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Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology

Fairfield University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Oct 16, 2023

Job Details

Fairfield University is a co-educational, comprehensive Jesuit university with a 200-acre campus located along the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT. The University is comprised of approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students pursuing degrees within 5 schools: The College of Arts and Sciences, The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The School of Engineering, The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, and School of Education and Human Development. As an expression of our Jesuit, Catholic mission and identity, Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical and religious values.

Job Description:

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Fairfield University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in Clinical Psychology beginning Fall 2024 pending final budgetary approval. The specialty within clinical psychology is open, but candidates with a background in clinical neuropsychology or clinical forensic psychology are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants must have a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, and they must demonstrate the potential for developing an active research program that involves undergraduates. The teaching load is three undergraduate courses each semester. Courses taught would include Psychopathology & Clinical Science, Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences or Research Methods, and courses in the candidate’s area of specialization.

Requirements: Applicants are expected to have completed a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from an APA-accredited program, but ABD candidates who expect their degrees by Fall 2024 will also be considered.

Additional Information: The department consists of twelve full-time faculty representing a range of specialties and is housed in a spacious, well-equipped facility in the Bannow Science Center. There is a vibrant culture of undergraduate student-faculty research that is supported by departmental and university resources (e.g., student subject pool, student research grant programs), and a growing institutional emphasis on the health sciences. Psychology is one of the largest majors in the College of Arts & Sciences, offering a Psychology Club, a large internship program, and chapters of Sigma Xi and Psi Chi. The Department also offers a major in behavioral neuroscience and a master’s program in industrial/organizational psychology. The minimum starting salary for those with a Ph.D. at the time of appointment is $94,074, and the benefits for the position are highly competitive. Fairfield University is a Jesuit institution, consistently ranked as a top comprehensive university in New England, located in the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT, one hour from New York City along Long Island Sound. Our five Colleges and Professional Schools enroll approximately 4,700 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students.

Application Instructions: Please click “Apply Now” and submit the following required documents. Review of applications will begin on October 20, 2023.
  • a cover letter outlining your qualifications for the position

  • a curriculum vitae

  • a teaching statement that conveys your teaching experience, values, beliefs, and goals, and explains the set of criteria and/or standards you use to judge the quality of your teaching (maximum 2-3 single-spaced pages)

  • evidence of your teaching effectiveness (e.g., course syllabi, student or peer evaluations, etc.)

  • a research statement that provides a brief history of your past research experience, the current state of your research, and your future plans (maximum 2-3 single-spaced pages)

  • reprints and/or preprints of representative scholarly work

  • a statement describing your past efforts, as well as future plans to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion; Some faculty candidates may not have substantial past activities - in such cases, we recommend focusing on future plans (maximum 1-2 single-spaced pages)

  • three letters of recommendation (ask your references to email their letters of recommendation to:

Please Note: If you have more than 5 documents to upload to your application, please combine them into 5 or less documents. Please direct questions to Dr. Jessica Karanian, Search Committee Chair, at

Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, veterans, Jesuits, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with disabilities.

Fairfield University is a comprehensive Jesuit Catholic institution that prepares students for leadership and service in a constantly changing world. Founded in 1942 in Fairfield, Connecticut, the University has grown from an initial class of 303 undergraduate male students admitted to the College of Arts and Sciences in 1947 into a coeducational university of more than 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Along the way, the University has awarded over 45,000 degrees since 1951, developing and supporting a reputation for educational excellence both regionally and nationally.


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Fairfield Univesity

Our scenic, 200-acre campus is situated on the Connecticut coastline, just 60-minutes away from the heart of Manhattan and less than a mile from the beaches of Long Island Sound. But it’s more than just our surroundings that make our campus unique — it’s our commitment to each and every student’s personal and professional growth and their journey to becoming individuals of purpose.

For more than 80 years, Fairfield University has been graduating adept, accomplished, and socially responsible leaders in an academic community where the learning goes deeper, the friendships are more meaningful, and the experiences stay with you long after graduation. As a values-based, student-centric, outcomes-focused Jesuit Catholic University, we are committed to educating the whole person — mind, body, and spirit — and providing students with experiential learning and professional development opportunities that give them a competitive edge in today’s job market. At Fairfield, the future is filled with opportunities as limitless as your potential, and they all begin with you.

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