Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology

Montclair State University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Sep 20, 2023

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Job Description


The Psychology Department at Montclair State University is pleased to invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Clinical Psychology, to begin in September 2024. Area of research specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates whose research specialty is relevant to forensic psychology/law and psychology.

We are seeking a dynamic colleague to join the collaborative core faculty of our PhD and MA programs in clinical psychology. Applications are especially encouraged from candidates who can contribute to the forensic training that students can pursue in these programs. Responsibilities include teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, conducting an active research program, mentoring undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral students, contributing to ongoing strengthening of our PhD and MA programs, and providing service to the University and professional community.


Applicants must have a PhD in clinical psychology or related field by the start of the position. Applicants should be licensed or eligible for licensure as a psychologist in New Jersey. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching, research productivity commensurate with experience, and the potential to attract extramural funding.


The Psychology Department comprises more than 30 tenure-track and tenured faculty members, over 25 active research labs, and several PhD and MA programs. The Department is organized into three broad areas (Clinical, Industrial/Organizational, and Psychological Sciences), and our faculty have been awarded over 3.5 million dollars in extramural funding in recent years.

Montclair State University is a nationally recognized R2 research doctoral institution that empowers students, faculty, and researchers to rise above their own expectations. Building on a distinguished history dating back to 1908, the University today has 13 colleges and schools that serve more than 22,000 undergraduate and graduate students with more than 300 doctoral, master’s and baccalaureate programs. Situated on a beautiful, 252-acre suburban campus just 12 miles from New York City, Montclair State welcomes a diverse population of students, many of whom are first generation, and delivers the instructional and research resources of a large public university in a supportive and sophisticated academic environment.

A picture-perfect and diverse suburban community of nearly 40,000 residents, Montclair is filled with cafés, bistros, boutiques, and art galleries. Consistently named among New Jersey’s best cities, our students have access to 175 acres of parks and rivers and a funky, eclectic downtown, complete with a robust arts scene and lots of great food. Montclair is home to the Montclair Film Festival, Montclair Literary Festival, Montclair Art Museum, and Wellmont Theater, and is rich in recreational and outdoor activities, including public tennis courts, skating rinks, and swimming pools.

Montclair State University is committed to establishing and maintaining a diverse campus community that is representative of the State of New Jersey through inclusive excellence and equal opportunity. Montclair State University's commitment to access and equity is designed to prepare each graduate to thrive as a global citizen. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution we are working to support a campus-wide agenda to foster a community that both values and promotes the varied voices of our students, faculty, and staff. Montclair State University encourages candidates to apply who will contribute to the cultural tapestry of the University and who value teaching a diverse student population, many of whom are first generation students.

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  • Inquiries about the search should be sent to Dr. Jeremy Fox at

SALARY RANGE Commensurate with experience

STARTING DATE September 1, 2024

APPLY BY Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.


Applicants should include a resume and cover letter describing how their background, skills and education match the needs of the University. When applying, please take a moment to carefully read and follow the steps in the application instructions.



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