The Department of Psychology at Point Loma Nazarene University invites applications for a tenure-track professor to begin August, 2018. Initial rank will be determined by experience and academic qualifications. We are seeking candidates with experimental research training and strong quantitative skills, but the area of specialization is open. A PhD in Psychology by August 2018 is preferred, but an ABD will be considered in unusual circumstances. The course load is 12 units per semester and will include upper and lower division psychology courses, as well as the opportunity to teach courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. Ongoing research activities are expected, and those that emphasize undergraduate student collaboration are especially valued. Applicants should demonstrate commitment to the university’s mission, undergraduate teaching, research, and professional development. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Applications should be submitted by December 15th, after which point candidates will be contacted. However, review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.
Teach undergraduate upper and lower-division Psychology courses with a research focus, which may include Research Methods and Statistics I and II, courses within the candidate’s specialty (e.g., Cognition and Learning, Social Psychology, Personality) and core psychology courses such as General Psychology. Typical load includes 24 units of teaching per year.
Conduct scholarly research, with the opportunity to mentor undergraduate students
Participate in departmental activities and governance
Serve on faculty committees and perform other normal faculty duties
Off-campus community engagement
Ph.D. in Psychology with an established history of teaching and research
Strong evidence of research proficiency
Collegial demeanor and desire to work as a team
Evidence of Christian commitment and active church involvement
Thorough commitment to the concept of Christian liberal arts education. Desire to work in an evangelical institution in the Wesleyan tradition. Supportive of the religious and educational goals of the university and its sponsoring denomination.
We are academic sojourners in grace, truth and holiness. With these words, freshman orientation begins and senior chapel ends at Point Loma Nazarene University. The University’s philosophy of student and spiritual development and the faculty commitment to liberal and civic education shape the ethos for character and moral formation. Entering students are introduced to this ethos in a freshman course designed to awaken student interest in the power of narrative to define and transform. This course establishes a metaphor that can be complemented in general education courses and forms an essential model for relational activities. The education of one’s character cannot be isolated to particular courses but is best realized in learning about the complex ways persons adjust to new environments.
General education requirements structure student learning to parallel the Wesleyan quadrilateral tests for truth: experience (exploring an interdependent world), reason (developing cognitive abilities), tradition (seeking cultural perspective), and scripture (responding to the sacred). As a non-creedal institution, open exploration characterizes the pedagogy. Faculty of competence and spiritual principle guide students in sorting out conflicting moral and cultural ideals through questions such as what causes suffering, what traditions should be taught, what is rational, what do we agree and disagree on, and what do we hope is possible.
To complement the curriculum, student and spiritual development personnel and faculty advise students on a wide selection of service opportunities. Students choose activities such as covenant groups, ministries to the homeless, and mission trips abroad-a life and learning experience that anchors them in the University’s history of responsibility to the poor and vulnerable. Students are challenged to accept responsibility to seek for a coherent view of the Christian’s transformational role in the world.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS Application must be completed in one sitting. At the time of completing application, you will need the following documents to upload:
Statement of Personal Faith
Philosophy of Teaching in Christian Higher Education
3 Letters of References (Letters may be emailed to the Department Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org)
3 Teacher Evaluations (if available)
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Point Loma Nazarene University is known for being forward-thinking. At PLNU, academics, faith, and community are all vital. Students benefit from this balanced approach to education and leave PLNU prepared to think, act, and contribute to the world.
In addition to more than 60 undergraduate areas of study, PLNU offers graduate program regional centers throughout Southern California. PLNU serves more than 3,500 students.