Assistant Professor of Developmental Psychology
Work type: On Campus
Location: Normal, Illinois
Title: Assistant Professor of Developmental Psychology
Division Name: Academic Affairs
College/Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Campus Location: Normal, IL
The Department of Psychology invites applications for one tenure-track position beginning August 16, 2024. We are seeking qualified candidates in the field of Developmental Psychology with an emphasis in Child Development.
Responsibilities include scholarly research/publishing, effective undergraduate and graduate teaching, and service. The normal teaching load is nine credit hours per semester. The individual in this position is thus expected to teach 3 courses each semester in the Department of Psychology.
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Salary Rate / Pay Rate
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
1) Hold a terminal degree in Developmental Psychology or related field; however, exceptional A.B.D. candidates will also be considered with an expected completion of their doctoral degree before May 15, 2025.
2) Candidate must have a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in their teaching, research, and service through: a) the ability to work with, and be sensitive to, the educational needs of students from a diverse population including prior experience teaching and/or mentoring students from diverse cultural backgrounds; b) intellectual contributions in the areas of diversity, inclusion and education of culturally diverse and underserved populations; c) demonstrated ability to work collegially with a campus community from diverse cultural backgrounds.
3) Candidates must be able to demonstrate oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position, as mandated by state law.
Proposed Starting Date
August 16, 2024
Required Applicant Documents
1) letter of application;
2) a 1-2 page statement that describes ways that you would demonstrate/have demonstrated your commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in your teaching, scholarship, and/or service;
3) teaching philosophy;
4) research agenda;
5) curriculum vitae; and
6) the names and contact details of 3 references.
Please Note: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"
Special Instructions for Applicants
Review of applications will begin October 15, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.
Applications will be considered incomplete until all required items are uploaded and will not be reviewed until complete. Given ISU’s commitment to EDI, candidate screening will begin with the evaluation of EDI statements to concentrate the applicant pool on those that align closely to our institutional values.
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Important Information for Applicants
This position is subject to a criminal background investigation and if applicable, an employment history review, based on University Policy 3.1.30 and any offer of employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation and/or an employment history review. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.
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