Training Director, Counseling Psychology

The Department of Psychology, College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences, invites applications for a position as Training Director of an APA-accredited Psy.D. program in counseling psychology at the Associate / Full Professor level to begin Fall of 2016. The program has an emphasis on integration of diversity, social justice, and evidence-based practice and on rural mental health throughout the curriculum. The Training Director will teach graduate courses and supervise doctoral research in counseling psychology; supervise doctoral students in their practicum placements; actively recruit students for the program; possibly fulfill some undergraduate and master’s-level teaching responsibilities; and conduct research with the potential for external funding. Required qualifications include the following: Must be a graduate of an APA-accredited Ph.D or Psy.D. program in counseling psychology, have completed an APA-accredited internship, have taught in an APA-accredited doctoral program, have successfully supervised dissertations, and have an academic record consistent with the departmental standards for tenure and associate/full professorship. Candidates must be licensed or license-eligible as a psychologist in VA, have knowledge of or experience with APA accreditation requirements and procedures, and have a record of active research. The candidate must have demonstrated experience in collaborative leadership with a strong emphasis on building and sustaining interpersonal relationships within and across programmatic boundaries. Preferred qualifications include administrative experience. Applicants should submit 1) a letter of application describing how they meet the requirements listed above; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) names and contact information for three references; 4) evidence of effective teaching and mentoring; 5) copies of transcripts; and 6) up to three examples of publications or other professional writing. Address application materials to Dr. Jeff Aspelmeier, Chair; Department of Psychology, Box 6946; Radford University; Radford, VA 24142. Review of applications will begin on September 15th and continue until the position is filled.

Located in the scenic New River Valley, between the Blue Ridge Mountains to the south and the Appalachian Mountains to the north, Radford University is a growing university, approaching 10,000 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 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 as well as in professional 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.

Radford recently began construction of a new 145,000 square foot state-of-the-art instructional facility that will be home to all 125+ college faculty members. Centrally located on the main quad of the campus, it will be the largest academic building at the university and will house an array of specialized teaching and research facilities. The new Center for Assessment and Psychological Services (CAPS) wing will include several rooms for providing assessment or intervention/therapy services to clients and state of the art clinical supervision technology. The building is scheduled to open in Fall, 2016. Information on the University and Department of Psychology is available at:


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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 to  Dr. Jeff Aspelmeier, Chair, jaspelme@radford.edu or 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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