Employment

The Department of Psychology is currently conducting searches for two Tenure Track Faculty positions in I/O and Cognitive Psychology/Neuroscience.

Tenure Track Position, Assistant Professor, Industrial-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. The area of specialty within I/O psychology is open, but candidates with expertise in topics on the “I-side” of the field as well as OD-HRD will be given first consideration.

Radford University’s master’s program in I/O has a long history of providing the highest level master’s education. 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. Additionally, the support of I/O alumni provides opportunities for real-world, project-based educational opportunities for the I/O graduate students. 

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, or training). Candidates will also be expected to establish an independent program of research and to participate in departmental, college and university governance.

Candidates should have earned a Ph.D. by the August 10th, 2018, start date. Applicants should submit 1) a letter of application describing their training, teaching, and research interests; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) names and contact information for 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 psyc-web@radford.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 2nd, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

Located between the Blue Ridge Mountains to the south and the Appalachians to the north in the scenic New River Valley, Radford University is now approaching 9,500 undergraduate and graduate students.  It is a growing, congenial community with exceptional outdoor opportunities. As a student-focused institution, Radford’s commitment to engagement provides a wide range of opportunities for learning, growth, and collaboration among and between faculty and students both in and outside the classroom, as well as through online and hybrid instruction.

As the largest college at Radford University and a major contributor to the liberal arts core, the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences (CHBS) is central to the mission of the university. Faculty members strive to develop a range of intellectual skills and habits of mind in their students that will serve them well throughout their personal, academic and professional lives as continuous learners and scholar-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. Information on the University and Department of Psychology 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. 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.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).  This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans.

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, although research with human populations is preferred.

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 Psy.D. in Counseling Psychology. 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, master’s, and doctoral level courses (including, but not limited to courses in cognition, research methods, and statistics). 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. by the August 10th, 2018, start date. Applicants should submit 1) a letter of application describing their training, teaching, and research interests; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) names and contact information for three references; 4) evaluations of teaching for all 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 psyc-web@radford.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 27th, 2017, 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 animal 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

Radford University is an EO/AA employer committed to diversity. All new hires to Radford University will be subject to E-Verify. 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.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).  This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans.

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 Stacie Whitlock, Administrative Assistant, swhitlock4@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 Stacie Whitlock.

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