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Assistant Professor of Psychology (Tenure-Track Position)

Berry College
Mount Berry, Georgia
Berry College offers competitive benefits and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
Posted Date
Aug 22, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Psychology at Berry College invites applications for an open-specialty tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Psychology to begin August 2023. The Department of Psychology seeks a faculty member who is committed to excellent undergraduate teaching and can develop and establish a productive line of research with an emphasis on including undergraduate researchers.

A vibrant, collegial department committed to providing students with diverse perspectives and experiences, it emphasizes practical, firsthand experience in the application of psychology and the development of students' professional and personal skills through internships and related experiences. The department prides itself on providing varied research and meaningful applied opportunities within a culture of belonging and inclusion. Its efforts are bolstered by the George Scholar program, an endowed financial catalyst for undergraduate research, faculty and student travel, and a lecture series highlighting scholars whose interests align with our faculty-student projects. Irrespective of the area of speciality, the department expects the faculty member to develop a research program that can incorporate students as collaborators. The department supports the Applied Behavior Analysis minor, which includes coursework for becoming a Board-Certified assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) and is open to all majors across campus.

In addition to a commitment to excellence in teaching, service, and publishable scholarship, the faculty member should possess a strong interest in mentoring students in a residential college environment. Faculty are expected to involve undergraduates in their research, serve as academic advisors, and contribute to the vitality of the campus and professional communities through their service. Start-up funds are available, along with competitive internal research support and assistance in seeking external funding.

Primary teaching responsibilities include Introduction to Psychology, teaching in our statistics and research methods course sequence, and courses in the candidates's area of expertise.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Psychology by August 2023; candidates who are currently ABD should earn their Ph.D. by the date of employment. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and people of color.

An Equal Opportunity Institution, Berry complies with all applicable laws and provisions prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies. Berry respects the essential dignity of all individuals and accordingly hires and promotes employees without regard to matters of personal identity such as ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and political affiliation. Berry College is committed to ensuring facilities, programs, services, and activities are accessible to everyone, including those seeking employment at Berry College. Inquiries about interview or workplace accommodations are welcomed and can be directed to Wayne Phipps, Director of Human Resources, at 706.290.2698.

About Berry College:

Berry is a selective independent college of 2,100 undergraduate students located adjacent to Rome, GA, midway between Atlanta, GA, and Chattanooga, TN. Berry's educational approach deliberately unites challenging academic programs with practical work experience in a residential campus community that encourages faith and emphasizes caring for the needs of others above self. This commitment to an "education of the head, heart and hands" remains as relevant today as when our founder instilled this ethic more than a century ago.

Nationally recognized for quality of learning and quality of life, Berry offers first-rate undergraduate degree programs in the sciences, humanities, arts and human sciences, as well as undergraduate and master's level opportunities in business and teacher education. The College's stunning 27,000-acre campus affords opportunities that cannot be duplicated elsewhere. Berry's ongoing commitment is to provide exceptional educational experiences to talented students from a wide range of social, racial, and economic backgrounds.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae; a cover letter containing a summary of research and teaching interests and indicating commitment to the teacher-mentor-scholar model; unofficial transcripts; names and contact information for three references; a teaching statement that should articulate the candidate's teaching approach, experience, and goals; a research statement that includes a detailed plan and goals for scholarly productivity; and a narrative explaining the candidate's commitment to the goals of equity, inclusion, and diversity in a comprehensive college with a liberal arts core. Review of applications will begin on Nov 1st, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.

Please contact Dr. Michelle Haney for any questions (

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