Society for the Teaching of Psychology: Division 2 of the American Psychological Association

TWO tenure-track positions (Mental Health + Open area)

  • 03 Oct 2022 12:22 PM
    Message # 12940752

    Roanoke College seeks applicants for two tenure-track assistant professor positions in Psychology to begin in August of 2023, pending administrative approval.  A doctorate by the start date is preferred but ABDs will be considered.

    The Psychology Department is a friendly community that welcomes diverse people and voices. We seek to hire an individual who will be able to contribute to the department’s goal of offering a wide array of courses and opportunities to students. The position involves teaching undergraduate courses (3/3 load with a course offered in our May Term once every three years), maintaining a research program, and engaging in departmental/college service. Applicants must be willing and able to teach courses within Psychology and contribute to Roanoke’s general education program. See current courses offered here. Pedagogical development is highly supported at both the department and college level. Preference will be given to candidates who can also involve undergraduate students in their research. Service activities are varied across campus, with opportunities for individual expression and engagement.

    1)      Mental Health area: Applicants must be willing and able to teach courses related to mental health (broadly defined). Arrangements may be granted to permit having a part-time private practice while working full time for Roanoke College.  

    2)      Open areaApplicants must be willing and able to teach courses related to their area of expertise and a subset of general psychology courses (e.g., intro, research methods, statistics).

    Roanoke College is a nationally ranked liberal arts college that maintains a Phi Beta Kappa chapter and is affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA). Roanoke College, located in the beautiful Roanoke Valley of Virginia, is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its faculty, staff, and students; women and members of under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We also seek candidates with interests in mentoring under-represented students, diversifying curricular offerings, or sponsoring diverse community engagement. Additional information about the college relevant for applicants can be found at

    Applicants should send the following materials for consideration: a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials (if available), a research agenda, and a copy of transcripts. Three letters of recommendation may be required at a later date. In the cover letter, applicants should address their interest in the position and indicate preferred courses to teach, research interests, and potential contributions in support of a diverse community. Materials and questions should be sent to the chair of the department, Dr. David Nichols, c/o Stephanie Hairston ( of applications will begin Wednesday, October 12, and will continue until the position is filled. 

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