So in my typical daily fashion, I am on the hunt for positions. I came across this job ad:
The Department of Social Sciences in the School of Arts and Sciences at Paine College located in Augusta, Georgia invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Psychology with expertise in research, measurement and statistics in the sub-disciplines of experimental and/or personality psychology.
The Mission of Paine College, a church-related private institution, is to provide a liberal arts education of the highest quality that emphasizes academic excellence, ethical and spiritual values, social responsibility, and personal development to prepare men and women for positions of leadership and service in the African American community, the nation, and the world.
Faculty in the Department of Social Sciences are expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, which may include night, weekend and/or on-line courses; advise students; conduct socially significant research; engage in teaching practices with an acute focus on documenting student learning; serve on faculty committees; and pursue professional service opportunities at the local, regional, and national levels.
The successful candidate will possess the following: 1) an earned doctorate in Psychology; 2) 3- 5 years experience at the assistant or associate professor level in a program that emphasizes quantitative research methods; 3) a positively evolving record of teaching, research and professional experience leading toward tenure; 4) publications (journal-length or book-length) providing evidence of expertise in areas such as sampling and survey methodology, longitudinal modeling, etc.; and 5) expertise in experimental design and quasi-experimental design with a focus on externally funded grant proposals and work on collaborative research projects.
This is a nine-month, tenure track appointment.
What do you all make of the requirement that an assistant professor have 3-5 years of experience at the assistant or associate level? Could the job title be a typo? Is this pretty common? I've seen postings in which the candidate is expected to have so many years of teaching experience.
Does the wording in the ad reflect a new direction of requirements for an assistant professor level position?
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