Department of Psychology - Two 2-year and one 3-year term positions beginning Fall 2021

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Department of Psychology - Two 2-year and one 3-year term positions beginning Fall 2021



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The Department of Psychology offers one of Grinnell College’s largest majors. With a commitment to psychological science, the department educates students using a lively lab-based curriculum and individually-mentored research. We invite applications for three term faculty appointments beginning Fall 2021. Two positions will be for two years, and one position will be for three years. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD) or Associate Professor possible. Research and teaching interests might include, but are not limited to: social psychology, personality psychology, developmental psychology, and cognitive psychology. The teaching load is five courses [OR EQUIVALENT] over two semesters. The successful candidates will teach some combination of introductory psychology and both intermediate and advanced courses in their area of specialization. One of the three successful candidates will teach our required research methods course. In addition, successful candidates will mentor and engage students in research projects. Additional information about our curriculum and faculty can be found at

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Instructor (ABD) or Associate Professor possible

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Associate Professor (Ph.D.) preferred

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In letters of application, candidates should discuss their interest in developing as a teacher and scholar in a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction. They should also discuss their potential to contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by February 12, 2021. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), statements of teaching and research interests, a statement about how the candidate would serve Grinnell’s commitment to diversity, and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Associate Professor Chris Ralston, at [[email protected]] or 641-269-4836.

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Grinnell College is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory educational environment for all College community members. It is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matters of admission, employment, and housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, and activities. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, creed, or any other protected class.


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Posted: 1/10/2021
Application Due: 1/21/2021
Work Type: Full Time