Visiting Assistant Professor of Social Psychology

  • Saint Michael's College
  • Colchester, VT, USA

Job Description

Company Description:
Saint Michael's College delivers a compelling, world-class education in a beautiful Vermont setting. Our connected community allows students to form close relationships with each other and accomplished faculty and staff members, providing an ideal learning environment where they have the space and support to challenge themselves and their peers. As a fully residential college located minutes from Burlington, one of the country's top-rated college towns, Saint Michael's offers an unparalleled mix of academic, spiritual, cultural, service and wilderness experiences. Saint Michael's is among the elite ranks of only 283 colleges and universities nationwide allowed to host a Phi Beta Kappa national honor society chapter on campus, making it clear why Newsweek magazine labeled the college a "hidden treasure" that "deserves more national recognition." The College is included in the Princeton Review's Best 379 Colleges, earning a spot on the Green College Honor Roll for demonstrating a strong commitment to sustainability. Surrounded by the beautiful Green Mountains and Lake Champlain, and only 3.5 hours from Boston and 1.5 hours from Montreal, the area offers abundant recreational and cultural opportunities. To learn more, visit smcvt.edu.


Job Description:
Introduction:
Saint Michael's College seeks to appoint a 3-year visiting assistant professor in Social Psychology beginning Fall 2019. The position has the potential for renewal as a tenure track appointment.
Description:
Specific teaching assignments will depend on the background and interests of the successful candidate but will include research methods and social psychology. The candidate will also have an opportunity to develop an upper level elective in social psychology or an area of applied psychology with a social focus, such as environmental psychology, social change, community psychology, and so on. The ideal candidate will have the ability and interest to teach general psychology. Innovative approaches to teaching, including those employing technology, are welcomed. The candidate's area of research specialization is open. Preference will be given to candidates who have an interest in mentoring undergraduate psychology majors.
The department offers a full range of courses to support majors and minors in psychology, and to prepare students for a wide range of post-graduation opportunities.
Benefits include health, dental, vision, life, disability, 401(k), employee and dependent tuition benefits, and discounted gym membership.
Requirements:
  • An earned doctoral degree in social psychology.
  • Demonstrated evidence of teaching excellence and commitment to incorporating a variety of perspectives and preparing students for working in diverse and inclusive environments.
  • Promise of a successful research program in social psychology or applied psychology with a social focus.
  • Promise of departmental and institutional citizenship, which will include student advising, and participation in department and college meetings/assignments.
An offer of employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.


Additional Information:
Saint Michael's College, inspired by our Edmundite Catholic mission, is committed to diversity and inclusion across our campus community. We are committed to attracting and supporting faculty and staff that fully represent the racial, ethnic, religious, and cultural diversity of the nation, and we actively seek applications from underrepresented groups. Applicants are invited to include in their cover letter and other documents information about how they may contribute to our goal through their research, teaching and/or service.
The mission of the Education Programs at Saint Michael's College is to contribute to the intellectual, ethical, social, and spiritual development of individuals and culture, with an emphasis on creativity, curiosity, contemplation, collaboration, social justice, and sustainability.
Saint Michael's College is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity, in compliance with applicable provisions of state and federal law that prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, religion, sexual orientation, veteran or military service status, HIV-positive test result status, genetic information, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic, as such characteristics and prohibitions are defined by applicable law. The College will not rely inappropriately on such characteristics, or upon related stereotypes or biases, in making employment-related decisions. Also, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship or otherwise would not be required by applicable law, the College will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, as well as any employee who is limited in her ability to perform the functions of her job because of pregnancy, childbirth or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth.


Application Instructions:
Please be prepared to attach the following documents after clicking on Apply Now button:
  • Cover letter detailing teaching and professional experiences
  • Contact information for three references (original letters from referees may be requested at a later date)
  • Professional Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial transcripts (official transcripts required at time of hire)
Review of Applications will begin on January 3, 2019, and continue until position is filled.
No phone calls, emails or walk-ins please.


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