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Assistant Professor Clinical Psychology - Tenure Track

Apply now Job no: 492773
Work type: Tenure track faculty
Location: Chester
Categories: Faculty

Widener University has established a COVID-19 vaccination policy that requires all faculty and staff who will be on our campuses to be fully vaccinated and compliant as a condition of employment. Our goal is that all members of the Pride may safely experience Widener's hands on, inclusive, and personalized learning environment in person.

Widener University is currently seeking an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology – Tenure Track in the College of Health and Human Services, to start in the Fall of 2022. This position is a core faculty position in our graduate level Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) program. This position has some flexibility in the specific field of expertise of desirable candidates; generalists as well as those who specialize in one or more of the following areas are encouraged to apply: psychological assessment (cognitive and personality); diversity and multicultural theory and practice; community psychology.

Widener University 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. The College of Health & Human Services holds a deep commitment to an inclusive culture that supports the work of faculty and staff members across the institution, and works closely with the Chief Diversity Officer to facilitate that commitment. Faculty and staff are active participants in our work to enhance diversity, equity, & inclusion, including representation on the Faculty Council Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and the Diversity Leadership and Inclusion Council.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (including, but not limited to):

Essential duties:


  • Teach 4 courses per year in doctoral level clinical psychology program, including developing syllabi, learning objectives, assignments and rubrics, examinations, other course materials, and managing Canvas course site to support courses.
  • Demonstrate effectiveness in teaching and student assessment; use faculty development opportunities and teacher effectiveness tools to improve teaching.
  • Collaborate with faculty in ongoing curriculum development.
  • Demonstrate competency in knowledge and skills in teaching as evidenced by supervisor, peer, and student evaluations.
  • Supervise/chair 2-4 dissertations per year, providing support throughout the research/writing process for doctoral students; serve as dissertation committee member for 3-4 students per year
  • Serve as academic advisor and/or mentor for 12-15 students in doctoral program; provide advising as appropriate to student organizations.
  • Maintain regular office hours; guide or support students who reach out for assistance; identify students who are struggling and need extra attention or support to be successful (use email, phone or other means of communication).
  • Serve as mentor to new faculty members or adjunct faculty.


  • Engage in scholarly work related to area(s) of interest.
  • Contribute to scholarship through presentations and/or publications in peer-reviewed journals


  • Attend all university academic events as required in faculty handbook
  • Attend all University, College and Program faculty meetings.
  • Participate in student recruitment activities; assist with applicant admission file reviews and on-campus/on-line applicant admission interviews.
  • Advise students in the Doctor of Psychology program.
  • Participate in professional activities and service to the University, School, community by participating in faculty governance/committee work as assigned/elected.
  • Engage in service to the profession via membership in professional organizations, participation in professional conferences and professional/community-based service activities.

Secondary responsibilities:

  • Provide clinical supervision to doctoral students as needed and as appropriate.
  • Provide faculty support to separately accredited doctoral internship program integrated into doctoral program.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education/training and experience required):


  • Psy.D. or Ph.D. in clinical or counseling psychology. ABD candidates may be considered if the doctoral degree will be completed by August 2022.
  • Demonstrated commitment to graduate education.
  • PA license as a psychologist. Supervision toward licensure can be provided to qualified applicants who have completed all other Pennsylvania requirements for licensure as a psychologist.
  • Clear evidence of scholarly potential.  Position is not limited by area of research specialization.


    • Teaching experience in Psychology in higher education
    • Experience providing clinical supervision

Qualified candidates must submit resume and cover letter for consideration. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by January 3, 2022.  Candidate review will remain open until position filled.  Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only those selected to interview will be contacted. 

Widener has a strategic commitment to building an inclusive university community whose diversity enriches the lives of all members and where our students are prepared for living in a pluralistic and ever-changing world. As a leading metropolitan university, Widener strives to embody the values that are inherent in our mission: civic engagement, access, inclusion, academic excellence, innovation and leadership.

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, with Law Schools located in both Harrisburg and Wilmington. For more information about the university, please visit our website at


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