Available Faculty Position

THE PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT OF VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY invites applications for a TENURE TRACK POSITION (ASSISTANT PROFESSOR), starting August 2015, in the area of BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in psychology or a related discipline.  Particular attention will be paid to candidates using molecular or genomic techniques to understand behavior.  Candidates should have a strong publication record, the ability to generate a high-quality research program, and a commitment to teaching in both the graduate (MS) program and the undergraduate programs in psychology and in cognitive and behavioral neuroscience. Responsibilities include direction of master's theses in our rigorous, research-oriented program and teaching courses related to one's specialty, as well as more general courses, at the graduate and undergraduate levels.  For more information, see http://www.villanova.edu/artsci/psychology. Applications must be submitted at https://jobs.villanova.edu/ and must include a cover letter, vita, other supporting documents and three letters of recommendation as detailed at the website. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. The search committee can be contacted by email at psychsearch@villanova.edu or by mail at the following address:  Chairperson, Search Committee, Psychology Department, Villanova University, 800 Lancaster Ave., Villanova, PA  19085. Villanova University 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 Psychology Department:  The Psychology Department consists of 17 tenured or tenure-track faculty members.  The department 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.  The department has one of the largest undergraduate majors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a very highly-regarded M.S. program.  The M.S. program is strongly research oriented and is designed primarily to prepare students for doctoral level work.  A high proportion of both our undergraduate majors and our graduate students continue their education upon completing their Villanova degrees.  Beginning in the fall of 2014, the department will offer three undergraduate degrees, a B.A. and a B.S. in Psychology and a B.S. in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience.
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/.