Elon University seeks applicants for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Psychology to begin mid-August 2023. This position is open to candidates who have completed or expect to complete a doctoral degree in psychology or a suitably related field by that time. Though the area of psychology is open, we are seeking candidates whose teaching and scholarship focus on topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Candidates must show evidence of high-quality teaching at the undergraduate level. The ability to maintain a sustained research agenda that actively incorporates undergraduate mentees into one’s program of research is essential. Elon employs a Teacher-Scholar-Mentor model of faculty engagement, with faculty typically teaching six courses per year. Elon is committed to supporting faculty as teacher-scholar-mentors through the provision of excellent teaching spaces, research facilities and support, and professional development resources.

Teaching will include foundational courses within the major that are suited to the candidate’s expertise (e.g., Introductory Psychology, Lifespan Development, Social Psychology, Research Methods, etc.), advanced or special topics courses that educate students on important DEI topics, and courses in the Elon Core Curriculum. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of people, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in their cover letter. Elon is a dynamic private, co-educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning in a liberal arts based residential campus. To learn more about Elon, please visit the University web site at http://www.elon.edu.

Those who are applying for this position also will have an opportunity to be considered for the Advancing Equity Fellows (AEF) program. The AEF program is a cohorted experience encourages collaborations and connections between new and current faculty as they work to inspire an equitable and inclusive scholarly environment at Elon. Members of this cohort will engage in Elon’s Advancing Equity curricular and scholarly initiatives which (1) include methods to address or remedy injustice and inequality throughout their courses and/or (2) teach a course focused on racial equity in the US. Fellows will work with their academic deans to develop a plan for utilizing up to $5,000 in start-up funds; $2500 in additional funds to support travel to DEI specific conferences, workshops, and trainings; and a one-time stipend of $1500 to support the design of discipline-specific or interdisciplinary courses that meet the learning outcomes of Elon’s Advancing Equity Requirement. Please contact Naeemah Clark, Faculty Administrative Fellow, if you would like to learn more about the AEF program: nclark3@elon.edu.

To apply, send the following materials to the search committee at PSYdei2023@elon.edu with your name included in the subject line of the email. Complete applications must be submitted before Thursday, November 10th, 2022 to be assured full consideration.

  • A cover letter
  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • A statement of your teaching philosophy
  • A research statement that describes your current research interests
  • A diversity statement that describes actions you have taken to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in different areas of your work (e.g., teaching, mentoring, research, service).
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Transcript(s)

Elon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants. To learn more about Elon’s commitment to Inclusive Excellence, including existing campus resources and current initiatives, visit https://www.elon.edu/u/inclusive-excellence/.