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The Department of Psychology, within the College of Science, at VIRGINIATECH invites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure-track faculty position in Industrial-Organizational Psychology to begin August, 2017. The doctoral program in I-O Psychology develops the ability to carry out problem-focused research that crosses area boundaries and that is of increasing relevance to national and global issues. We are particularly interested in candidates who combine a strong quantitative focus with expertise in one or more areas, including: occupational health, health care teams, individual and group differences, selection, or training. In terms of quantitative expertise we seek candidates who use computational and empirical methods (e.g., Bayesian methods, big data, longitudinal and multi-level analysis, social network analysis, applied psychometrics). Candidates with backgrounds in and interest in teaching social psychology or personality also are desirable. Candidates are expected to have a strong publication record and promise for, or an established record of, external funding. Candidates whose work offers the potential for collaborative research efforts both within the Department and across the University are particularly appealing. Opportunities exist both within the department and across the broader university, including Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, and the University Destination areas (http://provost.vt.edu/destination-areas.html). Virginia Tech is committed to a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment and to principles that promote inclusive practices.
A Ph.D. in Psychology or closely related field. Candidates will be expected to grow an innovative research program, evidenced by a record of high quality publications and external research support, combined with a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate level teaching and mentorship.
Candidates who can contribute to an overarching department initiative to enhance diversity and our understanding of diversity are particularly encouraged to apply.
Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).