Assistant or Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of Counselor Training

Alaska, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Mar 29, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY/DIRECTOR OF COUNSELOR TRAINING:  Alaska Pacific University (APU) invites applications for Assistant or Associate Professor of Psychology with demonstrated professional experience.

THE UNIVERSITY: APU is a small, private liberal arts university known for experiential and project-based learning. The university campus is in Anchorage, Alaska, a diverse city and home to more than 300,000 residents. APU offers a unique set of bachelors, master’s and doctoral- level degrees, with emphasis on Alaska-critical and globally relevant issues. Focused on competency development and cultural relevancy, the APU curriculum fosters high-level intellectual and practical skills, a wide-ranging knowledge of science, cultures, and society, and an active commitment to personal and social responsibility. APU is an Alaska Native-Serving Institution which seeks to become a Tribal university by honoring Alaska’s Indigenous heritage, exemplifying excellence, and preparing pathways for educational attainment and student success. The University is committed to growing innovative programs that are responsive to the workforce needs of Alaska, as well as growing Alaska Native and Alaskan professionals from within the state.  

THE PROGRAM AREA: APU offers three degrees in Psychology: a BA in Counseling Psychology; a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology; and a Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology with a focus on social justice.  Program faculty are dedicated to providing personalized, experiential, hands-on instruction to ignite personal passion, self-discovery, and deep learning. Masters and doctoral classes are offered during weekend intensives with supplemental synchronous online meetings to better serve working professionals.  The area operates with a collaborative approach and is appreciative of creativity in scholarly pursuits.  Program faculty are currently working towards APA accreditation.

DUTIES OF THE POSITION: The contract carries a 9-month teaching load of 24 credit hours per year (typically, 3 courses per semester).  Credit release is applied for Director of Counselor Training (DCT) duties, which include liaising with and growing practicum and internship sites, coordinating placements for students, and tracking student documentation and professional development.  The DCT is responsible for all aspects of doctoral training, including practicum and internship applications and monitoring in the counseling psychology program. Teaching assignments cross undergraduate and graduate levels, with at least 50% of the teaching load at the doctoral level.  Course assignments are based upon expertise and needs of the degree programs.  Responsibilities include mentorship for students particularly at the graduate level, support for dissertation work, and supervision of practicums and internships.  All faculty are encouraged to develop scholarship or creative work in their chosen field, and faculty are expected to participate in outcomes assessment, curriculum development, student activities, as well as other service to the university and broader community.

RANK AND SALARY:  Assistant or Associate Professor. Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience, and is proscribed by a university-wide salary range. 


QUALIFICATIONS:  Earned doctoral degree in Psychology at time of appointment. Licensed psychologist or license-eligible in Alaska.  Candidates who can demonstrate expertise in both teaching and professional skills, and experience with clinical supervision and organization/administration.  Experience with APA accreditation preferred.  Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. 

APPLICATION PROCESS & DEADLINE:  To apply visit and complete the Application for Employment – up through the “How did you hear about us?” section as well as the Background Check forms. The rest of the form may be skipped as education and experience will be included in your Curriculum Vitae (CV). The Equal Opportunity Self Report is optional. Please upload your CV (in a .txt, .doc, .docx, or .pdf) at the end of the application form.  Additional documents, noted below, should be emailed to .  If your CV exceeds 4 MB, please include it with the other documents.

In addition to a CV, interested candidates should send (1) unofficial copies of all academic transcripts, (3) names of three references, and (4) a letter of interest describing how the applicant’s professional and pedagogical goals fit with APU’s dedication to experiential and project-based learning.  Please submit materials to .  Please direct questions about the position to:  Dr. Stephanie Morgan, Director of Institute of Health and Wellness, Alaska Pacific University, , 4101 University Dr., Anchorage, AK 99508. Completed applications will be reviewed as received.

Alaska Pacific University is an EEO/ADA Employer