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Assistant Professor

9-month tenure-track position

The Department of Psychological Science at Gardner-Webb University (GWU) announces a 9-month tenure-track position for an Assistant Professor to begin August 2022. This is a campus-based position that involves teaching primarily seated classes in our undergraduate program. We are looking for a Ph.D. level candidate with interests in cognitive psychology/neuroscience/biological psychology who could also teach introductory level courses in general psychology and developmental psychology and other courses as needed.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Uphold and further the Gardner-Webb University Mission and Statement of Value
  • Instruct, evaluate, and advise students in context of Psychological Science curriculum
  • Develop courses in one’s field of interest
  • Mentor students on research projects
  • Write and secure research grants
  • Participate in activities of state, regional, and national organizations to promote the Department of Psychological Science within academic and professional communities.
  • Participate as a member of department and University level committees.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Psychology with a concentration in cognitive psychology, neuroscience, or biological psychology


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should complete the application using the link below and include in a single .pdf file a letter or interest, statement of professional purpose, contact information for two professional references and current curriculum vitae with their application submission. Questions about the program specifics or application requirements should be directed to Dr. Ivelina Naydenova ([email protected]).