Assistant Professor of Psychology Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of Psychology United States

 

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Position Summary:

The Department of Psychology, College of Science, VIRGINIA TECH, invites applications for TWO Assistant Professor tenure-track faculty positions in Clinical Science to begin August 2019 in our nationally awarded (2017 ABCT Outstanding Training Program) and dually accredited (APA and PCSAS) program. Virginia Tech’s clinical science area emphasizes the integration of science and practice in research and training, and highly values efficacy and effectiveness research, dissemination and implementation science, health improvement, and preventive intervention across the lifespan. In order to complement our existing strengths, we are especially interested in candidates with diverse emphases in minority or rural mental health and health disparities, translational psychological science, intervention efficacy and effectiveness, transdiagnostic mechanisms, neuroscientific approaches, dissemination and implementation in community settings, policy development, and/or innovative service delivery. We seek clinical scientists with a successful track record in research, obtaining (or potential for obtaining) extramural funding, and teaching effectiveness. Candidates will be expected to conduct programmatic research, teach graduate and undergraduate courses, mentor undergraduate and doctoral students, and engage in department, college, and university-level service activities.


Content area is open, but we prioritize the use of scientifically informed methods to enhance mental and physical health, wellbeing, and healthy decisions through the interplay of research, application, and implementation across diverse and underserved populations. Our faculty have multiple interests including risk/resiliency and adaptation across contexts, decision making, developmental psychopathology, stress and coping, emotion regulation, and neuroscience perspectives cutting across conditions such as autism, anxiety, PTSD, depression, obesity, and drug use.
As a hub discipline, research in the Clinical Science area aligns with several of the university’s Destination/Strategic Growth Areas (https://www.provost.vt.edu/destination_areas.html), most notably Adaptive Brain and Behavior across the lifespan, Data and Decisions, Global Systems Science, Policy, and Equity and Social Disparity in the Human Condition. Consistent with Virginia Tech’s land grant mission, the Clinical Science area is dedicated to public health and service, which allows successful candidates to have potential collaborations across the university, including the Virginia Tech School of Medicine, the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, School of Neuroscience, School of Public and International Affairs, Master of Public Health Program, Center for Transformative Health Behavior, and the Center for Autism Research. For more information about the Department, College, and University, see http://www.psyc.vt.edu/, http://www.cos.vt.edu/, http://www.vt.edu/index.html and http://www.provost.vt.edu/.


 

Required Qualifications:

Candidates must hold a doctorate in Psychology or allied discipline by the time of appointment. Candidates will be expected to develop an innovative research program, evidenced by a record of high quality publications and external research support, combined with a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate level teaching and mentorship.


 

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference is for candidates with doctoral training in clinical psychology or clinical science. Candidates who can contribute to an overarching department initiative to enhance diversity and our understanding of diversity are particularly encouraged to apply.


 

Employment Comments:

Applications must be received online. For full consideration, applications are encouraged by October 15, 2018. However, applications will be considered until the position is filled.


 

How to Apply for this Job

Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Angela Scarpa, Chair, Clinical Search Committee, Williams Hall, 890 Drillfield Dr., Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, Tel: (540) 231-2615, Email: ascarpa@vt.edu. Applications must be submitted online at www.jobs.vt.edu to posting TR0180131. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, statement of teaching interests and philosophy of teaching, a statement of any previous activities aimed at expanding the diversity and/or mentoring of minorities, women, or members of other underrepresented groups as well as how the applicant will further Virginia Tech’s commitment to build a culturally diverse and inclusive educational environment (http://www.diversity.vt.edu), relevant publications, and three letters of reference.
Review of applications will begin as applications are received and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply by October 15, 2018.


Virginia Tech is an EO/AA university, and offers a wide range of networking and development opportunities to women and minorities in science and engineering. The Psychology Department offers a supportive environment, including a mentoring program to its junior faculty. 
Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify Michelle Wooddell, Department of Psychology, Tel: (540) 231-9627, Email: mwooddel@vt.edu; or call TTY 18008281120 by the application deadline.


 

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.


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Required Documents

  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Candidate Statement
  4. Research Statement
  5. Other Doc
  6. Teaching Statement

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