Assistant Professor of Psychology

The Psychology Department at Southern Utah University ( seeks one Assistant Professor in the Tenure Track. New graduates up to advanced Assistant Professors will be considered for this position. For advanced Assistant Professors from other institutions, years toward tenure may be applied at the time of hire. This is a full-time, 9-month position to commence January 2021 (preferred) or August 2021. The salary range will be based on CUPA Benchmarks, and SUU offers a competitive benefits package.

Preferred Qualifications: The Department of Psychology at SUU seeks a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that encourages and values diverse perspectives, varied life experiences, contrasting groups of individuals, and innovative ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual engagement and exchange. We are interested in attracting faculty committed to recruiting and retaining diverse students and who adhere to models of inclusive pedagogy, research, and clinical training. The Department is committed to being a place where a diverse mix of talented professionals and students want to come, to stay, to do their best work, and to thrive in an atmosphere of collegiality. We are focused on fostering an environment of equality that is inclusive of one’s race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other characteristics that make us different. We strongly encourage applications from women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. Preference is given to candidates who articulate specifically why SUU is a good professional fit for them.

Required Qualifications: Qualified applicants will have a Ph.D. or Psy.D. (an Ed.D. may be considered) in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA accredited doctoral program, demonstrate excellence in teaching, and have a commitment to student research, community engagement, and other high impact educational practices. Area of specialization is open, but experience in rural and underserved populations, suicidology, psychometrics and assessment, diversity, substance abuse treatment, program design and evaluation, clinical supervision, or other dimensions of clinical work is desirable, as is experience in evidence-based engaged learning pedagogies. Qualified individuals will be licensed or license eligible in Utah. Strong interpersonal skills and collegiality are essential. In accordance with Utah State Code 53B-110 appointment to this position is contingent upon the successful passing of a background check.

General Duties & Responsibilities: Duties include teaching 4 courses per semester; making scholarly/creative contributions; and providing departmental, college, and/or university service/leadership. The specific course assignments are negotiable but may include General Psychology, Counseling & Psychotherapy, Group Dynamics, Personality Theory, Practicum, Case Conceptualization, Professional Ethics, Psychometrics, Abnormal Psychology, Drugs and Behavior, Human Development and Aging, or specialized classes that suit the candidate’s qualifications. Interest in developing and teaching graduate courses in a potential PsyD Program is desirable.

Special Instructions to Applicant: Please submit a current CV, cover letter, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, copies of course evaluations, and contact information for at least 3 professional references. A request will be emailed to your references for letters of reference.

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