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Open Rank Professor of Social Psychology (#241)

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Faculty in Psychology and Education
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The Department of Psychology and Education invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position.  This position is open rank and will begin fall 2016.

The successful candidate will teach courses within the area of social psychology at the introductory and advanced levels as well as teach one core course within our introductory sequence (i.e., introductory psychology, statistics, or research methods).  The teaching load is 4 courses per year.  Interest in contributing as a collaborative member of the department is important.

We conceptualize social psychology broadly, and are open to a wide range of areas of expertise and methodological approaches.  We are seeking a colleague who will 1) contribute to intersections within our department such as in the areas of social-biological, social-education, or social-personality and 2) allow us to build stronger bridges between our department and other departments or programs within the College (e.g., Gender Studies, Economics, Biology, Africana Studies).  

We seek a candidate eager to build a rigorous program of high quality research that integrally involves the contributions of undergraduate researchers.  The Psychology and Education Department offers excellent resources for lab research, fieldwork, and partnerships with community-based sites.   

Mount Holyoke supports faculty scholarship through start-up funds, travel support, internal grants, and sabbaticals.  Mount Holyoke also offers a comprehensive faculty mentoring program, a teaching and learning initiative, and invests in faculty across the career span. Candidates applying at the Associate or Full Professor rank should describe their experience mentoring junior faculty through the tenure process.  All candidates should have a Ph.D. at the time of application.

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty.  Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color.  Mount Holyoke College is located about 80 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts. 

Mount Holyoke is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members.  Mount Holyoke College seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the college's academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society.  In furtherance of academic excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, other Pacific Islanders, first generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy.

The successful candidate will demonstrate competence in working with students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

Applications must be made online at https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu by submitting a CV and statements on the following: (1) teaching philosophy, (2) research plans, and (3) mentoring a diverse student body.  Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf.  Electronic prompts to referees will be generated automatically after the completed application has been submitted.  To be assured full consideration applications must be complete by Friday, September 25, 2015.