Psychology Faculty
Virginia Commonwealth University - Richmond, VA

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Virginia Commonwealth University


The Department of Psychology of Virginia Commonwealth University is seeking to hire a tenure-track faculty member at the assistant professor level in the area of health psychology to begin August, 2012, pending budgetary approval. All applicants must have the potential for a major research program and show
evidence of success in publishing their work.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in health psychology or a related discipline with a major, established research program in health. Special consideration will be given to candidates with a research focus on health disparities, broadly defined. The successful candidate will possess the ability to interface with colleagues at
our Medical Campus. Virginia Commonwealth University has Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy and Allied Health, as well as an Institute for Drug and Alcohol Studies, a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center, a Health and Human Services-Designated Institute for Womens Health,
a Center for Health Disparities, and the Center for Clinical and Translational Research. The successful candidate must have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

The position involves teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and advising graduate students in their research. High quality teaching and research are both needed to obtain tenure. The department has considerable strengths in health psychology and behavioral medicine and in prevention and intervention work with a strong focus on youth and families. Within the health area, the department has considerable strengths in substance abuse, cancer, and prevention methods. The department has APA-accredited Ph.D. programs in clinical psychology and counseling psychology, a Ph.D. program in health psychology, and Ph.D. in general experimental psychology with three divisions (biopsychology, developmental, and social psychology). The department has 38 full-time faculty members, 130 doctoral students, and over 1,600
undergraduate majors. Collaboration with colleagues both in Psychology and in other disciplines is highly supported. VCU, a major urban research university, offers 162 baccalaureate, master's, doctoral, professional and certificate degree programs and enrolls about 32,000 students.

Applicants should electronically submit a statement of research interests, teaching philosophy and interests, a current curriculum vita, representative publications, and at least three letters of reference to
Jennifer Elswick at Additional information about the department and the program can be found on our homepage at Application review will continue until the position is filled. (Position is contingent upon funding).

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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