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Assistant Professor of Psychology

Tenure Track Position in the Psychology of Aging. Susquehanna University invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of assistant professor to start in August 2014. An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in a field of psychology related to human aging and later adult development is required. Demonstrated success or evidence of potential to excel in teaching and advising undergraduates is essential as is ongoing scholarly productivity and institutional service. The position will be responsible for courses including adult development and aging, research methods, and introductory psychology as well as others matching departmental needs and candidate interests such as our senior research course. The new position will also develop an upper-level course in the candidate’s specialty area and may teach adolescent development on a rotating basis. Standard three-course load per semester. The Department of Psychology strongly values faculty-student collaborative research and professional mentorship. Its members participate in the life of the university through shared governance, recruitment and retention activities.    

Founded in 1858, Susquehanna University is a selective, residential, national liberal arts college that prepares undergraduate students for lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse and interconnected world. Academic excellence, study away and experiential learning, student-faculty collaboration, and rich opportunities for creative and personal growth are hallmarks of a Susquehanna University education. About 2,200 students come to Susquehanna from 32 states and 15 countries, and more than 90 percent of them find jobs or pursue graduate study within six months of graduation. The university is located in central Pennsylvania, in the picturesque town of Selinsgrove, along the banks of the scenic Susquehanna River and about three hours from major East Coast cultural, financial and recreational centers. Although situated in a quaint town, Susquehanna University lies in the heart of the Susquehanna River Valley, which attracts more than 1.8 million visitors each year.  For more information, visit www.susqu.edu. Susquehanna University is committed to creating a more diverse community.  The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna is an EO/AA employer.         

Please send curriculum vitae, statement of teaching objectives and research interests, and three letters of recommendation electronically to Traci Crone, Academic Assistant, at crone@susqu.edu. Any inquiries should be sent to Dr. Michael D. Smith, psychology department head, at smithmichaeld@susqu.edu. Deadline for submission is Nov. 30, 2013. Review of applications will begin soon after. Please reference JOB CODE: F13-007  




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