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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Clinical Child Psychology

Assumption University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Nov 15, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Company Description:

Assumption University is a comprehensive, Catholic liberal arts institution sponsored by the Augustinians of the Assumption. We awaken in students a sense of wonder, discovery, and purpose, forming graduates known for their intellectual seriousness, thoughtful citizenship, and devotion to the common good. Our curricular and co-curricular programs provide students with an education that shapes their souls, forms them intellectually, and prepares them for meaningful careers. We are a diverse community that welcomes different points of view and embraces all who share our mission. Enlivened by the Catholic affirmation of the harmony of faith and reason and by the pursuit of the truth in the company of friends, an Assumption education transforms the minds and hearts of students. An Equal Opportunity Employer. Assumption favors diversity, ecumenically welcomes all who share its goals, and strongly encourages applicants from underrepresented racial minorities to apply.

Assumption University is a private, Catholic university which offers its 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students a Catholic liberal education. The University is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, New England's second largest city that "combines the warmth of a small town with the convenience of a thriving city."

Job Description:

Assumption University seeks candidates for a full-time tenure track position in Clinical Child Psychology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The Psychology Department is looking for someone committed to teaching graduate and undergraduate students, eager to involve students in his or her research, whose teaching interests can contribute to the Clinical Counseling Psychology Program, and who is interested in advising students and serving the University and the greater community.

The successful candidate must have a strong background in cognitive-behavioral therapy and the ability to teach a number of courses in the Master of Arts program in Clinical Counseling Psychology.

Teaching assignments will include graduate-level courses (e.g., counseling principles, cognitive-behavioral assessment of children's problems) and undergraduate courses (e.g., general psychology, courses in one's area of expertise).

There is a vibrant culture of faculty-student research and excellence in teaching, with many opportunities for collaborating with colleagues within the University as well as at neighboring institutions.

For more information, visit the Clinical Counseling Psychology Program's website ( and the Psychology Department webpage (


* Applicants must have earned a doctorate in Psychology by the date of hire;

* Provide evidence of scholarship and promise of developing a research program;

* Preference will be given to candidates with university-level teaching experience;

* Applicants must be willing to contribute actively to the mission of the University as well as show respect for the Catholic and Assumptionist identity of Assumption University;

* Must be vaccinated and boostered for COVID-19

Application Instructions:

To apply submit (1) a letter of application, (2) current curriculum vitae, (3) teaching philosophy, (4) research statement, (5) samples of representative research papers, (6) transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, and (7) names and contact information of three references. In the letter of application, we invite candidates to describe their experiences working with a diverse student body and child/adolescent client base, as well as their training in and practice of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.

Application and materials must be submitted online as MS Word documents or PDF files at All materials should be submitted by November 15, 2022. Inquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. Regina Kuersten-Hogan, Program Director and Head of the Search Committee,

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