Assistant Professor of Psychology
- Montana State University
- Bozeman, MT
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology/College of Letters & Sciences
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Equal Opportunity Employer, Veterans/Disabled
The Department of Psychology at Montana State University (MSU) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Psychological Science (specialty area open). Research area is not specified; preference is given to candidates who broaden the areas of expertise represented by the current faculty. The department has nine Psychological Science faculty at MSU with strong research in the department’s four cross-cutting themes: attention, memory, and thought; equity, diversity, and disparities; health, resilience, and well-being; and motivation and emotion. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Psychology or related field by start date, will develop and maintain an active research program with the potential for external funding, and will participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching.
Duties and Responsibilities
The faculty position to be filled is a full-time tenure track appointment with primary responsibilities in research and teaching. The successful candidate will become an integral part of the Psychology program, with duties to include teaching foundational courses in the department curriculum as well as courses in the candidate’s area of expertise; developing a nationally recognized research program with extramural funding, and participating in professional and university outreach and service activities.
Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
- Ph.D. in Psychology or related field by start date.
- Demonstrated potential to publish high-quality, original research and build a nationally-recognized, externally-funded research program.
- Demonstrated potential to effectively teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students.
- Evidence of scholarly and professional achievements commensurate with experience.
Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
- Research expertise in one or more of the department’s four cross-cutting themes: attention, memory, and thought; equity, diversity, and disparities; health, resilience, and well-being; and motivation and emotion.
- Potential to complement current faculty research interests within the department and/or across campus.
- Potential to contribute to the department’s curriculum, especially in the area of core courses and/or required courses in research methods and statistical analyses.
- Commitment to supporting, promoting, and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment.
- Experience supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom, mentorship, and departmental culture.
The Successful Candidate Will
- Be a dynamic scholar with strong potential to establish a funded research program that fosters participation by undergraduate and graduate students;
- Have excellent written and oral communication skills;
- Have the ability to inspire and mentor students;
- Have effective interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate successfully with faculty, staff, and students; and
- Have an appreciation for diverse constituencies, especially the ability to help students from underrepresented backgrounds succeed.
The department has nine Psychological Science faculty at MSU with strong research in the department’s four cross-cutting themes: attention, memory, and thought; equity, diversity, and disparities; health, resilience, and well-being; and motivation and emotion. The department has approximately 600 undergraduate majors, 110 psychology minors, and a Ph.D. program in Psychological Science. Faculty typically teach two courses per semester. MSU has many opportunities for collaborative work both within and outside the department, including with the Center for Mental Health Research and Recovery, the Center for American Indian and Rural Health Equity, the Montana Engineering Education Research Center, the Montana IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence, the American Indian and Alaskan Native Clinical and Translational Research Program and the Western Transportation Institute.
Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. The College of Letters & Science (CLS) at Montana State University encourages individuals interested in advancing the University’s Strategic Plan diversity, equity, and inclusion goals to apply. Links to the University Strategic Plan; Office of Diversity and Inclusion; Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Plan; CLS Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and CLS newsletter, Diversity Matters are all embedded here for reference. CLS is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in research, teaching, and service/outreach engagement, and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, the College encourages applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds. We recruit, employ, train, and promote regardless of race, gender, sex, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, color, national origin, disability, age, veterans status, and other underrepresented groups. MSU also recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
Faculty in the Psychology department are committed to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, as evidenced by community based participatory research with Native American and rural communities, engagement in campus-wide DEI initiatives, and active efforts to diversify our undergraduate and graduate programs.
1. Curriculum Vitae
2. Cover Letter Addressing Each of the Required and Preferred Qualifications
3. Research Statement (max 2 pages)
4. Teaching Statement (max 2 pages)
5. Diversity Statement (max 2 pages)
Screening of Applicants
Screening of applications will begin on November 15, 2021; however, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.
Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; firstname.lastname@example.org .
In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.
MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: http://www.montana.edu/hr/affirmative_action_plan.html .
To apply, visit https://jobs.montana.edu/postings/26357
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