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Assistant Professor(s) of Psychology

Christopher Newport University
Newport News, VA
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Working Title:

Assistant Professor(s) of Psychology

Appointment Type:

Full Time

Purpose of Position:

The Department of Psychology at Christopher Newport University invites applications for two tenure-track positions in Psychology with the areas of specialization open, effective August 2022. Applicants must be committed to a teacher-scholar model, demonstrate the potential for outstanding teaching with a diverse group of students, and maintain a productive research program with a commitment to mentoring undergraduate students. The Department is particularly interested in candidates whose research interests intersect with topics related to diversity and equal opportunity. Teaching responsibilities would include teaching one of our core courses in introductory psychology, statistics, or research methods and courses in the candidates’ areas of expertise. The nominal teaching load for tenure track appointments is 3 courses per semester.

A Doctoral degree in Psychology or a closely related field is required for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. In some cases, exceptionally well-qualified candidates may be considered for appointment at a higher rank, and ABD candidates who will not hold the doctorate 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 includes 20 members (11 women and 9 men) who are dedicated teacher/scholars and actively engaged in mentoring students while working in a collegial atmosphere. The successful applicant will join a team of faculty that integrates high quality teaching and significant research involving undergraduates. The Psychology Department has 572 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 Sciences in the 21st century Mary Brock Forbes integrated science center with state of the art teaching and research spaces. The department supports and works collaboratively with the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program and the Master of Arts in Teaching program. In 2020, College Factual ranked the CNU Psychology Department as a Best Psychology Program (#56 out of 835; top 6.7%) nationwide. Candidates wishing to know more about the department and its academic programs are invited to visit

Faculty Information:

Selected by The Princeton Review to be included in The 387 Best Colleges: 2022 Edition, Christopher Newport University is a public school offering a private school experience – great teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. The University is located in Newport News, Virginia, enrolls approximately 5,000 students, and is dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership, and service. Our Fall 2021 incoming class presented average high school GPA and SAT scores of 3.8 and 1213, respectively. Academic programs at Christopher Newport University encompass more than 90 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts. The University is ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guide as 3rd among public regional universities in the South and 6th overall, and has recently completed more than $1 billion in capital construction on its 260-acre campus. 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. Our faculty enjoy an atmosphere of collegiality and mutual respect that rewards outstanding teaching and fosters active intellectual and creative engagement. 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, candidates must visit to upload a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts (photocopies acceptable for initial screening), statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, 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 [email protected]). Letters of reference will be the only documents accepted via email. Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2021. Applications received after October 31, 2021 will be considered only if needed. Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.

Christopher Newport University (CNU) will make a reasonable effort to accommodate persons with disabilities in the application and/or interview process. Persons with disabilities who require accommodation should contact the CNU Human Resources Office by calling (757) 594-7145.

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EEO Statement :

Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully Committed to Access and Opportunity. Notice of Non-Discrimination & Title IX Policy Statement:

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