Assistant Professor of Psychology/Educational Psychologist

Assistant Professor of Psychology/Educational Psychologist.  The Psychology Department at Rhodes College invites applications for a tenure-track position. The successful candidate must possess a firm commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service at a liberal arts college. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated commitments to urban education and working with historically marginalized populations.Teaching responsibilities will include five courses a year from the following: introductory psychology, educational psychology, child and/or adolescent development, learning and motivation, advanced research methods in psychology, and upper-level research and seminar courses in the candidate’s research area. Previous teaching experience is desirable. Candidates must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology or a related field by July 2017. A number of interdisciplinary fields yield graduates who would be appropriate for this position (e.g., Liberal Studies in Urban Childhood, Interdisciplinary Human Development, Educational Science programs). The successful candidate will contribute to an interdisciplinary Educational Studies major, will be expected to establish and maintain an active program of research involving undergraduates, and to participate in the life of the College. Research opportunities will be supported by startup funds, lab space, and by Rhodes partnerships with the Shelby County School district and other educational institutions in the city.
Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a highly selective, private, residential, undergraduate college, located in Memphis, Tennessee.  We aspire to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. We encourage applications from candidates interested in helping us achieve this vision.
Rhodes College values an inclusive and welcoming environment.  We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce.
Memphis has a metropolitan population of over one million and provides multiple opportunities for research and for cultural and recreational activities.
Please apply online at; only online applications will be accepted.  A complete application includes a cover letter, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, a research plan, and three letters of recommendation. Please address in your cover letter your interest in teaching at a liberal arts college and how your experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service might contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity as one of its core values. Review of completed applications will begin on October 1 and continue until the position is filled. The online application system will solicit letters of recommendation electronically from the candidate’s recommenders once their contact information has been entered by the candidate and the search committee requests them.  Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews. For further information please contact Dr. Katherine White,