Oct 12, 2017

IO Psychologist Open Rank

  • Virginia Tech
  • Blacksburg, VA, United States
Full time Decision Industrial/Organizational Psychometrics Quantitative

Job Description

The Department of Psychology, within the COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, at VIRGINIA TECH invites applications for an Open Rank, tenure-track faculty position in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, to begin August, 2018.  The doctoral program in I-O Psychology develops the ability to carry out problem-focused research that crosses area boundaries and that is of increasing relevance to national and global issues.

 Candidates are expected to align with a broader university initiative on Data and Decision Sciences (https://provost.vt.edu/destination-areas/da-data.html); candidates who align with the health analytics or social analytics sub-themes of the Data and Decision Sciences initiative are particularly appealing.  We seek candidates who apply computational science methods to behavioral science problems (e.g., big data acquisition, data visualization, prediction analytics and use of prediction analytics to facilitate theory-testing, meditational analyses, Bayesian methods, longitudinal and multi-level analysis, social network analysis, applied psychometrics).  We are particularly interested in candidates who use data analytics to inform decision-making processes as applied to industrial/organizational challenges (e.g., maximizing human capital) with broad societal implications (e.g., improving healthcare). Collaborative opportunities exist both within the department and across the broader university, including Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute.

 Candidates are expected to have a strong publication record and promise for, or an established record of, external funding.  Virginia Tech is committed to a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment and to principles that promote inclusive practices.  More information is available at http://www.inclusive.vt.edu/index.html

 Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.  Virginia Tech recognizes that meeting the needs of today’s professional couples is a key factor in recruiting and retaining new faculty and has established a dual career office to facilitate our commitment (http://www.hr.vt.edu/jobs/job_seeker/dualcareers/)

 For more information about the Psychology Department, College of Science, and University, see http://www.psyc.vt.edu/, http://www.cos.vt.edu/, http://www.vt.edu/index.html and http://www.provost.vt.edu/.  Questions regarding the psychology position can be directed to Neil Hauenstein, Tel: (540)231-5716, Email: nhauen@vt.edu. 

 Applications must be submitted online at https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/80309. The application should include a cover letter, CV, a brief statement describing the applicant’s interest in and experience working with diverse groups and underrepresented populations, statements of both research and teaching interests, and contact information for three references. At the end of the application process, there will be a query to self-identify the college where the application should be directed; the Department of Psychology is in the College of Science.  The next query will ask the applicant to also self-identify the department where the application should be directed.    

Virginia Tech is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination or accessibility should contact the Office for Equity and Accessibility. Virginia Tech offers a wide range of networking and development opportunities to women and minorities in science and engineering.  The Psychology Department offers a supportive environment, including a mentoring program, to its junior faculty.

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