The Bates College Department of Psychology invites applications for a two-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology in developmental psychology, beginning August 2021. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and supervision of undergraduate research, as well as demonstrated success in working with underrepresented and marginalized student populations. The teaching load is 5 courses each year, and the candidate will be expected to supervise senior thesis research projects.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach developmental psychology and additional courses in their area of specialty. Courses that complement the curriculum in the psychology department are desirable. The area of specialization within developmental psychology is open but candidates whose teaching and/or research address gender, race, and/or ethnicity are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates should either hold the Ph.D. in psychology or be ABD in a psychology Ph.D. program.
The college’s mission statement celebrates “the transformative power of our differences.” Accordingly, we believe that campus diversity contributes to student learning, and we embrace our college’s aim to extend access to a Bates education to an ever wider range of students. Candidates who can enhance the diversity of the faculty and/or support an increasingly diverse student body are encouraged to apply.
Given the ongoing complications posed by COVID-19, selected candidates will be interviewed only via Zoom. To learn more about the psychology department, Bates College, and the Lewiston/Auburn community in Maine, please visit this site.
Consideration of applications begins February 25, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, unofficial graduate transcripts, statements on teaching and research, and teaching evaluations (if available). We ask candidates to comment on their ability to support a diverse student body and contribute to campus diversity in their teaching/research materials. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.
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