Assistant Professor-Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychology

Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 18, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Washburn University’s Department of Psychology invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Psychology to begin August 2021. This is a full-time 9-month, tenure track position.

Washburn is a public institution located in the metropolitan setting of Topeka that has earned national recognition for its high-impact programs for first-generation students. The University and Department are dedicated to a culturally diverse faculty and student body. This posting is for one of two current openings in the Department; the other is for a full-time Lecturer position. In addition to its undergraduate curriculum, the Psychology Department offers a master’s degree in clinical psychology.

For the assistant professorship, a completed Ph.D. is required by the time of tenure-track appointment. The selected candidate must demonstrate a commitment to students from diverse backgrounds and a dedication to the development of inclusive pedagogies that support equity and student success. Application materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and/or service.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychology from an APA-accredited program; ABD applicants will be considered, with completion of the Ph.D. by August 1, 2022.
  • Graduate training in developmental psychopathology.
  • Experience teaching at the collegiate level.
  • Licensed or license-eligible in Kansas as a psychologist.
  • A demonstrated commitment to teaching diverse populations.
  • Proven dedication to inclusive pedagogies and commitment to inclusion as a core value.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience mentoring student research.
  • A research program in developmental psychopathology.
  • Teach 12 credit hours per semester or a full workload as defined by the faculty handbook.
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses and seminars, which may include courses such as Child Assessment, Child Assessment Practicum, Child Treatment, Child Treatment Practicum, Introductory Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Personality, or Diversity as assigned by the Department Chairperson.
  • Supervise undergraduate and master’s student research.
  • Have an active research program that can involve students.
  • Advise students and engage in service activities in the Department and to the University, the profession, and the community.
  • Become licensed before tenure and maintain licensure thereafter.

Application Procedures:

  • Application review will begin January 4, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Send a cover letter explaining why the interest in teaching at Washburn, vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, official copies of student evaluations/reports, evidence of an active research program that can involve students, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Ms. Theresa Young at . Use “Child Clinical/Counseling/School Search” in the subject line. The committee will only accept electronic applications. Questions may be sent directly to the Search Committee Chair at The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check prior to hire. Official transcripts are required once hired.

Washburn is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching focused academic environment and a curriculum that engages the diversity of human experience across the globe. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Application materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and/or service.

Washburn University is an EOE. Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.

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