Assistant Professor of Psychology

  • 09 Mar 2020 1:32 PM
    Message # 8811786

    The Psychology Department at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Psychology beginning July 1, 2020.  This appointment is for a full-time, tenure-track position with benefits.

    The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in psychology or a related field (e.g. human development or educational psychology) with teaching and research specialization in child or adolescent development.  The candidate should be prepared to teach child/adolescent development, introductory psychology, research methods, and other developmental courses in their area of specialization.  The position carries a teaching load of six courses per academic year, and active learning is encouraged.  Other duties include maintaining scholarly activity in the form of publications and presentations, developing curriculum, advising students, overseeing student internship/practicum experiences, engaging in faculty/student research, and participating in department and university service.

    As part of the natural sciences and mathematics division, the Psychology Department values research engagement.  Scholarly activity by the candidate and mentoring students on research projects will be encouraged and supported.  The candidate will have access to a newly renovated lab designed for observational research.  In addition, departmental and university funds are available to support research expenses, conference travel, and summer research students.  

    Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements:  Ph.D. in psychology or related field (A.B.D. will be considered), evidence of scholarly promise and accomplishment, and an excellent record of teaching at the undergraduate level.  Applicants must also demonstrate a clear understanding of teaching in a liberal arts institution and a commitment to preparing students for leadership opportunities in a broadly diverse, global society.  

    Hollins University is committed to the core values of diversity and inclusion.  Applications are sought from members of underrepresented populations and those who have demonstrated success working with diverse populations.  Candidates are encouraged to comment, either in their cover letter or in a separate statement, on how their writing, research, teaching, and/or service experience will enhance the institution’s efforts to support these values and an increasingly diverse student population.

    Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, research statement, three letters of recommendation, and graduate school transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) to Priority will be given to applications submitted by March 24, 2020. However, review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  Final candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check.

    Hollins is an independent, liberal arts university offering undergraduate education for women, selected graduate programs for men and women, and community outreach initiatives.  The campus is surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, and has the amenities of a mid-sized city in the immediate vicinity.

    Hollins University is an equal opportunity employer.

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