Assistant Professor of Psychology, Doctor of Psychology in Applied PSY

Location
Kentucky, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
Mar 05, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Doctor of Psychology in Applied PSY

About Western Kentucky University:

Founded in 1906, Western Kentucky University (WKU) is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, an ethnically and racially diverse city of just over 68,000 people, situated approximately 65 miles north of Nashville, TN, and just over 100 miles south of Louisville, KY. More than 50 different languages are spoken in and around Bowling Green and people from 35 nationalities call the area home. Core to our mission, WKU strives to foster a sense of community where people of all backgrounds, identities and perspectives feel welcomed and enriched, and is committed to employing a diverse and inclusive workforce. We seek to attract research- and teaching-active faculty, as well as staff members, from academically and culturally diverse backgrounds.

 

The university's population of approximately 18,000 students includes 33% first generation university/college, 16% underrepresented minority and 2% international students. A regional comprehensive university, WKU is student-centered and focuses on applied research that expands knowledge; improves learning; and serves the region, state and nation.

 

We proudly offer a comprehensive benefits package to employees and their family, including domestic partners and other qualified dependents. In addition, we offer generous vacation, medical and holiday paid-time-off and an outstanding tuition discount program for employees and dependents.


Job Description:

The Western Kentucky University Psychology Department (www.wku.edu/psychology/) is seeking qualified applicants for one tenure-track position in Clinical Psychology. This position will support the newly created Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Applied Psychology program, which accepted its first class in the fall of 2015 and is currently seeking APA accreditation. In addition to the Psy.D. program, the Department of Psychology has an undergraduate major in psychology, a Master's program in clinical psychology, and a NASP-approved Specialist in Education program in school psychology.

 

Responsibilities for the position include teaching graduate and undergraduate coursework, conducting scholarly research and publishing, advising undergraduate and graduate students, guiding dissertation and thesis research as well as serving on dissertation and thesis committees, and collaborating with area agencies. Collaboration with other faculty in the administrative oversight and clinical training of doctoral students in our on-campus clinic is also expected.  There will be the opportunity to participate in the development and accreditation of the Psy.D. program. Additional responsibilities include serving on program, department, college and university committees, and other duties as assigned.

 

The Psychology Department is committed to increasing the diversity of the University community. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths or experiences in this area.

 


Requirements:

Applicants must have an earned doctorate in corresponding field (i.e., Clinical Psychology) by the August 2021 anticipated starting date. Candidates must be licensed or license-eligible and are expected to obtain licensure from the Kentucky Board of Psychology at the Health Service Provider level. Applicants must demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and to maintain an active program of scholarly research.


Additional Information:

Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.

 

Western Kentucky University (WKU) is committed to a policy and practice of providing equal employment and educational opportunities to all individuals. In accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, no form of discrimination or harassment will be tolerated at WKU on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices.

 

Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO). To request an accommodation, report/express a complaint, or ask questions regarding WKU''s Discrimination and Harassment Policy (#0.2040), please contact Mr. Joshua Hayes, EEO Director/Title IX Investigator/University ADA Coordinator, via email at joshua.hayes@wku.edu or by phone at (270) 745-5121.

 

The University is also required to investigate complaints of sex and gender-based harassment, also a form of discrimination, and has designated the Title IX Coordinator as the individual responsible for coordinating the investigation and response to such complaints. The Title IX Coordinator for the University is Ms. Deborah Wilkins, who can be contacted via email at deborah.wilkins@wku.edu or by phone at (270) 745-5396. Additional information regarding Title IX is accessible via WKU''s https://www.wku.edu/titleix/ website.

 

Information concerning educational programs offered by WKU are provided at: http://www.wku.edu/atwku/academics.php


Application Instructions:

The following items must be submitted through the electronic talent management system by April 2, 2021 (previously November 15, 2020), although expressions of interest may be considered until the position is filled:

  • Cover letter describing how your experiences would match and benefit the needs of the program
  • Current Curriculum Vita
  • Copies of all graduate-level academic transcripts
  • Copies of, or links to, representative publication

 

Names and contact information of three reference providers will be collected during the application process. Reference letters will be requested by the Search Committee through an online process at a later date.

 

You will receive email confirmation once you have successfully completed the application process.