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Job Title: Assistant Professor of Cognitive Development
Job Family: Furman Faculty
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full time
Compensation Grade: FAC
Pay Type: Salary
Job Summary: The Psychology Department at Furman University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in cognitive development at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor, to begin August 2022.
The Psychology Department at Furman University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in cognitive development at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor, to begin August 2022. Candidates must be committed to exemplary teaching and to maintaining a productive research program. We seek candidates whose interests expand our current research areas, and we are open to a research focus at any phase of the lifespan. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute (through teaching, scholarship, mentoring, or service) to our department's commitment to increasing diversity, promoting inclusivity, and addressing inequities.
Candidates should be prepared to teach courses in research methods and statistics, child development or adulthood and aging, memory and cognition, as well as other courses that support or expand the department's current curriculum. The teaching load is 5 courses (or 4 lab courses) per year divided over 2 semesters. Teaching experience is preferred. Psychology faculty serve as research mentors to talented undergraduates throughout the academic year and during the summer. The Psychology Department has outstanding teaching and research space, as well as excellent university support, including start-up funds. We have established connections with the university's preschool and an Osher Lifelong Learning Institute on campus.
The successful candidate will join a growing psychology department which currently includes 10 tenure-track faculty, 3 non-tenure track faculty, and 3 full-time staff. Our students enjoy a rigorous classroom-based experience along with numerous opportunities for engaged learning experiences (e.g. research, internships, and study away).
Furman University is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all facets of university life, and strives to create an anti-racist community through excellence in teaching, mentorship, and programming. Numerous initiatives and programs are underway or planned to promote these ideals, including: historic projects, dialogue initiatives, the Center for Inclusive Communities, and a new major in Africana Studies. The successful candidate will have the ability to work with historically underrepresented students, including students of color, and will be committed to assisting the university in its continuing efforts to become a model of inclusive excellence. Please include a diversity statement in your application. This should contain a description of how your teaching, scholarship, mentoring and/or service might contribute to a liberal arts college community where a commitment to diversity is one of its core values.
Applicants should submit the following as a single PDF document in the order listed: a letter of interest, C.V., diversity statement, statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness, statement describing research program and 1-3 representative publications. Please arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be sent to email@example.com. The candidate's name should appear in the subject line, and the recommendation letter should be attached to the email.
Applications are due by October 8, 2021.
Job Posting End Date (if date is blank, posting is open ended):
Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities. Domestic partners of employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits.
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Furman University is a selective private liberal arts and sciences college committed to helping students develop intellectually, personally, and interpersonally and providing the practical skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly-changing world. Furman professors are exceptional teacher-scholars who mentor undergraduate students within a campus community that values and encourages diverse ideas and perspectives.