Instructor/Assistant Professor of Psychology



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Job description

The Department of Psychology at Illinois College invites applications for two full-time positions in Psychology to begin August 2023.

The new professor(s) will teach courses at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum. Areas of particular need include: Intro to Neuroscience, Research Methods, Health Psychology, Sensory and Motor Systems, and Intro to Psychology. Candidates with the ability to teach in any of these areas and who have a passion for undergraduate teaching are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interest in faculty-student research is a plus; demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is essential.

While most teaching is on campus, preference for candidates with experience teaching online. Doctorate preferred; ABD or significant progress toward a doctorate considered.

Since 1829, Illinois College has transformed the lives of undergraduate students. Founded by abolitionists, IC was the first college in Illinois to graduate students and hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. The College is focused on student success and provides many opportunities for faculty-student interaction beyond the classroom, including collaborative research projects, international study-travel, and mentoring/advising. The College is committed to ensuring access and equity.

Illinois College seeks candidates who have a commitment to working closely with a wide range of students. Currently, our population is approximately one-quarter students of color and 40% first-generation college students. Eagerness and ability to work with these populations is essential. Equally important is excellence in evidence-based pedagogy. The typical teaching load at the College is three four-credit courses per semester.

The College is located in historic Jacksonville, Illinois, 30 miles west of the capital city of Springfield and 70 miles north of St. Louis, Missouri.

How to apply

For more information and to apply, please submit the following:

  • Letter of application
  • C.V.
  • A statement of teaching philosophy that includes discussion of teaching to a diverse student body
  • Contact information for three references and/or three letters of reference

Review of applications begins immediately.

Illinois College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and women.

Illinois College is a small residential liberal arts college offering exceptional education at an affordable cost on a safe and beautiful campus. For over 180 years, Illinois College has prepared young men and women for lives of leadership and service.