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Assistant Professor, Psychology Department, Gonzaga University

Gonzaga University, College of Arts & Sciences, Psychology Department
Spokane, Washington State
Closing date
Feb 2, 2022

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Undergraduate College
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Faculty Member
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Full Time
Any Experience Level Considered
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The Department of Psychology at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position beginning Fall semester 2022. We wish to welcome a neuroscientist with expertise in human child development who is committed to the teacher-scholar model and to embracing diversity and inclusion in the classroom. Preference is given to candidates whose research explores outcomes for marginalized and underserved populations including, but not limited to, Black, Indigenous, People of Color or those experiencing poverty. Candidates must demonstrate teaching excellence and a commitment to creating an inclusive learning environment. In alignment with Gonzaga University’s mission, we expect applicants to provide evidence of expertise in issues related to social justice, diversity, and care for/solidarity with vulnerable and marginalized communities.
Required Qualifications:
•Ph.D. in Psychology or Neuroscience with emphasis on human child development by July 15,2022.
•Demonstrated active research agenda in the area of human neuroscience with an emphasis on child development.
•Evidence of teaching effectiveness, including the ability to effectively respond to the academic needs of learners from diverse backgrounds.
•Demonstrated ability to teach psychological statistics and methods courses as well as undergraduate neuroscience courses.
Preferred Qualifications:
•Preference will be given to candidates whose research explores outcomes for marginalized and underserved populations.
Job Duties:
• Teaching load of 18 credits per academic year (i.e., 3 courses per semester.) This will include courses such as Psychological Statistics, Research Methods, Lifespan Development, as well as courses in undergraduate neuroscience.
• Engage in research and publication appropriate to the candidate’s areas of expertise. Engage undergraduates in this research work.
• Provide curriculum and career advising and mentoring to the program’s undergraduates.
• Support the department, university, and discipline through service and other forms of academic citizenship.
Application Procedure:
To apply, please visit our website at . Applicants must complete an online application and electronically submit: (1) Cover letter (2) Curriculum vitae (3) Statement of teaching philosophy (2-page max) that includes reflection on diversity, equity, and inclusion in relation to: a) your role and methods as a teacher, b) your goals for student learning and your approach to assessing that learning, and c) your ongoing growth as a teacher, (4) Diversity statement (2-page max) that addresses your experience contributing to the goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion including how your work and life experiences will contribute to Gonzaga’s mission to “foster a mature commitment to dignity of the human person, social justice, diversity, intercultural competence, global engagement, solidarity with the poor and vulnerable, and care for the planet.” (5) Copies of unofficial graduate school transcripts and (6) Names and contact information for three (3) professional references (letters will be requested when finalists are selected).
The position closes on January 18, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. U.S. PST. For assistance with your online application, please contact Human Resources at (509) 313-5996. Direct other inquiries to Dr. Monica Bartlett, Chair and Professor of Psychology at Gonzaga University,
Gonzaga University sits adjacent to downtown Spokane, WA, along the Spokane River. We exist on the historical lands of Salish speaking tribes in the Inland Northwest’s most metropolitan region. Spokane is Washington’s second largest city and is home to a diverse array of neighborhoods and shopping districts, with many exciting food and beverage amenities. We are a short drive from hiking, skiing, rafting, and climbing locations.
Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status.

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