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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Psychology

Butler University

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Social Sciences, Psychology & Behavioral Science
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Full Time
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Job no: 494538
Work type: Faculty
Location: Indianapolis
Categories: Faculty

The Department of Psychology at Butler University invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professors in Psychology to start in August 2023. We seek two colleagues who are committed to inclusive, excellent undergraduate teaching and collaborative research with undergraduate students and who will be able to support our progress towards building more inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student population.

Successful applicants will be broadly trained in psychology and will be ready to teach in a multidisciplinary university core curriculum. Standard teaching load is nine (9) credit hours per semester plus an active program of research involving undergraduate collaborators. In addition to teaching courses in their respective sub-fields, we seek colleagues who will be ready to teach required psychology courses such as research methods and statistics, introductory psychology, social psychology, learning, personality, and/or biological psychology. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated excellence in inclusive teaching and a clear commitment to supporting a diverse student body, both in the classroom and through their research.

Both positions require full-time, in-person instruction. A Ph.D. in psychology (or a closely related field; e.g., Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Organizational Behavior) at time of appointment is required. Research specialization in Social Psychology, Biological Psychology, or Animal Behavior

is preferred.

Butler University offers support for faculty development in many ways, including start-up funds for research, internal grants for collaborative research with undergraduates, a learning community for new faculty, and funds to travel to present research. Butler is in the process of completing the Sally Bell Beck Psychology Suite, which will house the Psychology Department starting in 2023. This modern space includes faculty offices, labs, and classrooms and is part of the new science complex at Butler University. More information about our department and the University can be found at:

To apply, applicants should submit the following:

  • a cover letter discussing qualifications for and interest in the position
  • statement(s) of teaching and research interests, including evidence of teaching effectiveness, plans for a program of research with the support of undergraduate students, and commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • a CV
  • transcripts of graduate work or other evidence of terminal degree(s) (unofficial is acceptable for candidate review)
  • a representative sample of scholarly work
  • a list of 3-5 references, including name, title, and contact information

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide at least three letters of recommendation. We value faculty whose work advances issues of social justice and we are eager to diversify our faculty. Thus, we encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented groups in higher education.

Review of applications will begin October 3rd, 2022 and will continue until the positions are filled. Please direct questions to Amanda C. G. Hall, Ph.D., Chair of Psychology, [email protected].

Butler University is a comprehensive, liberal arts-based institution with a student population of 5500 (4500 undergraduate), located in a residential area of Indianapolis. Butler University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, individuals with a disability, or any other legally protected category.

Advertised: September 13, 2022
Applications close: Open until filled

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