Assistant Professor of Psychology (Industrial / Organizational)

Virginia, United States
Competitive Salary
Feb 23, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Working Title

Assistant Professor of Psychology (Industrial / Organizational)

Appointment Type

Full Time

Purpose of Position

The Department of Psychology at Christopher Newport University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Psychology, effective August 2021. Applicants must be committed to undergraduate education and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and research with a diverse group of undergraduates. The Department is particularly interested in candidates whose research focuses on fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion within organizations or organizational leadership. Teaching responsibilities would include teaching one of our core courses in research methods and several Industrial/Organizational Psychology courses, with the possibility of developing a course in their area of expertise. The nominal teaching load for tenure track appointments is 3-3.

The Ph.D. in an area of Psychology is required for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. A Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology or a closely related field is preferred. In some cases, exceptionally well-qualified candidates may be considered for appointment at a higher rank and ABD candidates who will not hold the Ph.D. by the time of appointment may be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor. Phi Beta Kappa membership is highly desirable.

Departmental Information

The Department of Psychology at Christopher Newport University is composed of 20 members (11 women and 9 men) who are collegial teacher/scholars, actively engaged in mentoring students. The successful applicant will join a team of faculty that integrates high quality teaching and significant research involving undergraduates. The Psychology Department has 535 majors, approximately 11% of all majors at CNU, and 200 minors. With 21% of the Psychology majors identifying as Black, Asian, Hispanic, or Multi-Race, the Psychology Department is one of the most racially diverse on campus. The Department is housed in the College of Natural and Behavioral Science and heavily supports the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program and the Master of Arts in Teaching. In the 2020 edition, College Factual ranked the CNU Psychology Department as Best Psychology program (top 6.7%; 56 out of 835) nationwide. Candidates wishing to know more about the department and its academic programs are invited to visit

Faculty Information

CNU is committed to outstanding teaching and learning, undergraduate education, and the liberal studies core. The Fall 2020 freshman class of 1,155 students was selected from 7,300 admission applications, and presented average high school GPA and SAT scores of 3.8 and 1184, respectively. The University has a new and technologically advanced campus, located between Colonial Williamsburg and the Virginia coast. The campus integrates the University’s liberal arts vision, nurturing mind, body, and spirit. Facilities include the state-of-the-art Trible Library; three new academic buildings including a newly opened integrated science building; the Freeman Center athletic complex; and the I.M. Pei-designed Ferguson Center for the Arts, which brings to Virginia the finest performing artists in the world. Opening in 2021 and adjoining the Ferguson Center, the $57 million Fine Arts Center will house over 7,500 sq. ft of gallery exhibition space, state-of-the art teaching and museum learning spaces, studios and classrooms. It will serve the university community and the entire Peninsula region.

Our faculty enjoy an atmosphere of collegiality and mutual respect that rewards outstanding teaching and fosters active intellectual and creative engagement. Christopher Newport is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. Faculty are productive scholars and researchers, supported by professional development funds. Faculty and administrators regularly consult and collaborate as the University works to sustain a culture of scholarly inquiry, informed debate, and civic action that enriches students, faculty, and the surrounding community. The result is a supportive and cohesive academic setting in which the University cultivates and carries forward its mission. The University is among the highest ranked in the nation for its quality of life and innovative spirit. Competitive salary with excellent health and retirement benefits and a well-designed family leave policy further enhance the workplace. For further information, please visit our website at


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Application Instructions

To apply, please provide a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts (photocopies acceptable for initial screening), statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, a one-page statement articulating how your teaching, scholarship and service would contribute toward fostering an inclusive learning environment on campus, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation. (Letters should be uploaded with application materials or emailed to

Review of applications will begin on March 22, 2021.
Applications received after March 22, 2021, will be accepted but considered only if needed.

Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.

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