Assistant Professor of Psychology

Salisbury, North Carolina, United States

Job description

Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Psychology, Catawba College, Salisbury NC

The Department of Psychology at Catawba College seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Psychology beginning in August, 2018.

We seek a generalist with expertise in clinical/abnormal psychology, broadly defined, with training and interests in the neurological and biological correlates of clinical issues. The ideal candidate will regularly offer general education courses (specifically general psychology and human development) and other courses (e.g., addictions, counseling, community psychology, personality) for majors and minors in psychology and allied fields, including Sport and Health Sciences, Nursing, Administration of Justice, Teacher Education, and Sociology. A regular rotation in our multidisciplinary first-year seminar (along with first-year advising) is also expected.

Faculty maintain a four course per semester load, and are expected to be innovative and available teachers; excellence in the classroom is the primary focus of faculty evaluation. At the same time, we seek persons who will engage in professional activities (most notably research) that include our students as co-participants, and who provide service to the institution via faculty governance and the guidance of student groups. We thus seek a person who has a plan for professional development and who is interested in becoming involved in the College community.

Catawba College has a long-standing tradition of blending the skills, values, and knowledge of liberal studies with practical skills leading to career preparation. As an institution, our Mission is to prepare our students to reach their highest potential with a zeal for enriching human life. The Psychology Department embraces this Mission: we are intensely person-focused and we work closely with students to help them achieve their individual professional goals. Our aim is to ensure that all our students have access to high-impact educational practices that include student-faculty research collaborations, service learning, travel, and internships. We serve general education, support other allied health and education fields, and have several majors and minors. We are enthusiastic about our discipline and our department, and we are committed to engaging students in all of our courses and including them in our professional activities. Find out more about the psychology department and its students at

Catawba College is located in Salisbury, NC, mid-way between Greensboro and Charlotte. The College is an integral part of Salisbury and there are opportunities for students, staff, and faculty to interact regularly with members of the larger community. We enjoy access to a vibrant historic downtown including theatres, galleries, a symphony, restaurants, and other colleges.

Catawba College is an equal opportunity employer. As such, the College is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status unless allowed by law and deemed necessary to the operation of the College. The College complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing non-discrimination.

How to apply

Applicants for this position must have a completed Ph.D. in hand by August, 2018, and experience in teaching college is preferable. Completed applications must include: a letter of interest that provides the names and contact information of three professional references who will be contacted for candidates who we consider bringing to campus for a visit, a curriculum vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement of professional goals that describes how you would contribute to the life of our students and the College. Direct your materials to Consideration will be given to completed applications until February 15, 2018.

Catawba College is an equal opportunity employer.

Private, coeducational, residential, institution offering career preparation grounded in the liberal arts tradition. We offer over 40 academic fields of study including strong science and pre-professional programs.