Psychology Department, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN 56562


Psychology Department, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN 56562  


The Position:  A full-time, tenure-eligible position in cognitive psychology or cognitive neuroscience.  Normal course load is three courses (equivalent to 12 semester hours) per semester.  Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and level of experience.  There is a nine-month yearly contract, with summer school teaching possible for additional compensation. 


Qualifications:  A Ph.D. is preferred; ABD may be considered. The candidate would teach cognitive psychology and additional courses such as perception, statistics, research methods in psychology, general psychology, and a specialty course suited to the individuals' area of expertise. Preference given to a candidate who can teach perception or other neuroscience-related courses.  The successful candidate must show a commitment to high quality teaching and to maintaining an active research program involving undergraduates.   


Advisement of about 20-26 undergraduate majors, participation in departmental projects, and involvement in college-wide activities are required.  Faculty in the department are expected to mentor undergraduate student research. Concordia encourages students and faculty to be actively engaged in the local community and as such candidates who are interested in engaging in community outreach are particularly desirable.  Candidates whose teaching, research, and/or other professional activities focus on under-represented populations, and who are interested in facilitating diversity-related learning opportunities for students are highly valued by the department and the college.


Applicants should be in sympathy with the mission of a college of the Lutheran (ELCA) church, which entails a commitment to academic freedom and openness to discussions about the relationship between faith and learning.  The mission of the college can be found at 


Beginning Date:  August 2016  


Review of completed applications will begin December 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.  Please apply online only at   A letter of interest, vita, transcripts, research statement, statement of teaching philosophy and three letters of reference will be required for a complete application. Finalists will be asked to complete an additional three brief essay questions.  For additional information contact Mona Ibrahim, Chair (  


The psychology department at Concordia College is comprised of 9 faculty and serves about 180 majors and over 100 minors. We are a creative, active group of people who provide a positive, supportive atmosphere to work in. The typical class size in our courses is 15-40 students. Faculty are provided with annual funds that allow for conference attendance and other professional development activities. Faculty development workshops are offered regularly throughout the year as well as in the summer. Opportunities for collaborative work with colleagues from other disciplines are encouraged and supported.  


Concordia College is a selective four-year liberal arts college of 2,650 undergraduates located in Moorhead (MN)/Fargo (ND), a growing metropolitan area of 200,000 that has been consistently ranked among the nation's most livable areas.   Concordia College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. A more thorough description of Concordia College can be found at  Information about the Psychology department can be found at: