The Department of Psychological Science at Claremont McKenna College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position (at the early Assistant Professor level) in diversity science with a focus on African American psychology. The specific field within psychology is open. We are especially interested in someone who conducts community-based or applied research that has a direct impact on underserved communities. This position aligns with the department and college's commitment to anti-racism and valuing of diverse perspectives and contributions. The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in psychology by the time of the appointment, which begins on July 1, 2024.
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 teach a core course (i.e., Introduction to Psychology, Statistics, or Research Methods), a lower-level course in their specialty area (e.g., Cultural Psychology, Psychological Disorders, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, or Social Psychology), and an upper-level seminar on African American Psychology and/or another course within their specialty area on African American experiences. 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.
Candidates must have demonstrated ability to maintain an active, high-quality research program as well as the highest standards of excellence in teaching and involve undergraduates in research. There is also the option of contributing to the 5C Intercollegiate Department of Africana Studies and working with graduate students in the Psychology doctoral program at Claremont Graduate University.
About Claremont McKenna College
Claremont McKenna College, one of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges, prepares students to make a difference. Since 1946, Claremont McKenna College’s mission has been to prepare students for thoughtful and productive lives and responsible leadership in business, government, and the professions. The College attracts a student body that is broadly diverse and accomplished beyond the classroom.
Located on a scenic, tree-lined residential campus 30 miles east of Los Angeles, Claremont McKenna is a member of The Claremont Colleges, a seven-college consortium modeled after Oxford University. CMC students choose from more than 2,200 classes and participate in co-curricular activities with 7,000 other students at Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, Pomona College, and Scripps College, as well as the Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute. Students have the best of both worlds: the intimacy of a small residential college with small classes and a student-faculty ratio of nine to one, and the shared resources of a larger research university.
Renowned for expertise in economics and government, Claremont McKenna features accomplished scholars who are committed teachers in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. The school is distinguished by eleven world-class research institutes. Exceptionally high numbers of undergraduate students conduct research with professors and get to know them as colleagues.
The College emphasizes the integration of leadership and innovation experience within institutes, student enterprises, on-campus fellowships, and sponsored off-campus internships.
More than 90% of students complete internships and nearly half study off-campus during their four years. The College's Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum brings world-class leaders, thinkers, artists, and visionaries to speak publicly, engage in small group discussions, and dine with students. Consistently one of the top NCAA Division III programs in the nation, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps athletic department is housed in the state-of-the-art Roberts Pavilion fitness and event center.
CMC’s Student Opportunity Center provides all students with advising, mentoring and networking support that is tailored to each student’s professional goals. Many Claremont McKenna graduates go on to receive prestigious post-graduate fellowships and degrees in business, law, medicine, and many other fields. CMC alumni thrive in a wide range of careers including consulting, education, financial services, government and public policy, media and entertainment, medicine, nonprofit leadership, science, and technology. Claremont McKenna excels nationally in post-graduate job placement and satisfaction, salaries, and career success.
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