Tenure-Track Neuroscience Professor

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Earlham College Department of Psychology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position with an ability to contribute to and support our Neuroscience program. This person will join a vibrant, innovative, and collegial department. Start date is July 1, 2022.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities 

The successful candidate will typically have a teaching load of 5 courses across two semesters including Brain & Behavior and Behavioral Neuroscience as well as courses in the candidate’s particular area of interest. After the first year, the successful candidate will advise students. We are looking for a candidate to provide breadth to the psychology department and neuroscience program, particularly in terms of course offerings and research interests. Applications from individuals who conduct research using humans or non-vertebrate animals are particularly encouraged.

In the cover letter, candidates should indicate their ability to teach the required neuroscience courses as well as other core psychology courses such as Research Methods & Statistics. We are excited to help support candidates in the development of additional courses that are not already offered in our department. (Our course catalog can be found here). The successful candidate will also clearly indicate how they will conduct research/scholarship to which undergraduate students can make meaningful contributions in the context of a small liberal arts college. In their application materials, candidates should clearly describe their ability to contribute to the advancement of Earlham’s goals to be a diverse, equitable, and inclusive institution. Candidates should provide specific examples of how they have contributed to equitable and inclusive environments, including how they support students from diverse backgrounds and utilize inclusive pedagogical practices.

Departmental & Institutional Information 

Earlham College is a small, private liberal arts college shaped by Quaker principles, including a commitment to social justice. The Earlham College student body is diverse (~20% international, ~25% domestic students of color) and there are multiple opportunities to work with students in meaningful ways both in and out of the classroom. Psychology and neuroscience are among the largest majors on campus. We strive to create a welcoming, affirming environment where all community members can thrive.

Earlham has family-friendly policies and the psychology department offers a structured mentorship program to support new faculty members.

Experience & Qualifications 

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field at the time of appointment. Candidates who are ABD (“All But Dissertation”) and have finished their coursework and qualifying exams may be considered. Candidates with a degree other than neuroscience should clearly explain their expertise in neuroscience, which could include graduate coursework, research background, or teaching history. Candidates should have prior teaching experience (which could include teaching assistant experience) and evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as student evaluations, peer observations, or other similar evidence. Earlham College and the psychology department continue to build a community that reflects our student body and society at large. We encourage and welcome applications from members of groups historically underrepresented in higher education. Candidates who meet some, but not all of the desired qualities for this position are encouraged to apply. Candidates may also contact the search convener with specific questions.

Application Instructions 

Please submit the following application materials in a single electronic file to [email protected]:

  1. cover letter
  2. curriculum vitae (including contact information for 3 references)
  3. teaching statement
  4. evidence of teaching effectiveness
  5. diversity statement (300 – 500 word statement that describes your ability to contribute to the advancement of Earlham’s goals to be a diverse and inclusive institution)
  6. research statement

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

Materials should be sent to [email protected], please CC [email protected].

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications submitted by March 27, 2022 will be given full consideration. Any inquiries about the position can be directed to Dr. Beth Mechlin, Search Convener, [email protected].

Earlham College requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or apply for and receive a qualified exemption within two weeks of the employment start date.

Earlham utilizes E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for all newly hired employees within the United States.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Earlham College is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse community, one that reflects the makeup of society at large and that particularly welcomes and supports individuals from groups that have been historically marginalized because of factors such as race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, and physical ability. The College strongly encourages applications from women and people of color. As an institution with a Quaker identity, the College also solicits applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).