Benedictine University — Assistant Professor in Developmental Psychology

Benedictine University is an inclusive academic community, inspired by the Catholic intellectual tradition and Benedictine values. We seek employees who will contribute to the advancement of our mission by helping students shape lives of meaning and purpose as engaged citizens who care for the Earth, welcome people of diverse faiths and cultures, and promote the common good.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The Psychology Program at Benedictine University invites applications for a full time, tenure-track assistant professor position in Developmental Psychology beginning Fall 2021. We are seeking collegial candidates eager to join a faculty team committed to creating a dynamic welcoming learning environment for our exceptionally diverse student population.

Responsibilities include teaching two developmental courses (childhood through adulthood) and survey of psychology (candidates with experience teaching abnormal psychology will be given extra consideration).

Required Qualifications:
Candidates should be collegial and focused on teaching undergraduates and maintaining an active research agenda. Prior experience teaching and a strong, active commitment to involving undergraduates in research are required. The ideal candidate should also have experience in openness to online teaching, experiential learning/learning communities and program assessment, and demonstrate the ability to reach our diverse student body (which includes significant religious diversity, as well as first generation, immigrant, and other non-traditional students). A Ph.D. in Psychology is required. ABDs will be considered, but candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment.

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Application Materials: A letter of application, CV, and the names of three references should be submitted. The letter of application should include a brief teaching philosophy, research agenda, and explanation of how the candidate will further the department’s commitment to engaged learning and to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

Benedictine University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.