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Open Rank Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychological Science/College of Liberal Arts

University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 19, 2022

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Open Rank Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychological Science/College of Liberal Arts

Job Class Code: 10031
FLSA: Exempt
Posting Number: FRGV1457
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Division/Organization: Provost - Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position:
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
FTE: 1.0

Scope of Job:
The Department of Psychological Science at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley's invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track faculty position (open rank) beginning in the 2023-2024 academic year. We are interested in experts in any area of Hispanic/Latinx mental health and clinical psychology. The department offers a PhD program in clinical psychology that uses a scientist-practitioner model, a MA program in clinical and experimental psychology, and Major in psychology. The department trains students at its Psychology Clinic, which offers both in-house clinical practicum training and research space for students and faculty.
The candidate will be a core faculty member in the clinical Ph.D. program which is currently being reviewed for accreditation on contingency by the American Psychological Association. The successful candidate will also be expected to maintain an active program of research, seek extramural research funding, teach graduate level courses in the PhD program, mentor graduate students in the PhD program in clinical psychology, and serve as a clinical supervisor to students.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter specifying the position and rank for which they are applying, a curriculum vita, list of three reference, a research and teaching statement, and three representative publications. Applications should be submitted online at The deadline for applications is February 15, 2023. Questions about the positions can be sent to Dr. Thomas Britten, Interim Department Chair, at
About UTRGV:It is UTRGV's Vision “To be one of the nation's leaders in higher education, its premier Hispanic-serving institution, and a highly engaged bilingual university, with exceptional educational, research, and creative opportunities that serve as catalysts for transformation in the Rio Grande Valley and beyond.” As such, UTRGV is committed to building a diverse faculty and staff that can contribute to an enriching learning environment that strives for more equitable outcomes for student success. UTRGV is a distributed campus, one university spanning four counties and multiple locations. Our purpose is to be a university for the entire Rio Grande Valley and beyond. Over 91% of the students enrolled at UTRGV identify as Hispanic, making UTRGV one of the top 3 universities with the highest percentage of Hispanic students.
Thanks to a steadfast commitment to safety and success, UTRGV yielded record-breaking outcomes in enrollment and student success in the Fall 2021 semester. For additional information, please visit our website.

Minimum Qualifications:
Assistant Professor: Applicants must have an earned doctorate in psychology from an APA-accredited university. ABDs will be considered but applicant must have an earned doctorate in psychology by August 31, 2023. Applicants must present evidence of active research that includes publications in peer-reviewed journals; potential to effectively teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels; potential to supervise and mentor clinical and research activities of students; potential to maintain active programmatic research, and potential to obtain external grant funding.

Candidates for a tenured appointment must be tenured at their current institution. To be eligible for the rank of Associate or
Full Professor in the program candidates must meet the institutional requirements for tenure.
Associate Professor: Beyond the above requirements, requirements include a demonstrated ability to independently conduct programmatic research activities that meet the departmental and institutional requirements for the rank of associate professor; and a high degree of teaching proficiency and commitment to professional service.
Professor: Beyond the above requirements, requirements include scholarly professional experience demonstrated through an exemplary record of publications in peer-reviewed journals, external funding, and a distinguished record of accomplishments that have led to a national reputation in the applicant’s area of expertise. Applicant’s professional activities should meet the departmental and institutional requirements for the rank of professor.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
Candidates must hold a doctorate in Psychology or allied discipline from an APA-accredited university (or be ABD with the expectation of holding a doctorate before the position start date) and APA-accredited predoctoral internship, with preference for candidates with doctoral training in clinical or counseling psychology.

Preferred Qualification:
We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in the following areas: clinical neuropsychology, psychological assessment, social determinants of mental health/disparities, trauma, or diversity research. Fluency in Spanish preferred.

Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
License or Certification Required?: No
Number of Vacancies: Varies
Desired Start Date: 09/01/2023

EEO Statement:
EEO Statement
It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.
Diversity Statement
UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. UTRGV has an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the representation of women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.

Open Date: 12/16/2022

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

Date of Birth
Social Security Number

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.
Security sensitive; All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). CBCs will be conducted for all candidates invited for an on-campus interview.

Additional Information:
UTRGV is a distributed institution. As such and as assigned, the position may require presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is performed primarily in a general office environment. This position is security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215. The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days inlength.

Please Note:
Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory paper-based test score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test score of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
Incomplete applications will not be considered. All positions are subject to budget approval.

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