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Assistant Professor/Counseling Psychology (Tenure-Track)

Job Description

The Department of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) invites applications for a tenure-track position in the American Psychological Association (APA)-accredited Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program. This nine-month position is at the rank of Assistant Professor. The anticipated appointment date is August 16, 2018.

Required and Preferred Qualifications

A PhD from an APA-accredited Counseling Psychology program is preferred, although applicants with a degree from an APA-accredited Clinical Psychology (or equivalent) program will also be considered. Applicants should be licensed or license-eligible as a Clinical Psychologist in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Demonstrated experience working with and fostering diversity among faculty, staff, and students or strong commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU is required.

The successful candidate will have an academic record likely to produce success in a Department of Psychology at a Carnegie Research-1 Institution. As a result, an established research agenda that is reflected in a developing content area within Counseling Psychology, a clear potential for accruing external funding and publishing in high-impact journals, and a potential for scholarship to complement and expand existing expertise in the Department will be the primary criteria used to evaluate applicants. The research area desired for the position is OPEN. Current research foci for faculty in the program include: (a) sleep across the lifespan; (b) promotion of healthy eating and exercise behaviors; (c) culturally sensitive behavioral health services for marginalized populations and people with disabilities; (d) physical and psychological impact of race-related stress; (e) career and workplace issues; and (f) mental health in Latino populations.

Candidates should also demonstrate excellence in undergraduate and/or graduate instruction and mentoring, and a commitment to human diversity and social justice, with the ability to advance the Department’s dedication to diversity through community-engaged research, teaching, and outreach. The ideal candidate will work effectively with others and will be willing to collaborate within the Program and Department. Teaching assignments in the doctoral and undergraduate curricula will vary based on candidate interest and expertise, as well as the needs of the Program.

Application Process

Applicants should submit a cover letter, current curriculum vita, contact information for at least three references, and (uploaded as one document in the “Other Document” section) a statement of research interests, teaching philosophy and interests, and representative publications to the following website: Please note, references are automatically sent recommendation letter requests and instructions as soon as an application is submitted. For more information about our department and the counseling psychology program, please visit our website at Application review will begin August 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or disability. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.