Company Name:

Old Dominion University


Norfolk, Virginia

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Chair of Department

Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

5 - 10 years

Required Education:


Date Posted:

June 21, 2019

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Psychology Department Chair and Multiple Faculty Positions

The Department of Psychology in the College of Sciences at Old Dominion University seeks candidates for several positions:

· Department Chair

· Multiple tenure track/tenured positions at junior and senior levels

Candidates for Chair must hold a doctoral degree in psychology and be eligible for an appointment at the rank of Professor with tenure. The successful chair candidate will have evidence of prior effective leadership in an academic setting, a distinguished record of scholarly publications and international recognition, and strong commitment to educational programs and mentoring junior faculty. Excellence in oral and written communication is required. Preferred qualifications include: experience as department chair, the ability to promote increases in sponsored research activity among all faculty, and commitment to support department activities and partnerships that will advance the reputation of the department, college and university. Candidates with research in the areas of Health Psychology, Human Factors, Industrial/Organizational, and Clinical Psychology are preferred. We invite nominations, which should include contact information for the nominee and a short summary of his/her qualifications for the Chair position. All nominations and applications will be kept strictly confidential until finalists are brought to campus.

Candidates for Associate Professor must hold a doctorate in psychology and demonstrate substantial research accomplishments via peer-reviewed publications, experience in seeking external funding, and a strong and successful graduate and undergraduate teaching and mentoring record. Candidates for Assistant Professor must hold a doctorate in psychology or show evidence that it will be completed by August of 2020, and must demonstrate quality teaching and research excellence, as evidenced by publications and potential for external funding. Preference for all tenure-track/tenured positions will be given to candidates with a research program that complements and expands current graduate concentrations/programs in Industrial/Organizational and Human Factors Psychology.

Responsibilities for all tenure-track/tenured positions include: (a) teaching undergraduate courses to support the core undergraduate curriculum, including relevant online courses, (b) teaching graduate courses, (c) conducting high quality, programmatic research, (d) seeking research funding, and (e) mentoring M.S. and Ph.D. students.


ODU’s Department of Psychology is in the College of Sciences and includes 31 full-time faculty members, approximately 1250 undergraduate majors, and 80 students in our graduate programs. The department offers a terminal Master’s degree in Experimental Psychology and Ph.D. concentrations in Health, Human Factors, and Industrial/Organizational Psychology. In addition, the department is a partner in the Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology, which is a Ph.D. program fully accredited by the American Psychological Association. Faculty research is currently funded by NIH, NSF, DoD, and NASA. Areas of research collaboration among faculty include health, diversity, and technology. Old Dominion University is also home to the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, which focuses on the use of modeling and simulation technologies for research, education, and economic development. For more information about the department, visit . For more information about the Virginia Consortium, visit .

Old Dominion University is a metropolitan, research-intensive public institution with an enrollment of 24,000+ students, including approximately 6,000 graduate students, and a full-time equivalent faculty of over 850, of which 40% are women. Additional information may be found at: University’s primary campus is located in Norfolk, Virginia, a culturally rich, historic city and a major international maritime center in a metropolitan area of over 1.5 million people. Norfolk is one of the seven cities comprising Hampton Roads, located on the Chesapeake Bay. The area is a regional center for military, medical, and scholarly research. Additional information may be found at:

Old Dominion University and the College of Sciences are committed to inclusive excellence, recognizing that diversity enhances and enriches our educational mission, employment experience, and community engagement. We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and/or service experiences have prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


Complete applications will include a cover letter, current CV, research statement, statement of mentoring philosophy, statement of administrative philosophy and accomplishments, statement of diversity and inclusion, unofficial graduate transcripts, and contact information for three references. Send nominations and inquiries to Fred Dobbs, Chair of the Chair Search Committee, at Application materials should be submitted at Applications will be reviewed beginning July 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.


All applicants for the tenure track/tenured positions should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita (including a list of courses taught and preferred potential courses within the applicant’s areas of expertise and training), three letters of reference, research statement, teaching statement, and evidence of teaching experience or training (e.g., student evaluation surveys, example syllabi, and/or professional development experiences). Send inquiries to Mark Scerbo, Chair of the Tenure Track/Tenured Positions Search Committee Application materials should be submitted at Applications will be reviewed beginning October 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Old Dominion University does not discriminate in admissions, treatment, employment or access to its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), political affiliation, veteran status, family medical and genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or disability. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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