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Assistant Professor of Experimental Psychology

Company:
Belmont University
Job Location:
Nashville, Tennessee
Category:
Psychology
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The Department of Psychological Science and Neuroscience in the College of Sciences and Mathematics at Belmont University is seeking applications for a tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 1st, 2023.
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 Introduction to Psychological Science, laboratory-based courses in Behavioral Statistics and Research Methods, elective courses including Data Science in the Behavioral Sciences, and other elective and/or lab 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 200 undergraduates. 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.

Applicants must have either earned a Ph.D. in Experimental or other area of Psychology or Neuroscience or expect to complete all Ph.D. requirements by August 2023. The successful candidate will have a minor in quantitative psychology or evidence of superior data analysis skills. Teaching experience and/or postdoctoral experience is strongly preferred. 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, Teaching Philosophy, and a Response to Belmont's Mission, Vision, and Strategic Path to 2030 must be attached to complete the online application.

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, student-focused university of learning and service. During the application process, applicants will be asked to attach a response to Belmont University's Mission, Vision, and Strategic Path to 2030. This is a one-page essay, 300-400 words, describing how your Christian faith informs and influences your personal and professional life and how it will help you contribute to the achievement of the ideas expressed in Belmont's Aspirational Aim and Strategic Pathways https://www.belmont.edu/2030/index.html. To learn more about Belmont University, visit www.belmont.edu or review the institution's 2021 President's Report: https://issuu.com/office.communications/docs/2022presidentsreport. Candidates will also be asked to give a brief statement of teaching philosophy.

Located two miles from thriving downtown Nashville, Tennessee, Belmont University consists of more than 8,800 students who come from every state and 33 countries. Nationally recognized for its innovative approach and commitment to undergraduate teaching, Belmont is a Christ-centered, student-focused community intent on developing diverse leaders of purpose, character, wisdom and a transformational mindset who are eager and equipped to make the world a better place. In the classroom and beyond, the University aims to empower students, faculty and staff to become radical champions for helping people and communities to flourish. While committed to being global citizens, Belmont also seeks to be a great neighbor, engaging with and serving Nashville and the broader Middle Tennessee region as a trusted community partner. The University's location in the heart of the Tennessee's capital - and Nashville's growing reputation as one of the nation's most dynamic, creative and inviting cities - provides the perfect backdrop for an amazing higher education experience in a community known as "the Athens of the South." With more than 115 areas of undergraduate study, 41 master's programs and five doctoral degrees, Belmont University provides an unparalleled environment for students to become all they were created to be. Belmont University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse learning community of committed Christians from all racial and ethnic backgrounds. Consistent with applicable civil rights law, the University seeks employees of Christian faith who are committed to the mission of the University. Belmont's Office of Human Resources will conduct ongoing evaluations of the means by which candidates for employment are sought, to the end that the pool of candidates will include qualified women, minorities, veterans and disabled individuals.

Review of applications will begin immediately, with full consideration being given to those submitted by August 22nd, 2022. 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 Experimental or other area of Psychology or Neuroscience or expect to complete all Ph.D. requirements by August 2023. The successful candidate will have a minor in quantitative psychology or evidence of superior data analysis skills.

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