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Visiting Assistant Professor in Psychology, Neuroscience

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Categories: Faculty
Department: Psychology

Davidson College is requiring new employees hired into jobs posted after August 1, 2021, and all employees with a start date on or later than September 1, 2021, to be vaccinated to help protect the health and safety of our community. New employees will be required to submit proof of at least the first dose of a vaccine on or before their start date and proof of full vaccination no later than 5 weeks after their start date.  Please see the full new hire vaccination policy here.

The Psychology Department at Davidson College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Psychology position beginning July 1, 2022. The search is Open Area but with preference for Neuroscience (broadly defined). Length of contract term is 2 years. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong interest and the capacity for excellence in teaching in a liberal arts context and eagerness to join the department’s ongoing commitment to addressing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our curriculum. 

The teaching load for the position is 5 courses over 2 semesters. The successful candidate will teach core courses within the department (e.g., introductory psychology, research methods & statistics) as well as courses in their area of expertise, including a survey course, and an advanced seminar. We provide visiting faculty with mentoring in teaching, support for research, and resources for professional development (e.g., conference travel funding). 

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Psychology or a related field by July 2022. Applicants should submit the following materials: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) a 1-2 page diversity statement addressing their ability to contribute to Davidson’s institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion; (4) a teaching statement that provides evidence of their ability to create equitable opportunities for learning for students from diverse backgrounds; (5) a research statement that describes their program of research; and (6) the names and email addresses of three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation. The initial screening of candidates will be based on an evaluation of the candidates’ potential contributions to Davidson’s commitment to diversity and inclusive pedagogy as evidenced by the materials candidates submit. Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Kristi Multhaup at Applicants should submit the materials at by February 15, 2022. For more information, see this document

At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community.  In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.




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