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Assistant Professor in Psychology, Specializing in Sustainability

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Work Type: Faculty Full Time
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Faculty
Department: Psychology - 208220
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Position Summary: THE UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON Department of Psychology invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor level faculty position in psychology, to begin August 16, 2020. 

Responsibilities of the position include contributing to the undergraduate and graduate teaching needs of the Department of Psychology and Sustainability Program, supervising graduate master’s theses, and advising and mentoring undergraduate students. The 21-member Department of Psychology offers master’s level programs in Clinical and Experimental Psychology. Additional information about the Department of Psychology is available at: http://www.udayton.edu/artssciences/academics/psychology/index.php; Information about the Sustainability Program is available at: http://udayton.edu/artssciences/academics/sustainability/index.php. Human Rights Studies Program at:  http://udayton.edu/artssciences/academics/humanrights/index.php

While the successful candidate should be prepared to support all of these courses, the courses to be offered each semester will be determined in consultation with the chair of the Department of Psychology.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Completion of all Psychology Ph.D. course requirements in either cognitive or social psychology at the time of application, with the exception of completion of the dissertation defense.
• Experience in college teaching.
• Demonstrated record of scholarship in at least one of the following areas as they pertain to environmental sustainability and equity: risk; judgment and decision-making; or individual/group behaviors.
• Interest in- and perceived potential for teaching undergraduate-level integrative social science courses related to environmental and sustainability issues.
• Interest in- and perceived potential for teaching additional cross-disciplinary courses related to environmental sustainability at the undergraduate and graduate levels, in support of the Department of Psychology, Sustainability Program, and Human Rights Studies Program.

Preferred Qualifications:

While applicants may not possess all of these qualifications, the successful candidate is likely to possess many:

• Completion of Ph.D. in cognitive or social psychology with expertise in the areas of human judgment, decision making, and/or risk analysis/perception, equity considerations, and differences among groups as they relate to the environment and sustainability.
• Demonstrated excellence in teaching, as instructor of record.
• Ability, interest, and willingness to teach upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses revolving around issues of environmental sustainability, social justice and human rights issues in support of the Psychology Department, Sustainability Program, and Human Rights Program.
• Ability, interest, and willingness to teach graduate level courses exploring the topics of risk and decision-making, as they relate to sustainability and environmental/social policy issues, serving the needs of psychology graduate students, MPA students, and students pursuing a graduate certificate in sustainability.
• Ability, interest, and willingness to teach psychology courses at the undergraduate level including statistics, and research methodology.
• Successful experience teaching and/or advising students from diverse backgrounds.
• Ability, interest and willingness to exploring interdisciplinary connections within the social sciences, with the Hanley Sustainability Institute, and with the Human Rights Center.
• A demonstrated record of peer-reviewed scholarship in the area of Sustainability Psychology.
• A demonstrated record of experience conducting research exploring questions related to diverse populations and to issues of equity.
• Experience mentoring or supervising undergraduate research assistants.
• Ability, interest, and willingness to supervise graduate theses and undergraduate research/honors projects.
• Ability, interest, and willingness to engage in undergraduate academic advising.
• Ability, interest, and willingness to develop special topics courses in the candidate’s area of expertise that would support department needs.
• Ability, interest, and willingness to work collaboratively with colleagues in and beyond the department, in particular the Hanley Sustainability Institute and Human Rights Center.
• Effective interpersonal communication skills.
• Effective oral communication skills.
• Expressed willingness to apply professional knowledge to city of Dayton sustainability challenges.
• Expressed willingness to engage with Marianist and Catholic values such as social justice and educating the whole person.
• Perceived commitment to inclusive excellence in working with students from diverse backgrounds.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

A complete application consists of: a cover letter, CV, statements of research and teaching philosophy, samples of professional writing (e.g., reprints of publications), a summary of teaching evaluations (if available), unofficial transcripts of graduate work, and the contact information for three people who will submit letters of recommendation at a later date. If Ph.D. is not complete, a letter from the dissertation advisor must be included to indicate progress toward degree.

Posting closes at 11:55 PM EST

Closing Statement:

The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic research university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels.  Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community engagement and local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist educational philosophy, we educate the whole person and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service. 

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

The University is also pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty through its dual career program. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective resource and support system for your spouse. Information can be found at http://www.udayton.edu/hr/employee_resources/dual_career_resources.php


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