Assistant Professor, Quantitative Psychology (Open Area)

Claremont McKenna College

Claremont, CA

Job posting number: #7236876

Posted: April 18, 2024

Application Deadline: April 18, 2025

Job Description

• The Department of Psychological Science at Claremont McKenna College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the early Assistant Professor level focused on advanced quantitative methods in a sub-field of psychology (e.g., cognitive, clinical, developmental, organizational and/or social psychology). The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Psychology by the time of the appointment, which begins on July 1, 2025. Candidates should have a strong research record evidencing their use of advanced quantitative methods, have experience teaching undergraduate statistical methods, and show promise for a sustained research program involving undergraduate students.

• We are particularly interested in scholars with expertise in advanced quantitative methods that extend existing departmental quantitative strengths. Such modeling methods could include but are not limited to: Clustering, classification, random forest, multilevel, forecasting/longitudinal, Bayesian, nonlinear, etc. We especially encourage applications from scholars who (1) can introduce undergraduates to advanced quantitative methods relevant to both academic and industry related data-science problems and (2) are committed to interdisciplinary research and teaching with the potential to collaborate with existing faculty in Psychological Science and bridge connections with faculty and students in other disciplines (e.g., Data Science, Government/Public Policy, Mathematics, Integrated Sciences, etc.).

• The teaching load is two courses per semester. Candidates should be effective in teaching students in a liberal arts setting, characterized by small class sizes and high levels of student interaction. The successful applicant will be able to teach a core course (i.e., Statistics or Research Methods), a lower-level course in their specialty area (e.g., clinical, developmental, cognitive, social, or organizational psychology), and an upper-level course related to quantitative methods that would appeal broadly to students of Psychological Science and Data Science pursuing careers in academics, industry, or consulting. Given our commitment to cultivating an inclusive educational environment, we seek candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to teaching, mentoring, and inspiring students representing a broad range of socioeconomic backgrounds, political opinions, genders, races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, and religions. Moreover, as part of its commitment to, the College values freedom of expression, viewpoint diversity, and constructive dialogue.

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• Please include (1) a cover letter; (2) CV; (3) research statement outlining a research program; (4) teaching statement of pedagogy; (5) diversity statement recognizing unique contributions, background, or perspectives related to teaching, research, and service; (6) evidence of teaching effectiveness/evaluations for all previous courses, if applicable; and (7) copies of relevant publications/papers in progress. Please also submit the names and addresses of three recommenders; an email will be automatically sent to them with a link to upload their confidential recommendation letter.

• We will begin to review complete applications on October 1, 2024. Review of applications may continue until the position is filled. If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Gabriel Cook (Chair of the Search Committee and Associate Professor of Psychological Science) at (909) 607-0493, [email protected].

• Claremont McKenna College is a highly selective undergraduate institution ranked among the top liberal arts colleges nationally and is part of The Claremont Colleges, which also includes Pomona College, Scripps College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, Claremont Graduate University, and Keck Graduate Institute. The Claremont Colleges consortium constitutes an academic community of more than 9,000 students. Claremont is located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

• Claremont McKenna College is an equal opportunity employer. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the College actively encourages applications from members of historically under-represented groups in higher education.

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