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Assistant Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience, Tenure Track, St. Edward's University, Austin

  • 21 Sep 2023 11:35 AM
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    Applicants should apply online at

    Priority application deadline is October 1; applications received after the date will be accepted.

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    Assistant Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience, Tenure Track

    School of Behavioral and Social Sciences

    St. Edward's University, a nationally ranked, independent Catholic university and Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position as an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience, beginning August 2024. St. Edward's is characterized by its commitment to the Holy Cross educational mission to educate the hearts and minds of a diverse student body that is deeply committed to social justice.

    The successful candidate will provide high quality instruction to students in the undergraduate program, advise undergraduate students, pursue faculty development efforts, and participate in the wider life of the university and community. The successful candidate will also be expected to establish and maintain a program of research that incorporates the participation of undergraduate students as collaborators. Teaching responsibilities will include courses within the candidate's area of specialization as well as core courses within the department (e.g., Research Methods, Statistics). The area of specialization is open, and those with a degree in Clinical Psychology or a background in quantitative analysis are especially welcomed to apply.

    St. Edward's University embraces excellence through diversity and especially encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented racial, ethnic, sexual, and gender minority groups. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to supporting a diverse student body.

    For consideration, a qualified candidate will have

    • An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) or ABD in Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience, or a closely related field
    • Experience teaching in higher education
    • A record that speaks highly of teaching abilities
    • Ability to adhere to University policies and procedures
    • Submit to and pass criminal offender records check, and sexual offender records check (S.O.R.I.)
    • All new employees must complete the FERPA, Anti-Harassment, and any other required online trainings within 15 days of employment
    • General knowledge of the University's mission, purpose, and goals and the role this position plays in achieving those goals

    Essential Responsibilities Include:

    • Teach undergraduate courses offered in Psychology (BA), Behavioral Neuroscience (BS), and the certificate program in Evidence-Based Addiction Counseling
    • Candidates should have the interest and ability or potential to teach a range of undergraduate courses
    • Courses will be taught in person and held on campus
    • Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to supporting a diverse student body at a Hispanic Serving Institution
    • Engage in professional development and service aligned with the University's mission
    • Manage the learning environment through keeping accurate records, submitting grades and other reports on time, and enforcing school/campus academic and attendance policies
    • Maintain scheduled office hours according to university policy
    • Attend necessary faculty, department, and university meetings
    • Maintain appropriate standards of behavior, mutual respect, and safety in the classroom
    • Stay current with best practices in teaching and learning
    • Understand the role of assessment in achieving specifically stated learning outcomes
    • Incorporate technology to enhance student learning
    • Understand and appreciate the university's mission, purpose, and goals and the role of faculty in achieving those goals
    • Attend trainings as required
    • Perform any other job-related functions as assigned by the University

    The University offers an excellent TOTAL REWARDS package! An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at;

    Medical & Rx Coverage (HSA & FSA Available), Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability Insurance, Long Term Disability Insurance, Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Pet Insurance, Annual Leave & Paid Sick Leave, Retirement Plan, Tuition Benefits, Paid Holidays, and Services & Discounts


    Applicants should apply online at Application packages should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references, and a statement describing your teaching philosophy and your approach to working on projects with undergraduate students.

    In addition, all applications must include a statement on how they would integrate the University's Holy Cross mission into their work. Your Mission Integration statement should be included as a separate document.

    Mission Integration Statement Prompt:

    St. Edward's was founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross, from which it acquired distinguishing characteristics that include the courage to take risks, an international perspective and the commitment to provide educational opportunities for students of varied cultural, religious, educational and economic backgrounds. In support of the mission, the different backgrounds of St. Edward's students, faculty and staff enrich our community and represent a significant part of our culture and commitment to excellence. We value the individual differences, life experiences, unique capabilities and innovative talent that our employees and students contribute to our vibrant academic environment. St. Edward's honors and respects all members of its community by fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment that respects the dignity and worth of each person and stresses the obligation of all people to pursue a more just world.

    While serving as a faculty member at St. Edward's University, how would your individual differences, life experiences and unique capabilities contribute to the mission as described above? Describe how your prior work aligns to the university's mission.

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