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Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology

Apply now Job no: 492951
Work type: Faculty (Tenure track)
Location: Chester
Categories: Faculty

Widener University Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology (IGCP) is currently seeking applications for two positions at the rank of Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology – Tenure Track in the College of Health and Human Services beginning Fall of 2023. These ten-month positions are core faculty positions in our graduate level Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) program. IGCP is the oldest continually-accredited Psy.D. program in the nation, and has an innovative exclusively-affiliated and separately accredited internship integrated into the doctoral program. IGCP students are a diverse and talented group of 160 future scholar-practitioners who are with the program for 5 years of study.

IGCP is a generalist clinical program and our faculty represents a diverse array of theoretical orientations.  Applications are encouraged from candidates representing any theoretical orientations who, in addition to their areas of individual scholarly/clinical specialty, can teach core courses in a generalist clinical psychology curriculum (e.g., foundational courses, statistics/research methods, intervention, assessment, diversity and multicultural theory). We welcome applications from candidates who would also bring specific expertise in the array of areas typical to clinical programs, including child/adolescent/family psychology. All candidates should be prepared to demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, as well as how this understanding is woven into their work.  

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

Essential duties:

Teaching

  • 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
  • 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).

Scholarship/Practice

  • Engage in scholarly work related to area(s) of interest IGCP has some flexibility in terms of specific areas of research interest; applications from candidates in one of the following areas are encouraged: child/clinical psychology; neuropsychology; psychodynamic psychology; ACT/cognitive behavioral psychology; psychological assessment.
  • Contribute to scholarship through presentations and/or publications in peer-reviewed journals

Service

  • 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.
  • Serve as academic advisor and/or mentor for 12-15 students in doctoral program; provide advising as appropriate to student organizations.
  • Serve as mentor to new faculty members or adjunct faculty.
  • 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):

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 2023.
  • 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.
  • Evidence of clear integration of issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging into clinical work, research, and/or teaching

Preferred:

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

Qualified candidates must submit a resume and cover letter to be considered. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by December 1, 2022.  Candidate review will remain open until position filled.  Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only those selected to interview will be contacted. 

Widener University is committed to fostering an inclusive community in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive.  We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or status as a protected veteran.

Widener University requires all prospective employees to provide proof of being fully vaccinated (including booster) against COVID-19 prior to employment or apply and be approved for a medical/religious exemption.  Offers may be rescinded if new employee does not provide proof of being fully vaccinated in a timely manner.

Some positions may be eligible for a hybrid or remote work arrangement that may include a partially or fully remote work location, consistent with Widener’s Flexible Work policy. 

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 www.widener.edu.

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