Tenure-track Assistant Professor, Experimental Psychology

Job Type: 
Tenure Track Faculty
Institution: 
Northern Michigan University

Tenure Track Assistant Professor
Department of Psychological Science

Position: The Department of Psychological Science at Northern Michigan University is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Experimental Psychology, with an open area of specialization, to begin in August, 2020. 

Duties and Responsibilities: The position requires teaching, advising students, research, and service. The candidate will be expected to teach courses in one’s area specialization, which may include Learning and Cognition, Sensation and Perception, Neuropsychology/Cognitive Neuroscience, Social Psychology, or Developmental Psychology , in addition to teaching other general courses in the Psychology curriculum. The normal teaching load is three courses per semester, although grant-supported load reductions are possible. The successful candidate is expected to develop an externally funded research program.  Laboratory space and startup funds will be provided.  

Minimum Qualifications:  Ph.D. in Psychology or closely related field and previous teaching experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum design including, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and assessment of outcomes; ability to conduct professional research; and ability to supervise students in a research setting.

Additional Desirable Qualifications:  Previous teaching experience in psychology; previous experience mentoring students; previous experience developing an externally funded research program; ability to provide course instruction and student mentorship for the department’s Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience undergraduate major.

The Department of Psychological Science is housed in the university’s Weston Hall science building and has access to a variety of research equipment including near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), a 64-channel electroencephalogram (EEG), human psychophysiology equipment, 3-D printer, and virtual reality equipment. Support for teaching is provided by NMU’s Center for Teaching and Learning, which provides assistance with the learning management system, holds workshops, and offers peer evaluations of teaching. Additional information about the Department of Psychological Science and NMU may be found at http://www.nmu.edu/psychology and http://www.nmu.edu.

All required materials must be submitted electronically by Friday, August 23, 2019.  Applications received after this date will not be considered.  All applicants must submit a cover letter, a statement describing your approach to teaching, documentation of past teaching quality (e.g., student ratings), a research plan, CV, graduate transcripts, contact information for three references (names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers), and up to three selected reprints. To apply for this position please visit: https://employMe.nmu.edu. Further information may be requested from Dr. Joshua Carlson, Search Committee Chair, ([email protected]; 906-227-2935).

Northern Michigan University, with 7,900 students and 177 degree programs, is located along the shore of Lake Superior in the vibrant, historic city of Marquette, consistently named a top spot in the nation to raise a family, vacation, and enjoy an excellent quality of life.  See more at www.nmu.edu/marquette.  Additional information about the Department of Psychological Science and NMU may be found at http://www.nmu.edu/psychology and http://www.nmu.edu.

NMU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, and is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty.