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Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychological Science

The Department of Psychological Science invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor to begin August 2021. Area of specialization is open but training in Clinical or Biological/Physiological Psychology is preferred. The candidate will teach introductory and advanced undergraduate courses in psychology. Teaching load is 4 courses per semester; 2 courses per session in our new curricular model, Take2 where students take two courses during each 7-week session; (For more information about Take2, visit: Courses include introduction to psychology, personality, research methods, biological bases of behavior or learning, psychological disorders, and psychopharmacology or an upper-level course in the candidate’s area of specialization. The one-year position includes only teaching duties with no advising or committee work. We encourage the candidate to pursue their research interests with student collaborators, if possible. We seek a colleague with a strong commitment to teaching excellence. A Ph.D. in psychology, experience with SPSS, and teaching experience at the undergraduate level is required.

Randolph College, founded as Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, is located in Lynchburg, VA at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is a small, private liberal arts institution with a longstanding reputation for excellence in teaching and an appreciation for and commitment to diversity. Randolph College was recognized as one of the nation’s “best and most interesting” institutions in the 2021 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges and was ranked 16th in the nation for most accessible professors by the Princeton Review.

To apply, candidates should submit: 1) a cover letter describing their fit for the position, their teaching experience and interests, and their commitment to a diverse and inclusive learning environment; 2) a current CV; 3) evidence of teaching effectiveness; and 4) the names of three references to Priority will be given to applications received by March 1, 2021. Randolph is an EOE M/F/D/V employer and encourages applicants who enrich the diversity of the campus community.


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