Employment Opportunities

Assistant Professor or higher rank
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Closing Date:
Open Until filled


The Hampton University Department of Psychology invites applications from qualified candidates for two full-time, nine-month positions at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2018. These positions can represent multiple areas of psychology, however, emphasis will be placed on those possessing expertise in Cognitive Psychology, Neuropsychology, Clinical Psychology and Counseling.


Founded in 1868, Hampton University is a leading historically black university (HBCU) located in the City of Hampton--a historical city in the Hampton Roads region which offers an environment for living and learning that is peaceful, yet mentally stimulating.  The Hampton University main campus is centrally located between Virginia Beach and historic Williamsburg, along a beautiful waterfront.  The University is a nationally renowned institution that is privately endowed, co-educational, and nonsectarian.  The University is “dedicated to the promotion of learning, building of character and preparation of promising students for positions of leadership and service.”


 The Department of Psychology is a vibrant innovative department with active and dedicated faculty members offering a rigorous and rewarding curriculum.  Faculty members are active teachers, engage in scholarly research, and provide service to the University and the greater Hampton Roads community. 

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate must be committed to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in research methodology, cognition, and other discipline-related topics. Additionally, successful candidates are expected to advise psychology majors and hold office hours. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the scholarly advancement of the department through a productive research agenda that includes grantsmanship. Candidates should demonstrate dedication to the progress of the Psychology Department, the School of Liberal Arts and Education, and the University as a whole, through service activities.



Qualified candidates must have earned a doctorate in Psychology. Experience in and evidence of successful teaching in a university setting is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience in research and grantsmanship. Although there is an expectation of hiring at the Assistant Professor rank, we will consider filling the position at a different rank depending upon the qualifications of the applicant.  Rank and compensation are commensurate with credentials and experience.


How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  All qualified candidates should submit a completed Application for Faculty Employment, a cover letter specifically addressing suitability for the position, curriculum vitae, a list of grants applied for that were awarded, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, recent teaching evaluations, publication reprints and official transcripts from the institution awarding the highest degree.  Complete application materials may be submitted electronically to kermit.crawford@hamptonu.edu or to the following address via regular mail:


Kermit Crawford, Ph.D.


Psychology Department

Martin Luther King Building, Room 238 

Hampton University

Hampton, Virginia 23668


*Hampton University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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