Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Biopsychology

Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania’s department of psychology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Biological Psychology beginning August 2020 at the assistant professor level. 


Applicants must have a Ph.D. in psychology before the start of the Fall 2020 semester.  In addition, applicants must have the following: (1) an active program of research in the area of biological psychology, as evidenced by a track record of recent peer-reviewed empirical research; (2) experience teaching undergraduate students in psychology and a commitment to teaching the following undergraduate courses: an upper level Biological Psychology seminar, a Learning lab course, a Biological Psychology lab course, and/or Sensation and Perception; (3) a demonstrated commitment to mentoring students in research.


Preference will be given to applicants who use animal models in research.


Applicants selected for on-campus interviews will present a colloquium to demonstrate teaching and research excellence.  The Department of Psychology is composed of 25 full-time faculty members and serves approximately 811 undergraduate majors, 70 master’s degree students, and 30 clinical PsyD students. Additional information is available at West Chester University and the Department of Psychology websites.

Applicants should apply online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wcupa/default.cfm  

Applications must include all of the following: a letter identifying the courses the applicant is prepared to teach, curriculum vitae; no more than 3 reprints or preprints of published articles; a statement of teaching philosophy; a statement of research interests; and 3 letters of reference. If available, prior teaching evaluations should also be submitted.  Review of candidates will begin on August 30, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must successfully complete the interview process and a colloquium to be considered finalists. The filling of this position is contingent upon available funding. All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background and consumer reporting checks.

Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU’s educational mission and strategic plan, Building on Excellence. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We are committed to diversity, inclusion, social equity, and social justice.