Western Carolina University seeks an Assistant Professor of Psychology to begin August 1, 2019. We are looking to fill a 9-month full-time position. Fixed term and tenure-track options are available. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
This faculty member will teach a combination of undergraduate courses and graduate courses, largely focusing in general experimental psychology. The demonstrated ability to teach statistics and research methods at both undergraduate and graduate levels is essential. The successful candidate will show evidence of demonstrated success in teaching undergraduate psychology courses, or evidence of clear potential for such. Importantly, as a teacher-scholar, the faculty member will also be expected to establish and maintain a program of meaningful disciplinary research that is engaging to and inclusive of both undergraduate and graduate (master's and doctoral) students. Areas of focus should be basic psychological science, and preference will be given to candidates able to teach courses in the neurological bases of behavior, and/or candidates with an active program of eye-tracking research.
The Department of Psychology has 18 full-time faculty members, over 400 undergraduate majors and 35 full-time graduate students. There are graduate programs in Clinical and School Psychology. WCU is an engaged regional comprehensive university, and all faculty are expected to use their professional knowledge and skills in service to the institution and the external community. The doctorate must be completed before the position begins.
Ph.D. in experimental psychology; teaching experience, including statistics, research methods and neurobiology or biological psychology.
Background in experimental psychology, with research record in support preferred.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
You must apply online. Attach a cover letter, a curriculum vita, a list of three references with complete contact information and unofficial transcripts. For questions or additional information, please contact Erin Myers, Search Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.