Faculty Position for FA22: Assistant Professor of Neuroscience OR Assistant Professor of Developmental Psychology

Position Title: Assistant Professor of Neuroscience OR Assistant Professor of Developmental Psychology

Position Type: Full-Time

Department: Psychology

Augustana University Psychology Department invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in Neuroscience or Developmental Psychology to help us grow our department in one of two exciting new directions. The faculty appointment will begin fall 2022; doctoral degree required by August 2022. 

Successful applicants will demonstrate strong commitment to excellent teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts environment. Teaching load is 3 classes in Fall and Spring and 1 course in January term. Candidates can expect to teach undergraduate courses in their area of expertise in addition to one or more courses that broadly serve the psychology major such as Introductory Psychology, Lifespan Human Development, Statistics, and/or Research Methods. 

Neuroscience candidates should be able to teach Behavioral Neuroscience in addition to other courses within their area of expertise. 

Developmental Psychology candidates should be able to teach Child Psychology in addition to other courses within their area of expertise. 

Our faculty work closely with our undergraduate students, serving as academic and career advisors and mentoring students in research. Augustana offers lab space and funding to support faculty research programs. The ideal candidate will be passionate about mentoring undergraduate students and will have an active research program that engages students. 

As a Lutheran (ELCA) institution, Augustana University's students and faculty represent a wide range of religious and non-religious backgrounds, and openness to others' perspectives is a central tenet of our community. It is essential that candidates be able to interact with people from different backgrounds and perspectives and that they be interested in supporting students from underrepresented or systemically non-dominant groups. Our department is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we are looking for a candidate who will join us in working toward these goals. We strongly encourage applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community. Augustana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer, official website: www.augie.edu. 

Augustana’s location in Sioux Falls, South Dakota (www.siouxfalls.com) provides an exceptionally high quality of living in an affordable community environment. Sioux Falls has more than 70 parks, over 40 miles of greenways, a walkable downtown that features musical and cultural events, and award winning restaurants. Our metro area (population 265,000) is one of the fastest growing regions in the country and is recognized as a major medical, retail, and financial center. 

Augustana offers an excellent benefit package including health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, AD&D, short- and long-term disability, retirement plan, tuition assistance, holiday, vacation and sick pay.

Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin November 10 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter addressing qualifications and fit for the position as described above, along with: 

  • a current vita 
  • graduate school transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) 
  • a statement of diversity discussing how you have supported diversity and inclusion in the past and how you anticipate doing so in this position 
  • a statement of teaching philosophy (course syllabi and evaluations are also welcome if available) 
  • a research statement that describes anticipated research activities for the next 3 years and addresses how you plan to involve undergraduate students in that research
  • at least three letters of recommendation 

Materials can be sent electronically to: humanresources@augie.edu. Submission of official transcripts may be required upon employment. Finalist candidates must satisfactorily complete a pre-employment background check. 

Contact Psychology Department Chair Elizabeth Babcock (elizabeth.babcock@augie.edu) with questions.