The Department of Psychology at Denison University invites applicants for a 3-year visiting position beginning August 2019. We seek applicants with a Ph.D. in Biological Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience, Physiological Psychology, or a related field, with expertise in research with human participants.
Examples of desirable research programs include but are not limited to autonomic function (e.g., blood pressure, heart rate, cardiac reactivity), human psychopharmacology (e.g., behavioral effects of nicotine, caffeine, or alcohol), or physiological indices of stress (e.g., salivary cortisol research). Research programs that emphasize neuro-imaging techniques (e.g., fMRI, PET, EEG, MEG) will not be considered. Applicants with degrees in other areas (e.g., Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology), or whose research uses non-human animals will not be considered.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach (1) a content course in Biological Psychology, (2) an upper-level Biological Psychology Research course with human participants, (3) an upper level course in the candidate’s area of specialty, and (4) Introductory Psychology with a significant laboratory component. Preference will be given to candidates who will develop human biopsychology lab activities for our Introductory Psychology course. The teaching load is 6 courses per academic year. Applicants should have a research program that can be conducted in the Psychology Department laboratory space. Departmental and institutional support is available for lab course activities and optional summer research. We seek applicants with a commitment to, or evidence of success, in teaching, and a clear motivation to mentor undergraduates in a liberal arts setting.
Denison University is an academically rigorous liberal arts college with an increasingly diverse campus community. It offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Denison is located in the village of Granville, 30 minutes from Columbus, Ohio, the state capitol, which hosts a wide range of cultural and artistic opportunities. Granville also offers an excellent public school system and easy access to outdoor activities.