Position Announcement: Assistant Professor, Cognitive Psychology or Cognitive Neuroscience

Tenure Track Position, Assistant Professor, Cognitive Psychology or Cognitive Neuroscience

The Department of Psychology, College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Cognitive Psychology or Cognitive Neuroscience. The area of specialty is open.

Radford’s master’s program in experimental psychology is home to the behavioral and cognitive neuroscience area and has a long history of preparing students for further advanced study in psychology and careers in research-related fields. The Psychology Department offers a large bachelor’s program; a master’s with options in Experimental, Clinical-Counseling, and Industrial-Organizational; a master’s and educational specialist in School Psychology; and a Doctor of Psychology in Counseling. The psychology faculty is committed to providing a supportive and collaborative environment for building a successful career.

Candidates must have a strong commitment to both undergraduate and graduate education. The successful applicant will be expected to teach a mix of undergraduate classes, masters, and doctoral level courses (including, but not limited to courses in cognition, research methods, statistics, and neuropsychology). Candidates will also be expected to establish an independent program of research, mentor undergraduate and graduate level students, and to participate in departmental, college, and university governance.

Candidates should have earned a Ph.D. degree from a psychology program by the August, 10th, 2017 start date. Applicants should submit 1) a letter of application describing their training, teaching, and research interests, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) names, contact information, and letters of recommendation from three references, 4) evaluations of teaching for courses taught in the past three years, 5) copies of transcripts, and 6) examples of manuscripts or publications. Applications should be addressed to the Department Chair, Dr. Jeff Aspelmeier, at the Department of Psychology, Radford University, Box 6946, Radford, VA 24142 or they can be sent via email to jaspelme@radford.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 2nd, 2016 and continue until the position is 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, with approximately 9,500 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 (CHBS) 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, professional collaborations, and 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.

CHBS is housed in a newly constructed 145,000 square foot state-of-the-art instructional and research facility. Centrally located on the main quad of the campus, it is the largest academic building at the university and houses an array of specialized teaching and research facilities. Psychology has its own computer labs, dedicated research spaces, observation rooms, an integrated digital video recording system, a new vivarium, and the new Center for Assessment and Psychological Services (CAPS). Information on the University and Department of Psychology is available at: http://www.radford.edu/content/chbs/home/psychology.html

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Aug 11, 2016
Jeff Asplmeier