We seek a psychologist with strong training in neuroscience who has an active program of research. Research areas could include human cognitive neuroscience or animal electrophysiology. The teaching load is 5 courses (or 4 lab courses) per year divided over 2 semesters. The successful candidate should be prepared to teach an intermediate-level neuroscience course, such as sensation and perception or animal behavior. Candidates will also be expected to regularly teach research methods and statistics, and an upper-level seminar in an area of interest. A PhD is required, and teaching experience is preferred.
Candidates must be committed to exemplary teaching and maintaining a productive program of research. Candidates are also expected to become exceptional advisors and mentors to undergraduate students. The Psychology Department has outstanding teaching space and dedicated space for research with human participants or small colony animal research. There is excellent university support for teaching, undergraduate research, and faculty scholarship through substantial start-up funds, internal grants, and administrative support for obtaining extramural funding. The psychology department's research program supports approximately 24 research students each summer.
The successful candidate will join the eight-member Psychology Department and will be expected to contribute to both the psychology and neuroscience majors. The neuroscience major is an interdisciplinary program that is led by two psychologists and three biologists.
Letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, representative publications, and three contacts for letters of recommendation.
Include (in cover letter or as a separate document) a description of how your teaching, scholarship, mentoring and/or service might contribute to a liberal arts college community that includes a commitment to diversity as one of its core values.
Job Posting End Date:
Fri, September 21, 2018
Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities. Domestic partners of employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits.