Psychology, Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

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Saint Joseph, MN

The Department of Psychology at the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Clinical or Counseling Psychology to begin August 2022. The position requires a research-based dissertation resulting in a doctoral degree (Ph.D., Psy.D., Ed.D., or ABD preferably with defense prior to start date) in Clinical or Counseling Psychology. Responsibilities will include teaching three undergraduate courses per semester, developing an active research program involving undergraduate students, service to the department and institution, and undergraduate advising. The successful candidate will be expected to teach Abnormal Psychology and Clinical/Counseling Psychology as well as regularly teach one or more of the following courses: Psychology of Gender, Multicultural Psychology, Health Psychology, Community Psychology, Neuropsychology, or Principles of Learning and Behavior. The candidate will also be expected to contribute to departmental coverage of one or more of the following courses: Research Methods, Statistics, or Introductory Psychology. Ability to teach general education courses that focus on gender, race, and ethnicity is preferred.

ResponsibilitiesThe Psychology Department at CSB/SJU is a collegial and engaged team of teacher-scholars with a broad range of specializations. The mission of the Psychology Department at the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University is to provide our students with an active and interactive learning experience focused on the science and practice of psychology. Faculty are dedicated to providing an environment that models a passion for learning and scholarship, using pedagogical methods that are innovative and anchored in research. It is our goal to prepare students who think critically and reflectively, engage others from all backgrounds with empathy and understanding, and use their knowledge of psychology to maximize their own personal development and promote the common good. Small class sizes of 16-30 students and the Psychology Department’s newly renovated teaching and research space support our mission.The College of Saint Benedict (CSB), a liberal arts college for women, and Saint John’s University (SJU), a liberal arts university for men, are located in the central lakes area of Minnesota, surrounded by more than 3,000 acres of pristine forests, prairies, and lakes. The campuses are minutes away from St. Cloud, an increasingly diverse regional center with a population of over 100,000, and 70 miles from Minneapolis and St. Paul. Some CSB/SJU faculty and staff choose to reside locally, while others commute from the Twin Cities. Both St. Cloud and the Twin Cities offer a wide range of fine arts, cultural, dining, recreational, and sporting opportunities.CSB/SJU are Catholic colleges in the Benedictine tradition enlivened by values of community, hospitality, stewardship, and justice. The schools are dedicated to cultivating an equitable, inclusive community founded on respect for all persons. Students, staff and faculty from many diverse belief systems and backgrounds collectively bring a rich dimension to the academic, cultural, and religious experience at CSB/SJU. We welcome faculty who devote themselves with passion and integrity to their disciplines and to a transformative education of their students. Please view our brochure regarding Higher Education in the Catholic and Benedictine Tradition.With a total enrollment of approximately 3,100 students, faculty members develop relationships with students in small classroom settings and have opportunities to work closely with students on research projects, experiential learning experiences, and study abroad programs. Recent initiatives to create a dynamic general education curriculum and to develop plans for a new teaching and learning center demonstrate strong institutional support for faculty development. For further information, see http://www.csbsju.edu.Institutional Commitment to DiversityThe College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University believe that an excellent liberal arts education requires an understanding and appreciation of cultural difference. Please view our Institutional Statement on Diversity. CSB/SJU offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program.

How to apply

Apply online with

  1. Letter of application
  2. Statement of your teaching philosophy and active-learning pedagogies you employ. As part of your statement, please share how you will support inclusion for all students in the classroom.
  3. Evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as course evaluations, examples of learning outcomes, peer or student testimonials, or other materials.
  4. A statement of your research interests, including a description of recent projects and plans for future research that would incorporate undergraduate students as research collaborators.
  5. Curriculum vitae
  6. Names and contact information of three references
  7. Unofficial graduate school transcripts

The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University believe that an excellent liberal arts education requires an understanding and appreciation of cultural difference and that everyone deserves to feel safe and morally valued. To that end, we will challenge our own practices and systems. Our commitment to an inclusive environment will be incorporated into all decision-making processes. We dedicate ourselves to cultivating an equitable, inclusive community founded on respect for all persons.