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Assistant Professor in Psychology

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Assistant Professor in Psychology

  • R0042917
  • RIchmond, Virginia, United States
  • Faculty
  • The University of Virginia's College at Wise
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, a division of the University of Virginia located in Wise, Virginia, invites applications for a faculty position in psychology. The position is a 9-month tenure-track position at the assistant professor level with a start date of August 2023.

As part of the Social Sciences Department, the tenure-track faculty position specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates in Clinical/Counseling Psychology. Applicants will be expected to teach core courses in psychology including but not limited to introduction to psychology, counseling theory, counseling practicum, and upper-level courses in the applicant’s field of expertise. Ability to supervise undergraduate internships is essential.

Special attention will be given to applicants who have a background in Neuropsychology/Brain and Cognitive Psychology, and plan to incorporate this specialization into their research. The department is particularly interested in individuals with a background in addiction or aging, both needs that reach the broader population of rural Southwest Virginia. Also of interest, this year, the University of Virginia announced that it is launching a $75M investment in neuroscience research through its Grand Challenges Initiative. There may be opportunities for the selected candidate to participate in this initiative.

Preference will be given to candidates who articulate a clear understanding of UVA Wise’s public liberal arts mission and who express specific interest and have experience in the mentoring of students.

This position is a full-time, 9-month commitment at the assistant professor level and with the potential for summer teaching and research support. Duties include creating and teaching courses in psychology, serving the department and college on various committees; advising students; pursuing ongoing scholarly activity, particularly that involves undergraduates; and assisting the department chair with assessment and other duties as needed.

Successful candidates must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills; should have the demonstrated ability for engaged and innovative teaching at the undergraduate level; must have a Ph.D. (ABD candidates will be considered but must have the Ph.D. completed by the date of appointment) in Psychology, with a preference for specialization in clinical/counseling psychology.

Institutional Profile

A division of the University of Virginia and a member of the Council for Public Liberal Arts Colleges, The University of Virginia's College at Wise (UVA Wise) is an inspiring place to teach, learn, work, and call home. Through personalized attention and commitment to individual growth, UVA Wise prepares students to be engaged citizens. Drawing upon its foundation as a public liberal arts institution in the Appalachian region of Southwest Virginia, the College strives to build a diverse community of learners with the drive to serve and lead in their communities, the nation, and the world . We offer access and affordability along with challenging academic work in the liberal arts tradition. The result is well-rounded graduates who earn fulfilling positions at leading organizations and pursue graduate study at prestigious institutions. And better yet, UVA Wise is consistently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public liberal arts colleges in the nation whose students graduate with a low average student loan debt.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants for the position should apply online at Job Openings | UVA HR and complete a candidate profile that includes: 1) application, 2) cover letter, 3) current CV, 4) letter describing your teaching philosophy, 5) contact information for three references and 6) unofficial transcripts. Review of applications will begin in January 2023 but will remain open until filled. Start date for all positions will be August 2023. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.

UVA Wise is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply .

Employee fulfills duties as a “responsible employee” under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. A Responsible employee includes any employee: who has the authority to take action to redress sexual violence; who has been given the duty of reporting incidents of sexual violence or any other misconduct by students to the Title IX Coordinator or other appropriate school designee; or whom a student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty.

UVA Wise is committed to helping the campus community provide for their own safety and security. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report containing information on campus security and personal safety, including alerts, fire safety, crime prevention tips, and crime statistics is available at www.uvawise.edu/ASR. A copy is available upon request by calling 276-328-0190 or 276-376-3451.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education: Ph.D. or terminal degree. ABD may be accepted.
Experience: None
Licensure: None

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visitthe UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpageprior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirementsandguidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

 

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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