The Psychology Department at Western Carolina University (WCU) invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant/Associate Professor level with expertise in Developmental Psychology. This faculty member will be expected to teach undergraduate courses such as Developmental Psychology, Educational Psychology, Behavioral Interventions, Abnormal Psychology/Child Psychopathology, and possibly other Undergraduate and Graduate Courses depending on the candidate's area of specialization. Anticipated begin work date is August 2020. The successful candidate will show evidence of success in teaching undergraduate psychology courses, or evidence of clear potential for such. As a teacher¬scholar, the faculty member will also maintain a program of meaningful disciplinary research that is engaging to both undergraduate and graduate students. About the Psychology Department at WCU: This is a very exciting time of development and growth in the Psychology Department at Western Carolina University (WCU). Our department currently has openings for three tenure-track positions, with emphases on neuro/biological, developmental, and clinical psychology. Two of these openings are the result of long-term faculty retirements. At the graduate level, we welcomed the first cohort into our new Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Health Service Psychology (Combined Clinical-School) program in August 2019. In addition, the department houses a Master's program in Clinical Psychology and a Specialist in School Psychology graduate program. At the undergraduate level, the psychology major is WCU's second largest major at over 600 students and growing. The typical teaching load is 3-3. WCU offers faculty numerous internal funding opportunities to support scholarship and conference travel. About the Region: Western Carolina University (WCU) is a 12,000-student regional comprehensive university in the University of North Carolina system. WCU offers 120 undergraduate programs and more than 50 graduate programs. The campus is located in the picturesque Cullowhee valley between the Great Smoky and Blue Ridge Mountains, midway between Charlotte and Atlanta. WCU is 50 miles west of Asheville, NC, a city with vibrant art, entertainment, food, and culture scenes, and only 20 miles west of Waynesville, NC, the largest town in Western North Carolina. The entire region is noted for its excellent quality of life and access to outdoor activities with WCU recently being voted the Top Adventure College in the mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions by Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine.
Doctoral degree in Developmental Psychology or closely related field obtained by the date of employment.
Evidence of excellent prior undergraduate teaching abilities. Potential for continued scholarship and commitment to service is expected.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Application must be made online. Please include Cover letter, CV, teaching statement, research statement, unofficial transcripts, list of three references with complete contact information (including email address) and other supporting documents (optional; e.g., representative publications [maximum of 2]), and evidence of teaching effectiveness.) For additional information please contact Dr. Ethan Schilling at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.