Employment Opportunities

Assistant Professor of Psychology


VIRGINIA WESLEYAN COLLEGE (VWC) invites applications for a tenure-track position as assistant professor of psychology, beginning fall, 2013. A Ph.D. in psychology is required at the time the position begins.  Course assignments 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 sponsorship of undergraduate research projects.  The teaching load is three four-credit courses per semester. The salary is competitive and an attractive benefits package is offered.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, transcripts (unofficial are acceptable at this point), and three letters of reference as PDF attachments to Ms. Jane Kiefer, Assistant to the Psychology Search Committee, at jkiefer@vwc.edu.  Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2012 and continue until position is filled.  Questions prior to application may be directed to Dr. Craig C. Jackson, Department Coordinator, via (757) 233-8767 or cjackson@vwc.edu.  

Department website: http://www.vwc.edu/psychology/index.php

Virginia Wesleyan College is a small (1400 students, 91 full-time faculty), selective, and diverse liberal arts institution sited on 300 beautiful wooded acres in the heart of the historical, economically dynamic, and culturally rich Hampton Roads metropolitan area (Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Suffolk).  VWC seeks committed teacher/scholars who will foster undergraduate research, be professionally active, and advance the college’s quest for Phi Beta Kappa recognition.  The primary focus of the college is excellent teaching and faculty members are encouraged to exercise their academic freedom to enhance student learning through dynamic classroom and practical application experiences in the community.  VWC is an equal opportunity employer; the college offers employment, advancement opportunities, and benefits in a harassment-free environment on the basis of merit, qualifications and competency to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation or covered veteran status. Please visit our website at www.vwc.edu.