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Assistant Professor of Psychology - Cognitive

The Thiel College Psychology Department invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Psychology beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year.  Our departmental mission is to (1) meet the needs of students preparing for careers in human services, social work, education, research, and other fields for which a background in psychology is necessary or desirable, (2) prepare students to continue their education at the graduate level, either in psychology or a related discipline, and (3) meet the needs of students pursuing a liberal arts education.  Our undergraduate curriculum within the Psychology Department is focused on providing all students with a foundational knowledge base in the discipline while also allowing them to specialize in one of three tracks: Counseling, Cognitive Psychology, and Social Psychology.

Ideal candidates will have a doctorate in Psychology or a relevant field awarded before August, 2017 with a primary emphasis in Cognitive Psychology, and a secondary emphasis in development across the lifespan.  ABD will be considered if the defense of the degree is imminent. 

The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable regarding current findings, theoretical approaches and research strategies in the field, and will teach courses within the Psychology Department such as Introductory Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Theories, Lifespan I and II, Positive Psychology and a Senior Seminar/Topics course. The candidate will also be expected to (1) develop courses related to his/her particular area of expertise within the Psychology Department, (2) teach within the institution’s Core Curriculum, and (3) work collaboratively with the Neuroscience Department in relevant course development as it pertains to the candidate’s area of expertise.  As a liberal arts institution, Thiel College emphasizes high quality teaching, including mentorship with individual students in research, internship/co-op supervision, career development, and serving as the primary academic advisor for students in the Cognitive track after the first year of employment.

Faculty participate in professional activities at the individual, departmental, institutional and community levels by remaining current in subject matter areas and instruction techniques, participating in curriculum development and in the review and assessment of programs and courses, and serving in campus governance and faculty organizations.

Please send a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three current letters of reference to: employment@thiel.edu (preferred method) or to: Jennifer Clark, Director of Human Resources, Thiel College, 75 College Avenue, Greenville, PA 16125.

Review of applications will begin on November 21, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Thiel College is committed to attracting a culturally and professionally diverse faculty and staff who engage our students by providing a rich and fulfilling curricular and co-curricular experience.