Harvey Mudd College, Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts

Position ID:HarveyMudd-HSA-VAPP [#13685]
Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Claremont, California 91711, United States [map]
Subject Area: Psychology
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/05/06, finished 2019/09/09, listed until 2019/06/07)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

The Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts (HSA) at Harvey Mudd College—a highly selective member of the Claremont Colleges, offering majors in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics—seeks applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology. This nine-month full-time position runs from August 15, 2019 to May 15, 2020.

The primary qualification for this position is a strong commitment to teaching undergraduates and demonstrated excellence and innovation in the classroom. The successful candidate will teach a total of five semester-long courses – two in the fall and three in the spring – including Introduction to Psychology in the fall and four other courses of the candidates' choice in consultation with the department. We are open to a variety of subfields within psychology. The ideal candidate will have already designed and taught at least three separate courses as the faculty instructor of record. A Ph.D. in psychology must be completed by June 1, 2019.

The HSA Department offers a broad-based liberal arts program with considerable interaction among faculty representing about fourteen disciplines. We do not have a psychology department or psychology majors. There are, however, ample opportunities for interaction with psychology faculty and students at the other Claremont Colleges, which are a short walking distance from the Harvey Mudd campus.

We are located in Claremont, California, which is approximately 35 miles east of Los Angeles, at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains. This position includes health and retirement benefits and up to $2,000 in relocation costs.

The high caliber of Harvey Mudd students is one of the defining features of the college. In 2018, the acceptance rate was 14 percent, and the average SAT scores of admitted students commonly rank within the top ten among US universities. Harvey Mudd ranks second among the nation's universities for the highest percentage of graduates subsequently earning science and engineering doctorates.

Harvey Mudd College is committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, staff, and student body. We welcome applications from scholars from a wide variety of backgrounds including those typically underrepresented in college faculties.

Applications must be received by June 7, 2019. We plan to conduct Skype interviews with a short list of finalists and to make a decision by July 1. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a teaching statement describing past experience and the courses they would like to teach, a curriculum vitae, three reference letters, and three syllabi and course evaluations (if available) from past courses they have designed and taught.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
HSA Department
Harvey Mudd College
301 E. Platt Boulevard
Claremont, CA 91711

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