Jan 12, 2021

Assistant Professor/Psychology

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  • Ashland, OR, USA
Full time Aging Development

Job Description

Assistant Professor/Psychology


Southern Oregon University


Position Number: F00152


Position Summary:


The Division of Social Science at Southern Oregon University (SOU) is seeking candidates for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Psychology.

We are seeking applicants trained in Human Development or Developmental Psychology with a specialization in aging. Candidates should demonstrate the proper background and/or prior teaching experience for some or all of the following courses; Psychology of Aging, Adult Development and Aging, Statistics, Research Methods, Experimental Writing, General Psychology or other courses related to their area of expertise. This position will support our newly developed Aging Studies concentration as part of the Healthcare Administration major. Prior teaching at the college/university level and careful documentation of teaching experience and excellence are required. Class formats will include face-to-face, remote and online course delivery. Applicants should provide documented evidence of scholarly activities and demonstrate a commitment to providing mentoring, quality advising and research experiences for undergraduate students. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate experience working with and mentoring students from underrepresented minorities. Preference will also be given to candidates who have applied experience working with both public and private agencies that focus on aging services.


Application review will begin on February 15, 2021 and end when the position fills.


Southern Oregon University is a public liberal arts institution of approximately 6,000 undergraduate and 500 graduate students. The surrounding area is known for cultural offerings such as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Ashland International Film Festival, and the Britt Music Festival. The Rogue Valley is also renowned for outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, whitewater sports, snowboarding, and fishing.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Initial appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor requires a terminal degree (or ABD) in Aging Studies, Human Development or Developmental Psychology with an emphasis on Aging, Adult Development, Gerontology or a closely related discipline.


  • Applicants should be able to demonstrate evidence of at least one year of college/university level teaching, which can be a combination of years of part-time teaching while the individual was a graduate student, and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentorship.


  • Applicants should be able to demonstrate a record of scholarly production or the potential for excellence in scholarship as evidenced by conference presentations, peer-reviewed publications, and/or evidence of a commitment to providing research experiences for undergraduate students.


  • Applicants should be able to exhibit an understanding of health-related aging disparities and their impact on underrepresented minorities.


Preferred Qualification:


  • Experience working with and mentoring students from underrepresented minorities.
  • Applied experience working with both public and private agencies that focus on aging services.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


Special Instructions to Applicants:


Each applicant is required to provide (as attachments to the online application) the following supplemental documents: (1) letter providing some detail of the applicant’s qualifications and interest in the position; (2) current resume/CV; (3) teaching philosophy; and (4) at least three professional references. If you are unable to attach the supplemental materials to the online application please contact Human Resources for assistance.

For inquiries and additional information, please contact: Human Resource Services via email at hrs@sou.edu or by phone at (541)552-8553.


Special Conditions


  • Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
  • Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
  • Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA):

-Position classification defined as “exempt” are not subject overtime

  • The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the Oregon Revised Statues and is required to comply with the requirements set forth by the Oregon department of Human Services.


Notice to Prospective Employees

Section 485 of the Higher Education Act, and The Federal Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 (now referred to as the “Clery Act”),requires that prospective employees be notified of the availability of SOU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report provides the annual statistics and campus policies for the reporting of and responding to campus crimes and fires; access to campus facilities; conduct code and campus policies on use, possession and sale of drugs/alcohol; and educational/information programs to inform the campus community about campus security procedures and crime prevention.


An electronic copy of the Annual Security Report (ASR)can be accessed at the following link:

https://inside.sou.edu/assets/security/AnnualCrimeReportFinal.pdf. A physical copy of the ASR is available at no charge upon request. To request a copy please visit the Campus Public Safety Office at 382 Wightman Street, Ashland OR 97520. For more information call 541-552-6258, or email clerycoordinator@sou.edu.


All applicants must apply online at https://apptrkr.com/2115487.


Diversity Statement


Southern Oregon University is a welcoming community committed to inclusive excellence and the celebration of diversity. Without diversity, our educational process is diminished. Working together in support of our commitment to diversity, we strengthen and enrich our role as learners, educators and members of a tightly connected global community. We encourage those who share in our commitment to diversity, to join our community and we expect all our employees to demonstrate an ability and desire to create an inclusive campus community.


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