Position Announcement: Tenure Track Position, Assistant Professor, Social Psychology

The Department of Psychology in the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Social Psychology. The area of specialty would be open.

Radford’s master’s program in experimental psychology is home to the social 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 faculty members in the master’s program and the overall psychology department provide a stimulating and supportive 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, social psychology, research methods, behavioral statistics, and topical courses in research. 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.

Candidates should have earned a Ph.D. 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 between the Blue Ridge Mountains to the south and the Appalachians to the north in the scenic New River Valley, Radford University has approximatley 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. Psychology has its own computer labs, dedicated research spaces, observation rooms, an integrated digital video recording system, and the 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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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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