Jan 08, 2019

Assistant Professor or Psychology - Quantitative Emphasis

  • Western Illinois University
  • Macomb, IL
Full time Quantitative Statistics

Job Description

About Western Illinois University:

Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, serves over 8,500 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.


Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.

Job Description:

APPOINTMENT:  August 15, 2019

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Full-time, tenure-track faculty appointment.  The courses taught by this faculty member would be core undergraduate and graduate courses in quantitative and research methods.  Undergraduate courses to be taught would be:  Statistical Methods and Design, and Research Methodology.  Equivalent courses at the master's/specialist level would be:  Advanced Psychological Statistics for experimental psychology students, and Research Methods in Applied Settings for clinical and school psychology students.  The successful candidate would have additional opportunities to teach courses in one's area of concentration and graduate research seminars.  In addition to the formal coursework, the prospective hire would be involved in out-of-classroom education, such as graduate and undergraduate honors, theses, independent readings/research, and senior capstone projects.  The successful candidate will be expected to establish a research program and to contribute to service at the department, college, and university levels.


RANK & SALARY:  Assistant Professor.  Tenure-track, 9 months.  Negotiable salary, commensurate with experience.  Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits.  For full benefit information visit: http://www.wiu.edu/vpas/human_resources/benefits/.



REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  a Ph.D. in psychology or related field, with background in advanced statistical methods is required.  Strong potential for excellence in teaching, research, and service should be evident.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Undergraduate and graduate teaching experience.  Evidence of research activities in the form of authored, peer-reviewed journal publications, professional conference presentations, or other scholarly activities.  Research background or interests that complement those of other psychology faculty, such as forensic/legal psychology, cognition, learning, and/or memory.


For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body). Unless otherwise stated, the degree must be "in hand" at the time of application.

Additional Information:

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Psychology has 25 faculty, approximately 330 undergraduate majors, 500 minors, and 50 graduate students in Masters Programs (General Experimental and Clinical/Community Mental Health) and a Specialists program (School). The department includes a Psychology undergraduate major with two Options (Psychology, Forensic Psychology) as well as minors in Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Aging Studies, and Neuroscience. Additional information may be found at www.wiu.edu/psychology



THE UNIVERSITY: Recognized as a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review for 15 consecutive years and as one of 36 public universities ranked a top tier "Best Midwestern University" by U.S.News & World Report, the WIU-Macomb and -Quad Cities campuses are comprised of accomplished faculty, state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities.


Western is a comprehensive university offering 65 undergraduate, 38 graduate degree programs, and 2 doctoral programs which includes an Ed.D. in educational leadership and a Ph.D. in environmental science. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1, the University's 527 full-time faculty members teach 96 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses.


Western offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 19 NCAA Division I intercollegiate varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League. WIU is the cultural center of the region. University Libraries house an extensive collection and offer online database access to thousands of academic periodic journals and publications.


WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 7,235): A traditional, residential four-year campus with select graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago. Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).


WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,267): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its metropolitan campus in Moline, IL.

Application Instructions:

APPLICATION:  Complete applications include:

1)  a letter of application

2)  current curriculum vita or resume

3)  the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references

4)  copies of unofficial academic transcripts and any certifications/licenses required (official copies will be requested of selected candidate)

5)  statements of research interest/program and teaching philosophy

6)  material indicating teaching effectiveness and copies of representative publications (if available)



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