Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor; Clinical Psychology - Phoenix, AZ

Employer
Northern Arizona University
Location
Arizona, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Sep 27, 2019
Employment Type
Full Time
Workplace Culture

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Job Description

The Department of Educational Psychology is pleased to announce, pending approval from the Higher Learning Commission, the establishment of a new Doctor of Psychology program in Clinical Psychology beginning in January 2020. The program has completed the hire of the new faculty program director, Dr. Fred Wechsler. We have several openings for non-tenure track, academic year Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor, Clinical Psychology positions based in Phoenix, Arizona in the Department of Educational Psychology. The program is seeking to hire several faculty members over the next three years as we reach full capacity for the program. Beginning in Spring 2020, the program hopes to hire at least two faculty members with responsibilities related to teaching, scholarship, and service, with additional hires (at least two more positions) for Fall 2020. These positions are renewable, based on availability of funds, effective performance, and program needs. NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

The Department of Educational Psychology is located within the College of Education, and plans to offer a new Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) program in Clinical Psychology, pending approval in Spring 2020. The department currently offers a PhD in Combined Counseling/School Psychology, EdS in School Psychology, Master’s degrees in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Counseling-School Counseling, Counseling-Student Affairs, and Human Relations. The Department of Educational Psychology has many statewide locations that also offer accredited programs. For more information about the Department of Educational Psychology, visit: http://nau.edu/COE/Ed-Psych/

The Department of Educational Psychology (EPS) is seeking to fill at least two positions at the Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor rank at our Phoenix campus location beginning in January 2020, and an additional two positions beginning in Fall 2020. The EPS Department seeks candidates who possess innovative instructional methodology, expertise in research related to clinical practice, supervision, and diverse experiences and professional proficiencies. The position is a 9-month academic year position that has the opportunity for summer course teaching.

Responsibilities:

  1. Teach graduate clinical psychology classes (including practicum) for the new doctoral program in Clinical Psychology
  2. Teach majority of courses in-person, with occasional blended and online courses
  3. Assist in recruiting, retaining, and advising doctoral students in Clinical Psychology
  4. Direct graduate student clinical research projects
  5. Fulfill service responsibilities to the department, college, university, and the profession
  6. Work collaboratively with behavioral health service agencies to coordinate practicum and internship experiences for clinical psychology students


Minimum Qualifications

  1. Earned Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, or in a closely-related area of Applied Psychology
  2. Prior teaching experience (six or more years' experience for the Associate Clinical Professor rank)
  3. Experience in the field of Applied Psychology, with background/experience in health service agencies
  4. Licensed/certified or eligible for licensure/certification as a Psychologist in Arizona


Preferred Qualifications

  1. Four or more years of relevant graduate level teaching experience in the area of clinical psychology (eight or more years for the Associate Clinical Professor rank)
  2. Experience in supervising practicum and internships, therapeutic techniques and psychological assessment
  3. Ability/experience or strong interest in recruiting, advising, and mentoring graduate students
  4. Evidence of scholarly activity
  5. Ability/experience working with graduate students on research projects
  6. Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with department chairs, other program directors/coordinators, faculty, staff, students, and associated members of the professional community
  7. Ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds, including rural and southwest populations
  8. Evidence of a strong psychologist identity, and an active involvement in related professional associations
  9. Experience in networking/collaborating and consulting with health service agencies


General Information

Northern Arizona University has a student population of 31,073, including approximately 23,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online.

Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch, with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.

While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.

Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.

The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment. For information about diversity, access and equity at NAU, see the Center for University Access and Inclusion webpage .

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check.

Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.

Finally, each year the Northern Arizona University Police Department releases an annual security report. The report is a result of the federal law known as the Clery Act and contains policy statements that address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security including policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses. The report contains three years of data for Clery reportable crime statistics for the campus along with the most current year’s Fire Safety Report, which includes policy statements and fire statistics for Flagstaff on-campus student housing.

The report may be viewed at nau.edu/clery or by visiting the NAUPD website . A printed copy of the report is available upon request by contacting the NAU Police Department, Records Department at (928)523-8884 or by visiting the department at Building 98A on the NAU Mountain Campus.

Background Information

This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting.

Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.

Finally, each year the Northern Arizona University Police Department releases an annual security report. The report is a result of the federal law known as the Clery Act and contains policy statements that address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security including policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses. The report contains three years of data for Clery reportable crime statistics for the campus along with the most current year’s Fire Safety Report, which includes policy statements and fire statistics for Flagstaff on-campus student housing.

The report may be viewed at nau.edu/clery or by visiting the NAUPD website . A printed copy of the report is available upon request by contacting the NAU Police Department, Records Department at (928)523-8884 or by visiting the department at Building 98A on the NAU Mountain Campus.

Salary

$58,000 – $70,000; Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Benefits

This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU HR benefits page .

Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service . Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment.

If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment. More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU HR benefits page .

Submission Deadline

This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on October 28, 2019.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to nau.jobs , follow the 'Faculty and Administrator Openings' link, locate vacancy 604610 and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page.

Please attach to your application:

  1. a cover letter highlighting your interest in and particular qualifications for this position;
  2. a curriculum vitae;
  3. copies of transcripts (originals will be required of the successful applicant);
  4. a statement of teaching philosophy;
  5. sample syllabi and teaching evaluations from one or two college courses;
  6. research/scholarly artifacts; and
  7. names and contact information for three references.


Reference letters may be sent under separate cover to EPS Administrative Assistant Hope DeMello at, Hope.DeMello@nau.edu

Identify each attachment with your last name, first name and the vacancy number.

The committee may request additional information at a later date.

If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the HR website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

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NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.