Instructor of Psychology

Virginia Tech   Blacksburg, VA   Full-time     Education
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Posted on July 13, 2021

Job Description

The Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech invites applications for a two-year renewable, full-time Lecturer position, to begin August 10, 2021. The position involves teaching undergraduate courses such as Cognitive Neuroscience, Biological Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Learning and Behavior, and Sensation and Perception, as well as other topics that enhance our undergraduate curriculum. This teaching position will have a 4/4 course load plus other associated duties (e.g., lab supervision), with a 15% service expectation. Teaching modes will be predominately in-person.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at Virginia Tech and the College of Science. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to broadening participation and advancing equity and inclusion. We seek candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.

Virginia Tech offers clear career paths for non-tenure-track faculty and the Department of Psychology is committed to the professional and scholarly development of our entire faculty. Full-time non-tenure track faculty are active and integrated in our department.

Required Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D., or anticipate receiving their Ph.D. by August, 2021, in Psychology or a closely related discipline. A successful applicant must have existing teaching expertise at the undergraduate level in courses in psychology, or other classes directly relevant to the position; excellent communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills; ability to interact effectively with students of diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

A high caliber instructor who excels in the classroom, and can document consistent effectiveness of his or her teaching of a variety of relevant undergraduate classes both online and in-person. Familiarity with learning management system Canvas.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date

 Review of applications will begin on June 18, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Additional Information

Applications must be submitted online at (Job Number 516221) and should include: (1) letter of interest in the position explaining how you meet the requirements, (2) statement of teaching interests and philosophy, (3) curriculum vitae, (4) evidence of teaching effectiveness, and (5) copy of graduate transcripts. 

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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