Loras College was founded in 1839 by the Most Rev. Mathias Loras, first Bishop of Dubuque, who established St. Raphael Seminary to educate young men for the priesthood, but with the expressed intention also of providing an opportunity for higher education to the citizens of the area. The college has functioned under several names (St. Raphael Seminary, Mt. St. Bernard, St. Joseph College, Dubuque College and Columbia College), finally adopting its present name during its centennial in 1939.
Loras is a Catholic liberal arts college dedicated to the total development of the student. Small enough to be personal, large enough to offer a wide variety of quality academic programs, Loras College recognizes the human dignity of each individual and challenges men and women to grow with purpose and direction. Relating the rich liberal arts tradition to a changing world, Loras strives to develop active learners, reflective thinkers, ethical decision makers and responsible contributors in their diverse professional, social, and religious roles. The College has an enrollment of approximately 1,600 students and employs over 375 faculty and staff members. Although employee turnover is low, interesting and challenging employment opportunities do exist in a variety of technical and professional career fields. More employment information is available at the Loras College employment opportunities webpage: https://loras.applicantpool.com/jobs/.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Available August 2019
POSITION SUMMARY. Loras College invites applications for a full-time tenure track generalist position in the Psychology Program. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching a range of courses for the undergraduate psychology major, including Introductory Psychology, Developmental Psychology, and Research Methods and Statistics, as well as courses in his or her specialty. Candidates should also demonstrate a willingness to teach in the general education curriculum at Loras, provide academic advising to students, and supervise undergraduate research.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE. A Ph.D. in Psychology is highly desirable. Demonstrated excellence in teaching is preferred. Ability to demonstrate knowledge of and a willingness to communicate current trends in the field to students and a variety of other constituencies is also highly desirable. Candidates will be expected to support the mission of the College and respect the College's Catholic tradition.
DIVISION OF TEACHER EDUCATION & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES. The Division of Teacher Education & Behavioral Sciences consists of 19 full-time faculty members and offers majors in Criminal Justice, Education, Psychology, & Social Work.
THE COLLEGE. Founded in 1839, Loras College is a Catholic, four-year, coeducational, liberal arts institution with pre-professional options and dedicated to high academic, ethical and moral standards. The student body consists of approximately 1,500 students, over 90 percent of whom are full-time undergraduates.
THE COMMUNITY. Loras College's 60-acre campus is located on one of Dubuque's highest bluffs, overlooking the Mississippi River at the junction of the states of Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin, about 3 hours west of Chicago. Dubuque's population is approximately 60,000 and its nineteenth century architecture is woven into limestone bluffs and provides a picturesque backdrop to the river landscape. Many residential and commercial areas have been designated as historical districts to preserve Dubuque's unique heritage. Its strong education base supports numerous cultural activities, and in addition, there are sporting events, shopping facilities, schools, and churches that are convenient to its residents. The climate has marked seasons with a comfortable summer, cool spring and fall, and a winter that encourages a variety of sports that have in recent years attracted a growing tourism industry.
COMPENSATION. Commensurate with qualifications, education and experience. Fringe benefits include medical/dental/life/disability insurance, flexible spending plan, TIAA retirement plan, tuition remission program, family membership in Graber Sports Center/San Jose Pool, free admission to many college events and free off-street parking. Start-up funds available.
APPLICATION DEADLINE. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until Friday, January 4, 2019. For more information contact: Psychology Faculty Search Committee Chair, Dr. Lisa Grinde, (563) 588-7113 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
APPLICATION. Go to: http://loras.applicantpool.com/jobs/ to upload your letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, research plans, and unofficial graduate-level transcripts. Have three letters of recommendation sent directly to the Chair contact above. Additional materials may be requested at a later date.
Loras College values diversity among its faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. Please visit www.loras.edu for additional information about Loras College.
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