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Position Summary

The Department of Psychology at University of Detroit Mercy seeks to fill a tenure-track position beginning August 2022 at the rank of Assistant Professor (outstanding candidates at another rank may be considered). The position is in a biologically-based area of psychology.

The Psychology Department is one of the University's largest departments, with four practice-oriented graduate programs (APA-accredited Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, NASP-accredited SSP School Psychology, M.A. Clinical Psychology, M.A. Industrial-Organizational Psychology), an outpatient training clinic, three undergraduate majors (general, developmental, I/O) and two minors (general, developmental).

University of Detroit Mercy is in a dynamic and growing area of Detroit near cultural and recreational opportunities. Detroit Mercy and the Department of Psychology have a strong commitment to social justice and fostering an inclusive learning environment where students, faculty, and staff thrive. Consistent with our mission and urban context, the University serves a diverse student body and is actively engaged with the community. The University seeks a qualified candidate who will contribute to the University's mission, diversity, and excellence of its academic community.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

A successful applicant will be responsible for teaching Physiological Psychology at the graduate level, Biopsychology Seminar and Laboratory at the undergraduate level, and other courses within the applicant’s interests and training background; developing a successful research program; advising undergraduate students; supervising student research; and engaging in service to the program, department, college, university, and profession. This position will also help manage the undergraduate general psychology major.

Position Qualifications

  • −  Ph.D. in biologically-based area of psychology, open area of specialization

  • −  Affinity for and ability to teach at undergraduate and graduate levels

  • −  Evidence of research productivity or potential

  • −  Evidence of the capacity to direct undergraduate and graduate research

  • −  Evidence of prior service activity (inside or outside academia) or interest in service roles

  • −  Commitment to cultural inclusion and diversity

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications should include a cover letter addressing research, teaching, and service (e.g., philosophy, experience, and future plans), vitae, three recommendation letters, selected preprints/reprints, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., course evaluations, assignments), and a diversity statement (e.g., values related to diversity, experience working with diverse populations, and future inclusivity-related plans). Upload application materials except for letters of recommendation directly to Paylocity. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly from the recommenders to Ms. Valerie Williams, Direct position inquiries to Lee Eshelman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Search Committee Co-Chair, Application review will begin January 1st and continue until position is filled.

To apply: Track-Assistant-Professor-of-Psychology-Biopsychology

Michigan's largest, most comprehensive private University, University of Detroit Mercy is an independent Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy and Society of Jesus. Detroit Mercy seeks qualified candidates who will contribute to the University's mission, diversity, and excellence of its academic community. University of Detroit Mercy is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer with a diverse student body and welcomes persons of all backgrounds.