The Department of Psychology, College of Science, at Virginia Tech invites applications for two Assistant Professor, tenure-track faculty positions in Clinical Science to begin August 2023 in our nationally recognized (2017 ABCT Outstanding Training Program) and dually accredited (APA and PCSAS) doctoral program.
We welcome applications from individuals conducting research in any area of clinical psychology, including but not limited to stress and adaptation; developmental psychopathology, including autism and other child/adolescent disorders; risk and trauma; prevention/intervention programs or the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices; family, community, and global contexts; socioemotional and/or neurocognitive functioning; health and opportunity disparities; culture and psychopathology. Our department values a wide range of methods and approaches, including neurobiological (e.g. fMRI/EEG/ERP), sociocultural, translational, computational, qualitative, big-data, and community engaged research. Similarly, skills in advanced statistical expertise are of interest. All applicants are expected to have a strong and fundable program of research and to contribute to both graduate and undergraduate supervision and instruction in clinical science. Individuals studying the effects of adversity, social determinants, race/ethnicity, discrimination, neurodiversity, or those whose work samples predominantly under-represented or minoritized populations are especially encouraged to apply.
Located at the main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia, the clinical science program has three in-house training clinics: the Psychological Services Center, Child Study Center, and Autism Clinic/Center for Autism Research. Candidates should be licensed or license-eligible in Virginia, and will be expected to supervise clinical practicum, teach graduate and undergraduate courses, mentor undergraduate and doctoral students, and engage in department, college, and university-level service activities. As a hub discipline, research in the Clinical Science area aligns with several of the university’s Transdisciplinary Communities/Strategic Growth Areas (https://www.provost.vt.edu/destination_areas.html), most notably Adaptive Brain and Behavior across the lifespan, Data and Decisions, Global Systems Science, Policy, and Equity and Social Disparity in the Human Condition. The University has also invested in major strategically focused research frontiers, bringing together diverse expertise that transcends traditional discipline boundaries, including Artificial Intelligence, Health, National Security and Quantum Computing (https://www.research.vt.edu/research-frontiers.html).
Consistent with Virginia Tech’s land grant mission, the Clinical Science area is dedicated to public health and service, which allows successful candidates to have potential collaborations across the university, including the Virginia Tech School of Medicine, the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, School of Neuroscience, School of Public and International Affairs, Master of Public Health Program, the Center for Transformative Health Behavior, and the Center for Rural Education. For more information about the Department, College, and University, see http://www.psyc.vt.edu/, http://www.cos.vt.edu/, http://www.vt.edu/index.html and http://www.provost.vt.edu/.