

Applicants should send a single PDF including

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae (including contact information for three references)
  3. Teaching statement and evidence of teaching effectiveness
  4. Research statement
  5. A statement of 300 to 500 words that describes their ability to contribute to the advancement of Earlham’s goals to be a diverse and inclusive institution.

The Department of Psychology will solicit letters of reference directly from listed references at its discretion.

Materials should be sent to:

Cheri Gaddis
Administrative Assistant
Social Science Division

Review of applications will begin on October 16, 2017, but all applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Any inquiries about the position can be directed to:

Rachael Reavis
Assistant Professor of Psychology and Search Convener

Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks applications from candidates who contribute to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, age, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status, among other distinctions and contributions. As a College with a Quaker identity, Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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