professor of psychology and neuroscience- open rank
August 14, 2018
Greenville, South Carolina
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
The Psychology Department at Furman University announces an open-rank tenure track position to begin August 2019. We will give full consideration to new PhDs as well as experienced faculty. We seek a psychologist with strong training in neuroscience who has an active program of research. Research areas could include human cognitive neuroscience or animal electrophysiology. The teaching load is 5 courses (or 4 lab courses) per year divided over 2 semesters. The successful candidate should be prepared to teach an intermediate-level neuroscience course, such as sensation and perception or animal behavior. Candidates will also be expected to regularly teach research methods and statistics, and an upper-level seminar in an area of interest. A PhD is required, and teaching experience is preferred. Candidates must be committed to exemplary teaching and maintaining a productive program of research. Candidates are also expected to become exceptional advisors and mentors to undergraduate students. The Psychology Department has outstanding teaching space and dedicated space for research with human participants or small colony animal research. There is excellent university support for teaching, undergraduate research, and faculty scholarship through substantial start-up funds, internal grants, and administrative support for obtaining extramural funding. The psychology department’s research program supports approximately 24 research students each summer.
The successful candidate will join the eight-member Psychology Department and will be expected to contribute to both the psychology and neuroscience majors. The neuroscience major is an interdisciplinary program that is led by two psychologists and three biologists. To learn more about the Psychology Department and the neuroscience major, go to: www2.furman.edu/academics/psychology and www2.furman.edu/academics/neuroscience.
Furman University is a highly selective national liberal arts college with an enrollment of approximately 2,800 students. It is located in the western tip of South Carolina at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is just north of Greenville, SC, which is a vibrant and growing economic hub that The New York Timesdescribed as “a national model for a pedestrian-friendly city center.
Furman University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including, but not limited to, gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities.
There you will provide a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, representative publications, and three contacts for letters of recommendation. Include (in cover letter or as a separate document) a description of how your teaching, scholarship, mentoring and/or service might contribute to a liberal arts college community that includes a commitment to diversity as one of its core values. Please address your anticipated needs for research space in your research statement.
Review of applications will begin September 21st 2018.
Internal Number: 224
About Furman University
Furman University is a selective private liberal arts and sciences college committed to helping students develop intellectually, personally, and interpersonally and providing the practical skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly-changing world. Furman professors are exceptional teacher-scholars who mentor undergraduate students within a campus community that values and encourages diverse ideas and perspectives. Our recently-launched strategic vision, The Furman Advantage, promises students an individualized four-year pathway facilitated by team of mentors and infused with a rich and varied set of high impact experiences outside the classroom that include undergraduate research, study away, internships, community-focused learning, and opportunities to engage across differences.