Tenure-Track Faculty Position: Assistant Professor of School Psychology

The Department of Psychology in the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences at Radford University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in School Psychology within our M.S./Ed.S. program starting in the Fall of 2023. Area of specialization is open. Responsibilities of this position include: 1) teaching graduate courses in our NASP-approved school psychology program as well as serving as a mentor to graduate students in a program that is committed to training students in ecological-oriented, comprehensive service delivery; 2) teaching undergraduate courses within the psychology department such as Lifespan Development, Child Psychology, Learning, Statistics, Research Methods, or other electives as well as mentoring undergraduate students; 3) supervising assessment and interventions services provided by our graduate students within our psychology training clinic; 4) engaging in a productive and independent line of scholarship; and 5) participating in program, department, college, and university services activities.

Qualifications for the position include 1) a doctoral degree in school psychology or a combined clinical or counseling and school psychology APA-accredited and/or NASP-approved program, 2) evidence of potential for independent scholarship, and 3) evidence of potential for effective teaching. Preferred qualifications include interest in teaching and expertise in systems level prevention and intervention, academic and behavior intervention, cognitive assessment, and research courses that may align with area of research expertise; currently licensed or eligible for licensure as a school psychologist through the Virginia Board of Psychology preferred; and preferred interest in collaboration with other faculty in the administrative oversight and clinical training in our on-campus clinic.

The Psychology Department also offers a large bachelor’s program; a master’s with options in Experimental and Industrial-Organizational 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 should have completed the doctoral degree by the August,10th 2023 start date. 

Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled.

Interested candidates should apply at https://jobs.radford.edu/postings/12032  and include:

• A Cover Letter describing their training, teaching, research interests, and a statement on how they incorporate aspects of diversity into their teaching and scholarship.

• Curriculum vitae

• Evaluations of teaching for all courses taught in the past three years

• Evidence for potential for independent scholarship, e.g., Examples of manuscripts or publications

• Names and contact information for three references. Letters of recommendation will be requested from semifinalists

• Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Official transcripts will be required upon hire

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 comprehensive public university of approximately 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students and has received national recognition for many of its undergraduate and graduate academic programs, as well as its sustainability initiatives. Radford University serves the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation through a wide range of academic, cultural, human service, and research programs and is one of the premier teacher preparation universities in the commonwealth. Well known for offering students many opportunities to get involved and succeed in and out of the classroom, Radford University features strong faculty/student bonds, a growing, diverse student population, extensive use of technology in the learning environment, and vibrant student life on a beautiful 204-acre campus. Information about the current university strategic plan can be found at: https://www.radford.edu/content/strategic-planning/home.html

The city of Radford, Virginia is located in the heart of the New River Valley in southwest Virginia. The region is a haven for music lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Just a short drive from Blacksburg and Roanoke, the region boasts a vibrant art scene and local food culture as well as many community-university partnership opportunities. Radford is also a two-hour drive from the Piedmont Triad and two and a half hours from Charlotte, NC.

Radford University does not discriminate with regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran status, national origin, religion, or political affiliation in the administration of its educational programs, activities, admission or employment practices.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application process should call (540) 831-5008 (voice) or (540) 831-5128 (TTY). If you need access to a computer, you may visit our office at 600 Tyler Avenue, Radford, Virginia, or the local Virginia Employment Commission.


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 number to psyc-web@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 psyc-web@radford.edu.

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