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Assistant Professor of Psychology - Cultural Psychology or Environmental Psychology or Social Determinants of Health

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All application materials must be submitted online to this website. We do not accept hard copy submissions. Interested applicants should upload the following required documents: (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy, (4) a research program statement (that includes a description of how undergraduates can contribute to the applicant’s scholarly activities), (5) Unofficial or official graduate school transcripts, (6) list of three professional references and their contact information. (7) A description of how the applicant would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Denison through her/his teaching, research, and/or service (using "Other Document 1." ) Optional documents: If possible, applicants are encouraged to submit evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., syllabi, student course evaluations, projects, assignments, etc.) and reprints/preprints of their research. Applicants who have not independently taught a course in the areas of cultural psychology or environmental psychology or the social determinants of health may include one or more proposed syllabi. All materials submitted should reflect the candidate’s qualifications relative to the desired teaching and research criteria described above. If you fail to provide any required document, your application will not be complete. Thus, it will not be made visible to the search committee. Candidates are urged to include all documents. Applicants may attach preprints and reprints using "Other Document 2." For each type of document requested, you may upload only one file. Therefore, if you have, for example, three syllabi you would like to submit, first combine them into one document before uploading. Do the same for pre/reprints, etc. ***Special Instructions to the Applicant and Reference Writer Instructions*** All applicants must provide 3 names of references, complete with email addresses. Once application is successfully submitted and applicant receives a confirmation number, an email trigger will be automatically sent by applicant tracking system to those email addresses listed. Instructions will be provided in this email to reference writers, including a unique secure portal link for each referee to upload an electronic letter of recommendation to the applicant’s online application. Please note that references will not receive their emails and will not be able to submit their letter until the applicant has submitted his/her completed application. Denison will only accept electronic recommendation letters uploaded in the applicant tracking system. Reference letters will continue to be accepted after the application closing date, since references will only be able to submit their letter after the candidate has submitted the application. *Using a dossier service? You must contact this service to obtain an appropriate dossier-generated email address. Please use this email address when prompted for reference name and email. For further explanation of how dossier services upload recommendation letters, please see Interfolio’s information site as an example. Our system automated email trigger will be sent to the dossier service named once you received your application confirmation number.

Posting Details

Job Posting Information

Position Type Faculty
Tenure or non-tenure track Tenure
Position Title Assistant Professor of Psychology - Cultural Psychology or Environmental Psychology or Social Determinants of Health
Job Summary and Requirements

The Department of Psychology at Denison University invites applications for a tenure track position at the level of Assistant Professor. We seek candidates who have evidence of approaching problems from multiple theoretical perspectives and who have teaching and scholarly interests in the areas of a) cultural psychology or b) environmental psychology or c) the social determinants of health. Preference will be given to candidates whose area(s) of research or expertise focus(es) on the understanding, prevention, and/or solution of individual and social problems. The successful candidate will be expected to teach content and research courses at the undergraduate level, including Introductory Psychology, Research Methods and Statistics, and junior-senior level courses in an area of expertise. The typical teaching load is 5 courses per year. At the time of appointment (August, 2018), candidates must have a Ph.D. in psychology or a closely related field.
We seek applicants who demonstrate the following qualifications: Evidence of a commitment to teaching excellence and/or evidence of successful undergraduate teaching; a clear motivation to mentor undergraduates in a liberal arts setting; evidence of research productivity in psychological science and the potential to develop a productive research program that involves undergraduates; and a commitment to contribute actively to the growth of the Department and College. The candidates’ statements on teaching, research, and diversity will be carefully reviewed for evidence of these qualities. We will consider the extent to which each candidate’s research perspective complements those currently represented in the department. We will also consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to academic success, and activities the candidate proposes implementing that would enhance the college’s inclusive excellence.
Interested applicants should upload the following required documents: (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy, (4) a research program statement (that includes a description of how undergraduates can contribute to the applicant’s scholarly activities), (5) Unofficial or official graduate school transcripts, (6) list of three professional references and their contact information. (7) A description of how the applicant would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Denison through her/his teaching, research, and/or service (using “Other Document 1.”)

Department Psychology Department
Posting Number F 121300097
Full or Part Time Full Time
FTE
Contact(s) Gina Dow
Contact Phone/Extension
Contact Email dow@denison.edu
Open Date 10/02/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

All application materials must be submitted online to this website. We do not accept hard copy submissions.
Interested applicants should upload the following required documents: (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy, (4) a research program statement (that includes a description of how undergraduates can contribute to the applicant’s scholarly activities), (5) Unofficial or official graduate school transcripts, (6) list of three professional references and their contact information. (7) A description of how the applicant would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Denison through her/his teaching, research, and/or service (using “Other Document 1.” )

Optional documents: If possible, applicants are encouraged to submit evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., syllabi, student course evaluations, projects, assignments, etc.) and reprints/preprints of their research. Applicants who have not independently taught a course in the areas of cultural psychology or environmental psychology or the social determinants of health may include one or more proposed syllabi. All materials submitted should reflect the candidate’s qualifications relative to the desired teaching and research criteria described above.

If you fail to provide any required document, your application will not be complete. Thus, it will not be made visible to the search committee. Candidates are urged to include all documents.

Applicants may attach preprints and reprints using “Other Document 2.”

For each type of document requested, you may upload only one file. Therefore, if you have, for example, three syllabi you would like to submit, first combine them into one document before uploading. Do the same for pre/reprints, etc.


Special Instructions to the Applicant and Reference Writer Instructions***

All applicants must provide 3 names of references, complete with email addresses. Once application is successfully submitted and applicant receives a confirmation number, an email trigger will be automatically sent by applicant tracking system to those email addresses listed. Instructions will be provided in this email to reference writers, including a unique secure portal link for each referee to upload an electronic letter of recommendation to the applicant’s online application.

Please note that references will not receive their emails and will not be able to submit their letter until the applicant has submitted his/her completed application. Denison will only accept electronic recommendation letters uploaded in the applicant tracking system. Reference letters will continue to be accepted after the application closing date, since references will only be able to submit their letter after the candidate has submitted the application.

*Using a dossier service?
You must contact this service to obtain an appropriate dossier-generated email address. Please use this email address when prompted for reference name and email. For further explanation of how dossier services upload recommendation letters, please see Interfolio’s information site as an example. Our system automated email trigger will be sent to the dossier service named once you received your application confirmation number.

Additional Information

Candidates applying by December 1, 2017, are assured full consideration. Position open until filled.

Hired candidate must provide proof of academic degree(s). A Ph.D. must be completed by August 30, 2018.

Denison University Background Check Statement

The final candidate will undergo a background check as a conditional offer of employment.

Denison University EEO Statement

To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster a diverse campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our Diversity Guide.  Denison University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posting Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Research Statement
  5. Unofficial Transcripts 1
  6. List of 3 Professional References and Contact Information
  7. Other Document 1 (Refer to Special Instructions to Applicant)
Optional Documents
  1. Syllabi 1
  2. Course Evaluation 1
  3. Other Document 2 (Refer to Special Instructions to Applicant)