Assistant Professor in Psychology

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Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Psychology

The Psychology Department at Bucknell University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in cognitive psychology with a focus on experimental research with children, beginning August 2022. We seek a teacher-scholar with a Ph.D. degree in Psychology or closely related field by the start of the appointment. The candidate will have demonstrated engagement with diversity, equity, and inclusion.

We seek an outstanding teacher and scholar with a commitment to diversity, student learning, and inclusive pedagogy. The successful candidate will have an interest in teaching a diverse population, integrating high-impact educational experiences into courses, and a strong or promising record of scholarship. An active research program that results in peer-reviewed publications and involves mentorship of undergraduates is expected. The successful candidate will teach five courses per year, develop a strong body of scholarship in their field of specialization, and participate in service activities at the department, college, or university level, or in the wider academic community.

As part of the five-course per year teaching load, the successful candidate will be expected to teach Cognitive Psychology, an advanced research methods course, and an advanced seminar in the candidate’s area of expertise. The candidate would also be expected to teach one of the Department’s introductory courses: Introduction to Psychology, Research Methods in Psychology, or Psychological Statistics. Finally, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to offer courses that contribute to the college core curriculum, such as IP courses or foundation seminars. Depending on their area of expertise, the candidate may have the opportunity to teach courses in developmental psychology or sensation & perception. Opportunity exists to supervise Master's degree students in Psychology. For an entry-level hire, a PhD is required by August 1, 2022.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a C.V., a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of scholarly goals, and a statement describing any experience, training, or engagement with issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. In addition, 3 confidential letters of reference will be requested. For additional information and to apply, please go to Bucknell’s career site (careers.bucknell.edu). Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Contact Bill Flack, Department Chair, at 570-577-1200 or wflack@bucknell.edu for more information. Visit www.departments.bucknell.edu/psychology for more information about the department. 

About Bucknell

Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, primarily undergraduate, national liberal arts institution that also offers strong professional programs in engineering, management, education, and music.

Bucknell University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The university believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education are encouraged.

Bucknell is committed to creating a climate that fosters inclusion, growth, and development for a diverse student body, and seeks candidates who are also committed to these goals.

Bucknell is committed to supporting the teacher-scholar model of faculty development. With a student-faculty ratio of about 9:1, small class sizes are a hallmark of the Bucknell educational experience. The university sponsors a range of activities to support the development of its faculty, including a Teaching-Learning Center and generous research support and leave policies.

Bucknell is located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, on the banks of the Susquehanna River. The Lewisburg area offers a combination of outdoor recreation opportunities and small-town amenities. In addition to the cultural and athletic events offered at the University and in town, the region offers strong schools and medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. Bucknell is about three hours from Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

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