The Department of Psychology at Denison University invites applications for a tenure-track position in I/O Psychology. The appointment will be made at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2023. Candidates are required to have by start date a Ph.D. in Psychology or a closely-related field (ABD will be considered as Instructor until Ph.D. is attained).
We seek applicants who are committed to a liberal arts education and helping undergraduate students to understand and appreciate psychological science and its applications. Working closely with students is a primary responsibility of the job, and we seek individuals who are motivated to educate and support a diverse student body. As a department, we strive to develop our students’ critical and scientific reasoning skills as well as foster an engaged and inclusive community of scholars that values a diversity of individuals and perspectives. Further information about the department is available at https://denison.edu/academics/psychology.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach a range of courses including I/O Psychology, an intermediate level research course, an upper-level seminar in the candidate’s area of specialty, Introductory Psychology (which includes a significant laboratory component), and a sophomore-level course on research methods and statistics. They will also be expected to develop a productive research program that meaningfully involves Denison students. We seek applicants that can contribute to the Denison Organizational Studies program, an interdisciplinary certification program that examines organizational structures and processes along with human participation, interaction, and leadership. Additional information about the Organizational Studies Program is available at https://denison.edu/academics/organizational-studies.
In their teaching statement, candidates should clearly articulate an evidence-based and inclusive approach to educating students and provide evidence of successful undergraduate teaching and/or evidence of a commitment to teaching excellence, especially in I/O psychology. In their research statement, candidates should describe their research program, provide evidence of research productivity in psychological science, and discuss the potential to develop a productive research program that involves undergraduates on Denison’s campus. In their diversity statement, candidates should address how their teaching, scholarship, mentorship and/or community service would support Denison’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. They might also address their experience overcoming, or helping others overcome, barriers to academic success, and how that experience informs their work with undergraduate students. Where appropriate in their application materials, applicants should explain their motivation and commitment to mentoring undergraduates in a liberal arts setting. When reviewing the applications, we will consider the extent to which each candidate’s research perspective complements those currently represented in the Department and how the applicant anticipates contributing to the growth of the Department and to Denison’s Organizational Studies Program.
Candidates applying on or before October 1, 2022 will receive full consideration. Position open until filled. The hired candidate must provide proof of academic degree(s). The final candidate will undergo a background check as a condition of offer of employment.
Denison faculty teach five courses per academic year. Departmental and institutional support is available for teaching and research, including programming offered by Denison’s Center for Learning and Teaching, dedicated research space, start-up research funds, an annual professional development account, eligibility for Denison University Research Foundation grant applications, stipends for choosing to supervise summer-research students,
and a one-semester pre-tenure leave contingent upon performance. Denison offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Denison University is a nationally ranked and academically rigorous liberal arts college with an increasingly diverse campus community. Denison is located in the village of Granville, 30 minutes from Columbus, Ohio, the state capital, which hosts a wide range of cultural and artistic opportunities. Granville also offers an excellent public school system and easy access to outdoor activities.
Applications must be submitted at http://apply.interfolio.com/109544 and must include the documents as detailed at the application website.
To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to attract and hire candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences and identities. Denison fosters a campus community that recognizes the value of all persons regardless of age, disability, ethnicity,
gender expression and identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socio- economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and antiracism (IDEA) at https://denison.edu/campus/denison-forward.
Denison University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
In our ongoing efforts to support the health of our community and continue to operate our campus safely, Denison requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID- 19 including a booster within the timeline guidance recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention unless a Denison-authorized exemption is approved prior to the first date of employment.
For more information and resources regarding this policy as a condition of employment, please visit https://denison.edu/campus/covid19