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.
Location and Accessibility: Villanova University is located approximately 12 miles west of Philadelphia, PA, in the heart of Philadelphia’s suburban Main Line. It is readily accessible by car and by public transportation. The campus is located about a quarter of a mile from the Villanova/St. Davids exit of I-476, a major component of the Philadelphia area expressway system. Villanova is connected to Philadelphia and to suburban communities to the west by a SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority) bus line and by the R5 regional rail line which has a station on campus. Another rail line, SEPTA’s Norristown High Speed Line, with two stations on campus, connects Villanova with suburban communities to the north and to the south.
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/.
About the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences: The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences 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 Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences is among the largest in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The Department also offers a very highly regarded M.S. program in psychology. This program is strongly research oriented and is designed primarily to prepare students for doctoral level work. The Department also offers an M.S. program in Human Resource Development, offered both on campus and online.
Additional Information Applies to Both Positions
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Establish and maintain a high-quality research program leading to publication in respected outlets.
- Contribute to the department’s teaching efforts, establishing skillful classroom teaching and student mentoring. Provide academic advisement to students in accordance with department standards.
- Be an active member of our graduate (M.S.) Human Resource Development program, department, college, and university.
Candidates must have earned, or be near completion of, a Ph.D. in psychology or a closely related discipline with a specialization in the advertised area or a closely related research area.
Application Process Details (These and additional details on applying will be found on the application portal):
Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. However, to maximize the chances of success, all required elements of applications should be received by October 15, 2021.
All applicants must submit the following:
— Cover letter/Letter of application
— Curriculum vitae (CV)
— Statement of teaching philosophy
— Statement of research interests
— Copy of graduate transcript
— Copies of representative publications
— Three letters of recommendation (submitted by recommenders)
A cover letter (or letter of application) and your CV are required and must be uploaded when you submit your application. Because they must be submitted electronically with your application, they appear below in the category of “Required Documents.” Search committee members can view your application only when it is submitted.
Your statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, copy of your graduate transcript, and copies of representative publications are also required. However, they are listed below in the category of “Optional Documents” because you have the option of submitting them after submission of the application. Again, we recommend that your cover letter and CV be submitted by Oct 1 and all required elements be included in your application by Oct 15.
Three letters of recommendation are required. They must come directly from the recommenders. Your recommenders will be prompted by the application portal to submit their letter directly to the system or they can send by email as directed below.
Whether you submit other documents in support of your application (e.g., teaching evaluations, if available) is optional. Therefore, “Other Document” is included below in the category of “Optional Documents” and you are welcome to include supplemental material in your application.
The preferred method of adding elements to your submitted application is log on to your applicant account at jobs.villanova.edu and edit your application. Alternatively, documents may be added to your submitted application by you or by your recommenders by sending them to firstname.lastname@example.org (please identify the job posting as “Psychological and Brain Sciences – Assistant Professor – I/O” and identify the type of document being sent). If there are glitches with the electronic system, hard copies may be sent to: Chairperson, Search Committee – I/O, Department of Psychology, Villanova University, 800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA 19085.
An official graduate transcript will be required from finalists for the position.