Company Name:

Hollins University


Roanoke, Virginia

Approximate Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

Job Category:

Assistant Professor

Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:


Required Education:


Date Posted:

November 9, 2018

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Assistant Professor of Psychology

The Psychology Department at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Psychology.  This is a full-time, tenure-track position beginning July 1, 2019.

Hollins is an independent, liberal arts university offering undergraduate education for women, selected graduate programs for men and women, and community outreach initiatives.  The Psychology Department is part of the natural sciences and mathematics division.  The curriculum covers research design and analysis, several core areas of psychology (abnormal/clinical, biological/comparative, learning/memory/cognition, developmental, and social/personality), and a new concentration in clinical and counseling skills, which the candidate will help develop and support.

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in clinical or counseling psychology, and will be expected to teach courses including “Introductory Psychology,” “Introduction to Counseling Theories and Techniques,” “Psychological Assessment,” and additional counseling courses, depending on area of expertise.  The candidate will also help develop and oversee a course in field placement in appropriate area agencies.  The position carries a teaching load of three courses per semester.  Other duties include maintaining scholarly activity in the form of publications and presentations, developing curriculum, advising students, and participating in department and university service.  Additionally, the candidate will be expected to provide students with research experience.

Applicants must demonstrate a clear understanding of and commitment to teaching excellence and innovation at a liberal arts institution.  Hollins University is committed to the core values of diversity and inclusion. Applications are sought from members of underrepresented populations and those who have demonstrated success working with diverse populations.  Candidates are encouraged to comment, either in their cover letter or in a separate statement, on how their writing, research, teaching, and/or service experience will enhance the institution’s efforts to support these values and an increasingly diverse student population.

Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements: Ph.D. (preferred, but ABD will be considered) in psychology by July 1, 2019, evidence of scholarly promise, and an excellent record of teaching at the undergraduate level.  

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a separate statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation, and graduate school transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) to Applications received by December 31, 2018 will receive full consideration.  Final candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check.

Founded in 1842 as Virginia's oldest chartered women's college, Hollins provides abundant opportunities to every undergraduate student for research, study abroad, and leadership training, and guarantees access to real-world experience through internships around the globe supported by an extensive alumnae network. 

Hollins University is an equal opportunity employer.  

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