Overview

The Psychology Department (https://www.rhodes.edu/psychology) and Educational Studies Program (https://www.rhodes.edu/education) at Rhodes College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor whose program of research focuses on adolescents in urban schools. Rhodes College is especially interested in attracting candidates from historically underrepresented groups and/or those with demonstrated commitments to working with diverse and historically underrepresented populations. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated commitments to urban education and working with historically marginalized populations. The successful candidate must possess a firm commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service at a liberal arts college, and an interest in teaching in an urban education master’s program that includes a summer institute that serves our students and local P12 teachers. Special consideration will be given to candidates whose research focuses on youth of color in urban contexts. Teaching responsibilities will include five courses a year and may include some combination of the following undergraduate and graduate courses: introductory psychology, statistics, educational psychology, adolescent development, educational technology, and upper-level research and seminar courses in the candidate’s research area. Previous teaching experience is desirable.

Candidates must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology or a related field by the start date in August 2019. A number of interdisciplinary fields yield graduates who would be appropriate for this position (e.g., Liberal Studies in Urban Childhood, Interdisciplinary Human Development, Educational Science programs). The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of scholarship and will be expected to establish and maintain an active program of research involving undergraduates and master’s students, and to participate in the life of the College. Research opportunities will be supported by startup funds, lab space, and by Rhodes partnerships with the Shelby County School district (http://www.scsk12.org/) and other educational institutions in the city. Educational Studies is an interdisciplinary program that includes elementary and secondary licensure tracks, as well as a recently-established master’s program in urban education.

Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a highly selective, private, residential, undergraduate college, located in Memphis, Tennessee.  We aspire to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. We encourage applications from candidates interested in helping us achieve this vision.

Rhodes College values an inclusive and welcoming environment.  We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce (http://handbook.rhodes.edu/diversity).

Memphis has a metropolitan population of over one million and provides multiple opportunities for research and for cultural and recreational activities (http://www.rhodes.edu/content/liberal-arts-city).

Please apply online at jobs.rhodes.edu.  A complete application will include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a research plan, graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a separate statement that addresses your interest in teaching at a liberal arts college and how your experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service might contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity and inclusion as one of its core values. Review of completed applications will begin on October 7 and continue until the position is filled. The online application system will solicit letters of recommendation electronically from the candidate’s recommenders, once their contact information has been entered by the candidate and all other required application materials have been submitted. Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews. For further information please contact Dr. Katherine White, whitek@rhodes.edu.