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Tenure Track Position in Psychology

Department of Psychology, Franklin and Marshall College

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Open
AOC Scientific and Philosophical Studies of the Mind
AOC categories Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Cognitive Science
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number Franklin and Marshall College
Location Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
Start date July 1, 2020
Job description

The Psychology Department at Franklin & Marshall College invites applications for a tenure-track professorship beginning July 1, 2020. Applicants must either possess or be close to completing a doctorate degree. The rank will be Assistant Professor or Instructor depending on qualifications. 

We seek candidates whose research integrates disciplines included in the cognitive science framework to better understand the mind and/or human experience. The successful candidate will demonstrate capacities and skills as follows:

First, we are particularly interested in candidates who will contribute to the intellectual vibrancy and diversity of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service, and who are committed to engaging and inspiring our broadly diverse undergraduate student population. The College has an exciting, nationally recognized vision for cultivating an inclusive community of talented young scholars. The department asks all applicants to address in their teaching statement how their experience, training, and/or potential contributions might serve to advance F&M’s commitment to teaching and mentoring young people from diverse personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstance. 

Second, we seek applicants who will contribute meaningfully to the Psychology Department’s interdisciplinary program with the Philosophy Department, theScientific and Philosophical Studies of Mind (SPM) program. Research specialization area is open; however, the candidate must be competent to teach and mentor undergraduate students in cognitive science. The candidate will be expected to offer upper-level courses related to their specialty area in Psychology; core courses in the SPM Program (i.e.,  SPM100 and/or SPM499); and courses that serve the College'sgeneral education curriculum, Connections. Teaching load is 3/2. The search committee asks all applicants to submit a separate “SPM statement” of 250 to 500 words explaining their potential for contribution to the Cognitive Science portion of the SPM program. The SPM statement should convey how the candidate would endeavor to integrate questions and insights that animate both Philosophy and Psychology and how they would prepare students for upper-level Psychology courses and lower-level Philosophy courses (e.g., Philosophy of Mind). 

Third, the successful candidate will provide evidence for an active research program that will contribute to the Psychology Department’s robust commitment to scholarship. All members of the department are engaged scholars, and our coursework emphasizes student research, including lab experiences, across the curriculum. To secure tenure and promotion, the candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of qualitative or quantitative research resulting in peer-reviewed publications. The Psychology Department is seated in the Natural Science Division of the College, and start-up funds and laboratory space are available to support a research program. 

The successful candidate also will participate in academic advising, service, and departmental citizenship as we work together to advance the College's mission

How to apply
Application type Online
Instructions
Applications must be submitted online through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/65741. Required items consist of a cover letter addressed to Professor Megan Knowles (search committee chair) that briefly summarizes how you could serve both the Psychology Department and SPM program; a current curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching and mentoring philosophy; teaching evaluations; a statement of research, including any opportunities for student involvement and mentorship; an SPM statement (see above); selected pre/reprints; and graduate transcripts. For full consideration all materials must be submitted through Interfolio by 13 September 2019. Three letters of recommendation must be submitted directly to Interfolio by the recommenders. Inquiries but not application materials may be directed to Professor Megan Knowles at mknowles@fandm.edu. OPTIONAL CONSIDERATION FOR SUPPLEMENTAL APPOINTMENT AT F&M: The person selected for this tenure-track position may also be considered for a supplemental appointment as a Franklin & Marshall (Mellon) High Impact Emerging Scholar. These are scholars who possess outstanding promise for inspiring and supporting the educational development of underrepresented minority students in a higher educational setting such as F&M. Selected finalists that meet these additional qualifications, in addition to those outlined by this ad, may be nominated by the department as an F&M (Mellon) High Impact Emerging Scholar. If selected as a M/HIES, the person will receive a two-year appointment (simultaneous with the tenure-track appointment) that begins as soon as the person joins the campus. The M/HIES program supports the acceleration of one's research trajectory with a significantly reduced teaching load for two years along with supportive mentoring to advance the scholar's research and professional development. Candidates interested in being considered for nomination should indicate their interest in their cover letter and should highlight relevant experience where appropriate within their teaching, SPM, and research statements. Franklin & Marshall College is committed to having an inclusive campus community where all members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, sex, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, family or marital status, sexual orientation, or any protected characteristic. Individuals who need an accommodation due to a disability in order to submit an application or attend an employment interview should contact Nicole Fickes, the department’s academic coordinator (nfickes@fandm.edu, 1-717-358-4202).
Web address to apply http://apply.interfolio.com/65741
Email to apply
Hard deadline September 13, 2019, 11:59pm EST
Contact
Web address for more information http://www.fandm.edu
Contact name Nicole Fickes
Contact email
Contact phone 7173584202
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Scheduled expiry date September 13, 2019, 11:59pm EST
Last updated July 19, 2019, 12:50pm EST
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