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Assistant Professor, Quantitative Psychology (Open Area)

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Claremont McKenna College
Location
Claremont, CA

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Social Sciences, Psychology & Behavioral Science
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Tenured & Tenure-Track
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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Position DetailsPosting ID:17040Position Title:Assistant Professor, Quantitative Psychology (Open Area)Category:Tenure-trackDepartment:Psychological ScienceDepartment URL:https://www.cmc.edu/psychological-scienceDescription:The Department of Psychological Science at Claremont McKenna College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the early Assistant Professor level focused on advanced quantitative methods in a sub-field of psychology (e.g., cognitive, clinical, developmental, organizational and/or social psychology). The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Psychology by the time of the appointment, which begins on July 1, 2025. Candidates should have a strong research record evidencing their use of advanced quantitative methods, have experience teaching undergraduate statistical methods, and show promise for a sustained research program involving undergraduate students.

We are particularly interested in scholars with expertise in advanced quantitative methods that extend existing departmental quantitative strengths. Such modeling methods could include but are not limited to: Clustering, classification, random forest, multilevel, forecasting/longitudinal, Bayesian, nonlinear, etc. We especially encourage applications from scholars who (1) can introduce undergraduates to advanced quantitative methods relevant to both academic and industry related data-science problems and (2) are committed to interdisciplinary research and teaching with the potential to collaborate with existing faculty in Psychological Science and bridge connections with faculty and students in other disciplines (e.g., Data Science, Government/Public Policy, Mathematics, Integrated Sciences, etc.).

The teaching load is two courses per semester. Candidates should be effective in teaching students in a liberal arts setting, characterized by small class sizes and high levels of student interaction. The successful applicant will be able to teach a core course (i.e., Statistics or Research Methods), a lower-level course in their specialty area (e.g., clinical, developmental, cognitive, social, or organizational psychology), and an upper-level course related to quantitative methods that would appeal broadly to students of Psychological Science and Data Science pursuing careers in academics, industry, or consulting. Given our commitment to cultivating an inclusive educational environment, we seek candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to teaching, mentoring, and inspiring students representing a broad range of socioeconomic backgrounds, political opinions, genders, races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, and religions. Moreover, as part of its commitment to The Open Academy, the College values freedom of expression, viewpoint diversity, and constructive dialogue.

Anticipated annual salary range:

$90,000 - $105,000
Procedures
and Timetable:Please include (1) a cover letter; (2) CV; (3) research statement outlining a research program; (4) teaching statement of pedagogy; (5) diversity statement recognizing unique contributions, background, or perspectives related to teaching, research, and service; (6) evidence of teaching effectiveness/evaluations for all previous courses, if applicable; and (7) copies of relevant publications/papers in progress. Please also submit the names and addresses of three recommenders; an email will be automatically sent to them with a link to upload their confidential recommendation letter.

We will begin to review complete applications on October 1, 2024. Review of applications may continue until the position is filled. If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Gabriel Cook (Chair of the Search Committee and Associate Professor of Psychological Science) at (909) 607-0493, gcook@cmc.edu.

Claremont McKenna College is a highly selective undergraduate institution ranked among the top liberal arts colleges nationally and is part of The Claremont Colleges, which also includes Pomona College, Scripps College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, Claremont Graduate University, and Keck Graduate Institute. The Claremont Colleges consortium constitutes an academic community of more than 9,000 students. Claremont is located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

Claremont McKenna College is an equal opportunity employer. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the College actively encourages applications from members of historically under-represented groups in higher education.

Please be sure to complete the brief application survey using the following Qualtrics link:

https://claremontmckenna.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2oCc3YyV4XBUxhk

Organization

As one of the nation's most selective private liberal arts colleges, CMC sits among the intellectually-stimulating, socially-fulfilling, seven-college community known as The Claremont Colleges, a system modeled after England's Oxford University. Founded in 1946, CMC is the youngest of the nation's top colleges and enrolls approximately 1,200 students.

Claremont McKenna College (CMC) educates its students for thoughtful and productive lives and responsible leadership in economics, government and public affairs. CMC's strong grounding in the liberal arts, together with its emphasis on economics, government, and international relations, attracts students who approach education pragmatically and who intend to make a difference in the world. With this broad-based foundation graduates leave CMC well prepared for the challenges of the 21st century. Many go on to pursue careers in law, business, government, foreign service, international relations, public policy, museum administration, science and education, or to pursue graduate study.

The College's cutting-edge research institutes provide students unprecedented opportunities to work alongside their professors and discover how what they learn in the classroom links to life in the world behond. The world comes to Claremont McKenna through a vibrant and renowned speakers series in which world leaders, thinkers, artists and visionaries visit campus through the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum and other public programming.

In September 2007, Robert A. Day, the Founder and Chairman of The TCW Group, Inc., pledged a $200 million personal gift to establish the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance and its unique programs. This was the largest recorded gift to a liberal arts institution, the largest gift in the field of finance and economics, and among the top 20 largest gifts ever given to a college or university. Through his generosity, the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance now offers multiple programs, including a Master of Arts in Finance degree.

While many other colleges champion either a traditional liberal arts education with emphasis on intellectual breadth, or training that stresses acquisition of technical skills, Claremont McKenna College offers a clear alternative. Instead of dividing the liberal arts and the working world into separate realms, education at Claremont McKenna is rooted in the interplay between the world of ideas and the world of events. By combining the intellectual breadth of the liberal arts with the more pragmatic concerns of public affairs, CMC helps students to gain the vision, skills, and values necessary for leadership in all sectors of society.

In addition to its dedication to teaching and learning, the College is a center for scholars who are engaged in research that can enlighten a society intent on finding solutions to its economic, political, social, and environmental problems. Ongoing research at CMC is contributing to the body of knowledge in areas such as the effects of government regulations upon the economy, toxic waste, juvenile justice, changes of enzyme systems in humans, and the ecology of desert regions.

The Research Institutes are perhaps our clearest example of the linkages forged at CMC between research, teaching and learning. Here, students serve as assistants to, and collaborators with, their teachers, co-authoring scholarly articles and presenting papers to academic bodies, corporations, political organizations and government agencies. They test theories in the public marketplace and actively seek answers to questions of broad social importance.

In recent years CMC has gained national recognition as one of the top liberal arts colleges in America. This recognition can be attributed, in part, to CMC's mission which acknowledges its obligation for service to the larger scholarly community through faculty contact with business and with government, a process that enriches both the outside world and the campus itself. Also contributing to CMC's national reputation are the accomplishments of its almost 8,000 alumni. Today, about seventy percent of CMC's graduates go on to advanced degrees at prestigious institutions, and one in eight graduates holds a position in top management.

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