Assistant Professor, Psychology & Public Health (Tenure Track)

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The Position:
Assistant Professor, Psychology & Public Health (Tenure Track)
Job Summary:The Department of Psychology and the Public Health Program at Muhlenberg College invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor joint appointment to begin Fall 2023. The Psychology department and Public Health program interact collaboratively and provide a welcoming community of students, staff, and faculty who are deeply committed to undergraduate intellectual growth and well-being. We have a great track record of excellence in teaching, and a reputation that offers collegiality and support to one another, both as instructors and as people. We are committed to hiring and supporting faculty who can contribute to our development of a culturally diverse community through their teaching, scholarship, and service. We value diversity and seek individuals committed to inclusivity in collaboration and interdisciplinary research.

The expected teaching load is three courses per semester, with equal contributions to both Psychology and Public Health. Courses would include upper level courses in both programs within the candidate’s area of expertise and programmatic courses such as Abnormal Psychology, Intro to Psychology, Issues in Public Health, Epidemiology, and Research Methodology courses.  The position will also include opportunities for teaching cross-disciplinary and Integrated Learning courses. In addition to teaching, faculty are expected to serve as mentors for students in our undergraduate research programs and also serve as academic advisors. The Muhlenberg Center for Teaching and Learning offers a range of programs in support of faculty, including pedagogical and mentorship workshops, support for meaningful classroom experimentation, and facilitated interdisciplinary collaboration.

Schedule & Benefits: This is a full-time, tenure-track, faculty position. Muhlenberg offers a highly competitive benefits package, including but not limited to, paid time off, paid parental leave, tuition programs at the undergraduate and graduate level, medical, dental and vision coverage, flexible spending plans, short-and long-term disability, life insurance, and retirement.

Successful applicants will have the following combinations of qualifications: PhD or DrPH in Public Health with a concentration in behavioral health; PhD in Clinical or Counseling Psychology with an MPH; PhD in Biobehavioral Psychology with an MPH; PhD in Psychology or Public Health with areas of expertise that are cross-disciplinary.  The successful candidate will display a commitment to excellence and innovation in undergraduate teaching and to working with and mentoring students from a broad array of backgrounds, including those from underrepresented groups. Alongside displaying a commitment to teaching and service, the successful candidate will have a strong record of interdisciplinary scholarship and professional activity in Psychology and Public Health. The College offers support for research and professional development through internal grants.

For more information about our department and program visit

https://www.muhlenberg.edu/academics/psychology/ and https://www.muhlenberg.edu/academics/public-health/.

The College & Surrounding Area: Founded in 1848, Muhlenberg College is a private, four-year residential, liberal arts college committed to preparing students for leadership in an increasingly interdependent world, and affirms the educational benefits of diversity and inclusion. Muhlenberg College is dedicated to shaping creative, compassionate, collaborative leaders through rigorous academic programs in the arts, humanities, business, natural sciences, and social sciences; as well as pre-professional programs in law, health, and theology; and progressive workforce-focused post-baccalaureate certificates and master’s degrees. Faculty have access to a wide range of professional development resources, including but not limited to pedagogical workshops, facilitated interdisciplinary course collaborations, mentoring from the college’s Center for Teaching and Learning, and membership resources from the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity.

As part of eastern Pennsylvania’s scenic Lehigh Valley, Allentown is a diverse city of 125,000, located just 60 miles north of Philadelphia and 90 miles west of New York City. As the third largest city in the state, and along with neighboring Bethlehem and Easton, the region is home to a vibrant arts scene, extensive parks and recreational opportunities, and a rich blend of diverse cuisine.

How to apply

Review of materials will begin immediately. For best consideration, apply by October 20, 2022. Complete applications should be uploaded as one PDF document to our Workday Career Portal. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research interests, evidence of teaching excellence, a separate diversity statement describing professional experience working with diverse populations and/or contributions to an inclusive community, and contact information for three professional references. For questions about this position, please contact the Chair of Psychology, Stefanie Sinno ([email protected]) or the Public Health Program Director, Chrysan Cronin ([email protected]). For questions on Muhlenberg’s Workday Career Portal, email: [email protected].

An equal opportunity employer, Muhlenberg College is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff from racial and ethnic groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education. For additional information about Muhlenberg’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, applicants can find the latest updates to the College’s Diversity Strategic Plan at this link: http://www.muhlenberg.edu/main/aboutus/president/initiatives/diversityatmuhlenberg/