Assistant Professor of Psychology
St. Edward's University
School of Behavioral and Social Sciences
The Psychology Program at St. Edward's University is seeking qualified applicants at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek candidates with a commitment to undergraduate education and mentoring, strong communication skills, and collegiality. A specialization in behavioral neuroscience is preferred.
In line with the St. Edward's University mission statement the campus is actively engaged in the pursuit of social justice, and candidates must demonstrate an appreciation of and commitment to diversity. An inclusive faculty body is highly valued as we strive to create a diverse learning environment to prepare our students for success in a global and multicultural world.
The successful candidate will join an active department to teach four courses per semester, advise undergraduate students, pursue faculty development efforts, and participate in the wider life of the university and community. Teaching responsibilities will include core courses (e.g., Research Methods, Introductory Psychology), as well as courses in the Behavioral Neuroscience major.
Ph.D. in Psychology required. Strong commitment to, and potential for excellence in, undergraduate teaching and collaborative research with students is required. Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal history background check required.
About St. Edward's University
Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,800 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students.
The Department of Psychology & Behavioral Neuroscience
at St. Edward's supports students interested in studying the brain and behavior while developing essential scientific and critical thinking skills. We offer a B.A. degree in Psychology and a B.S. degree in Behavioral Neuroscience, and boast state-of-the-art research facilities that feature high-tech observation, biofeedback, and behavioral labs.
About Austin, Texas
St. Edward's is in the heart of the thriving, entrepreneurial and cosmopolitan city of Austin, Texas. St. Edward's students live, learn and grow in a city that provides a wealth of resources and opportunities. One of the world's great technology centers, Austin, sometimes referred to as "Silicon Hills," is home to technology heavyweights like Dell, National Instruments and Silicon Labs. Google, Apple, Facebook, Samsung, IBM, Oracle, NXP, Advanced Micro Devices, Cisco, Cirrus Logic, and 3M are among the many other technology companies with significant operations in Austin. Austin is home to 17 companies on the Inc. 5000 list and boasts 1.7 times the national average of startups. In addition, the Austin Technology Council predicts that 9,000 new tech jobs will be created by 2017, which led to the city ranking second on the Forbes list of Best U.S. Cities for Future Job Growth.
The city also hosts the annual SXSW Interactive festival and is an entertainment mecca. With more than 200 live music venues the city is "the live music capital of the world" and hosts the popular Austin City Limits live music program and the SXSW Music and Film festivals. The city regularly appears in lists of America's smartest, coolest, greenest and most-livable cities. Forbes recently identified Austin as the U.S. city most likely to grow and prosper during the next decade. Known for its welcoming, tolerant and casual atmosphere, Austin is recognized by Parents & Colleges as the country's top college town.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until November 1, 2017. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, research statement summary (1 page), transcripts (unofficial at this stage – or a list of courses completed in graduate school), and the names of three references, electronically to: https://stedwards.applicantpro.com/jobs/652916.html
St. Edward's University is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage women and minorities to apply to our vacancies and hire only U.S. Citizens and documented workers. We do not offer Sponsorship at this time.