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Assistant Professor specializing in Social Psychology

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Work Type: Faculty Full Time
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Faculty
Department: Psychology - 208220
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Position Summary: The Department of Psychology invites applications for a tenure-track position specializing in Social Psychology with a research program that focuses on diversity, including culture, ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, and/or disability at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 16, 2021. The person appointed to this position is expected to contribute to the teaching needs of the department, develop and maintain an active research program, and advise and mentor undergraduate students. The 21-member Department of Psychology offers master’s level programs in Clinical and Experimental Psychology, with contributions to graduate teaching and supervising of master’s theses varying based on departmental needs and faculty preference and interest. We value the exploration and implementation of innovative teaching approaches and educational values that promote inclusive excellence in shaping the next generation of psychological scientists. Additional information about the University and the Department of Psychology is available at: http://artssciences.udayton.edu/Psychology and http://diversity.udayton.edu
Minimum Qualifications:

Completion of all Ph.D. course requirements at the time of application, with the exception of completion of the dissertation defense, towards a Ph.D. in Social Psychology or closely related field (e.g., Experimental Psychology, Applied Social Psychology, etc.).

Demonstrated record of peer-reviewed, published (or accepted for publication) scholarship in the area of social psychology with a focus on diversity, including culture, ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, or disability.

Potential to teach courses at the undergraduate level that meet the needs of the department, including an integrative social science course related to their research, Social Psychology, Introduction to Psychology, Research Methods, and Statistics.

Experience in college teaching.

Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

Ph.D. in Social Psychology or closely related field (e.g., Experimental Psychology, Applied Social Psychology, etc.).

Successful experience in one or more of the following:
--College teaching as the instructor of record.
--Teaching, mentoring, and/or advising students from diverse backgrounds.
--Teaching undergraduate research methods and/or statistics using R.

Ability, interest, and commitment to one or more of the following:
--Establish a program of research that involves mentorship of undergraduate students
--Mentor undergraduate honors projects and graduate master’s theses
--Supervise undergraduate honors projects and graduate master’s theses
--Engage in undergraduate academic advising
--Develop special topics courses in the candidate’s area of expertise that would support department needs
--Work collaboratively with colleagues in and beyond the department

Effective interpersonal communication skills.

Expressed commitment to apply professional knowledge to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts at the university.

Expressed willingness to engage with Marianist values such as social justice and educating the whole person.

Expressed commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds.

Effective oral communication skills

Effective classroom skills

Special Instructions to Applicants:

A complete application consists of: a cover letter, CV, statements of research and teaching, sample/s of professional writing (e.g., reprints of publications), evidence of teaching experience (e.g., student evaluations, peer evaluations, or external evaluations), unofficial transcripts of graduate work, and the contact information for three people who will submit letters of recommendation. If the dissertation defense is not completed, evidence of progress toward its completion in a timely manner is required. Applications and all related materials must be received by April 15, 2021. Letters of recommendation will be requested from the applicants at a later date.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

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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