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Two Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions in Psychology

Gettysburg College
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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Tenured & Tenure-Track
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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Position Summary:  The Psychology Department at Gettysburg College invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2023 - one in Neuroscience (Behavioral Neuroscience or similar) and one in Clinical or Counseling Psychology


Candidates will contribute courses to our rigorous undergraduate psychology curriculum and maintain productive research programs that can engage undergraduate research students.  The teaching load for each position will be five courses per year, where either a lecture or laboratory section is considered to be one course.  Teaching responsibilities will include 200-level courses in the candidate’s area of specialization, an advanced laboratory course in the candidate’s research area, and may include introductory psychology or research methods.  Candidates will be expected to serve as academic advisors and participate in the governance of the department and college. 


Qualifications:  We seek colleagues who have a genuine interest in teaching, research, and advising/mentoring undergraduate students.  Candidates should have a doctorate in psychology or closely related fields;  ABD will be considered if the degree will be completed prior to the start date. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to mentoring and educating a broad range of undergraduate students but particularly those who are traditionally underrepresented in the sciences.  Candidates are expected to become high quality teachers and productive researchers, and Gettysburg College provides support through start-up funds, departmental and external faculty mentorship, department-specific tenure and promotion guidelines, internal professional development funding, and family-friendly policies.  Each position has a dedicated multi-room laboratory space including a behavioral neuroscience and animal care suite.  


We especially encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, scholarship, governance, or lived experience that they can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of our community.  We also strongly encourage applications from scientists from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in STEM.


Application Details:  Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and a summary of the candidate’s research interests and experience including a description of how the research program may engage undergraduate students.  The statement must address experience and/or knowledge regarding issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the classroom and laboratory.  The statement must include the current email addresses for at least three professional references.  Professional references will be contacted by Gettysburg College to submit letters of recommendation electronically.  Applications and letters of recommendation received by October 7, 2022 will be given fullest consideration, but submissions will continue to be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.  Inquiries may be addressed to Professor Daniel McCall at [email protected].


For the position in Neuroscience, please submit materials here:


For the position in Clinical / Counseling, please submit materials here:


Gettysburg College is a highly selective liberal arts college located within 90 minutes of the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area. Established in 1832, the College has a rich history and is situated on a 220-acre campus with an enrollment of over 2,600 students. 


EEO Statement:  Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic information in all aspects of employment, educational programs, activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.


Gettysburg College Gettysburg College has been witness and participant to some of the most significant events in the history of our nation. Chartered in 1832 to provide education for the residents of south-central Pennsylvania, the College was a neighbor to fighting between Union and Confederate troops in July 1863. On July 1, math professor Michael Jacobs cancelled classes after telling his students that their minds were no longer on their lessons. Pennsylvania Hall, the College's first building, served during and after the Civil War battle as a hospital for the wounded, treating more than 700 Union and Confederate soldiers. On November 19, 1863, Gettysburg College students walked from Pennsylvania Hall into the historic town to hear President Abraham Lincoln deliver his legendary Gettysburg Address.

Gettysburg CollegePresident Dwight D. Eisenhower was also closely associated with Gettysburg College. Following his presidency, he returned to Gettysburg to live and served the College as a member of its Board of Trustees. He wrote his memoirs in what is today the College's Admissions Office, now known as Eisenhower House.

Gettysburg CollegeGettysburg's founding principles embrace a rigorous liberal arts education that fosters a global perspective, a spirit of collaboration, a dedication to public service, and an enriching campus life. Currently ranked among the best liberal arts colleges in the United States, the College is committed to preparing more than 2,500 students from 40 states and 35 countries for the opportunities of a changing world. Students may choose from 36 majors, pursue interdisciplinary and self-designed majors, or complete one of several cooperative and dual-degree programs. More than 180 full-time faculty members - 95 percent having a doctorate or the highest earned degree in their fields - teach at Gettysburg, where the student/faculty ratio is 11:1 and the average class size is 18 students.

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