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Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience

St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's City, Maryland, US
Competitive salary with benefits
Closing date
Jun 20, 2024

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Undergraduate College
Job Function
Faculty Member
Position Type
Full Time
Entry Level

The Department of Psychology at St. Mary’s College of Maryland is accepting applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, beginning August 2024. The position term is one year. Teaching responsibilities will include lower-level and upper-level topics courses in biological psychology and neuroscience (course topics can be based on the candidate’s area of expertise), and neuroscience lab. The course load is three courses per semester.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a doctoral level degree preferably in Psychology, Neuroscience or a related field, (ABD acceptable at the time of application), and be committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Applicants with expertise in biological psychology and neuroscience are strongly encouraged to apply. A commitment to culturally competent teaching/mentoring and fostering inclusive and equitable learning environments is essential. St. Mary’s College is committed to excellence in teaching and in undergraduate research. The successful candidate must produce the necessary documentation to legally work in the U.S. upon hire.

Non-sectarian since its founding, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, a public Carnegie Baccalaureate, Arts and Sciences institution located in St. Mary's City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., has been designated as Maryland's public honors college. With selective admissions policies, academically talented students, and a rigorous curriculum, we offer a small college experience similar to that found at exceptional private colleges. The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and by our proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.

St. Mary’s College ( embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission. We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity. Application materials should include a cover letter (within the cover letter, applicants are requested to speak to ways in which their teaching will contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity), curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available). In support of inclusive hiring practices, for all SMCM faculty searches initiated after February 15, 2023, the College will also request three professional references (rather than letters of recommendation) at the time of application. Of these three references, at least one reference should speak to the candidate's disciplinary expertise and at least one should have seen the candidate deliver or design classroom instruction. References will be contacted only for candidates who advance to finalist interviews. Applications are being accepted online at: Questions may be directed to Dr. James Mantell, Psychology Department.

Review of applications will continue through June 25 or until the position is filled. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check. St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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