Academic/Administrative Unit: Virginia Commonwealth University, College of Humanities and Sciences
Date Posted: 1/23//2014
Rank: Assistant Professor
Hire Date: 8/16/2015
Title: Faculty Member (Tenure Track)
Position Number: F10060
Deadline: October 1, 2014
Type of Search: National
The Department of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for a beginning tenure-track position in the American Psychological Association-accredited Counseling Psychology doctoral program. This nine-month position is at the rank of Assistant Professor. The expected appointment date is August 16, 2015.
Required and Preferred Qualifications
The successful candidate will be required to have a Ph.D. from an APA-accredited Counseling or Clinical Psychology program (or equivalent), and be licensed or license-eligible as a Clinical Psychologist in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Demonstrated experience working in and with a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU is required.
He or she must also have an academic record likely to produce success in the Department of Psychology. That includes an established research agenda, a clear potential for external funding and publication in high-impact journals, and potential for scholarship to complement and expand existing expertise in the department. Having success in grant writing at the pre-doctoral and/or post-doctoral levels is a definite plus. The ideal candidate will also have: (1) A developing coherent research program within Counseling (or Clinical) Health Psychology (preferred) or Diversity and Health-Disparities; (2) a focus on eating behaviors – eating disorders and/or obesity would be an added strength; (3) evidence of an emerging active research program that includes a history of research grants or strong potential for future funding; (4) demonstrated excellence in undergraduate and/or graduate instruction and mentoring; (5) demonstrated commitment to human diversity and social justice, with the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and multiculturalism through community-engaged research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities. Teaching experience is highly desirable. The ideal candidate would work effectively with others and will be willing to collaborate within the program and department, which are devoted to health research. Course assignments within the graduate and undergraduate curricula will vary based on candidate interest and expertise and needs of the program.
Materials must be submitted electronically to Jennifer Elswick at ude.ucv|kciwslelj#ude.ucv|kciwslelj by October 1, 2014. Submitted application materials should include (1) a cover letter addressing the five preferred qualifications listed above, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) preprints/reprints, (4) statements of research and teaching interests, (5) evidence of teaching effectiveness, and (6) no fewer than three reference letters sent on institutional letterhead via email directly from the referees’ email addresses to Ms. Elswick
Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation or disability.
For Additional Information
For more information on our department and the counseling program, please visit our website at www.psychology.vcu.edu. For direct questions, please contact Everett L. Worthington, Jr., Director of Training in Counseling Psychology ude.ucv|htrowe#ude.ucv|htrowe.