Academic / Administrative Unit: College of Humanities and Sciences

Department: Psychology

Rank: Assistant Professor

Hire Date: 8/16/2019

Title: Faculty Member (Tenure Track)

Deadline: October 1, 2018

Type of Search: National

Job Description

The Department of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for a beginning tenure-track position in the American Psychological Association (APA)-accredited Clinical Psychology doctoral program. This nine-month position is at the rank of Assistant Professor. The expected appointment date is August 16, 2019.

Required and Preferred Qualifications

The successful candidate will be required to have a Ph.D. from an APA-accredited Clinical Psychology program and be licensed or license-eligible as a Clinical Psychologist in the Commonwealth of Virginia. VCU is a premier urban, public research university that boasts a diverse student body and community-engaged and research-intensive designations from the Carnegie Foundation. Demonstrated experience working in and with a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU is required.

The successful candidate must also have an academic record likely to produce success in the Department of Psychology at a Carnegie Research-1 Institution. As a result, an established research agenda that is reflected in a developing content area within Clinical Psychology, a clear potential for accruing external funding and publishing in high-impact journals, and a potential for scholarship to complement and expand existing expertise in the Department will be the primary criteria used to evaluate applicants. The preferred research focus is in the classification of mental disorders, diagnostic decision-making, and cross-cultural factors that play a role in mental health diagnosis. The ideal candidate would work effectively with other disciplines and medical clinics on the VCU medical campus and be willing to collaborate within the program and department, where a wide range or researchers are focused on health psychology research. In addition, the ideal candidate will have (1) evidence of an emerging active research program that includes a history of research grants or strong potential for future funding; (2) demonstrated excellence in undergraduate and/or graduate instruction and mentoring; and (3) demonstrated commitment to human diversity and social justice, with the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and multiculturalism through community-engaged research, inclusive teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities. Teaching experience is highly desirable. Course assignments within the graduate and undergraduate curricula will vary based on candidate interest and expertise and needs of the program.

Application Process

Applicants should submit a cover letter, current curriculum vita, contact information for at least three references, and (uploaded as one document in the “Other Document” section) a statement of research interests, teaching philosophy and interests, commitment to diversity statement (including integrating multicultural experiences in instruction, diversity themes in curricula, attention to diversity in scholarship), and representative publications to the following website: Please note, references are automatically sent recommendation letter requests and instructions as soon as an application is submitted. For more information about our department and the Clinical Psychology program, please visit our website at Application review will begin August 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or disability. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

For Additional Information

For more information on our department and the Clinical Psychology program, please visit our website at For direct questions, please contact Bruce Rybarczyk, PhD, ABPP, Professor and director of the search committee