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2020-21 Search in the College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Psychology
The Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Chicago (LUC) invites applications for two full-time tenure-track positions both at the rank of Assistant Professor, for academic year 2021-22. As part of a University-wide, multiyear hiring initiative that embraces diverse perspectives and voices,the department seeks applicants with expertise in research examining how youth and families are influenced by stress and adversity (e.g., exposure to violence, discrimination, racism), with an emphasis on understanding psychological and physiological processes that influence adaptation over time. In line with Loyola’s social justice mission, we are especially interested in research that seeks to incorporate diverse perspectives, promote equity, or reduce disparities. The specific areas of expertise we are seeking for each position are listed below:
POSITION 1(Stress Physiology/Neurobiology)
Job Title: Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology
Backgroundand Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the Clinical PhD program, and to teach one or more undergraduate course(s) in Neuroscience, and one or more graduate courses in, for example, Psychophysiology, Introduction to Clinical Psychology, Ethics, Assessment, Health Psychology, Human Diversity, and/or Statistics. Preference will be given to candidates who use multiple methods, including physiological or neurobiological approaches, to examine stress and its antecedents and consequences. Expertise in advanced statistical techniques (e.g., growth-mixture modeling) or those who are licensed/license-eligible will also be prioritized. The successful candidate will also demonstrate (a) an ability to maintain a vigorous, ongoing program of research and publication, (b) the potential to secure external grant funding to support that research, (c) be able to contribute in a substantial way to the university’s mission to promote social justice and equity, and (d) engage in transdisciplinary research across the campuses.
Job Title: Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology
Background and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the Clinical PhD program, and to teach one or more undergraduate courses as well as graduate courses in, for example, Introduction to Clinical Psychology, Developmental Psychopathology, Assessment, Health Psychology, Family Psychology, Human Diversity, Ethics, and/or Statistics. Preference will be given to candidates whose research examines psychological disorders and/or promotion of wellbeing during early childhood, childhood, adolescence and/or early adulthood. For example, successful applicants might study the role of context (culture, community, neighborhood, school, and family) on mental health disparities. Preference will be given to candidates who are licensed/license-eligible or have expertise in advanced statistical modeling techniques (e.g., growth-mixture modeling). The successful candidate will demonstrate (a) an ability to maintain a vigorous, ongoing program of research and publication, (b) the potential to secure external grant funding to support that research, (c) be able to contribute in a substantial way to the university’s mission to promote social justice and equity, and (d) engage in transdisciplinary research across the campuses.
Minimum Qualifications:The candidates will have a Ph.D. in Psychology at the time of appointment. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and teaching and have a record of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship, grant-funded research, and student mentorship. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to mentor and support students from diverse backgrounds. Experience working or conducting research in the specialty areas noted above is desirable. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.
About Loyola: As an urban-based Department of Psychology dedicated to mentoring a diverse student body, many of whom come from under-represented and under-served populations, we especially encourage applications from candidates from under-represented groups. We also encourage applications from scholars committed to interdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across different subfields and disciplines) and the successful pursuit of external grants. The Department currently has over 30 tenured and tenure-track faculty, serves 1,800 undergraduate psychology and neuroscience majors, and has three PhD programs (Developmental, Clinical, and Social). For more information about the department, please visit its website at https://www.luc.edu/psychology/
The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity – including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates should submit to www.careers.luc.edu/postings/14610 (1) a brief letter of interest specifying for which position they are applying; (2) a current Curriculum Vitae; (3) a statement outlining the applicant’s research agenda; (4) a statement on teaching experience; and (5) a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to mentoring a diverse student body through research, teaching and other channels and engaging a diverse community through scholarship and service. Applicants should also arrange for three recommendations from individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position, especially in terms of scholarship, teaching and mentorship, to be submitted electronically to the above website (letter writers will receive an electronic prompt from LUC). Candidates may forward additional materials related to teaching excellence and samples of scholarly publications to:
Grayson Holmbeck, PhD & Amy Bohnert, PhD, Search Committee co-Chairs
Department of Psychology
Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, Illinois 60660
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty.
Thus, we encourage applicants from all backgrounds, especially those traditionally underrepresented in psychology. For additional information about Loyola’s current anti-racism initiatives, see https://www.luc.edu/academicaffairs/aboutus/communications/ourroadtowardsracialjustice/).
As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a transformative education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission. For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at www.luc.edu/transformativeed.