Open Rank Professor of Psychology

Southern Virginia University seeks applications for an open rank Professor of Psychology. The successful candidate will teach a wide variety of courses on a 4-4 load, with the possibility of summer teaching, depending on the needs of the Psychology program and the University.

Teaching experience and a Ph.D. in psychology or a Psy.D. are required. ABD candidates will be considered if the doctoral degree will be completed prior to beginning employment at Southern Virginia University. While the ideal candidate will be expected to teach a variety of courses, we are particularly interested in candidates with the ability to teach some or all of the following courses: abnormal psychology, counseling psychology, research methods, personality psychology, cultural psychology, statistics, or other courses that may expand the program’s current course offerings (view current courses).

In addition to teaching, faculty at Southern Virginia University are expected to advise students, engage in service to the University, community, and scholarship. Rank will be determined based on the qualifications of the successful candidate. ABD candidates will only be considered for the rank of assistant professor. The start date is negotiable, with possibilities being August 2019 or January 2020.

The Psychology program at Southern Virginia University is among the fastest growing programs on a campus of over 1000 students located in the historic Shenandoah Valley. Southern Virginia University has grown ~50% over the past 5 years, and is among the fastest growing universities in the US.

Southern Virginia University is a four-year residential liberal arts college that provides a rigorous undergraduate education primarily to faithful members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and like-minded individuals. Candidates are not required to be members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but all applicants should discuss their familiarity with and support for the University’s mission statement in the cover letter.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a copy of graduate transcripts, and at least 2 letters of reference electronically to provost@svu.edu. Review of applications will begin January 3, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Southern Virginia University is an equal opportunity employer, and especially encourages women and members of U.S. racial and ethnic minority groups to apply.