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Assistant Professor of Psychology - Multiple Positions

Franklin College
Washington, DC
Closing date
Sep 23, 2022

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Franklin College invites applications for tenure-track Assistant Professors of Psychology, English and Creative Writing, Journalism, and Art, with a start date of August 2023. For all positions, teaching responsibilities are 12 credit hours each semester and one intensive January term course on a three-year rotation. Located about 20 miles from downtown Indianapolis, Franklin College is a private, four-year small liberal arts college that provides a strong, active, and tailored liberal arts education through small class sizes and intentional relationships between students and faculty mentors.

These positions are part of a college-wide cluster of searches designed to increase curricular coverage of areas related to diversity and inclusion, as well as to promote inclusive teaching strategies across the university. We are specifically interested in applications from candidates whose intellectual and pedagogical expertise or experience engaged power, privilege, and social justice. Demonstrated commitment to teaching and learning, openness to innovation, and a genuine dedication to working with undergraduates in a small, collegial liberal arts setting is strongly preferred. Willingness to participate in broad service to the college, such as advising, committee work, and professional development, is required. Benefits package includes health, dental and vision insurance, life and disability insurance, retirement plan, EAP, and tuition benefits for employee and their family. Please visit under Employment Opportunities for additional detail, including deadlines, for all positions.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

The ideal candidate will possess a background in either Cognitive or Social Psychology. Potential courses include Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Psychology of Diversity, Statistics, Research Methods, and General Psychology. Additionally, the candidate will help create meaningful student internship opportunities and supervise undergraduate research. Ph.D. preferred, ABD (with degree expected by August 2023) considered.

Assistant Professor of English

The ideal candidate is a generalist who can teach American literature, composition, and can mentor undergraduate research housed within the curriculum. Candidates with an interest in teaching research methods and mentoring in-curriculum undergraduate research are particularly welcome.

The following are required :

Ph.D., or ABD status in English or related field;

Ability to teach 200-, 300-, and 400-level American literature (any period) and composition;

Ability to teach African American, Native North American, or other minority literatures;

Ability to contribute meaningfully to the College's commitment to diversity;

Dedication to teaching and genuine interest in working with students in a scaffolded undergraduate research curriculum and in a small, collegial liberal arts setting that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction;

Interest in broad service to the College, such as academic advising and committee work.

Assistant Professor of Journalism

The ideal candidate will be a team player with experience both as a communications professional and classroom teacher who is eager to help shape and deliver a rigorous curriculum that will prepare students to meet the demands of this challenging and opportunity-filled age. The successful applicant will be an innovative thinker who welcomes collaboration with both colleagues and students and is willing to work hard to develop and foster external partnerships that expand educational and career opportunities for students. A master's degree is required and a doctorate is preferred.

Assistant Professor of Art

The ideal candidate specializes in Ceramics and can teach Art History. Service responsibilities include, but?are not limited to,?academic advising, assisting with recruitment, participating in various campus art events and exhibitions, and supervising art majors completing ceramics internships. Ceramics Studio responsibilities include the maintenance and oversight of the ceramics studio, including clay mixing, potter's wheels, electric kiln maintenance, kiln loading, and firing student work.

The following are required:

MFA in Ceramics;

Evidence of ability to effectively deliver college-level instruction in Ceramics-teaching beginning through advanced hand-building and wheel-throwing ceramics courses;

Ability to teach a selection of survey art history courses from ancient to contemporary art.

Applicants for all positions should submit their materials via email including a letter of application, curriculum vita, official transcripts (undergraduate and graduate), three current references, and a statement of teaching philosophy to the email address below. Additionally, applicants should submit a one-page diversity statement that provides specific examples of past and future contributions that will advance the College's and department's commitment to equity and inclusion in the areas of teaching, mentoring, and/or scholarship. Teaching evaluations and recommendation letters will potentially be requested later in the selection process.

Franklin College

Human Resources

101 Branigin Boulevard

Franklin, IN 46131

Franklin College is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment and to ensuring that educational and employment decisions are based on individuals' abilities and qualifications. Consistent with these principles and applicable laws, it is therefore the College's policy not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status as consistent with the Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment and Related Misconduct. No person, on the basis of protected status, shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation under any College program or activity, including with respect to employment terms and conditions. Such a policy ensures that only relevant factors are considered and that equitable and consistent standards of conduct and performance are applied.
The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Psychology - Assistant Professor, Location: Washington, DC - 20037
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