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Assistant or Associate Professor Health Service Psychology; Assistant Director of Clinical Training

Kansas City University
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Sep 8, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Counsellor Education, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Cooperative & Experiential Education
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Type:Faculty

Job Description:

The Health Service Psychology Department at KCU is accepting applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Psychology position. The successful candidate will teach doctoral level courses, mentor students, and serve within our PsyD program starting in Fall 2021. Additional duties involve monitoring the quality of all training sites and supervisors as well as student progress in all aspects and stages of training. Additionally they will carry out the development and ongoing assessment of new practicum and internship sites.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and teach graduate level courses appropriate to expertise, training, and background. Examples of classes to be taught include: Practicum Lab Seminar and Internship Preparation
  • Assisting students in research in scholarly activity.
  • Advising and supervising students.
  • Providing service to the department and university.
  • Perform other duties assigned by the Program Director.

Training Duties:

  • Work with the Director of Clinical Training to assign tasks related to clinical training.
  • Develop a network of internship sites as well as relationships with site supervisors.
  • Monitor relationships with internship sites and collect feedback on qualified training sites and supervisors on a regular basis.
  • Participate actively in local, regional, and national training councils, assume leadership positions as appropriate.
  • Coordinate orientation sessions, individual and small group meetings with students to advise them regarding all aspects of clinical training.
  • Advise all qualified students on internship including coordinating and supervising the application process and evaluating their progress.
  • Keep accurate records of progress utilizing internship evaluation forms completed by supervisors through which students demonstrate competencies in clinical skills, and provide the Program Director with timely, accurate reports as requested.
  • Participate in accreditation and quality assurance activities to evaluate the efficacy and relevance of clinical training experiences relative to profession-wide competencies and programmatic aims.
  • Maintain a program of scholarship and practice to demonstrate lifelong learning, qualification, and clinical expertise.
  • Assume other related duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Program Director and/or Director of Clinical Training.

Supportive Functions:

  • Other administrative tasks (i.e., filing, preparing documentation)
  • Participate in developing department goals, objectives, and systems
  • Actively participate in department and University committees


  • Doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology (PsyD or PhD) from an APA accredited program, plus a minimum of 5 years’ experience as a DCT preferred.
  • Extensive familiarity with clinical training (practicum, internship) as well as knowledge of local and national training and licensing requirements.
  • Knowledge, sensitivity, and passion for diversity, multiculturalism, social justice, and community service.
  • Demonstrated success with teaching and classroom management skills.
  • Demonstrated success in the creation and evaluation of new practicum/internship sites.
  • Demonstrated success in the evaluation of student success on practicum/internship.
  • Impeccable oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to employ critical thinking and analysis to solve complex problems.
  • Ability to interact successfully with academic, clinical, business, and regulatory personnel.
  • Ability to successfully work within and support a diverse environment of students and colleagues.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member to ensure that departmental goals are met by providing support to staff, and always keeping students’ and graduates’ best interest as a priority.
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.

Equal Opportunity Employer

KCU is committed to promoting an equal employment opportunity workplace. Equal opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information (GINA), physical or mental disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, ancestry, military and/or veteran status, and/or any other status protected by applicable Federal, state or local law.

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KCU is committed to providing a safe campus for students, faculty, and staff. Our annual campus security report lists campus crimes and statistics for the campus and public areas around campus for the last three years, in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

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