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Assistant Professor of Psychology

Millikin University
Job Location:
Decatur, Illinois

The Department of Behavioral Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track position in psychology to begin August 2022. Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching is required as is the ability to involve undergraduates in research. Preference is for a Ph.D. completion, but ABD will be considered if dissertation defense is expected Fall 2022. Teaching includes biopsychology, research methods, and advanced statistic courses with other courses to be chosen based on departmental needs and candidate interests. The ability to teach neuropsychology type courses involving cognition, memory, sensation, and perception is preferred. The teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. The successful applicant must maintain a program of active scholarship and supervise research projects by undergraduate students. Other duties include advising students and university service.

Students at Millikin University majoring in psychology can declare a General concentration (breadth across several areas of psychology), or they can choose to focus their studies in the Clinical concentration (courses include Personality Theory; Principles of Psychopathology), Social concentration (courses include Social Psychology; Social Cognition), or the Experimental concentration (courses include Memory and Cognition; Cognitive Neuroscience). The Experimental concentration is the focus of this search. In addition to a range of content courses, the Millikin Psychology major requires basic and advanced courses in both statistics and research methods, leading to a capstone research project.

Millikin University is a private, comprehensive institution serving approximately 1,800 undergraduate, graduate, full-time and part-time students who study in four colleges/schools: Arts and Sciences, Business, Fine Arts and Professional Studies. Situated on an attractive seventy-acre campus in Decatur, Illinois (population of 85,000), Millikin is located 180 miles southwest of Chicago, 150 miles west of Indianapolis, and 120 miles northeast of St. Louis. A Millikin education is characterized by performance learning — a unique approach to learning that builds the confidence to succeed before and after graduation Students apply their learning to experiences both in Decatur and around the world. In 2020, 97% of Millikin graduates gained employment or entry into graduate/professional school within six months of graduation.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a copy of graduate and undergraduate transcripts, a teaching dossier or equivalent documentation that outlines their teaching experience and effectiveness. Three confidential letters of reference will be requested from interview candidates. Application review will begin January 31, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Application materials must be submitted electronically. Any questions about this position can be directed to Dr. Melissa Scircle at

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and will be accepted until the position is filled. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Millikin University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. Offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of background check and pending budgetary approval. Millikin University is an equal opportunity employer.

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