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Assistant Professor of Psychology

Employer
Belmont University
Location
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Aug 21, 2023


Assistant Professor of Psychology


We are now accepting applications for a qualified Assistant Professor of Psychology at Belmont University.

Employment Type

Faculty

Internal Job Category

Tenure Track (Faculty)
Full-Time

Department

Psych Science & Neuroscience

Hours

N/A

Primary Duties and
Responsibilities:


The Department of Psychological Science and Neuroscience in the College of Sciences and Mathematics at Belmont University in Nashville (TN) is seeking applications for a tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 1st, 2024.

Job responsibilities include twelve hours of undergraduate teaching per semester as well as other departmental, college, and university professional responsibilities, including academic advising, student mentoring, scholarly activity, and service. Candidates must be committed to superior teaching, and teaching responsibilities will include Introductory Psychology courses, as well as upper-level elective and/or laboratory courses depending on the candidate's interests and training background. In addition to teaching courses, candidates are expected to engage in scholarly activity and the supervision of independent undergraduate research in an empirically-oriented department with approximately 250 Psychology majors and additional minors. At Belmont, a variety of scholarly productivity is valued, including the scholarship of teaching, discovery, integration, and application. Paid summer research and teaching opportunities are available to further scholarship and/or training activities.

Applicants must have either earned a Ph.D. in any area of Psychology and are expected to complete all Ph.D. requirements by August 2024; teaching experience and/or postdoctoral experience is strongly preferred. As all Belmont undergraduates complete an innovative general education program with significant interdisciplinary components, Belmont University is particularly seeking applicants who can demonstrate the interest and ability to work collaboratively in course design and to teach interdisciplinary and topical courses in this program. For additional information about the position and to complete the online application, candidates are directed to https://jobs.belmont.edu. An electronic version of a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae/Resume, and Response to Belmont’s Aspirational Aim must be attached to complete the online application.

During the application process, applicants will be asked to attach a cover letter, Curriculum Vita/Resume and a one-page essay (300-400 words) describing how your Christian faith informs and influences your personal and professional life and your teaching philosophy and how your faith will help you contribute to the achievement of Belmont’s Aspirational Aim.

Located two miles from downtown Nashville, Tennessee, Belmont University comprises nearly 9,000 students from every state and 33 countries. Nationally ranked and consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report for innovation in higher education, the University offers more than 115 areas of undergraduate study, 41 master’s programs and eight doctoral degrees. With a focus on whole person formation and data-informed social innovation, Belmont is committed to forming diverse leaders of character equipped to solve the world’s complex problems. For more information, visit www.belmont.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately, with full consideration being given to those submitted by September 15th, 2023. However, application review will continue until the position is filled.

The selected candidate for this position will be required to complete a background check satisfactory to the University.

Required Qualifications : Belmont University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff that share the University's values and will contribute to its mission and vision to be a leader among teaching universities bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christ-centered community of learning and service.
  • Knowledge of principles, methods and current developments in the
    field of study.
  • Knowledge of subject matter and course content taught.
  • Knowledge of instructional strategies and techniques.
  • Demonstrated capacity to engage in high quality scholarly
    activity.
  • Demonstrated ability to advise, instruct, manage, motivate and evaluate students.
  • Skilled in the use of computers, Internet resources, and MS Office software.
  • Ability to learn relevant sections of BannerWeb, Belmont University’s online integrated database system for student grading.
  • Ability to integrate technology into the teaching and learning process.
  • Ability to successfully interact with students, other educators and educational institution representatives, and the general public in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of the programs and services offered by Belmont University. Interest and ability to work collaboratively in course design and to teach interdisciplinary and topical courses.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies.
Required Education Applicants must have either earned a Ph.D. in any area of Psychology and are expected to complete all Ph.D. requirements by August 2024.

Required Experience Teaching experience and/or postdoctoral experience is strongly preferred.

The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check satisfactory to the University.

Belmont University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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