Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Psychology

September 12, 2023

Job Description:

The Department of Psychology at Assumption University (Worcester, MA) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Individuals with specialization in biological psychology or human neuroscience, broadly defined, are particularly encouraged to apply.

Candidates must be committed to undergraduate teaching and advising as well as service to the university and greater community. The ideal candidate would teach introductory and advanced courses for the psychology and neuroscience majors, as well as fundamental courses in statistics and research methods. In addition, the candidate will have the opportunity to develop courses within their area of expertise. Candidates must also be able to provide evidence of scholarship and promise of developing a research program. We are especially interested in candidates whose research program can offer opportunities for undergraduate student collaboration.

For more information about the Psychology Department, visit: https://www.assumption.edu/undergraduate/psychology

For more information about our Neuroscience programs, visit: https://www.assumption.edu/undergraduate/neuroscience


Candidates must hold a doctorate in psychology, neuroscience, or a closely related discipline by the date of hire. Experience teaching at the college level is preferred. Candidates must be willing to contribute actively to the mission of the University as well as show respect for the Catholic and Assumptionist identity of Assumption University.

Application Instructions:

To apply, submit (1) a letter of application, (2) current curriculum vita, (3) statement of teaching philosophy, (4) research statement, (5) samples of representative research papers, and (6) transcripts from any colleges or universities attended. In the cover letter, we invite candidates to describe their experiences working with a diverse student body. Candidates are also asked to provide names and contact information for three references who can attest to the applicant’s teaching and research experience and qualifications. References will be contacted and provided with a secure link for uploading the reference letter. Materials should be submitted online as MS Word documents or PDF files at www.assumption.edu/hr. We will begin review of materials in earnest on October 15, 2023. Please direct any inquiries to Dr. Leamarie Gordon, department chair and search committee chair, at . Assumption University:

Assumption University is a comprehensive, Catholic liberal arts institution sponsored by the Augustinians of the Assumption. We awaken in students a sense of wonder, discovery, and purpose, forming graduates known for their intellectual seriousness, thoughtful citizenship, and devotion to the common good. Our curricular and cocurricular programs provide students with an education that shapes their souls, forms them intellectually, and prepares them for meaningful careers. We are a diverse community that welcomes different points of view and embraces all who share our mission. Enlivened by the Catholic affirmation of the harmony of faith and reason and by the pursuit of the truth in the company of friends, an Assumption education transforms the minds and hearts of students. An Equal Opportunity Employer. Assumption favors diversity, ecumenically welcomes all who share its goals, and strongly encourages applicants from underrepresented groups to apply.

Additional Information:

Assumption University is set in a picturesque section of Worcester, Massachusetts, the second largest city in New England. Worcester is home to eight colleges and universities, a vibrant restaurant scene, and a high-quality art museum. Worcester also offers easy access to mountains for hiking and skiing, beaches and shoreline, historical sites, and Boston, with its restaurants, performing arts, sports teams, and art museums. New York City is just over a three-hour drive away.

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