[visionlist] [faculty position] Assistant Professor - Animal Behavior and Cognition

Mruczek, Ryan rmruczek at holycross.edu
Tue Jul 30 11:01:18 -04 2019

The Department of Psychology at the College of the Holy Cross invites
applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment to begin in August
2020 in the area of animal behavior and cognition. Our particular interest
is in a colleague who approaches their scholarly work from an
framework*. The candidate’s research may focus on the study of small
animals or non-human primates, and may provide comparisons to human
populations.  Scholars who use small animals in their research program will
have access to a vivarium, scheduled to be fully renovated during summer
2020, that offers state-of-the-art housing, behavioral testing spaces, and
a wet lab.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach intermediate-level
courses (including but not limited to those currently in our curriculum;
http://holycross.edu/academics/programs/psychology), as well as advanced
courses in the candidate’s specialty area, some of which may serve as
electives for the interdisciplinary minor in neuroscience (
http://holycross.edu/academics/programs/neuroscience). This person will
also offer service courses such as *Introduction to Psychology, Statistics,
or Research Methods*.

This position carries a 3-2 teaching load with a full-salary one-semester
research leave prior to tenure review, and generous sabbatical and
fellowship leaves for tenured faculty. Tenure-track faculty are eligible
for reimbursement of relocation costs and travel support within the
College’s published policies. All full-time appointments offer competitive
salaries and include full benefits. To learn more about faculty life at the
College and the Worcester area, candidates are encouraged to visit

*Qualifications*Faculty members are expected to demonstrate a commitment
to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching and mentoring in the context
of liberal arts education; to maintain an active program of independent
research; and to engage students in the research process. Ph.D. is required.

*Application Instructions*
Please submit a cover letter addressing the position requirements listed
above; a curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching aptitude, interests, and
philosophy; a statement of research interests; representative reprints (no
more than three); graduate and undergraduate transcripts; and three
confidential letters of recommendation, at least one of which speaks
explicitly to teaching experience.

As a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college, the College values dialog
among people from diverse perspectives as it is integral to the mission and
essential to the excellence of our academic program (see
http://holycross.edu/mission). In your application please highlight how
your scholarship, teaching, mentorship and/or service might support the
College’s mission and its commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more
information, please visit http://www.holycross.edu/diversity.

The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job
applications electronically.  Please submit all application materials to
https://apply.interfolio.com/65423 by *October 3, 2019*. Review of
applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has
been filled. Initial telephone interviews of selected applicants will take
place shortly thereafter. Questions about this search may be directed to
Richard Schmidt, Chair, Department of Psychology, rschmidt at holycross.edu.

Ryan E.B. Mruczek, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
College of the Holy Cross
Beaven 403B
rmruczek at holycross.edu
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