Employment Opportunities

Assistant Professor of Psychology

VIRGINIA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (www.vwu.edu) invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Psychology, with expertise in cognition, biological psychology, and/or sensation and perception. A Ph.D. in experimental psychology is required at the time the position begins. The position begins in fall 2018.

Virginia Wesleyan is “Coastal Virginia’s Premier University of the Liberal Arts and Sciences,” offering both graduate (MBA, MAEd) and undergraduate programs in a traditional on-campus setting and online. VWU offers 35 undergraduate majors, 30 minors and 12 pre-professional programs.  Affiliated with the United Methodist Church and located on a 300-acre wooded campus in Virginia Beach, the University enrolls approximately 1,600 students. 

The University seeks a candidate with a strong commitment to teaching, student advising, and research.  Teaching responsibilities will include some combination of biological psychology, cognition, sensation and perception, research methods, introduction to psychology, and courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. Shared departmental responsibilities include supervision of undergraduate research projects.  The successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain an active research program. The salary is competitive, and the University offers an attractive benefits package.

Applicants should submit, electronically (as a single PDF), a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, transcripts (unofficial are acceptable at this point), and three letters of reference to Ms. Karla Rasmussen, Director of Human Resources, at employment@vwu.edu.  Review of applications will begin on May 22, 2018, and continue until position is filled.  Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Taryn Myers, Chair of the Psychology Department, at tmyers@vwu.edu.  

Virginia Wesleyan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered on the basis of skills, experience, and qualifications without regard to race, religion, color, creed, gender, national and ethnic origin, age, marital status, covered veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, the presence of non-job-related medical disability, or any other legally protected status.