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Assistant Professor of Psychology

Bates College
Lewiston, Maine
Posted Date
Aug 11, 2023

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The Bates College Department of Psychology invites applications for a tenure-track position in Clinical or Counseling Psychology at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in August 2024. We particularly desire someone whose research or teaching focuses on such topics as cultural or social determinants of mental health or psychopathology, mental health disparities and inequities, health and wellness in marginalized or oppressed groups, public or community-based mental health, or clinical health psychology. The successful candidate will share our enthusiasm for fostering students’ ability and motivation to engage in scientific inquiry and to apply the resulting knowledge. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching (typically 4-5 courses/year including labs), including supervision of undergraduate theses. The candidate will be expected to maintain an active research program as well as to teach foundational courses (one of which will be Abnormal Psychology), courses in their specialty area, and courses that are part of our general education curriculum. Strongest consideration will be given to candidates whose teaching offers opportunities for collaboration with the Department of Anthropology, given a commitment from Psychology for this position to offer one cross-listed course in Anthropology. As appropriate, courses may include a community-engaged component (e.g., field placement), and a successful candidate may also teach statistics, research methods (community-based or lab-based), or other courses that would complement the curriculum in the psychology department and across the college. Candidates should either hold the Ph.D. in clinical or counseling psychology, or be ABD in a clinical/counseling psychology Ph.D. program. State psychologist licensure is not required, but we will support a colleague’s pursuing it.

The college’s mission statement celebrates “the transformative power of our differences.” Accordingly, we believe that campus diversity can contribute to student learning, and we embrace the college’s aim to extend access to a Bates education to an ever-wider range of students. We strongly encourage applications from individuals in underrepresented groups, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to higher education due to societal, economic, or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated capacity to advance the college’s continuing commitments to equity and inclusion.

About Bates:

Bates College is a residential liberal arts college in Lewiston, Maine. Details about the college and its community can be found here. Lewiston is a diverse and growing city in Maine, two and a half hours north of Boston and 45 minutes from Portland, Maine’s largest city.

Bates supports new faculty with a course reduction in the first year of teaching, formal mentoring, and new-faculty development programming. Bates provides tenure-track faculty with a paid pre-tenure leave and support for post-tenure sabbaticals. Faculty scholarship is supported by start-up packages, internal grants, and a robust external grants office. Teaching is supported by a new Center for Inclusive Teaching and Learning. Community-engaged learning and study abroad are encouraged and robustly supported.

Bates is committed to supporting educational access for all. Educational access and justice are central to Bates’ history and mission. That work is supported in a variety of ways, including a Schuler Education Foundation Grant to support financial aid for Pell-eligible students, low income, and undocumented students, and a Mellon Foundation Curricular Transformation Grant. Read more about our faculty’s commitment to equity and inclusion here.

Consideration of applications begins October 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Complete applications will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, unofficial graduate transcripts, statements on teaching and research, a sample publication, and teaching evaluations (if available). We ask candidates to comment on their skills and experience supporting a diverse student body and contributing to campus efforts in equity and inclusion in their teaching/research materials. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

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