Assistant Professor of Psychology – Cognitive
St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the national public honors college, is accepting applications for a TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY to begin August 2022.
Qualifications: Applicants must have a doctorate in Cognitive Psychology or a related field by August 2022 and be committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Teaching responsibilities will include general courses in the major (e.g., Intro to Psychology; a two-semester sequence in research methods, statistics and writing), core courses in cognitive psychology, and topics courses in one’s area of specialization. A traditional course load is 3 courses per semester, although supervision of senior thesis projects counts toward the teaching load. The development of an active research program involving undergraduates is expected, and a commitment to culturally competent teaching/mentoring and fostering inclusive and equitable learning environments is essential.
With the support of the Office of Inclusive Diversity, Equity, Access, and Accountability (IDEA2), St. Mary’s College has designated this position as part of a cluster hire designed to increase the diversity of SMCM faculty. Programs participating in this cluster hire include Anthropology, Biology, Computer Science, Economics, and Psychology. The College seeks to build and support a network of committed scholars whose pedagogical practice-- across their diverse fields of specialization-- improves the educational experience of underrepresented students. Candidates who demonstrate commitment to and past experience supporting BIPOC, first generation, and low-income students will be given preference. St. Mary’s College is particularly interested in candidates whose teaching is culturally responsive, and grounded in strategies that both increase student belonging and reduce equity gaps in student performance. New faculty in this cluster hire cohort will be supported by research funds up to $5000 in the first two years, paid professional development opportunities, individualized strategic mentoring, campus and community onboarding, and a dedicated steering committee to oversee the long-term success of the initiative and its participants.
The department of 14 faculty supports the psychology major, which is among the largest at the College. St. Mary’s College is committed to excellence in teaching and in undergraduate research. More than 72% of psychology majors pursue advanced degrees upon graduating.
Non-sectarian since its founding, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, a public Carnegie Baccalaureate, Arts and Sciences institution located in St. Mary's City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., has been designated a national public honors college. With selective admissions policies, academically talented students, and a rigorous curriculum, we offer a small college experience similar to that found at exceptional private colleges. St. Mary’s faculty benefit from a comprehensive program of support for scholarship, research, travel, and curriculum development, including course releases for pretenure faculty and leaves for tenured faculty. The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and by our proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.
St. Mary’s College embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission. We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and racial/ethnic diversity. Application materials should include a cover letter that addresses how the candidate will contribute to a campus culture of inclusion, curriculum vitae (including email address), statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available). Applicants should also arrange for the submission of three confidential letters of recommendation. Applicants can request confidential letters through their Interfolio Dossier account, and letters may be uploaded for free by the letter writer directly to our Interfolio-hosted account for committee review. Applications are being accepted online at: apply.interfolio.com/96656. Questions may be directed to Dr. Aileen Bailey, Psychology Department.
Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and proof of COVID-19 vaccination, medical and religious exemptions may be considered. St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
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Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.