Assistant Professor, Counseling Psychology at Radford University (Virginia)

Assistant Professor, Counseling Psychology at Radford University (Virginia)

Assistant Professor, Counseling Psychology

Radford University

Radford University is seeking one or more dynamic and collaborative tenure-track Assistant Professors in Counseling Psychology to:

1.   Teach graduate courses and supervise doctoral research in an APA-accredited counseling psychology Psy.D. program;

2.   Engage in applied research with the potential for external funding;

3.   Provide oversight of students’ counseling and assessment work with clients;

4.   Fulfill some undergraduate teaching responsibilities


One of these positions may provide primary administrative and clinical oversight of a departmental clinic offering applied experience for graduate students.

Applicants should be graduates of an APA-accredited program in counseling psychology and have completed an APA-accredited internship and hold a Ph.D. or Psy.D. Applicants should be licensed or license eligible as a psychologist in VA. Preferred qualifications include experience teaching at an APA-accredited program in counseling psychology, a record of active research with the potential for external funding, and expertise in assessment and/or couples and family therapy.

Applicants should send a letter of application, current vita, and names and contact information of three references to: Dr. Hilary Lips, Chair, Department of Psychology, Box 6946, Radford University, Radford, VA, 24142.


Consideration of applicants will be begin in November 2014 and continue until the positions are filled.


Located in the scenic New River Valley, between the Blue Ridge Mountains to the south and the Appalachians to the north, Radford University is a growing university, approaching 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students.  A student-focused institution, Radford’s commitment to student engagement provides a wide range of opportunities for learning, growth, and collaboration for faculty as well as students.


As the largest college at Radford University and home to Liberal Arts instruction on campus, the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences is central to the mission of the university.  Faculty members strive to develop in their students a range of intellectual skills and habits of mind that will serve them well throughout their academic and professional lives, as well as in their personal lives as productive citizens.  Students regularly engage with faculty in experiential learning activities as well as in professional internships that provide opportunities to serve communities while preparing for careers.  Faculty members’ scholarly and creative activity is viewed as a vital corollary to the instructional mission of the institution, with faculty encouraged to co-author research with undergraduate and graduate students.


Radford recently began construction of a new 145,000 square foot state-of-the-art instructional facility that will be home to all 125+ college faculty members.  Centrally located on the main quad of the campus, it will be the largest academic building at the university and will house an array of specialized teaching and research facilities.  The building is scheduled to open in Fall, 2016.


Information on the University and the Department of Psychology, including the Psy.D. program, is available at