Assistant Professor, Biological Psychology

Job Type: 
Tenure Track Faculty
Institution: 
Denison University

The Department of Psychology at Denison University invites applications for a tenure track position in Biological Psychology. The appointment will be made at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2020.  The successful candidate will have completed a Ph.D. in Psychology or a closely related field. Candidates with a PhD in hand and candidates who are ABD will be considered, as long as the PhD is completed within one year of the start date.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach (1) an upper-level content course in  Biological Psychology, (2) an upper-level Biological Psychology Research course, (3) an upper-level seminar in the candidate’s area of specialty, (4) Introductory Psychology with a significant laboratory component that broadly represents psychological science, and (5) a sophomore-level course on Research Methods and Statistics. The teaching load is 5 courses per academic year. We seek applicants who demonstrate the following qualifications: evidence of a commitment to teaching excellence and/or evidence of successful undergraduate teaching, especially in biological psychology; a clear motivation to mentor undergraduates in a liberal arts setting; evidence of research productivity in psychological science and the potential to develop a productive research program with undergraduates on Denison’s campus; a commitment to contribute actively to the growth of the Department and College, and to Denison’s Neuroscience concentration. The candidate’s teaching statement, a research statement, and diversity statement will be reviewed carefully for evidence of these qualities. We will consider the extent to which each candidate’s research perspective complements those currently represented in the Department. We will also consider experience overcoming, or helping others overcome, barriers to academic success, and activities the candidate proposes implementing to enhance the college’s inclusive excellence. 

Departmental and institutional support is available for teaching and research. Support includes Denison’s Center for Learning and Teaching, dedicated research space, start-up research funds, an annual professional development account, eligibility for Denison University Research Foundation grant applications, stipends for choosing to supervise summer-research students, and a one-semester pre-tenure leave contingent upon performance.  

Denison University is a nationally ranked and academically rigorous liberal arts college with an increasingly diverse campus community. It offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Denison is located in the village of Granville, 30 minutes from Columbus, Ohio, the state capital, which hosts a wide range of cultural and artistic opportunities. Granville also offers an excellent public school system and easy access to outdoor activities.

To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster a diverse campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our Diversity Guide.  Denison University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All application materials must be submitted online to https://employment.denison.edu. We do not accept hard copy submissions. Candidates applying on or before November 1, 2019 will receive full consideration. Position open until filled.