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Faculty Appointment, Department of Psychological Sciences
Title:Faculty Appointment, Department of Psychological Sciences
Department:Psychological Science

LaGrange College seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty appointment in the Department of Psychological Sciences beginning August 2022. The Psychological Science program supports students in learning the empirical science of psychology with emphasis on research and internship. There is a required year-long senior research project which allows faculty to complete research in their area of expertise with undergraduate students as part of their teaching load. The standard teaching load is four courses each semester.

Teaching responsibilities would include courses within the candidate’s specialization, along with Introduction to Psychology and Senior Capstone.

Candidates should be engaged in scholarly activity and be able to include undergraduate students in projects. Mentorship of senior research projects is also expected.

We would be highly interested in candidates that have experience in advising, recruitment, and student organizations, like Psi Chi or other psychology clubs.  Candidates with previous experience in higher education are highly desired.

Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, a desire to communicate the empirical base of psychology to students, and an appreciation of the mission of small liberal arts institutions.

A PhD in Psychology or a related field is preferred; Degree must be earned by August 2022. Consideration given to PhD candidates who are ABD.

  • Cover letter
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • A statement of teaching philosophy and experience
  • If available, evidence of teaching excellence
  • A list of courses applicant is qualified to teach
  • Graduate transcripts
  • Contact information for three professional references
  • A statement of research interests and how they might mentor undergraduates in research

LaGrange College seeks candidates who demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate education in the liberal arts and appreciate the mission of the institution: LaGrange College is called through the United Methodist Church to challenge the minds and inspire the souls of students by improving their creative, critical and communicative abilities in a caring and ethical community.

LaGrange College is located in LaGrange, Georgia (pop. 30,000) — about an hour southwest of Atlanta. It is a small town but was recently the topic in an article in USA Today: “ today is on the cusp of a $50 million construction boom that will create a cultural arts district, new government and judicial offices and green space, retail and residences”. An inviting community with a sense of traditional Southern charm and old-fashioned hospitality, LaGrange is home to Fortune 500 companies, historic landmarks, unique shops, and restaurants for every taste. Area attractions, for children and adults, range from fine arts, including an art center, symphony, and performing arts to great outdoor life, including Callaway Gardens, West Point Lake, Pine Mountain, and FDR State Park. also provides its residents an excellent recreational program. For more information about the city of and the surrounding area, please check with the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce. Recently, the KIA automobile company selected Troup County as their auto assembly site. A five-minute video introducing the quality of life in LaGrange area can be found on here.

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