Human Factors 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 an Assistant Professor in Human Factors Psychology to begin in August 2021.  Applicants must hold a doctorate in psychology or show evidence that it will be completed by August of 2021.  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.


This position is open to any area of Human Factors Psychology, but preference will be given to candidates who can complement or add to existing strengths within the program and department, including: healthcare, simulation, surface transportation, human-computer interaction, cybersecurity, and human-automation collaboration. Preference will be given to candidates with research and teaching interests in the following areas: neuroergonomics/physiological measures, training, and virtual reality. 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 Psychology Department 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. At the graduate level, the department participates in the Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology, an APA-accredited clinical Ph.D. program, offered in conjunction with Norfolk State University. The department also offers a terminal Master’s degree in Experimental Psychology and Ph.D. degrees in Health, Human Factors, and Industrial and Organizational Psychology. 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


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.


ODU 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
  • teaching statement
  • statement regarding diversity
  • 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  Send inquiries to Dr. Yusuke Yamani, Chair of the Human Factors Search Committee  Applications will be reviewed beginning January 5, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.


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