Nov 25, 2019

Assistant Professor

  • Manchester University
  • North Manchester, IN, USA
Full time Cognitive Neuroscience

Job Description

Job Responsibilities and Duties:  This is a full time, tenure track teaching position in Psychology. Primary responsibilities include teaching Introduction to Psychology, courses in Cognitive Neuroscience, courses that support the major, and courses that support the Manchester University Core curriculum with additional responsibilities related to the academic program, reporting through the department chair to the Dean of the College of Education and Social Sciences.  

Essential Job Functions: 

  • Teaching twenty-four semester hours per academic year (may include other functions in addition to teaching, such as administrative responsibilities or clinical assignments). 
  • Maintain professional effectiveness, which includes but is not limited to, high quality of scholarship; intellectual integrity; professional currency; cooperation of all phases of the academic program; openness to learn about and adopt improved methods of teaching; and above all, a vital interest in student learning.
  • Meeting assigned classes at the scheduled locations and for the scheduled durations
  • Directing and attending non-class activities, as appropriate
  • Participating in faculty governance, including attending meetings—full faculty, college, department, and committee—and fulfilling attendant responsibilities
  • Developing course syllabi 
  • Administering examinations and assessing student learning
  • Working in a professional, collegial and team-oriented manner with the College community
  • Maintaining compliance with policies and procedures in the Faculty Manual  

Secondary Job Functions:

  • Supporting students’ personal and professional development
  • Designing new courses, as appropriate
  • Actively participating in student recruitment
  • Academic advising
  • Maintaining office hours, as appropriate 


  • PhD in Psychology.
  • Evidence of successful teaching in introductory and advanced psychology courses within the liberal arts context
  • Previous experience with advising and collaborative research with undergraduate students preferred
  • Effective presentation skills
  • Effective organizational and administrative skills
  • Ability to deliver course content and to assist students in understanding course content
  • Ability to evaluate student writing and to provide effective feedback
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with students, faculty, staff, and administrators
  • Ability to adapt to changing teaching and learning environments and content-delivery methods
  • Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues, in the best interests of the students
  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities, meet deadlines, and respond to students’ legitimate needs in a timely manner
  • Ability and willingness to work with students of all skill levels and academic backgrounds
  • Ability and willingness to perform clerical work for oneself, as necessary
  • Basic leadership, budgetary and supervisory skills
  • Proficient in spoken and written English
  • Basic computer proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail and internet use 

Work Schedule: Onsite classes are generally scheduled between 8 AM and 5 PM.  Some classes, laboratories, events and/or meetings may be scheduled in the evening or on weekends.  

What We Offer: We offer competitive pay and the opportunity to serve in a dynamic educational environment. 

Salary Range: $55,000 - $62,000 

To Apply:  We seek a candidate with a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Apply online via ADP and submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, teaching philosophy, evidence of effective teaching, and statement of research interests, including how you plan to involve undergraduate students in this research.  Questions can be emailed to


Manchester University is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants who further diversify our faculty and staff are warmly welcome.


Manchester University


College of Education & Social Sciences - Psychology

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