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Assistant Professor of Psychology (Tenure-Track Position)

Earlham College
Richmond, IN

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Social Sciences, Psychology & Behavioral Science
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Tenured & Tenure-Track
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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Assistant Professor of Psychology (Tenure-Track Position)November 21, 2019


Earlham College invites applications for a full-time, Assistant Professor position in the Department of Psychology. The area of specialization is open.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

The successful candidate will have a teaching load of 3 courses per semester (with a one course reduction in the first year). In addition to courses in the candidate’s area of interest, teaching responsibilities could include research methods and statistics or introductory psychology. We are looking for a candidate to provide breadth to the department, which may include contributions to Earlham’s interdisciplinary programs. The successful candidate will also engage in scholarly activities to which undergraduate students may make meaningful contributions

Departmental & Institutional Information

The psychology major is the second largest on campus and the neuroscience major is one of the larger interdisciplinary majors. The Earlham College student body is diverse (23% international, 24% domestic students of color), and there are multiple opportunities to work with students in meaningful ways both in and out of the classroom.

Experience & Qualifications

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in psychology or related field at the time of appointment. ABD will be considered. Preference will be given to candidates with prior teaching experience and evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Application Instructions

Applicants should send a single PDF including:

  1. cover letter
  2. curriculum vitae (including contact information for 3 references)
  3. teaching statement and evidence of teaching effectiveness
  4. research statement

Materials should be sent to Kate Shiprak, HR Office Manager, at

Review of applications will begin immediately and will close on December 24, 2019.

Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks applications from candidates who contribute to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, age, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status, among other distinctions and contributions. As a College with a Quaker identity, Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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Working at Earlham College

Earlham is a selective national liberal arts college founded in 1847. Earlham's affiliation with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) informs our emphasis on seeking the truth wherever it leads, respect for persons, learning from and with one another, conflict management and peacemaking, diversity, global education and on international experience. 

  • Earlham's 1,019 students are bright, eager and hardworking; they report significantly higher numbers of books read, papers written, interaction with professors, and other predictors of successful educational outcomes than are reported nationally.
  • Earlham graduates pursue advanced degrees at a high rate. Between 1992 and 2006, 10 percent of Earlham College graduates completed doctoral degrees. In fact, Earlham is 29th among 1,533 U.S. institutions in the percentage of graduates who go on to earn Ph.D.s; 10th, in biological sciences. Many Earlham alumni are deeply and personally committed to social action and to trying to improve the world. (These findings are based on the Weighted Baccalaureate Origins Study for 1992-2006 provided by the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium. Rankings reflect relative size of institutions.)
  • Faculty at Earlham rate their working environment highly, citing the match between the College's mission and their own sense of personal and professional aims. Our governance structure emphasizes collaboration and consultation. The Faculty Meeting and all committees operate by consensus-seeking rather than by voting.
  • Earlham's faculty have created a rich liberal arts curriculum that values interdisciplinary study. The College's recently redesigned General Education Program prepares students for a life of critical knowledge and informed action. Faculty actively lead international study programs in which 70 percent of our students participate for at least a semester.
  • The Richmond/Wayne County community of 70,000 is small enough to need and value the contributions and expertise of Earlham faculty and students. Our faculty often provide advice and leadership aimed at improving the quality of life and are involved with educational, environmental, social service, cultural and governmental organizations in Wayne County. In addition, faculty engage Earlham students in community-related research and presentations.
  • At the same time, our community is large enough to provide a microcosm of urban challenges. The community enjoys a symphony orchestra, civic theater, art and historical museum, environmental education center, regional arboretum, and miles of improved hiking and nature trails in the geologically rich Ordovician limestone Whitewater River gorge. Five institutions of higher education are located in Richmond and Wayne County: Earlham College, Earlham School of Religion, Bethany Seminary, Indiana University East and Ivy Tech State College.
  • Richmond is near three airports: 45 minutes west of Dayton, Ohio; an hour east of Indianapolis; and 75 minutes northwest of Cincinnati.
  • For more information about openings, contact Becky Thomas, academic dean and vice president for academic affairs.

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