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Assistant Professor of Psychology at Central College (counseling/clinical focus)

  • 05 Sep 2023 10:46 AM
    Message # 13250243

    The Psychology program at Central College (Pella, IA) is seeking applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level beginning in August, 2024. The desired area of specialization is counseling or clinical psychology. More details and a link to apply can be found here:;jsessionid=240035D915C8A4A31AFCA9E704D8004B?JOBID=166899

    Job Description:

    Central College's Psychology Program is seeking applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2024 in the areas of counseling or clinical psychology. A successful candidate will be committed to excellence and innovation in undergraduate education and collaborative undergraduate research within a liberal arts setting. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching some combination of courses in their area(s) of expertise (e.g., Abnormal Psychology, Principles of Counseling, etc.) and contribute to teaching responsibilities shared by the entire department, specifically teaching one or more courses within our program's research sequence (General Psychology, Introductory and Advanced Research Methods, and Statistics). Faculty in the program also supervise undergraduate capstone research projects. In addition to teaching, all faculty at Central College are expected to participate in the life of the college and to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to professional development.

    Central College's Psychology Program is comprised of three collegial and dynamic tenure-line faculty who are committed to liberal arts education and undergraduate research. The psychology major consists of topical elective classes within psychology's various sub-disciplines (e.g., social, developmental, biological, mental health) and a core sequence of classes focused on foundational research skills (e.g., general psychology, research methods, statistics, research practicum). Within this research sequence, each psychology major completes a group research project and an individual capstone research project, both of which are presented by students annually at regional and national psychology conferences. As such, our psychology graduates are well prepared for graduate study and B.A.-level employment in a variety of areas. Approximately 45 percent of Central College's psychology majors enroll in graduate school immediately after graduation, while another 15 percent pursue advanced degrees after a period of work experience. 

    A Ph.D. in psychology or a highly related field is required (ABD considered.)

    About Central College:

    Central College in Pella, Iowa, is a private, four-year liberal arts college. Central is known for its academic rigor, its leadership formation and, most importantly, for its work creating genuine connections among students, faculty, coaches and alumni that help graduates realize their career aspirations for a lifetime. We are steadfastly dedicated to cultivating diversity of thought and culture through the arts and sciences, professional fields of study and experiential learning. The Central experience is rooted in exploration and self-discovery and enhanced by life in a residential community of 1,150 students with wide-ranging perspectives. Founded in 1853, Central values its long-standing relationship with the Reformed Church in America. The college participates in NCAA Division III athletics and is a member of the American Rivers Conference.

    Application Instructions:
    To apply for this position please visit  Review of applications will commence 22 September 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.  Candidates recommended for employment are subject to a background check. Please submit the following materials online:

     - A letter of application describing your qualifications for the position that also includes a discussion of your interest in developing as a teacher and scholar at an undergraduate, liberal arts college
     - A current curriculum vita
     - Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts
     - A one-page statement of teaching philosophy

    Three confidential letters of reference addressing the candidate's qualifications and official transcripts can be sent electronically to or mailed to:  Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Central College, 812 University, Pella, Iowa 50219. 

    Central College is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to creating a diverse community.  Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Central College is a drug/tobacco free workplace. Academic positions at Central College use E-Verify.


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