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

Full-time Instructor of Psychology position, Virginia Tech

  • 20 Sep 2023 8:27 AM
    Message # 13256805

    Job Description

    The Department of Psychology invites applications for a full-time lecturer to begin August 10, 2024. There is the possibility of contract renewal for three years, as well as teaching additional courses during the summer and winter teaching sessions. The position involves teaching undergraduate courses such as social psychology, cultural psychology, research methods, and others based on the candidate's interest and experience that enhance our curriculum. The position is 90% teaching with a 4/4 course load plus other duties (lab supervision), with a 10% service expectation. The successful candidate will participate in department meetings and activities. Teaching modes are primarily in person with some hybrid opportunities on occasion.

    The Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech currently has 29 tenure track faculty, 1 collegiate faculty member, 1 clinical faculty member, 2 instructional faculty, and 8 support staff. The department trains 60 graduate students and over 900 undergraduate students each year. The department is housed in the College of Science and is central to the College and University’s motto “Ut Prosim”, or “that I may serve” as a department devoted to the service of humanity through Psychological Science. Nestled in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains steps from the Appalachian trail, Virginia Tech values work-life balance as well as a commitment to service. The university provides substantial resources to support academic success for Faculty, including opportunities for professional development. The University has a central mission and commitment to diversity, and the successful applicant will demonstrate strength in initiatives to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. Psychology is committed to the professional and scholarly development of our entire faculty. Full-time and non-tenure track faculty are active and integrated in the department.

    Required Qualifications

    A Ph.D., or anticipation of receiving a Ph.D. in Psychology or a closely related field is required by appointment start date. 

    The successful applicant will have teaching experience at the undergraduate level in courses in Psychology, or other classes directly relevant to the position.

    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are necessary, with experience interacting with diverse students.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Familiarity with learning systems (CANVAS or similar).

    Documentation of high-levels of teaching effectiveness is preferred.

    Materials Submission

    A completed application will include the following:

    • CV/resume
    • Cover letter
    • A teaching statement of interests and philosophy
    • A statement of contributions for advancing diversity and inclusion

    Appointment Type


    Salary Information

    Commensurate with experience 

    Review Date

    October 5, 2023

    Additional Information

    The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

    Position requires occasional travel to attend conferences and meetings.

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