The Department of Psychology at The College of Wooster seeks to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position, to begin Fall 2023. The Department welcomes applications from candidates with training in any area of specialization who can broaden and diversify the specializations of current faculty members. We are especially interested in candidates who can develop courses that engage students in discussions of the biological bases of human behavior, with particular emphasis on social and cultural aspects within Cognitive Psychology, broadly defined. Expertise in methodologies that broaden the epistemic diversity of the department, including qualitative methodologies, would also be welcome. For more information about the Department, please visit the Department website: https://wooster.edu/area/psychology/.
At The College of Wooster, a two-semester teaching load is 5.5 courses. Within the Department of Psychology, this teaching load is usually fulfilled through two courses each semester, including a research component to one of these courses, and credited supervision of 5 senior undergraduate students in a 2-semester Independent Study (I.S.) research project (a graduation requirement for all students). Each of our faculty also contribute regularly to the College’s First-Year Seminar program, and courses can serve The College’s core curriculum, which includes general education requirements in Social Justice; Power, Privilege, Race and Ethnicity; and Global Engagement.
The College of Wooster is an independent college of the liberal arts and sciences with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. We enroll a racially, socioeconomically, and culturally diverse student population of approximately 2,000 undergraduate students, of which 6% identify as Latinx; 9%, as Black/African American; 4%, as Asian; 4%, as multiracial; and 61%, as white. Fifteen percent (15%) of our students are studying on international visas. Twenty-five percent (25%) are Pell-eligible and 11% are first-generation college students. We are interested in hiring faculty who can contribute to the intellectual vibrancy of the community through culturally relevant pedagogy, curricular diversity, intercultural fluency, and a commitment to ensuring equitable outcomes for racially and ethnically minoritized and marginalized student groups. The College has committed to ongoing and strategic initiatives to foster diversity, equity and inclusion, both historically and through ongoing strategic planning. As one example of our efforts, and through a process of a formal vote of the faculty, all academic departments partner with our Vice President for Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity for ongoing training every academic year. More information about the College’s commitments is available at: https://wooster.edu/about/diversity/.
Qualified candidates should have a Ph.D. completed (or completion anticipated) by Fall 2023.
Applicants should apply electronically with a letter of application (cover letter), curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, evidence of a commitment to undergraduate teaching (such as teaching philosophy and/or course evaluations), a research statement, three letters of recommendation, and a statement indicating how the applicant has engaged and/or expects to engage with issues of diversity and inclusion in the classroom, curriculum, campus, and broader community.