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Assistant Professor, Psychology - Tenure Track Faculty

Apply now Job no: 492395
Work type: Tenure track faculty
Location: Chester
Categories: Faculty

The Department of Psychology of the College of Arts and Sciences at Widener University invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of Clinical/Counseling Psychology to begin August 2020. This position will have a teaching load of 3-4 courses per semester. Candidates must be able to teach introduction to psychology, abnormal psychology, and practicum and internship courses. An ability to teach a psychology course with a laboratory component related to the candidate's area of expertise is essential. Involving undergraduate students in his/her research program is expected. The candidate will also be expected to serve as an academic advisor for undergraduate psychology majors and demonstrate service to Widener University. Experience with service-learning courses is desirable. A history of research in clinical or counseling psychology or a related field is also desirable.
The Psychology Department is committed to fostering an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. Those candidates experienced in, or who would enjoy, working with a diverse range of faculty, staff and students, and those who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to apply.

Job Qualifications:
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in clinical, counseling psychology or a related field in psychology. An ability to teach introduction to psychology, abnormal psychology, and psychology laboratory courses is essential. The candidate is also expected to have a license in psychology or counseling in good standing. A current Pennsylvania state license is preferred, but candidates who are eligible for Pennsylvania licensure may be considered. A history of providing clinical supervision in a community setting and an ability to teach practicum and internship courses is required.

To apply: Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a statement of research philosophy and details of research plans, and a diversity statement. The diversity statement should express the applicant’s philosophy regarding diversity, both in and out of the classroom, as well as examples of how the applicant has approached such topics. All documents must be submitted electronically (docx or pdf) to In addition, three confidential letters of reference should be sent to Widener University and the Department of Psychology are committed to fostering an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive.  In your application materials, please address how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or university service might support our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Complete applications received by October 1, 2019 will be given full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Widener University, an independent, metropolitan, doctoral-intensive University, connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement.  Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention and experiential learning are key components of the Widener Experience.  Located in Chester, PA, Widener’s main campus is nestled between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE.  For more information about the University, please visit our website at



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