Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychology

Aug 04, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Department Summary: The Department of Psychology at Bridgewater State University is pleased to announce a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Psychology with specialization in Behavioral Neuroscience, Biopsychology, or related field to start Fall 2018. Bridgewater State University is a four-year comprehensive university in southeastern Massachusetts serving over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students via opportunities for close student/faculty interaction and a commitment to social justice. Two-thirds of our students are first-generation college students, students of color, and/or Pell Grant recipients. BSU is committed to the achievement of academic excellence by students from diverse backgrounds. BSU is primarily a teaching institution, with ample opportunity for research (especially in collaboration with students). Internal funds are available for faculty scholarship and professional travel, and the psychology department has a large subject pool and ample lab space. Though the department currently has a new lab space, including an eye tracker and two Biopacs, the department does not have animal facilities for animal research.

Position Summary:

Essential Duties: This position requires teaching Biopsychology, advanced topical courses in Biopsychology, Research Methods, along with other courses, such as those in your area of specialization. Other responsibilities include engaging in scholarly activity, advising undergraduate students, and providing service to the department and university.

Required Qualifications: Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. in Psychology (Behavioral Neuroscience, Biopsychology, or related field) on or before September 1, 2018. Applicants should have the ability to meet the responsibilities identified above and present evidence of excellent teaching, scholarship, and commitment to diversity, inclusion, and social justice. Applicants should have experience as the primary instructor for at least one psychology course.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants who are strongly committed to excellence in teaching and advising and have teaching and scholarly interests that complement those of the department. They should also have the ability to work collaboratively, a commitment and ability to mentor undergraduate students in research, and a commitment to public higher education. The Psychology Department welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups as well as others who can contribute to the university's teaching and social justice missions.

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Special Conditions: Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

EEO Statement: Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.

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Special Instructions: Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2017. Please attach the following documents to your online application: - Letter of Interest - CV - Teaching statement - Portfolio- A single document containing both a statement of research interests and a statement of your commitment to diversity (i.e., how you have and can promote diversity, inclusion, and/or social justice in your teaching, research, and/or professional work). Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position: *a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.