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There are currently two Tenure Track Faculty postions within the department for which we are seeking qualified Applicants

One or More Tenure Track Positions, Assistant Professor, Counseling Psychology

Radford University is seeking one or more dynamic and collaborative tenure-track Assistant Professors in Counseling Psychology to:

1.   Teach graduate courses and supervise doctoral research in an APA-accredited counseling psychology Psy.D. program;

2.   Engage in applied research with the potential for external funding;

3.   Provide oversight of students’ counseling and assessment work with clients;

4.   Fulfill some undergraduate teaching responsibilities

One of these positions may provide primary administrative and clinical oversight of a departmental clinic offering applied experience for graduate students.

Applicants should be graduates of an APA-accredited program in counseling psychology and have completed an APA-accredited internship and hold a Ph.D. or Psy.D. Applicants should be licensed or license eligible as a psychologist in VA. Preferred qualifications include experience teaching at an APA-accredited program in counseling psychology, a record of active research with the potential for external funding, and expertise in assessment and/or couples and family therapy.

Applicants should send a letter of application, current vita, and names and contact information of three references to: Dr. Hilary Lips, Chair, Department of Psychology, Box 6946, Radford University, Radford, VA, 24142.

Consideration of applicants will be begin in November 2014 and continue until the positions are filled.

Located in the scenic New River Valley, between the Blue Ridge Mountains to the south and the Appalachians to the north, Radford University is a growing university, approaching 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students.  A student-focused institution, Radford’s commitment to student engagement provides a wide range of opportunities for learning, growth, and collaboration for faculty as well as students.

As the largest college at Radford University and home to Liberal Arts instruction on campus, the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences is central to the mission of the university.  Faculty members strive to develop in their students a range of intellectual skills and habits of mind that will serve them well throughout their academic and professional lives, as well as in their personal lives as productive citizens.  Students regularly engage with faculty in experiential learning activities as well as in professional internships that provide opportunities to serve communities while preparing for careers.  Faculty members’ scholarly and creative activity is viewed as a vital corollary to the instructional mission of the institution, with faculty encouraged to co-author research with undergraduate and graduate students.

Radford recently began construction of a new 145,000 square foot state-of-the-art instructional facility that will be home to all 125+ college faculty members.  Centrally located on the main quad of the campus, it will be the largest academic building at the university and will house an array of specialized teaching and research facilities.  The building is scheduled to open in Fall, 2016.

Information on the University and the Department of Psychology, including the Psy.D. program, is available at http://www.radford.edu/content/chbs/home/psychology.html.

Radford University is an EO/AA employer committed to diversity. All new hires to Radford University will be subject to E-Verify beginning June 1, 2011. E-Verify is administered by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security, USCIS-Verification Division and the Social Security Administration and allows participating employers to electronically verify employment eligibility.


Work-Study Positions Available for Psychology Department Office Assistant

Serve as an office assistant-work study in the Department of Psychology.  Duties:  Greet students and visitors in a friendly, professional manner, assist professors with work assignments such as photocopying, scanning, and campus deliveries.  Pick up and deliver mail to campus Post Office; provide office coverage when Secretary is not available, including answering telephone calls, assist faculty in their teaching/research efforts as requested; other duties as assigned.  Required:  Good communication skills; ability to follow directions; and work independently, reliability, familiarity with MS Office software, must be qualified for work-study through the RU Financial Aid Office.  Email your resume, class schedule and student id to  Dr. Hilary Lips, Chair, hlips@radford.edu or Shelley Adkins, Administrative Assistant, sladkins@radford.edu.

Opportunities for Adjunct Instructors

The Department of Psychology maintains a list of qualified individuals who may be interested teaching courses for the department as adjunct instructors. If you would like to be considered, please send your contact information and qualifications (resume or vita) to Shelley Adkins at sladkins@radford.edu.

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