Associate Professor/Professor of Psychology
Centenary College of Louisiana invites applications for an Associate Professor or Professor of Psychology in any area of specialization except for developmental and cognitive to begin in August 2016. We seek candidates who can demonstrate excellence in teaching and scholarship, are deeply committed to teaching in a liberal arts environment, and will direct an active undergraduate research program. This position is supported by the Bill and Sarah James Eminent Scholars Chair in Psychology and requires a professor with an established record of consistent peer-reviewed scholarship. Candidates will be expected to teach in their area of expertise as well as contribute to general courses such as Introduction to Psychology, Research Methods, and History and Systems, and participate on a rotational basis in the College’s First-Year Experience, Centenary in Paris, and other non-departmental programs—offered both in traditional and immersive terms.
Centenary offers an undergraduate liberal arts environment, where faculty members work directly with students in an active undergraduate research program, are able to participate in interdisciplinary curricular and co-curricular pursuits, and enjoy the support of faculty and staff colleagues from across the College. The Department of Psychology at Centenary is one of the largest majors on campus. Potential for research collaboration exists with our Neuroscience program, housed in the Department of Biology, and the nearby Louisiana State University Health-Shreveport. For more information on our department, visit the website at http://www.centenary.edu/psychology. The James Chair will have a modest dedicated research or professional development in addition to a start-up package to be negotiated at time of offer.
A Ph.D. in Psychology or related field is required at the time of employment. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, research as an integral component of undergraduate education, and openness to pedagogical innovation. For appointment at the Professor level, the applicant must have an established record of superior teaching and significant research, or an established clinical reputation.
Centenary College of Louisiana is a selective, residential, national liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi river and is a member of the Associated Colleges of the South.
Centenary College is located in the Shreveport-Bossier City metroplex in NW Louisiana, named recently as a “city of opportunity” and listed among Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live” for 2014.
To apply, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of all unofficial transcripts from all institutions of higher learning, teaching philosophy, statement of teaching and research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness or teaching portfolio, and three (3) letters of recommendation to ude.yranetnec|rh#ude.yranetnec|rh or:
Psychology Search Committee
c/o Department of Human Resources
Centenary College of Louisiana
2911 Centenary Blvd.
Shreveport, LA 71104
Review of applications will begin on September 21, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.
Centenary College recognizes that diversity is essential to its goal of providing an educational experience where students explore the unfamiliar, invent new approaches to understanding, and connect their work and lives to the world at large. We thus welcome applicants who would add to the College’s diversity of ideas, beliefs, experiences, and cultural backgrounds. www.centenary.edu EOE.