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Assistant/Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology

Seattle Pacific University
Washington, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Jul 28, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Part Time
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About Seattle Pacific University

About Seattle Pacific University

Founded in 1891 and located just minutes from downtown Seattle, SPU seeks to be a premier Christian university committed to building an excellent and diverse faculty. The successful candidate must be able to work effectively in a multicultural and diverse academic community. As an institution affiliated with the Free Methodist Church – USA, the university welcomes faculty from a wide range of theologically orthodox Christian traditions who affirm our Statement of Faith and are willing to abide by our religious-based conduct expectations. The Department of Clinical Psychology is passionate about building and cultivating an inclusive and affirming environment for all”.

Commitment to Diversity

Due to our mission of cultural engagement, SPU is committed to building an exceptional and diverse community. With approximately 350 faculty and 450 staff, at the heart of our mission-centered commitment to becoming a more diverse community is a desire to represent the breadth of God's kingdom more fully. We recognize diversity as a basic feature of God's creation, a core theme of the gospel, and inseparable from our Christian faith. We strive to become a workplace that recruits, develops, and retains faculty and staff who can embrace, value, and engage differences with humility and care. We invite you to join us on our journey as a faculty or staff member. Learn more about SPU’s commitment to diversity and employee ongoing opportunities to deepen their capacity to serve our increasingly diverse student body.

Seattle Pacific University provides reasonable accommodation to applicants. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any portion of the application or hiring process please contact the Human Resources Department at (206)281-2809, or email Notification must be given at least five (5) working days before the accommodation is needed.


The Department of Clinical Psychology at Seattle Pacific University invites applications for an 11-month faculty position at the rank of assistant or associate professor in the APA-accredited Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. This is a half-time (.5 FTE) position starting September 2022.

Description: We seek an individual with a specialty in any area of clinical psychology to teach doctoral coursework, supervise doctoral student research, and provide clinical consultation and supervision. Major responsibilities include graduate-level teaching in the clinical psychology Ph.D. curriculum, establishing and maintaining an active program of research, seeking intramural and/or extramural research funding, mentoring and supervising doctoral level students in research and clinical activities, and taking on administrative assignments and service within the department, school, and university. 

Responsibilities: Teach doctoral and masters-level courses, establish and maintain an active research program, mentor and supervise students in research and practice activities, seek intramural and/or extramural research funding, and participate in service within the department, school, and university. 

Requirements: Prospective candidates must have earned a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from an APA-accredited program and have completed an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship. Postdoctoral or other advanced training in research and clinical specialty, a record of published research and evidence of, or potential for grant support of research are preferred. Area of expertise is open but candidates with experience in teaching, scholarship, and clinical application addressing health disparities experienced by marginalized communities is preferred. A psychology license in the State of Washington or license eligibility is also required. People from historically underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

About the Department of Clinical Psychology: Our Clinical Psychology PhD program trains health service psychologists through a balanced scientist-practitioner model and a focus on evidence-based practice. We are committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion; and as a department are active in advocacy efforts on our own campus and beyond. 

Application Instructions: Only applications received through the online process ( will be considered.  The online application requires an official SPU application form, a faith statement of approximately one page, a teaching philosophy statement of approximately one page, a narrative of research trajectory, and other supporting documents when possible (e.g., a representative syllabus; copies of teaching evaluations; one or more recent publications). Please also upload three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2021. The position will remain open until filled with a potential start date as early as January 2022.

Additional Information: Salary and compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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