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Assistant Professor of Psychology-Neuroscience

Job Details

Illinois College - Jacksonville, IL
Full Time

The Illinois College Psychology Department invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Neuroscience to begin August 2024.


The successful hire will teach courses in neuroscience, including sensation and perception, as well as introductory psychology and research methods and statistics. Applicants must have a commitment to undergraduate teaching, advising, and developing an undergraduate student-faculty research program. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion essential. Strong preference for previous college teaching experience.


Illinois College seeks candidates who have a commitment to working closely with a wide range of students. Currently, our population is approximately one-quarter students of color and 40% first-generation college students. Eagerness and ability to work with these populations is essential. Equally important is commitment to evidence-based pedagogy. 


Since 1829, Illinois College has transformed the lives of undergraduate students. Founded by abolitionists, IC was the first college in Illinois to graduate students and hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. The College is focused on student success and provides many opportunities for faculty-student interaction beyond the classroom, including collaborative research projects, international study-travel, and mentoring/advising. The College is committed to ensuring access and equity. The College is located in historic Jacksonville, Illinois, 30 miles west of the capital city of Springfield and 70 miles north of St. Louis, Missouri.


A completed Doctorate is preferred, but highly qualified ABD candidates will be considered.  

  • Letter of application which addresses the candidate’s interest in undergraduate Psychology/Neuroscience education
  • C.V.
  • A statement of teaching philosophy that includes discussion of teaching to a diverse student body as well as mentoring experience 
  • Three letters of reference or contact information for three references.


Review of applications begins October 1, 2023 and continues until the position is filled.


Illinois College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and women.