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Psychology, Visiting Assistant Professor

This position is no longer open.

Cognitive and/or Developmental Psychology

The Department of Psychology at Hillsdale College invites applications from candidates holding a Ph.D. or in ABD status for a one-year (August 2017 to May 2018 contract) Visiting Assistant Professor position in Cognitive and/or Developmental Psychology. The selected candidate will have the option to apply for a full-time tenure-track position in this area commencing the following year.

Teaching responsibilities will include introductory psychology, cognitive and/or developmental psychology, and special topics in the candidate’s areas of interest. Believing that psychology is obliged to deal humanely with its subject matter and with respect for those disciplines that have spoken to its problems throughout history, the department, aided by the larger college community, strives to educate students accordingly by offering classes in modern scientific research and practice and integrative courses concerning philosophy and intellectual history. Candidates who support this vision and have interst or experience in teaching  statistics, research design, and/or biological psychology are especially encouraged to apply.

Hillsdale faculty esteem the great tradition of liberal arts education and contribute to its continuance through teaching (with an average class size of 18 and a 3/3 teaching load), and mentoring students and by participating in the rich intellectual life on campus. The college is a small (1400 full-time, residential students), fully-accredited, nonsectarian Christian institution, committed to the Western philosophical and theological tradition, and dedicated to excellence in teaching undergraduate students. Hillsdale students are known for their love of learning, curiosity, and intellect (ACT average 30; SAT average 1984).  The school is consistently ranked among America’s best colleges by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, and Forbes.

Complete applications will include a letter of application, evidence of strong undergraduate teaching, a statement of research and teaching, a curriculum vitae, transcripts, and at least three up-to-date letters of recommendation.  Within the letter of application, the candidate should discuss his or her interest in joining Hillsdale’s Department of Psychology and his or her ability to teach in light of the College’s Mission Statement.  The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please submit electronic copies of all materials to Dr. Kari McArthur, Psychology Department Chairwoman, at [email protected] EOE.