Assistant Professor of Psychology

  • Mount St. Mary's University
  • 16300 Old Emmitsburg Road, Emmitsburg, MD, USA
  • Sep 10, 2020
Full time   Psychology

Job Description


Job Description

The Department of Psychology in the School of Natural Science and Mathematics at Mount St. Mary’s University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a preferred emphasis on Cognitive/Developmental Neuroscience or Developmental Psychology or Cognitive Psychology starting August, 2021. A Ph.D. is the expected qualification, although ABDs will be considered. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses including Introduction to Psychology, Lifespan Development, Cognitive Psychology, Research Methods and Statistics, and other experimental psychology or neuroscience courses, and be responsible for developing an active laboratory. Responsibilities include student academic and senior thesis advising. Department members work closely with undergraduates in developing independent senior research projects.

Mount St. Mary’s seeks faculty members eager to engage and support our Catholic identity. Application materials should discuss how you might contribute to the university’s Catholic liberal arts mission, how your work engages with the Catholic intellectual tradition, or how your own faith tradition informs your vocation as teacher and scholar.

Who We Are

Mount St. Mary’s University is the second oldest Catholic university in America and seeks faculty members eager to engage and support our Catholic identity. Located in a serene mountain setting in Emmitsburg, Maryland, yet near major metropolitan areas, the Mount is a comprehensive, nationally recognized Catholic university with 13:1 student/teacher ratio. The 2100-student comprehensive university is a vibrant academic community.

We seek to build an inclusive faculty that can engage the interests of an increasingly diverse student population. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will share our commitment to the dignity and solidarity of all persons and the value of intercultural understanding.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Position Status

  • Full-time position-Beginning August 2021
  • Open until filled

Mount St. Mary's University is a dynamic, Catholic, liberal arts university with over 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students. As a Catholic university, Mount St. Mary’s graduates ethical leaders who are inspired by a passion for learning and lead lives of significance in service to God and others. The university has a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity in its educational programs and employment practices; we actively seek and welcome applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. EOE

Preferred and Required Qualifications

A Ph.D. is the expected qualification, although ABDs will be considered. 

Application Details

A complete application will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation (at least two addressing teaching abilities). Review of candidates will begin October 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Application materials should be sent to:

Kraig E. Sheetz, Ph.D.
Dean of the School of Natural Science and Mathematics
Faculty Search: Psychology
Mount St. Mary’s University
16300 Old Emmitsburg Road
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

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