Visiting Assistant Professor

Maryland, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 20, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
The Department of Psychology at Loyola University Maryland invites applications for one-year, full-time non-tenure track visiting assistant professor positions in the area of research methods, behavioral neuroscience and/or cognitive psychology, to begin in August 2021. The person hired for this position will be expected to teach 4 undergraduate courses per academic semester. The ideal candidate will be able to teach across at least 2 of the 3 areas indicated (research methods, behavioral neuroscience and cognitive psychology), though candidates who can only teach in one area will be strongly considered. The successful candidate must also be able to hold dedicated office hours, advise undergraduate students, and participate in minimal additional service.

Loyola University Maryland is a dynamic, highly selective, Jesuit Catholic university in the liberal arts tradition committed to inspiring students to lead, learn and serve in a diverse and changing world. It is highly ranked among the leading independent, comprehensive universities in the northeastern United States. Committed to intellectual excellence, diversity and social justice, the university enrolls over 4,000 students in its undergraduate program and more than 3,000 students in its graduate programs. The Department of Psychology is among the largest departments at the university, and provides training in psychology to nearly 600 undergraduate and graduate students, offering the B.A., M.S. (clinical professional counseling) and Psy.D. degrees (clinical psychology; APA accredited). The department is committed to providing a best-in-class training experience to all students, with particular emphasis on the scientist-practitioner model and the development of students' critical thinking, information literacy, ethical reasoning, evidence-based practice, multicultural competence and a general appreciation for all forms of human diversity.

Loyola University Maryland strongly values the benefits that diversity brings to the workplace, and is committed to creating and promoting a community that recognizes the inherent value and dignity of each person. The department seeks a broad spectrum of candidates, including women, people of color, and people with different religious, sexual orientation and ability backgrounds, who appreciate, respect, and can actively contribute to the university's Jesuit mission and the values of the department. For more information about the department's commitment to diversity, visit an earned masters or doctorate (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in Psychology or other social science discipline, with subject matter expertise open; (2) the ability to teach courses in research methods (study designs; descriptive and inferential statistics), behavioral neuroscience (sensation and perception, biopsychology, neuropsychology) and/or cognitive psychology (psychology of learning, cognitive psychology); (3) prior teaching experience and evidence of teaching effectiveness; (4) the ability to create a sense of inclusion and belonging in the classroom, and to infuse multicultural content into course material as appropriate; (5) strong commitment to excellence in teaching, including an appreciation of or engagement in high-impact teaching practices; (6) ability to contribute to the Jesuit educational mission of the department and university.


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