Assistant/Associate Professor of Psychology

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General Summary

To demonstrate its commitment to our core values, ISU has committed $4.5 million over a five-year period (2022-2027) to develop an incentive program with the goal of attracting candidates who advance our commitment to fostering an inclusive environment characterized by cultural understanding and engagement, ethical behavior, and a commitment to social justice.

The Department of Psychology invites applications for one tenure-track position beginning August 16, 2023. We are seeking qualified candidates in the field of Cognitive Experimental Psychology with expertise in Psycholinguistics and an interest in multilingualism.

The Department of Psychology and College of Arts and Sciences are committed to increasing faculty who promote equity, diversity and inclusion in their teaching, research, and service. ISU recognizes that a diverse faculty, staff, and student body enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in teaching, research, and service. ISU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, veterans, persons with disabilities, people of color, and members of underserved/underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities include scholarly research/publishing, effective undergraduate and graduate teaching, and service. The normal teaching load is nine credit hours per semester. The individual in this position is thus expected to teach 3 courses each semester in the Department of Psychology.

Salary, Rank and Tenure: The position is a nine-month, tenure track appointment with the possibility of summer teaching. Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience. The locus of annual evaluation, tenure, and promotion in rank will be in the Department of Psychology. A comprehensive benefits package is included.

Additional Information

The Department of Psychology has over 800 undergraduate majors, around 100 graduate students, and 27 full-time faculty members.  For more information about our program visit: http://illinoisstate.edu/academics/psychology

Illinois State University: Illinois State University http://www.illinoisstate.edu, founded in 1857, is the oldest public university in Illinois. There are approximately 21,000 students in the six colleges of Illinois State University. In our most recent strategic plan Educate ∙ Connect ∙ Elevate, we have committed our resources to realizing seven core values: Learning and Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion, Respect, Collaboration, Individualized Attention, Civic Engagement, and Integrity. By acting on these values, we create a learning environment that results in our University being the first-choice public university in Illinois for high-achieving, motivated students who seek an individualized educational experience combined with the resources of a large university. Also visit the University’s metrics of excellence at (http://illinoisstate.edu/pointsofpride/).

Bloomington-Normal Community: Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a metro population of approximately 172,000. The community is also home to Illinois Wesleyan University, Heartland Community College, St. Joseph Medical Center, Carle BroMenn Medical Center, COUNTRY Financial, State Farm Insurance’s International Headquarters, Central Illinois Regional Airport, and electric truck manufacturer Rivian Motors. The community has distinguished itself for its outstanding school systems and its citizens’ high level of educational attainment, as well as its parks and recreation, health care, vibrant fine arts scene, job growth, economic opportunity, historic sites, and low crime rates. SmartAsset ranked Bloomington IL, in the top 20 of the most livable cities in the U.S. (2022). Zippia named Bloomington, IL, as #1 on their “Happiest Cities” list (2020), and Best Choice Schools listed the area on its “30 Small College Towns with Great Quality of Life” (2020). Bloomington-Normal is conveniently located about three hours from Indianapolis, two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis, and an hour from Peoria, Champaign-Urbana, Decatur, and Springfield; many of these locations are accessible from Bloomington-Normal via the Amtrak located 1 block from ISU’s campus. For more information on our community, please visit (http://visitbn.org/).

Required Qualifications

1) hold a terminal degree in Cognitive Experimental Psychology or related field; however, exceptional A.B.D. candidates will also be considered with an expected completion of their doctoral degree before May 15, 2024.
2) Candidate must have a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in their teaching, research, and service through: a) the ability to work with, and be sensitive to, the educational needs of students from a diverse population including prior experience teaching and/or mentoring students from diverse cultural backgrounds; b) intellectual contributions in the areas of diversity, inclusion and education of culturally diverse and underserved populations; c) demonstrated ability to work collegially with a campus community from diverse cultural backgrounds.
3) Candidates must be able to demonstrate oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position, as mandated by state law.

Work Hours

Varies

Proposed Starting Date

08/16/2023

Salary Rate / Pay Rate

Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Applicant Documents

1) letter of application; 2) statement that describes ways that you would demonstrate/have demonstrated your commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in your teaching, scholarship, and/or service ; 3) teaching philosophy; 4) research agenda; 5) curriculum vitae; and 6) the names and contact details of 3 references.

Special Instructions for Applicants

Review of applications will begin February 15, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.

Contact Information for Applicants

If any applicant has questions about the position, please contact Search Committee Chair Dr. Suejung Han at shan3@ilstu.edu.

Important Information for Applicants

This position is subject to a criminal background investigation based on University Policy 3.1.30 and any offer of employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you provide in confidence.