Assistant Professor of Psychology

The Department of Psychology at McKendree University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Psychology with expertise in Cognitive Science or Neuroscience. The position will require 12 credits of teaching per semester from a selection of courses in our psychology and biopsychology programs. Courses will include Introduction to Psychology, Statistics, Research Methods, Cognitive Psychology, Biopsychology, as well as courses within one’s specialty area. Successful candidates will have an active program of research that offers learning opportunities for undergraduates. 

McKendree University, the oldest college in Illinois, is a private, liberal arts institution that serves 2,500 undergraduates on the Lebanon, Illinois campus, located 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis. McKendree has been featured as a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Approximately 20% of our undergraduates are persons of color, and we seek candidates committed to the growing cultural and academic diversity of our community. The Psychology Department emphasizes excellence in teaching; an open, supportive atmosphere for diverse students; and individualized mentorship of students’ academic, career, and research endeavors. 

Within this context, other responsibilities of the position will include academic advising; serving on university committees; contributing to departmental work such as assessment; and supervising internships, research, and student organizations. Teaching opportunities also exist in our growing online degree program, Honors Program, first-year experience (UNI 101), Biopsychology, and Forensic Studies.

Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience and a Ph.D. in psychology, or who are ABD with a completion date before Fall 2019. Applicants should send a letter of application, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, a research statement, and three letters of recommendation referencing #PSY71 to Shirley Baugh, Director of Human Resources, at Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Minorities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. EEO/ADA/Vet/Disabled.