Assistant Professor of Psychology
About Longwood University:
A comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts foundation, Longwood has a distinctive mission to develop citizen leaders who are prepared to make positive contributions to the common good of society. Founded in 1839, Longwood is the third-oldest public university in Virginia.
Longwood is part of the proud tradition of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Roughly one hour’s drive from Charlottesville, Lynchburg, and Richmond, Longwood is located in the historic two-college community of Farmville. Longwood currently has approximately 4,800 undergraduate and graduate students and more than 38,000 alumni. It maintains affiliations with the neighboring Robert Russa Moton Museum of civil rights history and the Longwood Center for Visual Arts, a nationally accredited university art museum. A member of the Big South Conference, Longwood competes at the NCAA Division I level.
The Department of Psychology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position (#F0298) in Psychology to begin August 2023.
Professional responsibilities include teaching 12 credit hours per semester of undergraduate courses, including courses in the psychology major's core methods and statistics sequence, and courses in biopsychology and behavioral neuroscience. Specialization is open, with preference to those who complement our existing faculty, and can contribute to the Neuroscience Studies Minor by teaching courses such as Psychobiology of Stress, and Hormones and Behavior. Additional teaching opportunities may include special topics courses in the faculty member's area of expertise, and courses in Longwood's Civitae Core Curriculum.
In addition to the primary responsibility of innovative undergraduate teaching, faculty are also expected to advise students in the psychology major, develop a research program involving undergraduates, and participate in service at the department and University level. A brand-new lab space with attached small animal vivarium is available to support the candidate's program of research. To support the mentorship of undergraduate research, faculty have the opportunity to incorporate student research supervision into their teaching load, and the University offers several competitive, funded research programs during the summer and academic year.
ABD or Ph.D. in Psychology, or a closely related field (with at least 18 graduate hours in psychology). ABD candidates must have an expected completion date by August 2023 for preferred consideration. Candidates with demonstrated college teaching ability preferred. A demonstrated commitment and ability to work with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and constituents in support of the university mission is required.
This is a full-time, tenure-track, instructional faculty position. Salary will be commensurate with credentials and experience. Commonwealth of Virginia benefits accompany this position. A successful criminal background investigation is required. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Longwood University will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodations to applicants in need of accommodations in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process. You are not required to note the presence of a disability on your application. If, however, you require accommodations in the application and/or interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 434-395-2074 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Per CFR: Title 34, the Title IX Coordinator’s contact information can be located through this link http://www.longwood.edu/titleix/.
Review of applications will begin on October 10, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled, position posted 9/22/2022. To apply for this position, qualified applicants must complete the online information section and questions, and please attach (under Resume):
- Letter of interest summarizing the applicant's qualifications for this position
- Current curriculum vitae
- Unofficial graduate transcript
- Statement of teaching philosophy, including how the applicant serves diverse populations and perspectives in the classroom
- Teaching evaluation summaries
- Three letters of recommendation/contact information from active faculty who are familiar with the applicant's teaching and research and can discuss their academic qualifications for this position