Franklin College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Psychology, to begin in August 2018. We provide a strong, active, and tailored liberal arts education through small class sizes and intentional relationships between students and their faculty mentors. Located about 20 miles from downtown Indianapolis, we support purposeful and practical academic experiences in and out of the classroom that leverage this location as students pursue personal, intellectual and professional growth. Please see www.FranklinCollege.edu for more details.
This new hire will join the department and the college at a time of exciting change. The historically strong Psychology program is committed to delivering fundamentals needed in the market today through increasingly immersive and hands-on methods of teaching and learning. The college is embarking on a similar initiative campus-wide.
The ideal candidate will possess a background in either Neuroscience or Physiological Psychology. The candidate will be capable of and enthusiastic about teaching a variety of undergraduate courses, including Physiological Psychology, Statistics, Research Methods, Experimental Design, Learning, and General Psychology. Additionally, the candidate will be joining the department which will be housed in a brand new science building along with Biology, Chemistry and Physics Departments where interdisciplinary collaborations can be built. The candidate will also be encouraged to work with community partners to create meaningful learning experiences like internship and research opportunities for students.
Demonstrated commitment to teaching and learning, openness to innovation, and a genuine dedication to working with undergraduates in a small, collegial liberal arts setting is preferred. Willingness to participate in broad service to the college, such as advising, committee work, and professional development, is required. We seek applications from individuals with the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to diversity, especially those with demonstrated success working with diverse populations. Intercultural experience would be an asset. PhD preferred, ABD (with degree expected by August 2018) considered. A doctorate will be required for consideration of tenure.
Review of applications will begin immediately, and those received by November 1, 2017 will receive full consideration. Applicants should submit (via email preferred) a letter of application, curriculum vita, unofficial transcripts (undergraduate and graduate), three current letters of recommendation, and a statement of teaching philosophy to the address below. Teaching evaluations will be requested later in the selection process.
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History: Founded in 1834, Franklin College provides a liberal arts and sciences education that fosters independent thinking, innovation, leadership and action for ever-changing professions and a globally connected world. With an emphasis on engaged learning opportunities, Franklin offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in more than 50 majors and a Master of Science degree in athletic training. A vibrant... part of the Indianapolis metropolitan area, the college values collaboration and upholds common values that benefit communities and inspire students. Franklin College is historically related to the American Baptist Churches USA. For more information, visit www.FranklinCollege.edu. Find Franklin College on Facebook and follow @FranklinCollege on Twitter.