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Assistant Professor of Psychology
The Psychology Department at Rhodes College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor to begin August of 2020. Rhodes College believes that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as an institution, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Candidates with degrees in Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology, or related fields in psychology are encouraged to apply. Special consideration will be given to candidates whose program of research focuses on health and/or social equity, particularly health and mental health experiences and/or disparities related to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, socioeconomic status, or other characteristics related to discrimination or exclusion. The successful candidate must demonstrate a firm commitment to teaching and scholarship at a liberal arts college and will be expected to maintain an active research program involving undergraduates. Collaborative research and teaching opportunities exist with several interdisciplinary programs, including Gender and Sexuality Studies, Africana Studies, Latin American and Latinx Studies, Neuroscience, Educational Studies, and Urban Studies (with a major in Health Equity). Teaching responsibilities will include five courses a year which may include introductory psychology, statistics, upper-level research and seminar courses in the candidate’s area of specialization, and content courses related to clinical, social equity, or health psychology. Research will be supported by start-up funds and lab space, and possibilities for additional research support include summer research funds and travel funds. In addition, extensive opportunities for collaborative research are available through our partnerships with OUTMemphis, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, University of Memphis, University of Tennessee Medical School, and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Candidates must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in Psychology by July 2020.
Rhodes is a nationally ranked residential college committed to the liberal arts and sciences. Our highest priorities are intellectual engagement, service to others, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and honor among ourselves. Our students live and learn on one of the country’s most beautiful campuses, located in the heart of Memphis, an economic, medical, and cultural center, making Rhodes one of a handful of prominent liberal arts colleges in a major metropolitan area.
Rhodes College prides itself on being a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and anti-discrimination.
Please apply online at jobs.rhodes.edu. A complete application will include 1) a cover letter that addresses the strengths the candidate will bring as a teacher and scholar to a liberal arts college environment; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) the names and contact information for three references; 4) a statement of teaching philosophy 5) a research plan; 6) a separate statement that addresses how the candidate’s experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service will contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity and inclusion as one of its core values. The online application system will solicit letters of recommendation electronically from the candidate’s recommenders, once their contact information has been entered by the candidate and all other required application materials have been submitted. Review of completed applications will begin October 28 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates from backgrounds typically underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews.