Psychology, Assistant Professor (AA19043)

Mankato, Minnesota, United States

Job description

SALARY: Depends on Qualifications

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on March 2, 2018 and go until the position is filled.

POSITION: Tenurer-Track (Probationary*)

DATE OF APPOINTMENT: August 20, 2018

-Teach courses in undergraduate psychology program. Teaching responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
—Biological Psychology courses, such as Behavioral Neuroscience, Psychopharmacology, or Brain and Behavior.
—Introduction to Psychology.
—Other elective and core psychology courses.
-Advise and mentor research of undergraduate students.
-Participate in Psychology Department activities.
-Engage in research, scholarship, and continuing study.
-Standard teaching load is 24 credits per year.

-Doctorate (Ph.D. or ABD) in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related field. ABD completion by August 20, 2018 and official transcript with terminal degree received by September 29, 2018.
-Collegiate teaching experience with documentation of teaching success.
-Demonstrated experience conducting research in candidate’s area of specialization.

-Experience teaching Introduction to Psychology.
-Experience teaching courses in the area of biological psychology.
-Area of specialization in biological psychology.
-Preparation for teaching in areas of specialization and competence.
-Demonstrated commitment to continuing study.
-Demonstrated potential for research productivity and ability to involve undergraduate students in research.
-Experience advising undergraduate students.
-Potential to secure external funding for research.
-Involvement in service to the university and community.
-Potential to contribute to University’s Cognitive Science program
-Working knowledge of educational technology.
-Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.

The Psychology Department is comprised of 19 full-time faculty serving approximately 600 undergraduates. Our department houses the following certificate and degree programs: Undergraduate Certificate in Experimental Psychology (certificate), Bachelor of Science in Psychology (B.S.), Graduate Certificate in General Psychology (certificate), Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology (M.A.), Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (M.A.), Doctorate of Psychology in School Psychology (Psy.D.) (NASP accredited).

The Psychology Department at Minnesota State University, Mankato strives to provide an enriching educational environment for our undergraduate and graduate students and to contribute to the scientific understanding of behavior through research. The department integrates teaching, research and service activities to further the mission of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and university. Additional information about the Psychology Department can be found at:

Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at:

How to apply

To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website or directly at: A complete online application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.

-Cover Letter
-Resume/Curriculum Vitae
-Contact information for three (3) references
-Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree

Karla Lassonde, Associate Professor
Minnesota State University, Mankato
103 Armstrong Hall
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-5827
TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711
Fax: 5073895831

*Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization which can be found at:

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Minnesota State University, Mankato has a long-standing commitment to diversity and is actively seeking to nurture and enrich its underrepresented communities. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to accept work in the United States. Requests for reasonable accommodation of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Office of Human Resources, 507-389-2015 (V), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY). This Vacancy Notice is available in alternative format upon request. Minnesota State University, Mankato is an affirmative action/equal opportunity University and is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.

Minnesota State University, Mankato is where tireless thought and innovative research bring real solutions to real needs. The University's environment of big ideas coupled with real-world thinking equip Minnesota State Mankato students to go well beyond expectations and into exciting, rewarding futures. A growing international reputation for breakthrough research distinguishes the University, as does the unique quality of life that marks the proud community of greater Mankato.