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Taylor University is seeking applications and nominations of distinctive candidates for a faculty appointment in experimental psychology neuroscience or related area in the psychology department. This is a tenure track position beginning in August 2021. Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Candidates must have a personal, vibrant faith and Christian walk and be strongly committed to the educational mission and evangelical Christian orientation of the University. Taylor University is a Christ-centered educational institution, and an evangelical, interdenominational covenant community committed to advancing life-long learning and ministering the redemptive love and truth of Jesus Christ to a world in need. Candidates will be expected to affirm the Taylor University Life Together Covenant, Statement of Faith, and essential documents.
A doctoral degree in psychology and the ability to mentor students in psychological research is desired. The ideal candidate will have a specialization in Experimental psychology, Neuroscience, or related area. The candidate should be able to teach courses among the following: Introductory Psychology, Statistics, Sensation & Perception, Neuroscience, and/or Experimental Psychology. Prior experience is desirable; quality teaching is essential. Successful candidates should have demonstrated abilities toward or a record of research and publication.
Teaching will consist primarily of general courses in the psychology major and Neuroscience minor, as well as upper-division courses in the candidate’s field of expertise. The normal teaching load is 24 hours per academic year. The candidate should be comfortable with creative pedagogy including online instruction. Scholarly activity, professional service, student advising, faculty governance responsibilities, and chapel attendance are expected.
The Psychology Department at Taylor has six full time faculty members. The department has close ties with kinesiology, social work, public health, pre-art therapy and education departments. There are approximately 100 psychology majors, making psychology one of the larger majors on campus. In addition, the psychology department has over 130 students in the six departmental minors: General Psychology, Autism Studies & Interventions, Counseling, Neuroscience, Industrial-Organizational, and Health & Wellness minor in psychology. The psychology programs have a practicum and/or directed research requirement, which encourage student mentoring opportunities.
Taylor University is an evangelical, independent, interdenominational Christian liberal arts university in which all programs are shaped by a biblical, Christian worldview and the integration of faith, learning and living within a community of intentional Christian nurture and relationships.
Taylor is distinctive in its commitment to both spiritual and intellectual development. Academic pursuits at Taylor are rigorous, demanding imagination, dedication and integrity from both students and faculty. As a Christian institution, Taylor University has highly capable, supportive faculty who recognize that all truth has its source in God. Taylor University carries out its mission and purposes primarily by offering undergraduate programs in its residential campus setting. The University also offers focused graduate programs that expand and complement curricular and institutional strengths.
The University is located in the pastoral, small town environment of Upland, Indiana, seventy miles north of Indianapolis and fifty miles south of Fort Wayne. The proximity to metropolitan areas provides numerous benefits, including access to specialized healthcare and cultural and entertainment opportunities including music, theater, art, professional athletics and commerce.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vita, and a completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org. The application is available at http://www2.taylor.edu/provost/facultyapplication.doc. Material should be addressed to Dr. Grace Miller, Dean. All materials will remain confidential. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. Evaluation of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Taylor University complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment.
About Taylor University
Taylor University, a Christian liberal arts college with a student body of 1,870 on its Upland, Indiana, campus, is known for its distinctive community of scholarship and faith. In addition to a concerned, competent faculty and modern facilities, the University cherishes an atmosphere of uncommon quality, which inspires personal participation and spiritual growth as well as intellectual development. Graduate program in higher education is offered. In addition, Taylor Online serves over 1,200 adult students through degree and non-degree offerings in credit and non-credit formats in distance/distributed learning environments.