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Assistant Professor of Psychology

Knox College
Illinois, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Oct 18, 2021

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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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Assistant Professor of Psychology - Clinical (tenure track) 

The Department of Psychology at Knox College invites applications for a full time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning Fall 2022.  We are seeking a colleague who can offer courses and student research opportunities in clinical-community psychology.  

Knox College is an independent, selective liberal arts institution with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. Candidates should have a sincere interest in quality undergraduate teaching at an institution that values diversity and close interactions with students, as well as a desire to maintain an active research program. We are particularly interested in creative, energetic teachers of undergraduate students who can contribute to Knox College’s considerable diversity and reflect that diversity in their teaching, mentoring, and research. With over 35% of the student body identifying as American students of color and an additional 15% international students, the College seeks courses appealing and welcoming to all of Knox’s students. Experience working with diverse populations of students and a commitment to teach successfully in a multicultural environment are expected. 

The position involves a six-course teaching load per year (two courses per trimester) that includes lower and upper level courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, supervision of undergraduate research projects, contribution to our Clinical Psychology immersion term, and contributions to our introductory course and/or statistics/research methods sequence. 

 Knox College provides a competitive salary and a strong benefit package including health, dental, vision and life insurance, and access to a retirement plan; a tuition remission benefit is available after a two-year waiting period. Additional information can be found on our Human Resources webpage at

 Required Qualifications: 

    PhD in Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Community Psychology or a related field is expected at time of appointment; exceptional ABD candidates will be considered

Preferred Qualifications: 

    Teaching experience with undergraduates

 To apply, candidates should submit: 

  1. A letter of application that addresses the qualifications listed above, explains the applicant’s undergraduate liberal arts teaching philosophy, attention to diversity, and current and future research agenda 
  2. A curriculum vitae 
  3. Names and contact information of three professional confidential references 

Submission via Interfolio:

Review of applications will begin October 22nd and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be addressed to  

 Additional materials, including scholarly work and teaching portfolio with syllabi, may be requested of candidates during the screening and interview process. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via online video conference.

Knox Notice of Non-Discrimination

 In keeping with its commitment to equal rights since it was founded in 1837, Knox College particularly welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups. Knox College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious affiliation, sexual orientation or preference, age, marital or family status, disability, veteran status, or other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law in admission, financial aid, employment, athletics, or any other aspect of its educational programs or activities. In addition, Knox College is prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its accompanying regulations from so discriminating on the basis of sex.

 The College official responsible for coordinating compliance with this Notice of Non-Discrimination is Kimberly K. Schrader, Title IX Coordinator. Any inquiries regarding Title IX or the College's policies that prohibit discrimination and harassment should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator identified below. The Coordinator will be available to meet with or talk to students, staff, and faculty regarding issues relating to this Notice of Non-Discrimination and the College’s policies and procedures.


Title IX Coordinator

Kimberly K. Schrader

Old Jail 12 | Campus Box K-209

337 South Cherry Street

Galesburg, IL 61401

Phone: 309-341-7751



Inquiries about the application of Title IX to Knox may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, the United States Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, or both. Individuals may also contact the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights for additional information.

Office for Civil Rights

U.S. Department of Education-Chicago Office

500 W Madison St., Suite 1475

Chicago, IL 60661-4544

Phone: 312-730-1560



Inquiries regarding the College’s policies regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”) should be directed to either the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources or Director of Disability Support Services identified below.


For Employees:

Assistant Vice President of Human Resources

Amy Chambers

Administrative Services Center 109 | Campus Box K-200

368 South Prairie Street

Galesburg, IL 61401

Phone: 309-341-7200



For Students:

Director of Disability Support Services

Stephanie Grimes

Umbeck Science and Math Center E111 | Campus Box K183

340 South West Street

Phone: 309-341-7478


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