In the Handbook for Enhancing Undergraduate Programs in Psychology, published by the American Psychological Association in 1993, a distinguished panel of educators in psychology asserted a set of aims that undergraduate programs in the field should embody. The Hendrix College Psychology Department embraces these aims and has set them as our formal learning objectives for students majoring in psychology:
- to help them develop the capacity to think scientifically about behavior;
- to produce in them an appreciation for human diversity;
- to provide them with a sound knowledge base in the discipline;
- to help them acquire competence in the methodology of psychological research;
- to allow them the opportunity to gain practical experience in the application of psychology;
- to strengthen their oral and written communication skills; and
- to cultivate in them sensitivity to the ethical standards that guide research and practice within the discipline.
The Psychology Department is housed in the Donald W. Reynolds Center for Life Science. This facility, completed in 2001, is located on the site of the Old Bailey Library, preserving the distinctive patio area. The facility also houses the Biology Department.
The Donald W. Reynolds Center for Life Science
Hendrix College Department of Psychology invites applicants for a tenure-track position to
begin in August, 2014. We are seeking candidates with a background in
experimental psychology with interests in any area of Neuroscience, including
Cognitive, Social, Developmental, and Clinical Neuroscience. Teaching
responsibilities will include some combination of the following courses:
Introduction to Psychology, an introductory course in Neuroscience, Statistics,
Research Methods with laboratory, a class in the candidate’s specialty area, an
advanced research course, and a rotating seminar or capstone course in the developing
Neuroscience program. Teaching responsibilities will also support the
neuroscience program. The teaching load is six courses per year. Our department
has a long tradition of emphasizing undergraduate research; the College’s
Odyssey Program currently provides excellent opportunities for collaborative
research with students. Ph.D. is required for appointment as assistant
professor; ABD’s will be considered for appointment as instructor. Salary is
competitive. Hendrix seeks to extend its tradition of excellence in teaching
and scholarship by attracting faculty with broad intellectual interests and commitment
to the aims of a liberal arts college. Hendrix is a distinguished
liberal arts college with an endowment of $181 million, sheltering a chapter of
Phi Beta Kappa, located in Conway, Arkansas, thirty miles from Little Rock at
the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. The College, related to the United
Methodist Church, has a strong commitment to excellence in teaching liberal
arts. Hendrix is an equal opportunity employer.
Women and members of minority groups are especially encouraged to apply.
Application should include a letter addressing the candidate’s interest in
teaching in a demanding liberal arts environment, teaching and research
statements, a curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation (including
the phone numbers and email addresses of the referees), and transcripts of all
graduate and undergraduate work. Applications from candidates with an interest
in participating in the common freshman course and other interdisciplinary
programs, and in using instructional technology where appropriate, will be
particularly welcome. Application materials should be sent to Timothy D.
Maxwell, Ph.D., Chair, Department of
Psychology, Hendrix College, 1600 Washington Avenue, Conway, AR 72032 (email@example.com). Electronic submission is preferred. The
deadline for receipt of applications is October 21, 2013.
Hendrix College adheres to the principle of equal educational and employment opportunity without regard to age, race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin. Further, the College is committed to the maintenance of an atmosphere of civility and respect for all students, faculty, and staff.