Clinical Psychology - Assistant Professor

Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Nov 13, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Psychology at Old Dominion University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology to begin in August 2021.

Applicants must hold a doctoral degree from an APA-accredited clinical psychology program. Candidates must demonstrate strong potential for developing an outstanding independent line of research that has the potential to garner extramural funding and excellence in teaching. The successful candidate is also expected to serve as a core faculty member to support the Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology, an APA-accredited clinical Ph.D. program offered jointly by ODU and Norfolk State University.


The area of research and teaching interest is open, but preference will be given to candidates with a research program that complements and expands upon current faculty within the clinical psychology program and other graduate concentrations in the Psychology Department. Examples of complementary areas of research and teaching include, but are not limited to: diversity issues, multi- or cross-cultural psychology, health disparities, and underrepresented/understudied populations; cognitive, affective, or behavioral neuroscience or psychophysiology; and assessment or therapy. We strongly encourage applications from those who would enhance the diversity of our faculty. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated ability to incorporate multi-cultural issues and/or diverse populations in teaching and/or research.

Responsibilities include a) teaching undergraduate courses to support the core undergraduate curriculum, including relevant online courses, b) teaching graduate courses, c) conducting high quality, programmatic research, d) seeking research funding, and e) mentoring M.S. and Ph.D. students.

ODU’s Department of Psychology is in the College of Sciences and includes 31 full-time faculty members, approximately 1,300 undergraduate majors, and 75 students in our graduate programs. In addition to participation in the Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology, the department offers a terminal Master’s degree in Experimental Psychology and Ph.D. degrees in Health Psychology, Human Factors, and Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

Old Dominion University is located in the Hampton Roads area on the Chesapeake Bay in southeastern Virginia. Faculty research is currently funded by NIH, NSF, ARI, NASA and various other entities. Areas of research collaboration among faculty in the Psychology Department include health, diversity, and technology.  For more information about the Department visit For more information about the Virginia Consortium, visit


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.


Old Dominion University and the College of Sciences are committed to inclusive excellence, recognizing that diversity enhances and enriches our educational mission, employment experience, and community engagement. We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and/or service experiences have prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


Applicants should submit a

  • letter of application
  • curriculum vita (including a list of courses taught and preferred potential courses within the applicant’s areas of expertise and training)
  • three letters of reference
  • research statement
  • statement regarding diversity
  • teaching statement
  • any available evidence of teaching experience or training (e.g., student opinion surveys, example syllabi, and/or professional development experiences)
  • unofficial graduate transcripts


Application materials should be submitted at Applications will be reviewed beginning January 5, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries regarding the position announcement may be directed to search committee chair, Cathy Lau-Barraco, e-mail: