The Department of Psychology at Old Dominion University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Psychology to begin in Fall 2018. We seek candidates with a program of research focused on health and wellbeing. Specialty areas may include one or more of the following:  risk/health behaviors, aging, work-home interface, resilience/positivity, injury prevention/safety, physical/mental health, occupational health, health disparities, and health promotion/disease prevention. The successful candidate will contribute to two or more of our doctoral programs, which include Applied Psychological Sciences, Clinical, Human Factors, and Industrial/Organizational Psychology.  Applicants must hold a PhD in Psychology or provide evidence that the PhD will be completed prior to August 2018.

Candidates must demonstrate strong potential for developing an outstanding, independent, funded research program and strong accomplishments in teaching.

Responsibilities include (a) teaching undergraduate courses to support the core undergraduate curriculum, including courses supporting our online psychology major, (b) teaching graduate courses, (c) conducting high quality, programmatic research, (d) seeking research funding, and (e) mentoring M.S. and Ph.D. students. Preference will be given to candidates with a research program that complements and expands current expertise and with grant experience or a record of seeking and/or acquiring external funding.

ODU’s Psychology Department is in the College of Sciences and includes 31 full-time faculty members, approximately 1200 undergraduate majors, and 75 students in our graduate programs. At the graduate level, the department participates in the Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology, an APA-accredited clinical Ph.D. program, offered in conjunction with Eastern Virginia Medical School and Norfolk State University. The department also offers a terminal Master’s degree in Experimental Psychology and Ph.D. degrees in Applied Psychological Sciences, Human Factors, and Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Faculty research is currently funded by NIH, NSF, ARI, NASA and various other entities.

Old Dominion University is located in the Hampton Roads area on the Chesapeake Bay in southeastern Virginia.  The area is a regional center for military, medical, and scholarly research. 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. Other local institutions that have a history of research collaboration with the department include: Eastern Virginia Medical School, NASA-Langley Research Center, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Norfolk State University, and the Human Performance Center of the US Navy. For more information about the department, visit

To apply please submit a curriculum vita, statements describing research and teaching interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, three letters of reference, and a letter of application to Applications will be reviewed beginning October 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.  Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.