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Assistant Professor in Psychology

Illinois College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Psychology to begin August 2020. 

Preference will be given to candidates with a background in experimental psychology. The new professor will be expected to teach a range of courses including Abnormal Psychology, Introduction to Psychology, courses related to research methods and statistics and courses related to our neuroscience concentration. Applicants must have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, advising, and conducting research with students in a liberal arts setting. Preference will also be given to candidates who can contribute to the liberal arts by offering courses related to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Since 1829, Illinois College has transformed the lives of undergraduate students.  Founded by abolitionists, IC was the first college in Illinois to graduate students and hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.  The College is focused on student success and provides many opportunities for faculty-student interaction beyond the classroom, including collaborative research projects, international study-travel, and mentoring/advising.  The College is committed to ensuring access and equity.   

Illinois College seeks candidates who have a commitment to working closely with a wide range of students.  Currently, our population is approximately one-quarter students of color and 40% first-generation college students.  Eagerness and ability to work with these populations is essential.  Equally important is excellence in pedagogy and an openness to student centered teaching approaches.

The College is located in historic Jacksonville, Illinois, 30 miles west of the capital city of Springfield and 70 miles north of St. Louis, Missouri.

A completed Doctorate is preferred, but highly qualified ABD candidates will be considered for an appointment which may be converted to tenure-track upon completion of the terminal degree.  

Applicants should submit the following materials in PDF format to deansearch@ic.edu. On the subject line, please put Attn: Dr. Elizabeth Rellinger Zettler, Chair of the Psychology Search Committee.

  • Letter of application
  • C.V.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as teaching evaluations or similar documents)
  • A statement of teaching philosophy that includes discussion of teaching to a diverse student body as well as mentoring experience
  • An example of scholarly work
  • Undergraduate and graduate transcripts 
  • Contact information for three references and/or three letters of reference

Review of applications begins March 2, 2020 and continues until the position is filled.

Illinois College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and women.