The Department of Psychology at Denison seeks applicants for a three-year Visiting Assistant Professor position beginning August 2023. We are looking to hire a social or cultural psychologist with a specialization in race, ethnicity and/or diversity science. The teaching load is 6 courses per academic year. The successful candidate will teach a range of courses including Cultural Psychology, Social Psychology, an intermediate level research course, electives within the psychology curriculum that engage with issues of diversity and inclusion (e.g. Psychology of Diversity), an upper-level seminar in the candidate's area of specialty, and Introductory Psychology (which includes a significant laboratory component).
We seek individuals who are committed to a liberal arts education and helping undergraduate students to understand and appreciate psychological science and its applications. Working closely with students is a primary responsibility of the job, and we seek individuals who are motivated to educate and support a diverse student body. As a department, we strive to develop our students' critical and scientific reasoning skills as well as foster an engaged and inclusive community of scholars that values a diversity of individuals and perspectives.
Departmental and institutional support is available for teaching and research. Support includes Denison's Center for Learning and Teaching, shared research space, and the opportunity to apply for grants from the Denison University Research Foundation and stipends for supervising summer-research students. Denison offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.
The successful applicant will be a social or cultural psychologist with a specialization in race, ethnicity and/or diversity science. Candidates are required to have by start date a Ph.D. in Psychology (ABD will be considered as Instructor until Ph.D. is attained).
The successful candidate will be able to teach a range of courses including PSYC 100 (with a significant lab component), Cultural Psychology, Social Psychology, an intermediate level research course, electives within the psychology curriculum that engage with issues of diversity and inclusion (e.g. Psychology of Diversity), and an upper-level seminar in the candidate's area of specialty.
We seek an applicants that have a commitment to teaching excellence. Ideally, candidates will have experience with successful undergraduate teaching. Regardless, we seek applicants that take an evidence-based and inclusive approach to teaching and have a commitment to teaching and mentoring students in a liberal arts setting. We also expect applicants to be able to work with and support a diverse student community. We have a preference for applicants that have an active research program in a topic related to culture, race, and/or ethnicity, especially one that could involve undergraduate researchers. We also will consider whether applicants have experience overcoming, or helping others overcome, barriers to academic success, and how that experience informs their work with undergraduate students.
Applicants should apply through Interfolio. We ask applicants to provide a cover letter that outlines their qualifications for the position. In addition, we require a teaching statement, diversity statement, and a research statement. Applicants should also include unofficial graduate school transcripts. For full consideration, submit application by February 17, 2023.
We ask candidates to provide evidence of a commitment to teaching excellence and/or evidence of successful undergraduate teaching. In the teaching statement, they should discuss how they use an evidence-based and inclusive approach to teaching in order to facilitate student learning. Documents that reflect those aims can be included in the supporting materials. In the diversity statement, we ask candidates to discuss the ways in which they approach working with individuals that represent diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, political views, abilities, and gender identities. They might also address their experience overcoming, or helping others overcome, barriers to academic success, and how that experience informs their work with undergraduate students. The research statement should provide a description of their scholarship and how it might involve students on Denison's campus.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
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 commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and antiracism (IDEA) at https://denison.edu/campus/denison-forward.
Denison University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
In our ongoing efforts to support the health of our community and continue to operate our campus safely, Denison requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 including a booster within the timeline guidance recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention unless a Denison-authorized exemption is approved prior to the first date of employment.
For more information and resources regarding this policy as a condition of employment, please visit https://denison.edu/campus/covid19
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