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University of Kansas
Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 25, 2022
Job Title




Primary Campus

University of Kansas Lawrence Campus

Job Description

Director Responsibilities (50%):
  • Foster excellence in student clinical scientists by building proficiency in the areas of clinical research and health service and linking students with quality faculty in research, clinical applications, and professional skills.
  • Provide oversight and leadership for all program activities; review and modify the long-range planning for the program as it concerns the program's curriculum, faculty support, outreach, and funding.
  • Administer the graduate academic program in the Clinical Psychological Science Program.
  • Facilitate and provide support for students applying for internships, including writing letters of support for internship applications.
  • Maintain program's accreditation through annual reports to APA, surveys of current students and graduates, self-study reviews, and accreditation reports.
Faculty Responsibilities (50%)
Teaching (20%)
  • Teach 2 courses per academic year in the department.
  • Mentor graduate and/or undergraduate students in research.
  • Serve on graduate student committees that supervise and evaluate progress toward degree completion.
Research (20%)
  • Conduct research in an area of expertise that complements current strengths in the department.
  • Maintain an active research program that continues to grow in depth, breadth, and importance.
  • Publish in peer-reviewed journals, present findings at professional conferences, and maintain and pursue external funding.
Service (10%)
  • Provide general service to the department, the College, the University, and to the academic profession.
Faculty members are expected to carry out their responsibilities in accordance with the Faculty Code of Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct, currently viewable at:

Req ID(Ex: 10567BR)



The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university's programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Associate Vice Chancellor for the Office of Civil Rights & Title IX,, Room 1082, Dole Human Development Center, 1000 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY (for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas medical center campuses).

Contact Information to Applicants

Inquiries regarding the position and application can be directed to:
Chair of the Search Committee
Dr. Amber Watts
Department of Psychology

Position Number


Required Qualifications
  • A Ph.D. in Psychology from an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited clinical program, Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS) accredited clinical program, or a similar developed practice area
  • Experience with leadership roles in a clinical psychology doctoral training program accredited by APA or PCSAS
  • Demonstrated ability to work in collaborative environments.
  • Strong record of scholarly achievement with clear evidence of an ongoing research program
  • Demonstrated ability to teach effectively at undergraduate and graduate levels and to mentor students
  • Commitment to enhancing and promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging
Employee Class


Advertised Salary Range

Expected salary range begins at $130,000 per 9-month AY, plus 8 weeks of summer salary



Position Overview

The University of Kansas (KU) seeks a Full Professor/Director of Clinical Training in the Department of Psychology to begin July 17, 2023. We will consider Associate level applicants if they are willing to be evaluated for promotion to Full before accepting the appointment. We seek a candidate
  • Whose research program and teaching portfolio applies basic psychological knowledge to understand major clinical psychological or health problems, and
  • Who has the vision and experience to serve as the Director of Clinical Training in KU’s APA-Accredited Clinical Psychological Science Program
The University of Kansas and the Department of Psychology recognize that diversity across our students, staff, and faculty strengthens our organization, campus, and community and is a core initiative in the University's strategic plan, Jayhawks Rising ( ). Candidates are encouraged to highlight their commitment to, practice and application of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging within the application. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the University of Kansas actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. The successful applicant must have appropriate authorization to work in the U.S. before employment begins. The expected salary range begins at $130,000 per 9-month academic year, plus 8 weeks of summer salary.

The University of Kansas is located in the city of Lawrence, a thriving community 40 minutes from the Kansas City metropolitan area and 30 minutes from the state capitol, Topeka. Lawrence, an affordable and progressive college town of 95,000, boasts a national championship caliber basketball program, a lively arts and music scene, and a nationally celebrated independent bookstore among its many independently owned small businesses. There are plenty of indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities, excellent schools, high-quality restaurants, economical living, and a diverse cultural mix. The short drive to Kansas City provides quick access to historic jazz clubs, museums, world-class music and theatre venues, and professional sports teams.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the largest school on the campus and plays a central role within the University. Founded in 1865, KU is a designated Carnegie comprehensive doctoral and research university and is one of only 34 public members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). The University enrolls more than 28,000 students and offers opportunities to collaborate with its graduate and professional programs, which include education, public health, medicine, law, and several allied social science and humanities disciplines.



Application Review Begins


Anticipated Start Date


Additional Candidate Instruction

For more information and to apply, go to . A complete online application includes the following materials: (1) a cover letter including vision for the Director of Clinical Training Role; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a research statement; (4) no more than three examples of scholarly papers; (5) a teaching statement; and (6) the names, email addresses, and contact information for three references. In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant's contribution to and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU's mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following question at the time of application, each response must be within 4,000 characters or less:
  • Describe your experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds and explain how those experiences reflect your commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
Applicants are also encouraged to include or expand upon how they have contributed to building a culture of belonging through DEI initiatives within the required application materials provided.

Application review begins January 13, 2023 and will continue until a pool of qualified applicants has been obtained.

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