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Assistant Professor of Psychology

Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, UNC Asheville is the designated public liberal arts campus in the University of North Carolina system. UNC Asheville is nationally known for the quality of our student-centered teaching, mentoring of undergraduates in research, interdisciplinary learning, and striving to be an inclusive campus community.

UNC Asheville’s commitment to increasing and sustaining the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is reflected in our strategic plan goals of diversity and inclusion, and social sustainability. (https://strategicplan.unca.edu/sites/default/files/Strategic%20Plan%20June%202016.pdf) Women, traditionally under-represented minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please note that any documents submitted to Human Resources or the hiring departments become property of UNC Asheville and will not be returned. Applications for this position should be submitted electronically at https://jobs.unca.edu. The applicant will enter information into the application system which will automatically request three letters of reference to be sent separately and confidentially that speaks to the candidate’s writing and interpersonal skills and ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students. Please, do not submit reference letters directly to the search chair. Review of applications begins December 15, 2017. Inquiries only may be directed to Dr. Evelyn Chiang (echiang@unca.edu), Search Committee Chair. Please do not submit any materials to this email address. All application materials, including letters submitted separately by references or portfolio services, must be uploaded via the application portal.

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number F0062
Department Assistant Professor of Psychology
Rank Assistant Professor
Specialization Clinical or Counseling Psychology
Tenure Status Tenure Track
Position Summary

PSYCHOLOGY – The University of North Carolina Asheville Department of Psychology invites applications for a tenure-track position in clinical or counseling psychology to begin Fall 2018. An earned Ph.D. in clinical or counseling psychology is required for a tenure-track position; however, candidates nearing completion of their doctorate (ABD) with a defense expected prior to August 2018 may be considered. Teaching duties will include courses across the departmental curriculum (such as introductory psychology, abnormal psychology, and health psychology) as well as a senior seminar course involving supervision of undergraduate students in community placements. The person selected for this position will be expected to teach 12 contact hours per semester, establish a research program that involves undergraduates, and engage in service to the institution, the community and the profession. Individuals with a passion for undergraduate teaching and interest in a career at an institution focused on the liberal arts are strongly encouraged to apply.

In addition to having a passion for undergraduate teaching, research and mentorship, the UNC Asheville faculty is committed to disciplinary teaching through an inter- and multi-disciplinary lens and providing a premiere liberal arts education. Faculty members are expected to teach across the University’s Liberal Arts Core (LAC) program, our required interdisciplinary liberal arts curriculum, in courses that include, but are not limited to: introductory (freshman) colloquia; diversity intensives; courses that satisfy the Scientific Perspectives, Social Science courses and Arts and Ideas requirements; courses within the Humanities Program; and LAC Senior Capstone courses.

UNC Asheville has been a national leader in undergraduate research for more than 30 years, and over 60% of our students graduate each year having been involved in this important learning experience. The University fully embraces the idea of mentored undergraduate research being one of the highest forms of teaching, and the institution values success in this facet of a faculty member’s work.

The University of North Carolina at Asheville is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic and educational community, welcoming and supportive of faculty and staff from all racial, ethnic, economic, religious, gender, and gender-identity backgrounds. We encourage applications from individuals whose backgrounds and interests align with this commitment. The successful candidate will be expected to engage students from among under-represented groups and to assist in the development of pedagogies and experiences appropriate for diverse learning styles and perspectives. We expect applicants to each write a 1-2 page Diversity Statement describing: (a) their experience in advancing diversity in teaching, scholarship and/or service; (b) examples of demonstrated leadership potential in the area of equity and inclusion; and © their understanding of the importance of diversity and inclusion to the mission of a liberal art university.

Applications for this position should be submitted electronically at https://jobs.unca.edu. Complete applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy that addresses psychology pedagogy in the context of the liberal arts, a diversity statement (described above), a brief statement on research interests, and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. The applicant should provide names and contact information for three references from whom we will request letters of reference to be sent separately; these references should address the candidate’s written, verbal and interpersonal skills; ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students; and potential to develop and maintain a successful research program. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Evelyn Chiang, Search Committee Chair, at echiang@unca.edu.

UNC Asheville is the designated liberal arts university in the UNC system and is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our students, applicants and employees. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, and ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities.

Qualifications

An earned Ph.D. in clinical or counseling psychology is required; however, candidates nearing completion of their doctorate (ABD) with a defense expected prior to August 2018 may be considered. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate through application materials and in the interview that he or she has the ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students; bring diverse and multidisciplinary perspectives into the classroom; establish a sustainable, productive undergraduate research program; and function professionally in a highly collaborative and increasingly diverse organization.

Months per Year 9 months
Division Academic Affairs
Department Psychology

Posting Detail Information

Special Instructions Summary

Please note that any documents submitted to Human Resources or the hiring departments become property of UNC Asheville and will not be returned.

Applications for this position should be submitted electronically at https://jobs.unca.edu. The applicant will enter information into the application system which will automatically request three letters of reference to be sent separately and confidentially that speaks to the candidate’s writing and interpersonal skills and ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students. Please, do not submit reference letters directly to the search chair.

Review of applications begins December 15, 2017.

Inquiries only may be directed to Dr. Evelyn Chiang (echiang@unca.edu), Search Committee Chair. Please do not submit any materials to this email address. All application materials, including letters submitted separately by references or portfolio services, must be uploaded via the application portal.

Posting date 11/20/2017
Close date
Open Until Filled Yes
Anticipated Start Date 08/06/2018

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • UNC Asheville website
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Jobs
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • Indeed
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Job Target
    • Local Jobs
    • NC Works Online (formerly Employment Security)
    • Student Affairs
    • UNC System website (northcarolina.edu)
    • The Urban News
    • Western North Carolina Diversity Engagement Coalition
    • Other
  2. Have you already been awarded a Ph.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology? If your Ph.D. is in an appropriately related discipline, please indicate the discipline.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. If you are still working on your Ph.D., please indicate the anticipated completion date.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. If you have experience at a liberal arts institution, please indicate in what capacity (student, graduate student, post-doctoral researcher, faculty member, administrator, staff).

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Unofficial Undergraduate Transcript
  5. Unofficial Graduate Transcript
  6. Research Philosophy and Description of Future Plans
  7. Diversity Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Other Unofficial Transcript