About Us

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Lake Forest College, Department of Psychology, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August, 2017. We seek a person with broad interests in psychology, particularly in diversity science or the extension of psychological science to understudied populations such as racial or ethnic minorities, individuals with minority sexual orientations or gender identities, persons with disabilities, or people with socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds.

Candidates should have broad training in psychology, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and evidence of scholarly productivity commensurate with experience. Ph.D. in psychology is required; post-doctoral experience preferred. Applicants should expect to teach three undergraduate courses per semester, including courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, and regular contribution to Introductory Psychology Labs and the Research Methods & Statistics course sequence. Classes are small (typically 15-30 students). Candidates will be expected to develop an active research program leading to publication with undergraduates in peer-reviewed journals.

Applicants should send a CV, teaching and research statements, sample syllabi, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and representative (p)reprints to: psychsearch@lakeforest.edu. Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly by letter writers to the same e-mail address. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but must be received by September 12, 2016, to be assured full consideration.

A highly selective liberal arts college located on Chicago’s North Shore, Lake Forest College enrolls approximately 1,600 students from over 40 states and more than 70 countries. At Lake Forest College, the quality of a faculty member’s teaching is the most important criterion for evaluation. The College also expects peer-reviewed publications and active participation in the College community. Lake Forest College embraces diversity and encourages applications from women, members of historically underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.