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Assistant Professor, Cognitive Psychology

July 07, 2014

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The Department of Psychological Science at Carthage College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in cognitive psychology to begin August 2015.

Individuals with research interests in memory, language, problem solving, and decision-making are particularly encouraged to apply. We seek a colleague with broad interests in psychology and enthusiasm for both teaching (including labs) and research. The successful candidate is expected to have an active research program that would involve undergraduates as co-investigators and to mentor students’ senior thesis projects. Lab space is available, as well as funding to purchase basic research equipment and employ student research assistants.

Applicants should expect to teach three undergraduate courses per semester and one course in January Term (two out of every three years). The successful candidate will teach Introductory Psychological Science, Cognition, Thesis in Psychological Science, and advanced courses in the area of cognitive psychology, depending on the candidate’s interests.

Interested candidates should submit a single PDF including a cover letter, c.v., statements of teaching and research philosophy, and the names and contact information of three professional references to:

Jonathan Marshall
Chair, Social Science Division

For full consideration, application materials should be received by October 24, 2014.

Founded in 1847, Carthage College combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation, so that our students uncover and ignite their true potential. As a four-year private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran tradition, we place a strong emphasis on both moral and intellectual values. Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, allows students the opportunity to learn in a professional context. Our beautiful campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan is home to 150 scholars, 2500 full-time students, and 900 part-time students. Our rich academic experience equips students with foundational knowledge and skills, preparing graduates to be lifelong learners, and to lead meaningful, productive lives.

Carthage College values the diversity of its campus community and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.