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Assistant Professor, Clinical and/or School Psychology

Molloy University
Rockville Centre, New York
Posted Date
Oct 28, 2022

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The Department of Psychology at Molloy University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Clinical and/or School Psychology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin on September 1st, 2023.

As the University seeks to continue to add value as one of the most affordable private institutions in the region, the School of Arts and Sciences plays a major role in its future strategic goals. In line with Molloy University's Strategic Plan, the School of Arts and Sciences seeks to address several of its themes, from responsive education to student success to organizational effectiveness.

The successful candidate will teach Psychology courses in Behavior Modification, Play Therapy, Abnormal Psychology, Educational Psychology, among others. The Psychology Department at Molloy University is a thriving department, one of the largest in the School of Arts & Sciences, with a recently added Minor in Child Life. With our Child Life program and other health related programs at Molloy a focus in community health is a plus. There is a potential to collaborate on research with an autistic population. Selected individual may be expected to develop new courses in their area of expertise that help our majors secure careers and/or prepare for graduate study in psychology. They may also be asked to create courses in emerging and innovative areas in alignment with other departments, programs, and initiatives at the College. Emphasizing student-centered education and personal attention, the Department caps all upper-level psychology classes at 25 students.

The primary professional responsibilities of Molloy's faculty are teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative activity, and service to the University, the profession, and to the community. These responsibilities generally include advising students, participation in department, school, and campus-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions. The successful candidates will also be committed to the academic success of all our students and to an environment that encourages and celebrates diversity and differences. The successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in the University’s shared commitment to study, service, and community.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. The candidate should have a Ph.D. or PSY.D. in Clinical and/or School Psychology and be licensed or license eligible. Consideration will be given to an advanced doctoral candidate.

2. Demonstrated potential of research as well as a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching are expected.

3. An ability to involve students in research.

Preferred Qualifications for Candidate:

1. Evidence of a commitment to development of a quality online experience for coursework.

2. BCBA certification or Child Life Certification is a plus.

3. Demonstrated ability to secure grants is a plus.

Application Instructions


 Interested applicants should submit the following materials with their application: 

  • Cover Letter 
  • Curriculum Vitae, with a list of three professional references 
  • Teaching Statement
  • Research Statement
  • Diversity Statement that addresses how you may contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Type of Position/Employment Category


    Full-Time, Faculty 


    Molloy University Main Campus
    Rockville Centre, NY


    • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance 
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 
    • Tuition Remission - Undergraduate, Graduate, and Doctoral  
    • NY 529 College Savings Plan
    • Retirement: TIAA-CREF
    • Commuter Benefits - WageWorks
    • Flexible Spending Account Plans (FSA) 

    Molloy University, an independent, Catholic university, rooted in the Dominican tradition of study, spirituality, service, and community, is committed to academic excellence with respect for each person. Through transformative education, Molloy promotes a lifelong search for truth and the development of ethical leadership.  

    All Molloy University employees are expected to display an understanding of and a commitment to the College's mission and core values; foster relationships with a spirit of inclusivity, compassion and respect; appreciate and celebrate differences and support a welcoming and hospitable environment that is responsive and helpful to all members of the Molloy community and beyond.  


    Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.  

    Molloy University does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, or military status; in its administration of educational policies, programs or activities; its admissions policies; or in employment practices. Molloy University takes its responsibility seriously to establish an environment in which the dignity and worth of all members of the institutional community are respected. In its effort to provide an optimal learning environment the University seeks the appointment of persons who are highly qualified and whose background is appropriate to fill each vacancy. It is University policy to recruit, employ, retain, and promote employees without discrimination regarding sex, race, color, creed, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, national or ethnic origin or physical disability. In selecting for employment, the University is committed to the highest standard of excellence and will select the best qualified candidate. In cases where there are equally qualified candidates for positions, selection will be made from those groups of persons who have been identified by the Federal and State Governments as having been discriminated against in the past.


Molloy, a Catholic University in Long Island, NY located less than one hour from New York City, provides a value-centered, multidimensional education with more than 50 academic undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs grounded in the ideals of truth and respect for the dignity and worth of every individual. Our accomplished faculty are committed to student success, leading small classes in which students are encouraged to think critically and explore creatively. Combining the strengths of academic excellence and leadership with personal, compassionate mentoring, we bring out the best in every student.

With teaching, learning and training sites in Rockville Centre, Manhattan and Suffolk County, three residence halls, a student center and a performing arts center, students experience the best of the New York metropolitan area. International study and service opportunities, more than 60 clubs and honor societies, experiential learning, internships, NCAA Division II sports teams and abundant volunteer engage students to link study, service and community.

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