Assistant Professor - Psychology #000180

Mar 31, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Information: Western Carolina University seeks an Assistant Professor of Psychology to begin August 1, 2017. This is a 9-month full-time tenure-track position. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. This faculty member will teach a combination of undergraduate courses and graduate courses, largely focusing in general experimental psychology. The demonstrated ability to teach statistics and research methods at both undergraduate and graduate levels is essential. The successful candidate will show evidence of demonstrated success in teaching undergraduate psychology courses, or evidence of clear potential for such. Importantly, as a teacher-scholar, the faculty member will also be expected to establish and maintain a program of meaningful disciplinary research that is engaging to and inclusive of both undergraduate and graduate (master's and doctoral) students. Areas of focus should be basic psychological science, and preference will be given to candidates able to teach courses in the neurological bases of behavior. The Department of Psychology has 18 full-time faculty members, over 400 undergraduate majors and 35 full-time graduate students. There are graduate programs in General-Experimental, Clinical and School Psychology. WCU is an engaged regional comprehensive university, and all faculty are expected to use their professional knowledge and skills in service to the institution and the external community. The doctorate must be completed before the position begins.

Minimum Training & Experience Requirements: Ph.D. in experimental psychology; teaching experience, including statistics, research methods and neurobiology or biological psychology.

Preferred Qualifications: Background in experrimental psychology, with research record in support preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants: You must apply online. Attach a cover letter, a curriculum vita, a list of three references with complete contact information and unofficial transcripts. For questions or additional information, please contact Windy Gordon, Search Chair at