December 6, 2023

Assistant Professor of Developmental Psychology (24-21)

Assistant Professor of Developmental Psychology (24-21)

Francis Marion University and the Department of Psychology invite applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Developmental Psychology. The successful applicant will have an earned doctorate in developmental psychology. Applicants who are ABD with an imminent completion date will also be considered. Teaching is required in both the Department’s undergraduate and graduate programs, potentially to include such courses as lifespan development, child development, introductory psychology, and electives within their area of expertise. In addition, the successful applicant will maintain a productive research lab that involves undergraduate students.

The Department of Psychology (comprised of 11 full-time faculty) has approximately 300 undergraduate majors. In addition, it also has approximately 75 graduate students within three accredited/approved programs: Clinical/Counseling, School Psychology, and Applied Behavior Analysis. The forthcoming PsyD program (Fall 2024) will have a Rural Health Psychology focus, and the university has recently added an interdisciplinary Autism Studies Major and Minor at the undergraduate level.

This position is a standard nine-month, tenure-track academic contract (August-May) with the opportunity to teach additional courses during the summer. Internal funding for travel, research, and summer research stipends is available on a competitive basis. Francis Marion University also houses the Richardson Center for the Child, which is an on-campus, state of the art childcare facility that includes a developmental clinic for faculty research, training, and clinical intervention.

FMU has been named a “Great College to Work For” since 2013 as determined by the Chronicle of Higher Education-sponsored survey of higher education institutions. In addition, it has been recognized for its excellence in education by several national ranking agencies, among them the US News and World Report survey, which has named FMU as one of its top regional universities in the south for more than a decade.

Francis Marion University (FMU) is a state-supported, regional university located in Florence, South Carolina, serving approximately 4,000 students. Florence is a growing city with a vibrant arts culture. Florence enjoys award winning schools, affordable cost of living, excellent healthcare, and varied recreational programs including sports, community events and festivals.  Within a few-hours drive are several metropolitan areas, including Columbia, South Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina; Greenville, South Carolina; Charlotte, North Carolina; Raleigh, North Carolina; Savannah, Georgia and less than an hour drive to the South Carolina coasts. Florence’s thriving downtown was recently awarded the prestigious Great American Main Street Award, which recognizes communities for their excellence in comprehensive preservation-based commercial district revitalization.

Position to begin: August 16, 2024

Application Materials Needed:

  1. Letter of Interest (Referencing Position Number 24-21), outlining teaching and research interests.
  2. Curriculum vitae, to include a listing of courses taken in graduate program.
  3. Copies of all college transcripts (official transcripts will be required only of the successful candidate).
  4. Statement of teaching philosophy.
  5. Three letters of reference; and
  6. FMU Faculty Application.

To obtain a copy of the faculty application, please click here.

Send complete application packet to: Dr. Charlene Wages, Vice President for Administration and Planning, Francis Marion University, P.O. Box 100547, Florence, SC 29502-0547. May also be submitted via fax at 843-661-1202

As Francis Marion University has continued to be recognized for its diverse student body, it especially welcomes applicants who can affirm and enhance its mission.

Applicants honorably discharged from a branch of the United States Armed Forces, who meet the minimum training and experience requirements, are given employment preference by all State agencies and higher education institutions in South Carolina.

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution

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