Assistant Professor of Psychology

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Job description

Walla Walla, WA

Tenure-track position in psychology, with expertise in social psychology, at the rank of assistant professor. Effective August 2020. Ph.D. required. Social psychologists with diversity-related research interests or from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will offer courses in social psychology, introduction to psychology, statistics or research methods in psychology, and undergraduate thesis supervision, as well as courses that contribute to the College’s general education requirements. The standard annual teaching load is five courses. The College provides a generous sabbatical leave program and professional development support for both research and teaching.

Whitman College is committed to cultivating a diverse learning community. Applicants should explain how their classroom and scholarly practices will serve to create and sustain an inclusive learning environment. This statement can be included in the cover letter or the teaching statement. In their cover letter, candidates should address their interest in working at a liberal arts college with undergraduates, majors as well as non-majors, at all levels of instruction.

How to apply

To apply, go to https://whitmanhr.simplehire.com/, click “Faculty” and “Assistant Professor of Psychology.” The online application will prompt you to submit all of the required materials: a letter of application; separate statements addressing the candidate’s teaching interests and scholarly agenda; curriculum vitae; the contact information for three people who will be contacted for letters of reference; graduate transcripts; and complete sets of teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction.

Deadline: Thursday September 26, 2019.

Whitman College is building a diverse academic community and especially encourages applications from women, members of historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college’s learning environment. Whitman College is an EEO employer.

For additional information about Whitman College and the Walla Walla area, see www.whitman.edu and www.wallawalla.org.

Whitman is the premier liberal arts college that combines academic excellence with an unpretentious Northwest culture and an engaging community. Since becoming a college in 1882, Whitman College has a history of graduating ethical, accomplished leaders. The tree-lined campus is home to an intellectually dynamic, diverse, active and supportive community. Students find a balance at Whitman between challenging academics and developing meaningful and enduring personal relationships through an involved campus community.