The Department of Psychology at The University of the South looks forward to welcoming an individual dedicated to undergraduate education as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Psychology, starting August 2022. Position Description
The teaching load is five courses per year. The area of specialization is open and may include social, clinical/counseling, cross-cultural, industrial/organizational, forensic, personality, health, or developmental psychology. The hired candidate will maintain a vibrant research program suitable for an undergraduate-serving institution and will contribute to introductory psychology, research methods, and intermediate, and upper-level courses in their area of specialization. Attributes of a Successful Candidate
A doctoral degree in Psychology or ABD status is required. We particularly welcome faculty with knowledge or skills from diverse backgrounds that could contribute to an environment of diversity, inclusion, and belonging in our department and the institution. Previous teaching experience and/or training are strongly preferred. Successful candidates will be able to deeply engage undergraduates in a variety of contexts, including in the classroom, through the co-curricular environment, within individual mentorship or advising, and via collaborative research in the laboratory, the field, or the institution. We particularly welcome candidates who are also enthusiastic about contributing to our current programmatic focus, Psychology for the Public Good.Supplemental Information
Our Psychology Department faculty value collaborative thinking, engaged teaching, and the many forms that scholarship can take at a teaching-centered university. In furtherance of Psychology for the Public Good, our faculty collaborate with the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
, the Roberson Project of Race & Reconciliation
, Office of Civic Engagement
, and the newly renovated Wellness Commons
. We welcome additional perspectives that inspire and enable our psychology students to work toward a more just and equitable society.
Sewanee offers rich opportunities for faculty support and development in their teaching, research, and other interests. Sewanee offers a dynamic Center for Teaching
with instructional support, workshops, faculty learning groups, and active programming. Our Center for Leadership
offers programming and mentorship. Internal funding is available to support faculty teaching and research interests, including conference travel, and Sewanee boasts a vibrant SURF program
to support mentored work with students over the summer. Our institution celebrates freedom of inquiry and intellectual autonomy.
The University of the South, commonly known as Sewanee, comprises a nationally ranked residential College of Arts and Sciences and a School of Theology. The University is strongly committed to the values of intellectual inquiry, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and living and serving in community. Situated on 13,000 acres atop Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, Sewanee is known for its stunning natural beauty while providing easy access to Chattanooga, Nashville, and Huntsville. The University is affiliated with the Episcopal Church and seeks to help employees of all backgrounds and identities flourish.
The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Please refer to our full EEO statement here
In anticipation of applying, if you would like to begin a conversation about how you might contribute to our department, or if you have particular questions about the position, please reach out to one of the search co-chairs, Al Bardi, at [email protected]
or Karen Yu, at [email protected]
Send a letter of interest and a CV. We also welcome teaching evaluations or samples of scholarly work. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants selected for the second round of consideration will be asked to provide research and teaching statements, and letters of recommendation.Additional Information:
Must be able to wear an approved mask for prolonged periods while performing job duties and responsibilities. Employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to an approved medical or religious exemption.
Equal Employment Opportunity:The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.