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Psychology & Neuroscience: Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor

Psychology & Neuroscience – Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, invites applications for a Tenure-Track position in Psychology & Neuroscience at the Assistant Professor rank beginning in August of the 2019-2020 academic year. Augustana College is a selective liberal arts college of approximately 2,500 students, most of whom live on a wooded 115-acre campus.  Rock Island, Illinois, is part of the Illinois-Iowa Quad Cities along the Mississippi River, a diverse metropolitan area with 400,000 residents, located about three hours west of Chicago and 45 minutes east of Iowa City, home of the University of Iowa.

Our department seeks a candidate with clinical/counseling psychology, developmental psychology, or a closely related field to begin August 2019. Primary teaching responsibilities include courses in either Psychopathology and Clinical & Counseling Psychology, or Human Development. In addition, the candidate should have a willingness to teach supporting courses in the major (e.g., Intro, Statistics, or Research Methods) and/or first-year courses in the General Education program. Opportunities also exist to supervise students in our capstone courses and to develop an immersive course for our January term. Candidates should have a strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds, maintaining an active scholarly agenda, and engaging in service to the college. Candidates should have the PhD in hand before the position begins.

Augustana College is a selective liberal arts college of 2,500 students, including 29% first generation college students, 23% Pell Grant students, 21% students of color, and 9% international students. The College places a high priority on creating an environment supportive of ethnic minorities, women, and persons with disabilities, and we are particularly interested in candidates from underrepresented groups. Strengthening our diverse and inclusive community is central to the college’s mission and strategic plan. We seek applicants with a demonstrated commitment to fostering rigorous, inclusive, and high-impact learning environments for students. 

Augustana College is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from women and persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds. We do not discriminate based on age, race, color, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability or creed and strongly encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position.                                                                                                                        

Details about Augustana College, our expectations of the faculty, the selection process, and the Quad Cities all are available at the Faculty Search website:  http://www.augustanafaculty.org.

Questions about the position may be directed to the chair of the department, Ian Harrington, ianharrington@augustana.edu. Review of applications will begin on December 1 and continue until the position is filled.


A complete application includes:

  • a cover letter indicating an interest in and understanding of teaching in a liberal arts setting
  • curriculum vitae
  • copy of graduate transcript
  • three letters of recommendation (including contact information)
  • statement of teaching philosophy and research interests
  • writing sample
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available)

To apply, please email application materials to sherrydocherty@augustana.edu using the subject line: Search #109-19 Psychology, and directed to Wendy Hilton-Morrow. Alternatively, application materials can be mailed to:  Search #109-19 Psychology, C/O Wendy Hilton-Morrow, Dean of the College, Augustana College, 639 – 38th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201.


Review of applications will begin December 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled..

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