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Requisition Number 17-0048
Post Date 8/21/2017
Title Assistant Professor of Personality or Social Psychology
City Frederick
State MD
Description

Under the general direction of the Chair, Department of Psychology and Counseling, the full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Personality or Social Psychology will begin August 2018. Candidates should possess a Ph.D. in Personality or Social Psychology, and be prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate sections in both Social Psychology and Theories of Personality, as well as specialty courses within their area of expertise (those who are ABD will also be considered). Candidates are expected to exhibit a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, as well as be able to involve students in their research area.

Requirements

Teaching

  • Strong commitment to excellence in teaching, and a research program that can involve students.
  • Prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate sections in both Social Psychology and Theories of Personality, as well as specialty courses within their area of expertise.
  • Plan course syllabi and assignments for the semester of study to meet Hood College and departmental curriculum requirements.
  • Instruct students in course content and provide learning opportunities to achieve course objectives.
  • Encourage class participation and provide assistance to students, as appropriate, in completing class assignments. Manage classroom interactions and establish and maintain a climate that encourages learning.
  • Critique performance on various assignments to measure the quality of learning, to build thinking skills, to challenge students’ assumptions, and to reinforce concepts, which may include practical application of new skills.
  • Maintain regular office hours and contact with students, as appropriate. Work with students to address problems and resolve issues.
  • Accompany students on field trips or other off-campus learning opportunities, as appropriate.
  • Determine grades for assignments and for overall achievement in class. Provide appropriate documentation of grades to students and department, as appropriate.
  • Other job-related duties, as assigned.

Research

  • Conduct research to enhance general body of knowledge and provide publication opportunities.
  • Present research findings and other academic papers at professional conferences.

Service

  • Participate in college committees and/or professional organizations to develop professional partnerships and meet academic needs of the institution.
  • Support the College’s initiatives to recruit and retain talented students.
  • Act as an active member of the Hood College community.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Carries out supervisory responsibilities as they may occur for directing students in honors theses, internships, independent studies, or X-credits. Responsibilities may also include interviewing students as potential laboratory assistants, appraising performance, addressing concerns, and resolving problems.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Candidates should possess a Ph.D. in Personality or Social Psychology, and be prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate sections in both Social Psychology and Theories of Personality, as well as specialty courses within their area of expertise (those who are ABD will also be considered).

Technology Skills

Proficient in office productivity suite software (such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), e-mail, and Internet. Ability to use available instructional technology resources to effectively teach in a manner conducive to classroom presentation including, but not limited to, use of audio visual equipment, computer, educational software (e.g., Blackboard), statistical software (e.g., SPSS), etc.

Language Skills

Must be proficient in the communication of key concepts for the specific discipline in the English language. Ability to read and interpret documents such as research studies, administrative policies, journals, newspapers, etc. Ability to write lesson plans, respond to email messages, create routine reports, and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of students, faculty, staff, and other constituencies.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to work with mathematical concepts as appropriate for the particular discipline. Higher-level concepts may be required for some disciplines.

To Apply

Qualified candidates are invited to apply on-line via our electronic application which requires submission of a cover letter, a CV, a teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests and needs, three letters of recommendation, and two research reprints by Oct. 13, 2017. When saving documents, document titles (including letters of recommendation) related to your application should include the job requisition number, 17-0048. Letters of recommendation should include your name and the job requisition number.

Questions about the position and letters of recommendation should be addressed to Dr. Elizabeth MacDougall at psychandcoun@hood.edu.

The electronic application is found at the end of the job description on the lower right hand side, “Apply On-line”. If you need assistance with the on-line application process, please email humanresources@hood.edu or call (301) 696-3592. Hood College is a liberal arts college of 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students with 14 graduate programs located 45 minutes from Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.

Hood College is committed to diversity in its faculty and staff and subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals legally eligible to work in the United States. An Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disability.

Hood College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, religion, or age in recruitment, admission and access to, or treatment, or employment in its programs, services, benefits, or activities as required by applicable laws including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and students. Inquiries about discrimination or reasonable accommodation should be referred to the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator at Alumnae Hall, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD. 21701 (AD 312), (301) 696-3592. For complete information on Hood College’s nondiscrimination policy, please visit http://www.hood.edu/non-discrimination/.

Revised 8/23/2017

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