Denison University — Assistant Professor of Psychology – Biological Psychology

The Department of Psychology at Denison University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Biological Psychology. The appointment will be made at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2022. Candidates are required to have by start date a Ph.D. in Psychology or a closely-related field (ABD will be considered as Instructor until Ph.D. is attained).

The successful candidate will be expected to teach (1) an upper-level content course in Biological Psychology, (2) an upper-level Biological Psychology Research course, (3) an upper-level seminar in the candidate’s area of specialty, (4) Introductory Psychology with a significant laboratory component that broadly represents psychological science, and (5) a sophomore-level course on Research Methods and Statistics. The teaching load is 5 courses per academic year. We seek applicants who are committed to a liberal arts education, teaching and working closely with students as a primary responsibility of the job, working with and supporting a diverse student community, and exposing students to a wide range of ideas and perspectives. We ask that the candidate provide evidence of a commitment to teaching excellence and/or evidence of successful undergraduate teaching, especially in biological psychology; a clear motivation to mentor undergraduates in a liberal arts setting; evidence of research productivity in psychological science and the potential to develop a productive research program with undergraduates on Denison’s campus; a commitment to contribute actively to the growth of the Department and College, and to Denison’s Neuroscience concentration. We will consider the extent to which each candidate’s research perspective complements those currently represented in the Department. We will also consider experience overcoming, or helping others overcome, barriers to academic success, and/or activities the candidate proposes implementing to enhance the college’s inclusive excellence. The candidate’s teaching statement, research statement, and diversity statement will be reviewed carefully for evidence of the qualities described above.

Candidates applying on or before October 4, 2021 will receive full consideration. Position open until filled. The hired candidate must provide proof of academic degree(s). The final candidate will undergo a background check as a condition of offer of employment.

Departmental and institutional support is available for teaching and research. Support includes Denison’s Center for Learning and Teaching, dedicated research space, start-up research funds, an annual professional development account, eligibility for Denison University Research Foundation grant applications, stipends for choosing to supervise summer-research students, and a one-semester pre-tenure leave contingent upon performance. Denison offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.

Denison University is a nationally ranked and academically rigorous liberal arts college with an increasingly diverse campus community. Denison is located in the village of Granville, 30 minutes from Columbus, Ohio, the state capital, which hosts a wide range of cultural and artistic opportunities. Granville also offers an excellent public school system and easy access to outdoor activities.

To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to attract and hire candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences and identities. Denison fosters a campus community that recognizes the value of all persons regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender expression and identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our Diversity Guide ( Denison University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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