Psychology Department

Psychology Department

Psychology class

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.
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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.

Faculty Openings

Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

Hendrix College invites applications for a one-year position as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology with the possibility of extension. The position will begin in August of 2018. We are seeking candidates with a Ph.D. in psychology. A doctorate is preferred; ABD will be considered. In particular, we are seeking candidates with a background in social psychology, neuroscience/brain and behavior, or an applied area of psychology. Teaching responsibilities will include the following courses: Introduction to Psychology, Research Methods with laboratory and/or Statistics, and classes in the candidate’s specialty area. Teaching load will be six courses (three per semester), with laboratories counting as one half of a course. The College seeks to extend its tradition of excellence in teaching and scholarship by attracting faculty who combine mastery of their disciplines with broad intellectual interests and commitment to the aims of a liberal arts college.

Applications should include a cover letter addressing the candidate’s interest in teaching in a demanding liberal arts environment, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness (we encourage submission of teaching evaluations), a statement of scholarly interest, and graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are fine).  In addition, three letters of recommendation should be requested and sent by e-mail to and include the candidate name in the subject line.  Address cover letter to Dr. Jennifer Penner, search committee chair.  Review of materials will begin on March 21st and will continue until the position is filled.

Hendrix is a distinguished liberal arts college located in Conway, Arkansas, thirty miles from Little Rock at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains.  The College, affiliated with the United Methodist Church, has a strong commitment to excellence in teaching liberal arts. 
Hendrix College strives to maintain an environment free from discrimination and harassment, where employees treat each other with respect, dignity and courtesy. The College adheres to the principle of equal educational and employment opportunity without regard to age, race, color, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or national origin.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Shawn Goicoechea, Assistant Director of Human Resources & Title IX Coordinator 1600 Washington Ave, Conway, AR 72032 501-450-1415