Assistant Professor of Psychology - Biological Psychology

Employer
Denison University
Location
Granville, OH

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Position Type:

Faculty

Tenure or non-tenure-track:

Tenure

Position Title:

Assistant Professor of Psychology - Biological Psychology

Job Summary and Requirements :

The Department of Psychology at Denison University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Biological Psychology. The appointment will be made at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2022. Candidates are required to have by start date a Ph.D. in Psychology or a closely-related field (ABD will be considered as Instructor until Ph.D. is attained).
The successful candidate will be expected to teach (1) an upper-level content course in Biological Psychology, (2) an upper-level Biological Psychology Research course, (3) an upper-level seminar in the candidate’s area of specialty, (4) Introductory Psychology with a significant laboratory component that broadly represents psychological science, and (5) a sophomore-level course on Research Methods and Statistics. The teaching load is 5 courses per academic year. We seek applicants who are committed to a liberal arts education, teaching and working closely with students as a primary responsibility of the job, working with and supporting a diverse student community, and exposing students to a wide range of ideas and perspectives. We ask that the candidate provide evidence of a commitment to teaching excellence and/or evidence of successful undergraduate teaching, especially in biological psychology; a clear motivation to mentor undergraduates in a liberal arts setting; evidence of research productivity in psychological science and the potential to develop a productive research program with undergraduates on Denison’s campus; a commitment to contribute actively to the growth of the Department and College, and to Denison’s Neuroscience concentration. We will consider the extent to which each candidate’s research perspective complements those currently represented in the Department. We will also consider experience overcoming, or helping others overcome, barriers to academic success, and/or activities the candidate proposes implementing to enhance the college’s inclusive excellence. The candidate’s teaching statement, research statement, and diversity statement will be reviewed carefully for evidence of the qualities described above.

Candidates applying on or before October 4, 2021 will receive full consideration. Position open until filled. The hired candidate must provide proof of academic degree(s). The final candidate will undergo a background check as a condition of offer of employment.

Departmental and institutional support is available for teaching and research. Support includes Denison’s Center for Learning and Teaching, dedicated research space, start-up research funds, an annual professional development account, eligibility for Denison University Research Foundation grant applications, stipends for choosing to supervise summer-research students, and a one-semester pre-tenure leave contingent upon performance. Denison offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.
Denison University is a nationally ranked and academically rigorous liberal arts college with an increasingly diverse campus community. Denison is located in the village of Granville, 30 minutes from Columbus, Ohio, the state capital, which hosts a wide range of cultural and artistic opportunities. Granville also offers an excellent public school system and easy access to outdoor activities.
To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to attract and hire candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences and identities. Denison fosters a campus community that recognizes the value of all persons regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender expression and identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our Diversity Guide (https://denison.edu/forms/diversity-guide). Denison University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Department:

Psychology Department

Posting Number:

F 121300176

Full or Part Time:

Full Time

Contact(s):

Seth Chin-Parker

Contact Phone/Extension:

740 587-5462

Contact Email:

[email protected]

Open Date:

08/11/2021

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Additional Information:

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

All application materials must be submitted online to https://employment.denison.edu.
We do not accept hard copy submissions.

Interested applicants should provide the following required documents:
(1) a cover letter
(2) a curriculum vitae
(3) a statement of teaching philosophy and experience
(4) a research program statement that includes discussion on how you have, or will, engage undergraduates in research
(5) a diversity statement that includes a description of how you will encourage Denison students to apply ideas and understandings about diversity both in and outside the classroom [please submit your diversity statement as “other Document 1”]
(6) unofficial graduate school transcripts
(7) a list of three professional references and their contact information.
If you fail to provide any required document your application will not be complete.
Thus, it will not be made visible to the search committee.

Candidates are strongly urged to include the following optional documents.
(1) preprints and reprints
(2) syllabi from courses taught
(3) evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student course evaluations)
All materials submitted should reflect the candidate’s qualifications relative to the desired teaching and research criteria described in the job ad.
These optional documents should be submitted as “other Document 2”. Please note – you may upload only ONE file for “other Document 2”. Therefore, if you would like to submit several different documents (for instance, a set of teaching evaluations, a syllabus, and a preprint), first combine them into one file (e.g. a pdf file) before uploading.
*Notes Regarding Candidate Letters of Recommendation
Denison will only accept electronic recommendation letters uploaded in the applicant tracking system. All applicants must provide 3 names of references, complete with email addresses. Once the application is successfully submitted and the applicant receives a confirmation number, an email will automatically be sent by Denison’s applicant tracking system to those email addresses provided by the applicant. Instructions will be provided in this email to reference writers, including a unique secure portal link for each referee to upload an electronic letter of recommendation to the applicant’s online application. Please note that references will not receive their emails and will not be able to submit their letter until the applicant has submitted his/her completed application. Reference letters will continue to be accepted by the applicant tracking system after the application closing date since references will only be able to submit their letter after the candidate has submitted the application.
*Notes Regarding the use of a dossier service
You must contact this service to obtain an appropriate dossier-generated email address. Please use this email address when prompted for reference name and email. For further explanation of how dossier services upload recommendation letters, please see Interfolio’s information site as an example. Our system automated email trigger will be sent to the dossier service named once you received your application confirmation number.
Candidates applying on or before October 4, 2021 will receive full consideration. Position open until filled.

Denison University Background Check Statement:

The final candidate will undergo a background check as a condition of offer of employment.

Denison University EEO Statement :

To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to attract and hire candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences and identities. Denison fosters a campus community that recognizes the value of all persons regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender expression and identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socio-economic background.

Organization

<p>&nbsp;</p> <p>As one of the nation's leading liberal arts colleges, Denison offers an authentic education in the fine arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. Founded in 1831, Denison is one of the earliest colleges to be established in the old “Northwest Territory,” west of the Allegheny Mountains and north of the Ohio River. Denison is located in Granville, Ohio; 27 miles east of Columbus, the state capital.<img alt="denison_university1.jpg" src="http://www.insidehighered.com/careers/styles/medium/public/images/institution_profile/uploads/denison_university1.jpg" style="border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px; float: right;" typeof="foaf:Image" /></p> <p>Innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in the pursuit of knowledge and the cultivation of independent thinking. And because Denison is a residential college, students are deeply engaged as citizens of the campus community. They learn from one another in a rigorous academic setting, but also in rich social, cultural and political environments.</p> <p>As a residential undergraduate liberal arts college, Denison is among those places that have been called “distinctively American” in their contribution to higher education worldwide. In fact, it is one of a select number of institutions that today defines the type.</p> <p>Confident in the distinction of its graduates and advantaged by unusual resources, Denison has pointedly resisted the tendency in higher education to add layers of graduate degrees, professional schools, and service functions beyond the scope of baccalaureate education of the highest order. Entering its 177th year, Denison has maintained a fully residential campus based upon the well-tested premise that learning flourishes in community.</p> <p>Denison selectively admits successful, confident, and motivated students who seek to take advantage of highly participatory learning within classroom, laboratory, and studio and who expect to learn and grow through their investment in the challenges and opportunities of college life.<br /> The college attracts matriculants from across the country and more than three dozen nations. Denison engages students with outstanding professors in small classes that encourage men and women to take a high degree of personal responsibility for learning. Students pursue a major field of study selected from 39 areas offered by 28 disciplinary departments and interdisciplinary programs in the divisions of Natural Science, Humanities, Social Science, and Fine Arts as well as complete a sequence of General Education and a personalized curriculum of electives from across the college.</p> <p><img alt="denison_university2.jpg" src="http://www.insidehighered.com/careers/styles/medium/public/images/institution_profile/uploads/denison_university2.jpg" style="border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px; float: left;" typeof="foaf:Image" />A Denison education is not just for a living but for a life. Denison graduates are educated to be curious, resourceful, and reflective. They are expected to begin a life of learning at Denison, not complete it. They are well prepared for the rapidly changing world of the 21st century.</p> <p>Nothing defines a Denison education more than the mutually enriching relationships that develop between students and faculty. The heart of the college is a full-time faculty of almost 200. These men and women, who hold the most advanced degrees in their fields, are selected on the basis of pedagogical and scholarly ability and are encouraged to be innovative teachers whose continuing growth in their discipline through active scholarship allows them to be among the best at their craft. They look forward to the challenge and stimulation of their students even as they seek to draw the best efforts from them. Many Denison students come to regard professors as mentors, who frequently oversee students' independent scholarly projects.</p> <p>Denison’s faculty is committed to undergraduate education. As teacher-scholar-advisers, their principal responsibility is effective teaching informed by the best scholarship. Faculty members place a priority on working closely with students, interactive learning, and partnerships with students in original research. Denison’s low student/faculty ratio allows for close supervision of independent research and collaborative work in small groups and classes.</p> <p><img alt="denison_university3.jpg" src="http://www.insidehighered.com/careers/styles/medium/public/images/institution_profile/uploads/denison_university3.jpg" style="border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px; float: right;" typeof="foaf:Image" /></p> <p>At Denison, men and women learn and grow in community, and the residential character of the campus is more than a convenience but a way of engaging the full student body in a shared enterprise. The college actively seeks academically superior students who bring diverse talents, interests, backgrounds, and experiences, believing that out of the classroom as well as within learning takes place by sharing, questioning, and growing together. Denison students have unusual opportunities to participate in the arts, in athletics and recreation, in service to others beyond the campus, in student organizational life, and in campus governance.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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