The Department of Psychology and Education of Mount Holyoke College is seeking candidates for a tenure-track position to begin in the fall of 2014. We seek candidates who will conduct research in the area of early childhood focusing on the ecology of children’s development and teach courses pertaining broadly to the enterprise of education and our teacher licensure programs in particular. We envision candidates from interdisciplinary fields, such as child study, family study, early childhood education, and developmental psychology, who have an active research program in the social, economic, and cultural contexts of children and their families. The department is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with college students from diverse backgrounds and are committed to supervising student research. The position requires teaching core and advanced courses in the Department including two courses pertaining to the teacher licensure curriculum. The teaching load is 2-2 in the first three years; thereafter the load is 2-2 plus a fifth course once every three years. Candidates are encouraged to describe their own disciplinary and interdisciplinary expertise and interests in a Research Statement and a Teaching Statement; in those statements please discuss strategies for or experience with teaching and mentoring a diverse student body.
Qualifications include a doctorate, record of effective teaching at the undergraduate level, experience working with young children, and interest in conducting research in the area of early childhood.
Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,300 students and 220 faculty. Over half the faculty are women; one-fifth are persons of color. It is located about 80 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts. We have a faculty mentoring program, assisting scholar/teachers at all points of their professional careers. Mount Holyoke is committed to fostering multicultural diversity and awareness in its faculty, staff, and student body and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and persons of color are especially encouraged to apply.
Please send a cover letter plus a curriculum vitae, and statements of teaching and research interests (as separate documents attached to a single email) to ude.ekoylohtm|hcysp#ude.ekoylohtm|hcysp. Also, please have three letters of reference sent to ude.ekoylohtm|hcysp#ude.ekoylohtm|hcysp. Applications complete by October 1 will receive fullest consideration.