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Assistant Professor of Psychology

Wofford College
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Not specified
Closing date
Sep 13, 2021

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Wofford College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in psychology in the field of biological psychology or neuroscience starting in the fall 2022. 

Wofford faculty are teacher-scholars with a high aptitude and interest in undergraduate teaching and advising, community outreach, and a commitment to the liberal arts. The successful candidate will be expected to teach both general introductory psychology courses and upper-level lecture and laboratory courses in their area of expertise. These courses include Biological Psychology (with laboratory), Introduction to Psychological Science (with laboratory), and Senior Thesis courses. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an active research program that engages undergraduate students, preferably using an animal model. Please see the full posting for additional teaching and research information.

A Ph.D. in psychology or neuroscience (or closely related field) is required. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience at the collegiate level, and to those with experience utilizing an animal research model.

For consideration, please submit: 1) CV, 2) three letters of recommendation, 3) samples of published scholarly work, and 4) an application letter including statements of teaching philosophy (which should include an articulation of interest in, and understanding of, working at a residential, liberal arts college, a statement that describes how your approach to teaching and scholarship would contribute to the college’s goal of creating a richly diverse and welcoming educational environment, as well as a list of courses that you are qualified to teach along with evidence for such qualification) and research interests (including a description of a research plan that could incorporate undergraduate student researchers at Wofford) to no later than October 1, 2021.  Please read important additional application instructions in the full posting at Wofford’s website

Wofford College values diversity within our students, faculty, and staff, and strives to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people. Wofford College does not discriminate in employment on the bases of race, color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy or childbirth or related medical conditions including but not limited to lactation) sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and/or local laws.

It is the policy of Wofford College to provide reasonable accommodations. If you require an accommodation to participate in any part of the hiring process, please reach out to

Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check and establishment of identity and verification of employment eligibility as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.


In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Wofford College does not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student, or applicant for admission on the basis of sex. Policies and procedures for addressing complaints of discrimination and harassment can be found at Reports can be made to the Title IX Coordinator at any time. Inquiries related to the application of Title IX at Wofford should be referred to the college’s Title IX Coordinator and external inquires can be made to the Department of Education.

Wofford College Title IX Coordinator            External inquiry can be made to:
Amanda Estabrook                                           Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
429 N Church St.                                              U.S. Department of Education
Campus Life Building, Office 6                         400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Spartanburg, SC 29303                                    Washington, D.C. 20202-1100
864-597-4047                                                   800-421-3481                      

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