Assistant Professor in Psychology, Tenure Track

Salem, Marion County
Jun 12, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

Willamette University seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Psychology to begin Fall 2015. This position will contribute to courses and a line of scholarship that augment the applied aspects of our major. We are open to candidates with expertise in a range of areas of applied psychology (e.g. Adult Clinical, Industrial & Organizational, Cross­ Cultural) that can complement, but not duplicate, current faculty expertise in clinical psychology. We seek candidates with a strong background in methodology and a program of publication-oriented research that can involve undergraduate majors in application-focused work within the context of a small, private, liberal arts college. This position is eligible for the University’s generous benefits package that includes: medical/dental insurance, contribution of 10% of gross base pay from the University in exchange for a mandatory contribution of 1% by the employee, tuition remission, and moving expense reimbursement. Over a two year rotation (five courses per year), teaching responsibilities will include an annual survey course in one’s primary area, research methods and statistics (with lab), introductory psychology, a topical seminar, and supervision of our senior experience. The new hire will join a department whose current faculty backgrounds include developmental, personality, sensation & perception, neuroscience, cognitive, social, ecological and child clinical psychology. The Psychology Department has 8 full-time faculty. The current position represents an expansion tenure track line within the department. Various forms of internal support are available to facilitate faculty research. Psychology majors are required to take Introductory Psychology, one course in each of four foundation areas of Psychology, a year long integrated methods and statistics sequence, and one 400-level course or seminar. Students must also complete an internship and a thesis as part of their senior experience. There are opportunities for Psychology Honors designation for our top students, and our faculty have active research and publication agendas that involve students-many of whom pursue graduate study in psychology and related fields. For more information on the department, please see our web site at For more information about this position, and to apply, please visit: Application deadline: For optimal consideration, all application materials should be received by October 20, 2014, but the search will continue until the position is filled.