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, the Scientific 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’s general 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.