The Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech is seeking applicants for two tenure-track assistant professors. We seek candidates who will increase the department's commitment to inclusion, equity, and diversity through their research, teaching, mentoring and/or lived experience. The search is open to candidates in any area of psychology, although applicants are encouraged to think about how they would fit into one of our four existing graduate training areas (Developmental Science, Industrial and Organizational, Biological, Clinical Science). Successful applicants will have a Ph.D. by the Fall 2022 start date, a demonstrated commitment to research, teaching and mentoring, and/or service and engagement.
The Department of Psychology includes a group of scholars who work to increase understanding of psychological processes involved in human behavior. This research includes identifying typical and disordered processes that contribute to mental and physical health across the lifespan, as well as the psychological and social processes that influence people’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors as they engage with family, work, and their community. While faculty members in Psychology share a common interest in psychological processes, our specific interests, research methods, and expertise are diverse and include both behavioral and neuroscience approaches with experimental, survey, and big data methodologies. Some researchers are committed to increasing understanding of basic psychological processes, while others emphasize implications for developmental, organizational, and clinical issues. We are all committed to building a diverse and inclusive department.
Application Instructions: Applications must be submitted online at jobs.vt.edu (Job Number 517603)
1) A full curriculum vitae
2) A statement describing experience and interests in promoting inclusion and equity through teaching, mentoring, and/or research
3) A statement of research accomplishments and future directions
4) A statement of teaching experience and approach
5) Three samples of scholarly writing (published, in press, under review, or in progress). We recommend candidates submit the research they are most proud of, regardless of journal ranking or impact factor.
6) The names and contact information of three academic references (letters are not required initially)
Review of applications will begin October 30, 2021, with applications considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Inquiries regarding the position can be directed to Martha Ann Bell (email@example.com), chair of the search committee.
The Psychology Department offers a supportive environment, including a mentoring program to its junior faculty. Virginia Tech is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). The College of Science is also committed to the professional development of junior faculty through various university initiatives (e.g., the College of Science Faculty Academy, Faculty Writing Group Grants, Faculty Mentoring Grants). Virginia Tech is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.