The Department of Psychology, within the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences at Radford University, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the Experimental Psychology program beginning Fall 2022. We are especially interested in applicants with interests in the biological/neural mechanisms of behavior and cognition, but specialization within this broad area is open. Our master’s program in Experimental Psychology is rigorous and well-regarded, and we wish to further increase the range of opportunities and experiences we offer to our students. We are particularly interested in candidates who can conduct animal research in our well-equipped vivarium and include undergraduate and graduate students in their program of research.
Radford’s master’s program in experimental psychology provides an opportunity for students to pursue research in a wide variety of specialty areas, including neuroscience and developmental, cognitive, and social psychology. The program has a long history of preparing students for further advanced study in psychology and careers in research-related fields. The Psychology Department also offers a large bachelor’s program; a master’s in Industrial-Organizational Psychology; master’s and educational specialist degrees in School Psychology; and a Psy.D. in Counseling Psychology.
Candidates must have a strong commitment to both undergraduate and graduate education. The successful applicant will be expected to teach core courses in his/her area of expertise and courses that support the undergraduate psychology program. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach graduate and undergraduate courses in psychopharmacology and biological foundations of behavior as well as undergraduate courses in statistics and research methods. Candidates will also be expected to establish an independent program of research and to participate in departmental, college, and university governance. The department is committed to fostering an atmosphere of equity, diversity, and inclusivity within our undergraduate and graduate programs. Faculty members in the Experimental Program and the larger psychology department provide a collaborative and supportive environment for building a successful career.
As the largest college at Radford University and home to Liberal Arts instruction on campus, the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences (CHBS) is central to the mission of the university. CHBS is housed in a 145,000 square foot modern 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. The department’s new 4400 square foot vivarium can support a wide variety of research programs with rodents through features which include three animal holding rooms controlling for temperature, humidity and light:dark cycle; six behavioral testing rooms with high definition cameras for tracking movement; and a wide variety of equipment for assessing animal behavior. The vivarium also houses a well-appointed histology lab.
Candidates should have completed the Ph.D. degree by the August 2022 start date.
Review of applications is ongoing and continue until the position is filled.
Interested candidates should apply at https://jobs.radford.edu/postings/10377 and include:
• A letter of application describing their training, teaching, research interests, and a statement on how they incorporate aspects of diversity into their teaching and scholarship.
• Curriculum vitae
• Evaluations of teaching for all courses taught in the past three years
• Examples of manuscripts or publications
• Names and contact information for three references. Letters of recommendation (3) will be requested from candidates selected for interviews.
• Copies of transcripts with official transcripts requested from final candidates.
Located in the scenic New River Valley, between the Blue Ridge Mountains to the south and the Appalachians to the north, Radford University is a comprehensive public university of approximately 9,500 undergraduate and graduate students and has received national recognition for many of its undergraduate and graduate academic programs, as well as its sustainability initiatives. Radford University serves the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation through a wide range of academic, cultural, human service, and research programs and is one of the premier teacher preparation universities in the commonwealth. Well known for offering students many opportunities to get involved and succeed in and out of the classroom, Radford University features strong faculty/student bonds, a growing, diverse student population, extensive use of technology in the learning environment, and vibrant student life on a beautiful 204-acre campus. Information about the current university strategic plan can be found at: https://www.radford.edu/content/strategic-planning/home.html
The city of Radford, Virginia is located in the heart of the New River Valley in southwest Virginia. The region is a haven for music lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Just a short drive from Blacksburg and Roanoke, the region boasts a vibrant art scene and local food culture as well as many community-university partnership opportunities. Radford is also a two-hour drive from the Piedmont Triad and two and a half hours from Charlotte, NC.
Radford University does not discriminate with regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran status, national origin, religion, or political affiliation in the administration of its educational programs, activities, admission or employment practices.
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