The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.
Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Department of Psychology at Dickinson College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Cognitive Psychology beginning Fall 2019. The area of specialty is open, but we encourage applications from individuals whose interests lie in human cognition or cognitive neuroscience.
The successful candidate will teach psychology courses in the area of cognition: Introduction to Cognitive Psychology (taught as Perception, Memory, and Thought), Research Methods in Cognitive Psychology, and a seminar in Cognitive Psychology; the focus of the latter two courses will lie in the candidate's area of expertise. The candidate will also teach, on a rotating basis with other psychology faculty, Analysis of Psychological Data (Statistics) and a First Year Seminar. Teaching load is five courses per year.
Dickinson College is a highly selective four-year, independent liberal arts college with 2,300 students. It is located 20 minutes west of Harrisburg, PA, and is a two-hour drive from Baltimore, Washington DC, and Philadelphia. The Psychology Department’s research-rich curriculum aims to increase students’ abilities to understand and produce psychological research and to recognize and critically evaluate claims about psychological phenomena: https://www.dickinson.edu/homepage/44/psychology.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Interested candidates should apply for this position electronically via https://jobs.dickinson.edu. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, course evaluations (if available), description of research program (including plans for future research involving undergraduate research assistants), an unofficial graduate transcript, and three letters of recommendation. Deadline for applications is Friday, January 11, 2019 at midnight. Please direct any questions regarding the position to: email@example.com. The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology (or a closely related field) by the time of the appointment. We expect a strong commitment to teaching in a liberal arts environment and the ability to involve undergraduates in research. Our largest classes have a capacity of 35 students. The ability to create inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body will be an important characteristic of the successful candidate.
Internal Number: 4848
About Dickinson College
Known for its innovative curriculum, Dickinson is a highly selective, private liberal-arts college. One of the nation's oldest colleges, and named in honor of a signer of the U.S. Constitution, Dickinson became the first college chartered in the newly recognized United States in September 1783.As of 2017, Dickinson has just over 800 full-time employees - administrators, faculty and staff - and its 104-acre campus is populated by students from 42 U.S. states and territories and 44 foreign countries. More than half of students study abroad through the school's 35 programs in 25 countries on six continents, mainly in noncapital cities.Dickinson is known for its sustainability initiatives and is continually recognized by such groups as the Princeton Review (Green Honor Roll), the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE; Gold rating) and Sierra magazine ("Cool School" and one of America's greenest colleges).Dickinson's stunning campus - featuring beautiful landscaping and buildings made of limestone from Dickinson's own quarry - is located in the heart of the historic central Pennsylvania town of Carlisle, a key marker in Civil War activity. Founded ...in 1751, Carlisle is a cosmopolitan town of 20,000 people, nestled between mountains that have long been a destination for outdoor enthusiasts. The Appalachian Trail and several mountain lakes are within easy reach of the campus, as is Hersheypark and historic Gettysburg.The town is a transportation hub linked by highway, rail and air to prominent East Coast cities, with driving times that make these cities readily accessible: Harrisburg, 20 minutes; Gettysburg, 30 minutes; Baltimore, 90 minutes; Washington, D.C., two hours; Philadelphia, two hours; New York, three hours; Pittsburgh, four hours.Dickinson takes pride in its campus wellness and professional development programs, offering an array of opportunities to faculty and staff through its Holistic Health Incentive program. In 2014, the American Heart Association (AHA) recognized Dickinson as a gold-level Fit-Friendly Worksite, a national award that acknowledges the college's commitment to a vibrant wellness culture on campus.Dickinson offers a competitive benefits package and retirement plan, plus tuition remission and tuition assistance incentives.The college is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.