The world’s largest university has announced plans to recruit about 4,000 PhDs for the next five years, and will pay $250,000 for the position, according to the university’s website.
The new position will be available in psychology, linguistics, and social science disciplines, and is expected to start next year.
The Ph.d. positions will be awarded based on the universitywide requirements for the following areas: A) Ph.
Ds. in psychology or related fields, B) PhDs in social sciences or related disciplines, C) PhD candidates with experience in any of the aforementioned areas, D) candidates with strong quantitative research backgrounds, and E) candidates who have demonstrated an understanding of human cognition, emotion, and behavior.
D.s will be expected to have a Ph,B, and C average in each area, and to have completed at least three years of research in their field.
According to the website, the new positions are designed to encourage applicants with an interest in psychology and social sciences to apply for the Ph. d.s. positions, while students interested in psychology will be encouraged to apply to any Ph. ships in psychology.
PhD. candidates interested in neuroscience, social work, or other areas are also welcome to apply, and those interested in economics are encouraged to consider psychology as a discipline.
In order to get into the Phd program, applicants must have an average of 3.3 GPA, submit an undergraduate paper that addresses one or more of the following topics: social cognition, affective cognition, cognitive neuroscience, or psychology, and be able to submit a thesis.
To apply, prospective applicants must send an application to Ph.
Dylan A. Davis, Chair of the Psychology Department at the University of Virginia, and the PhD Program Director, through the department’s online submission portal.
If approved for the job, the candidates will need to fill out a form called a resume outlining their research interests, and they will also need to meet the requirements for being a Phd candidate.
This program is part of a wider effort to encourage students interested to study psychology to apply.
“We are excited about the opportunity to hire a PhD in psychology,” Dean of the College, Professor Paul J. Sullivan, said in a statement.
“The breadth and depth of the curriculum, the innovative approach of the program, and its unique and rigorous research design will help ensure that the PhDs we graduate have the skills, perspectives, and interests to help us succeed.”
In addition to hiring the Phds, VAU plans to offer a $500,000 scholarship for the top 25 percent of applicants.
Last year, the Virginia Board of Regents approved a $25 million investment to build a $1.1 billion new facility in Richmond, and VAU is also planning to construct a new campus in Virginia Beach.