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FACULTY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

We are currently conducting searches for Three Tenure-Track, Assistant Professors in the areas of School Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and Cognitive or Developmental Psychology. Details for each search are listed below.

Tenure Track, 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 2024. Area of specialization is open. Responsibilities of this position include: 1) teaching graduate courses in our NASP recognized 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, school and clinic based practicum, 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 training of students in our on-campus clinic, including community outreach and clinical research/grant opportunities.

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 Psychology. 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 2024 start date. 

Review of applications will begin January 16th and continue until the position is filled.

Interested candidates should apply at https://jobs.radford.edu/postings/13801 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.  

Tenure Track, Assistant Professor of Industiral-Organizational Psychology

Radford University, Department of Psychology, College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Industrial-Organizational (I/O) Psychology starting in August 2024. The area of specialty within I/O psychology is open.

Radford University’s master’s program in I/O has a long history of providing the highest-level master’s education with a focus on real-world application of I/O Psychology principles and skills. To prepare students for the job-market and ensure job-placement, we maintain a strong alumni network. The faculty members in the I/O master’s program and the larger psychology department provide 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 (i.e., statistics, research methods, social psychology, intro to I/O psychology, or related courses) and graduate level I/O courses (including, but not limited to, performance appraisal, selection, job analysis, organizational change, training and development). Candidates will also be expected to establish an independent program of research and to participate in departmental, college, and university governance.

Candidates should have completed the Ph.D. degree by the August 2024 start date. 

Review of applications will begin January 22, 2024 and continue until the position is filled.

Interested candidates should apply at https://jobs.radford.edu/postings/13850 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

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

• Copies of transcripts. Official transcripts will be requested from finalists

Located in the scenic New River Valley in the Blue Ridge Mountains, 40 miles south of Roanoke, Radford University is a comprehensive public university of more than 7,700 students that has received national recognition for many of its undergraduate and graduate academic programs, as well as its sustainability initiatives. In 2022, the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education elevated Radford University to the Doctoral/Professional classification due to the increased number of doctoral degrees awarded. Radford University was recently recognized among the top National Universities by the U. S. News & World Report’s 2023 Best Colleges report. In addition, Radford University was recognized as one of the “Best Regional Universities in the Southeast” by the Princeton Review in 2023. Radford University was also recognized as one of the Best Colleges of Public Distinction for 2022-2023. Radford University serves the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation through a wide range of academic, cultural, human service and research programs. Well known for its strong faculty/student bonds, innovative use of technology in the learning environment and vibrant student life on a beautiful 211-acre American classical campus, Radford University offers students many opportunities to get involved and succeed in and out of the classroom. The University offers 76 bachelor’s degree programs in 47 disciplines, two associate degrees, and six certificates at the undergraduate level; 28 master’s programs in 23 disciplines and six doctoral programs at the graduate level; and 17 post-baccalaureate certificates and one post-master’s certificate. A Division I member of the NCAA and Big South Conference, Radford University competes in 16 men’s and women’s varsity athletics. With over 200 clubs and organizations, Radford University offers many opportunities for student engagement, leadership development and community service. Please visit the Radford University website at http://www.radford.edu.

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.

Tenure Track, Assistant Professor of Cognitive or Developmental Psychology

The Department of Psychology in the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences at Radford University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in Cognitive and/or Developmental Psychology beginning in Fall 2024. Though the area of specialty is open, preference will be given to individuals with overlapping disciplinary interests to complement those of our current Experimental Psychology faculty.

The Psychology Department offers a large bachelor’s program, a master’s program with concentrations in Experimental and Industrial-Organizational Psychology, and master’s and educational specialist in School Psychology degrees. The successful candidate will primarily support the undergraduate and Experimental Psychology programs, which have a long history of preparing students for further advanced study in psychology and careers in research-related fields. However, the psychology faculty, as a whole, are committed to providing a broad, collegial, collaborative, and supportive environment for building a successful career in a highly student-centered atmosphere.

Candidates must have a strong commitment to both undergraduate and graduate education. The successful applicant will be expected to teach a mix of undergraduate and graduate level courses including behavioral statistics, research methods, and topical courses in research as well as core classes in their specific area of expertise such as development, cognition, sensation and perception, and/or other area specific courses. Candidates will also be expected to establish an independent program of research, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and participate in department, college, and university governance.

The Department of Psychology is housed within the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences (CHBS), which is the largest college at Radford University and home to liberal arts instruction on campus. CHBS and Psychology are housed in a 145,000 square foot modern instructional and research facility. Centrally located on the main quad of the campus, it houses an array of specialized teaching and research facilities.

Candidates should have completed the Ph.D. degree by the August 2024 start date. 

Review of applications will begin on Februray 9, 2024 and continue until the position is filled.

Interested candidates should apply at https://jobs.radford.edu/postings/13854  and include:

1) A cover letter that is appended with statements on a) teaching, b) research interests, and c) how the applicant incorporates aspects of diversity into their teaching and scholarship.

2) Curriculum vitae

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

4) Examples of manuscripts or publications

5) Names and contact information for three references. Letters of recommendation will be requested from candidates selected for interviews.

6) Copies of transcripts.

Located in the scenic New River Valley in the Blue Ridge Mountains, 40 miles south of Roanoke, Radford University is a comprehensive public university of more than 7,700 students that has received national recognition for many of its undergraduate and graduate academic programs, as well as its sustainability initiatives. In 2022, the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education elevated Radford University to the Doctoral/Professional classification due to the increased number of doctoral degrees awarded. Radford University was recently recognized among the top National Universities by the U. S. News & World Report’s 2023 Best Colleges report. In addition, Radford University was recognized as one of the “Best Regional Universities in the Southeast” by the Princeton Review in 2023. Radford University was also recognized as one of the Best Colleges of Public Distinction for 2022-2023. Radford University serves the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation through a wide range of academic, cultural, human service and research programs. Well known for its strong faculty/student bonds, innovative use of technology in the learning environment and vibrant student life on a beautiful 211-acre American classical campus, Radford University offers students many opportunities to get involved and succeed in and out of the classroom. The University offers 76 bachelor’s degree programs in 47 disciplines, two associate degrees, and six certificates at the undergraduate level; 28 master’s programs in 23 disciplines and six doctoral programs at the graduate level; and 17 post-baccalaureate certificates and one post-master’s certificate. A Division I member of the NCAA and Big South Conference, Radford University competes in 16 men’s and women’s varsity athletics. With over 200 clubs and organizations, Radford University offers many opportunities for student engagement, leadership development and community service. Please visit the Radford University website at http://www.radford.edu.

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. Employment Commission.  

STUDENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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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