[FUN_Mail] Health Psychologist Tenure Track Position Dickinson College

Barber, Teresa barber at dickinson.edu
Tue Sep 6 13:39:04 EDT 2016

The Department of Psychology at Dickinson College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Health Psychology to begin Fall 2017.  We seek a psychologist whose research program focuses on the mechanisms, biomarkers, or consequences of biopsychosocial processes involved in human physical health.  Preference will be given to applicants whose research and teaching emphasize biological aspects of health.
The successful candidate will teach an introductory course in Health Psychology, an advanced research methods course in Health Psychology, and a senior seminar in the candidate’s area of expertise.  The candidate will also teach, on a rotating basis with other psychology faculty, Analysis of Psychological Data (statistics), and first year seminar.  Introductory courses have a capacity of 35 students and seminars have a capacity of 15 students. Teaching load is five courses across the academic year.
We expect a strong commitment to teaching in a liberal arts environment and the ability to involve undergraduates in research.  The Psychology Department's research-rich curriculum aims to increase students' abilities to understand and produce psychological research and to recognize and critically evaluate claims about psychological phenomena (http://www.dickinson.edu/homepage/44/psychology/).
Given that all health psychology courses will serve as electives for the interdisciplinary Health Studies Certificate Program, the successful candidate will be a contributing member of that program. The Health Studies Program at Dickinson focuses on biological, interpersonal, and societal dimensions of health and illness, and provides students with opportunities to explore health from an interdisciplinary perspective (http://www.dickinson.edu/info/20120/health_studies).  As contributing faculty, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to share in the governance of the HEST program and will be encouraged to contribute to the teaching of the HEST core courses (HEST 200/400).
Dickinson College is a highly selective four-year, independent liberal arts college with 2300 students.  It is located 20 minutes west of Harrisburg, PA, and is a two-hour drive from Baltimore, Washington DC, and Philadelphia.  The ability to create inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body will be an important characteristic of the successful candidate.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Psychology by the time of the appointment.  Interested candidates should apply for this position electronically at https://jobs.dickinson.edu/.  Candidates should submit applications via QUEST (online application system) at https://jobsdickinson.edu; please include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a graduate transcript, statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi and teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a description of your research program (including plans to include students in research).  Please also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted via Quest.  Review of applications will begin October 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.  Direct any questions regarding the position to the chair of the department, Suman Ambwani, at ambwanis at dickinson.edu.<mailto:ambwanis at dickinson.edu.>
The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.

Teresa A. Barber
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
Program in Neuroscience
Dickinson College
(717) 245-1641

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