Available Faculty Position


THE GRADUATE PROGRAMS IN HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT (HRD) and THE DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY at VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY invite applications for a TENURE TRACK POSITION (ASSISTANT PROFESSOR) in the area of INDUSTRIAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, starting in late August 2016.  Candidates must have a Ph.D. in I/O psychology or a related discipline and should have a strong publication record, the ability to generate a high-quality research program, and a commitment to teaching in our graduate HRD program.  Teaching responsibilities likely will include Metrics and Analytics, Organizational Change Management, Organizational Psychology, and other courses depending on one’s interests and the fit with department and program needs.  A strong background in psychometrics will be a plus.  For more information, visit http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/artsci/hrd.html.

Applications must be submitted at https://jobs.villanova.edu/ and must include a cover letter, vita, three letters of reference and other supporting documents as detailed at the application website. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. The search committee can be contacted by email at katina.sawyer@villanova.edu or by mail at the following address:  Dr. Katina Sawyer, Search Committee Chair, Human Resource Development Graduate Program, Villanova University, 800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA  19085.

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian Order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission.  The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect, and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.




About the University:  Founded in 1842, Villanova University has a total enrollment of about 10,000 students of whom approximately 6000 are full-time undergraduates in one of four colleges:  Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Nursing, and Business.  Most of the rest are enrolled in graduate programs in one of the above four colleges or in the School of Law.  

About the Human Resource Development Program: The HRD program has a strong and prestigious reputation within the Philadelphia region, as well as nationally and globally.  The online extension of this program is relatively new but also is enjoying great success.  Like the Psychology Department as a whole, the HRD program values excellent teaching and high-quality research.  It has a well-established culture of collegiality and mutual support that creates a highly favorable work environment.  A high proportion of HRD graduate students obtain excellent positions and/or obtain promotions into higher-level positions within HR functions at well-known organizations after graduation.
About the Psychology Department:  The Psychology Department offers three undergraduate degrees, a B.A. in psychology, a B.S. in Psychology, and a B.S. in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience.  The total number of majors served by the Psychology Department is among the largest in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.  In addition to the HRD Master’s program, the department offers a very highly-regarded M.S. program in psychology.  The latter program is strongly research oriented and is designed primarily to prepare students for doctoral level work. 
Location:  Villanova University is located in Radnor Township approximately 12 miles west of Philadelphia, PA, in the heart of Philadelphia’s suburban Main Line.  It is very near a number of other academic institutions, the most notable of which are Bryn Mawr College and Haverford College. 
Accessibility:  The Villanova campus is readily accessible by car and by public transportation.  It is situated about a quarter of a mile from the Villanova/St. Davids exit of I-476, a major component of the Philadelphia area’s expressway system.  In addition, two rail lines and a major bus line operated by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) run through campus, providing easy access to and from other locales within the greater Philadelphia region.
The Surrounding Area:  The greater Philadelphia area, with a population of 6.1 million, offers many cultural, historical, and recreational opportunities.   Click the following link for a sampling of what’s available:  http://www.visitphilly.com/.