Bill & Sarah James Eminent Scholars Endowed Visiting Chair in Psychology

Centenary College of Louisiana in Louisiana

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted February 11, 2014
Type Non tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Centenary College of Louisiana invites applications for the Bill and Sarah James Eminent Scholars Endowed Visiting Chair in Psychology beginning August 2014.


We are seeking candidates for a one year appointment who can demonstrate excellence in teaching and scholarship, are deeply committed to teaching in a liberal arts environment, and who exhibit commitment to service-learning. Area of specialization is open, though candidates with expertise in social, clinical or counseling psychology, biological, cognitive and those who add to the breadth of the departmental offerings in developmental psychology are particularly encouraged to apply. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates will be expected to teach in their area of expertise as well as contribute to general courses such as Introduction to Psychology, Research Methods, Statistics, History and Systems.


The Bill and Sarah James Eminent Scholars Chair in Psychology may be filled by a traditional scholar-teacher or practitioner-teacher. Holders of endowed chairs represent the best that higher education has to offer both to the academic community and the society at large. Like all chaired faculty members, the James Chair holder should serve as a model of excellence not only for students and colleagues but also for others associated with and affected by higher education. Chaired faculty receive favorable consideration from the Provost regarding funding for research and/or a reduced teaching load.


Psychology is one of the largest majors on campus. Potential for research collaboration exists with our Neuroscience program (housed in the Biology Department) and the nearby Louisiana State University Health Shreveport campus. For more information on our department, visit our website at


Applicants for the position should have an earned doctorate in psychology or related field from a regionally accredited institution at the time of employment with 5 or more years of teaching or clinical experience. Review of applications will begin March 1 and will continue until the position is filled.


Centenary College of Louisiana is a selective, residential, national liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is a member of the Associated Colleges of the South.


To apply, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness or teaching portfolio, statement of research interests, and three (3) letters of recommendation to or:


Psychology Search Committee

c/o Department of Human Resources

Centenary College of Louisiana

2911 Centenary Blvd.

Shreveport, LA 71104


Centenary College recognizes that diversity is essential to its goal of providing an educational environment where students explore the unfamiliar, invent new approaches to understanding, and connect their work and lives to the world at large. We thus welcome applicants who would add to the Colleges diversity of ideas, beliefs, experiences, and cultural backgrounds. ( EOE.

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