The Department of Psychology at Houghton College invites applications for 2 full-time, tenure-track appointments in the Department of Psychology at the assistant or associate professor level starting in the fall semester of 2019. Recognized for academic excellence and educational value, Houghton College is a selective, Christian liberal arts and sciences institution that attracts students from across the United States and abroad.
The psychology program at Houghton emphasizes graduate school preparation. Over 50 of our psychology majors are full-time and on-campus, and the major is also offered at an extension site in Buffalo and online. Opportunities for students include an active psychology club, a chapter of Psi Chi, internships, and collaborative research, including an honors research emphasis. The department has also begun a new major in Criminal Justice.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach general undergraduate courses in the primary subfields of psychology and also in the candidate’s area of specialization. Candidates who have experience or interest in teaching biopsychology, physiological psychology, or psychopharmacology may be given preference for one position; those with experience or interest in teaching social or developmental psychology may be given preference for the other position. Preference may also be given to those who are interested in guiding senior theses/research projects and engaging students in collaborative research. Other responsibilities include sharing in academic advising of students, service on college committees, contributing to the development of new academic programs, and representing the department and college to prospective students and their families. Organizing a research program to involve motivated students is desired.
Qualifications: These positions requires a Ph. D. in psychology.
Other important qualities for these positions include a commitment to excellence and creativity in undergraduate teaching, a mature Christian faith, an ability to integrate Christian faith with psychology in research and teaching, and a commitment to cultural competence within the field of psychology.
For questions related specifically to this position, please contact Paul Young, Chair of the Department of Psychology, at firstname.lastname@example.org .
About Houghton College
Founded in 1883, Houghton College is a Christian liberal arts college in the Wesleyan tradition. Few colleges have so successfully combined the inspiration and strength of the Christian spirit with a contemporary, academically excellent, liberal arts education. The overall student body of 1,100 represents 40 states and Canadian provinces and 25 foreign countries.
Houghton is a member of the American Association of Colleges & Universities, the Annapolis Group and the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities. US News & World Report's “America's Best Colleges" Guide has ranked Houghton among the Tier 1 National Liberal Arts institutions. Houghton is also ranked in the top 3 percent of colleges nationwide according to the fourth-annual ranking of America's Best Colleges, compiled by Forbes and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity. Additional information on Houghton College can be found at: www.houghton.edu.
The college has an operating budget of $35 million.