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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Collegiate Faculty
Faculty Rank: To Be Determined
Posting Number: TR0180030
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

The Department of Psychology in the College of Science at Virginia Tech seeks to hire a Collegiate Faculty member, open rank, who will play a central role in developing and delivering an undergraduate curriculum in Behavioral Decision Science. This new interdisciplinary degree will draw from psychology, economics, neuroscience, statistics, and other disciplines and will be managed by the College’s Academy of Integrated Science ( The preferred candidate will have broad training in the study of human decision-making at the individual, group, and/or organizational level. Areas of particular interest include but are not limited to judgment and decision-making, social and organizational behavior, decision-related psychopathology, health and policy, diversity, and changes across development, as well as modern methodological and statistical approaches to each. Expertise in measurement and theory building that will help train students to merge predictive with causal approaches to understanding human decision making is desirable.
Responsibilities include teaching courses in psychology and behavioral decision science. Successful candidates will be able to:
• Make significant contributions to our interdisciplinary undergraduate instruction in behavioral decision science; work closely with undergraduate students, and lead efforts in curriculum enhancements and innovative pedagogy.
• Continue to develop professional capabilities and participate in scholarly activities, including travel to and participation in professional conferences and societies; and participate in department, college, and university service and governance, as well as professional service.
The Department of Psychology offers the B.S. in psychology and has doctoral training areas in clinical science, industrial and organizational psychology, developmental science, and biological psychology ( Information on the Collegiate Faculty track at Virginia Tech, which offers renewable 3-, 5-, or 7-year appointments depending on rank, may be found at The anticipated start date is August 10, 2018 but may be negotiable.

Required Qualifications:

We seek candidates who have the Ph.D. in psychology or a closely related field and who are passionate about interdisciplinary teaching of undergraduate students in an inclusive and integrated environment. Broad training and scholarship related to decision science is required. Experience in curriculum development is required for those seeking appointment at Collegiate Associate Professor or Collegiate Professor ranks.

Preferred Qualifications:

Desirable characteristics include a record of pedagogical achievement and vision, creativity, and leadership skills relevant to instruction and curriculum development.

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How to Apply for this Job:

Applications must be submitted online at TR0180030. The application must include a cover letter, CV, a candidate statement describing the applicant’s interest in and experience related to behavioral decision science, teaching statement, Contact information for three references should be provided. Review of applications will begin May 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is August 10, 2018 but may be negotiable. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Robert Stephens, Tel: (540)231-6304, Email:

Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year? Standard Academic Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Department: Psychology
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date: 04/06/2018
Review Begin Date: 05/15/2018
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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Accessibility at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Candidate Statement
  5. Teaching Statement
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