The Department of Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor position beginning fall semester 2021 (August 30, 2021). This position carries an initial appointment of one (1) year, with the possibility of annual renewals for another two (2) years, contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of funding, and lifted restrictions on University hiring. Continued employment beyond three (3) years is contingent on satisfactory performance, curricular and programmatic need, and continued availability of funding for the position. This appointment is subject to the terms and conditions of the Board of Regents Policy on Faculty Tenure, the Administrative Policy on Academic Appointments with Teaching Functions, and other applicable University policies. We are seeking scholars with expertise in teaching statistics (undergraduate and graduate), advanced undergraduate research methods, and other substantive courses related to the candidate’s expertise and departmental needs. Candidates are expected to be able to teach using R and to contribute to the Department’s open science goals, including an emphasis on reproducibility, modern approaches to evaluating evidence, and modern research design. We also seek a candidate with demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population.
The appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May), and will be made at the rank of Teaching Assistant Professor. Salary and start-up packages are competitive. Teaching faculty in the Department are expected to teach five courses across two semesters, engage in service, and engage in some research activity, weighted 50% teaching, 30% research, and 20% service.
Our Department places a strong value on promotion of diversity and inclusion in research, teaching, and service. Candidates should describe in their application specific ways in which they have promoted diversity and inclusion in their research, teaching, and service.
Our Department also supports the values of open science and strives to conduct replicable and reproducible research. We therefore support transparent research and teaching practices (e.g., open data, open materials, and/or preregistrations). Candidates are encouraged to describe in their application materials in what ways they have pursued and/or plan to pursue these goals in their work.
Applications are encouraged from graduates with a Ph.D. in Psychology or a related field. Candidates will be evaluated according to the overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly work, evidence of teaching ability, experience engaging with underrepresented populations, commitment to high-quality classroom instruction and student mentoring, and the strength of recommendations. A successful candidate's dossier will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and curriculum development.
Required: Terminal degree in Psychology or a related field. Expertise in teaching statistics (undergraduate and graduate) and/or advanced undergraduate research methods. Able to teach using R and to contribute to the Department’s open science goals, including an emphasis on reproducibility, modern approaches to evaluating evidence, and modern research design. Demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population.
Preferred: Experience in teaching other substantive courses related to the candidate’s expertise and departmental needs.
Internal Number: 337894
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