Open Rank, Tenure-Track Position in Cognitive or Perceptual Development

Position Title
Open Rank, Tenure-Track Position in Cognitive or Perceptual Development
Location
Lewisburg, PA

Position URL
apply.interfolio.com/36702
Position Description
Bucknell University, Department of Psychology, invites applications for an open-rank tenure-track position in Cognitive or Perceptual Development beginning in August 2017. We seek an outstanding teacher and scholar with a commitment to diversity, student learning, and inclusive pedagogy.

The successful candidate will have an interest in integrating high-impact educational experiences into courses and have a strong or promising record of scholarship. An active research program that results in peer-reviewed publications and involves mentorship of undergraduates is expected. We are especially interested in candidates whose research involves children. As part of the five-course per year teaching load, the successful candidate will be expected to teach Cognitive Psychology, Research Methods in Developmental or Cognitive Psychology, and an advanced seminar in the candidate's area of interest. Depending on the background and interest of the candidate, there is also the opportunity to teach Developmental Psychology or Sensation and Perception. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to teach either Introductory Psychology, or General Research Methods, or Psychological Statistics. Opportunity exists to supervise Master's degree students in Psychology. For an entry-level hire, a PhD is required by August 1, 2017. Appointment at a senior rank will be considered for outstanding candidates with demonstrated success in undergraduate mentorship and a record of leadership consistent with the teacher-scholar model.

Bucknell University, an equal opportunity employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Thus, we seek candidates who will be committed to Bucknell’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body. We welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.

Applications must be completed online through Interfolio ByCommittee and should include a cover letter, vitae, reprints and preprints, descriptive teaching and research program statements, and materials demonstrating evidence of success or promise in teaching.  In addition, 3 letters of reference should be submitted. Applications will be reviewed beginning September 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.  Contact Department Chair J.T. Ptacek at 570-577-1200 or ptacek@bucknell.edufor more information. Visit www.departments.bucknell.edu/psychologyfor more information about the department.

Bucknell University is a private, highly selective, unique national University where liberal arts and strong professional programs in engineering, business, education and music complement each other. We seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an architectural gem that has been ranked as one of America’s best small towns. The Lewisburg area offers a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, and appealing amenities such as art galleries, an art deco theater, historic museums, and charming independent boutiques and restaurants. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.