Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Psychology
The Department of Psychology at Cornell College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning in August 2019. Applicants must have an earned doctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology or a closely related field by September 2019. The Department seeks individuals committed to excellence and innovation in undergraduate education within a liberal arts context. The ideal candidate will be able to develop and teach six courses per year including Fundamentals of Psychological Science, Personality Theories, Research Methods, Multicultural Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and Senior Seminar (a capstone courses for Psychology majors). The ideal candidate will also demonstrate interest in facilitating student/faculty research and mentoring student practicums and internships. The position is instrumental in maintaining a thriving Psychology program, which represents the largest major at Cornell College. Cornell's Psychology program follows national guidelines for excellence in undergraduate Psychology education. Recent assessment data indicate up to 77% of Psychology alumni pursue advanced education within 5 years of graduation.
Cornell College has attracted national attention for its distinctive academic calendar under which faculty members teach and students take one course at a time in month-long blocks. Academic immersion and unparalleled flexibility attract an ambitious student body from 45 states and 18 foreign countries. External endorsements include selection as one of the Colleges That Change Lives, a U.S. News Top 100 liberal arts college, and a Fiske Guide to Colleges Best Buy. Founded in 1853, Cornell's picturesque hilltop campus contains a mix of historic and modern facilities, ranging from the majestic King Chapel to the newly renovated Thomas Commons. It is located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, an urban fringe community recognized by Frommer's as one of "America's Coolest Small Towns" and located in the heart of Iowa's Creative Corridor.
The College seeks individuals who are committed to building a creative, dynamic and diverse workplace that celebrates the uniqueness of our faculty, staff and students. The College is committed to excellence in teaching and encourages interdisciplinary interests among its faculty. Interested applicants should submit the following application materials:
- Letter of Application/Cover Letter
- Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Teaching Statement - describing teaching interests and methods, including examples of individual commitment to diversity in the classroom/campus community
- Research/Professional Interest Statement
- A list of three (3) Professional References (Letters of recommendation will be requested from selected candidates at a later date.)
- Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts (Unofficial copies are acceptable. Official transcripts are needed prior to employment.
Applications will be reviewed starting October 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
For more information about the Psychology program, please visit the website at
Cornell is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented groups. Cornell complies with Iowa's smoke free air act. Cornell utilizes E-Verify and requires satisfactory completion of a background check.