Assistant professors are untenured faculty who are on the tenure track. The probationary period or tenure clock normally lasts five or six
years for assistant professors recently graduated from doctorate programs, though recently hired professors with prior teaching or
professional experience may have years in other positions credited as part of their probationary period. During probation, most assistant
professors undergo a third-year or pre-tenure review, during which the university evaluates whether they have demonstrated adequate progress
toward tenure to be awarded a second three-year pre-tenure contract or their contract will not be renewed.
The Social Science
Department invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in its Psychology program, with preference given to expertise in
cognitive psychology or related fields. The position is a full-time, 9-month commitment at the assistant professor level and with the
potential for summer teaching and research support. Duties include creating and teaching courses in introduction to psychology, cognitive
psychology, and behavioral and learning psychology, as well as upper-level courses in the applicant's field of expertise; serving the
department and college on various committees; advising students; pursuing ongoing scholarly activity, particularly that involves
undergraduates; and assisting the department chair with assessment and other duties as needed. Successful candidates must possess excellent
verbal and written communication skills; should have the demonstrated ability for engaged and innovative teaching at the undergraduate
level; must have a Ph.D. in Psychology (ABD candidates will be considered but must have the Ph.D. completed by the date of appointment),
with a preference for a specialization in cognitive or related fields.
Preference will be given to candidates who articulate a
clear understanding of UVA Wise's public liberal arts mission and who express clear interest in overseeing undergraduate research and
mentoring of students as they seek opportunities for post-graduate study in psychology or related programs.Interested applicants
for any of these positions should apply online at jobs.virginia.edu and complete a candidate profile that includes: 1) application, 2) cover
letter, 3) current CV, 4) letter describing your teaching philosophy, 5) contact information for three references and 6) unofficial
transcripts. Review of applications will begin May 15, 2021, but will remain open until filled. Start date for all positions will be August
2021. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.UVA Wise is committed to helping the campus community
provide for their own safety and security. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report containing information on campus security and personal
safety, including alerts, fire safety, crime prevention tips, and crime statistics is available at www.uvawise.edu/ASR. A copy is available upon request by calling 276-328-0190 or
Education: Ph.D. or terminal degree. ABD may be accepted.
Licensure: NonePHYSICAL DEMANDS
This is primarily a sedentary job involving
extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and
Nursing, UVA Physician's Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our
faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are
equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to
age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex
(including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.
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