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Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology – Tenure Track

Department of Psychology/College of Arts and Sciences
Pullman, Washington State
$78,000-$84,000 per nine-month academic year.
Start date
Oct 20, 2023

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Washington State University – Pullman, WA

Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology – Tenure Track

Department of Psychology/College of Arts and Sciences



Position Summary:


The Department of Psychology, within the College of Arts and Sciences at Washington State University invites applications for a permanent, full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Pullman, WA, in the area of Clinical Psychology, with emphasis in Neuropsychology or Geropsychology preferred. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will begin the appointment on August 16, 2024.


Job duties: The job duties for this position include developing and maintaining a productive research program, seeking appropriate grant funding, mentoring graduate student research, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses on topics in psychology (e.g., foundations of neuropsychology, assessment practicum, psychology and aging), and collaborating with members of other departments and programs. The workload for this position is 40% teaching, 40% research,  and 20% service.


Required Qualifications: 


  • Completed doctoral degree in Psychology from an accredited Clinical Psychology program by August 16, 2024. Demonstrated record of or potential for developing a strong research program and obtaining grant funding. Proven or potential for successful teaching and instruction.  Demonstrated record of or potential for commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access efforts.

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Previous postdoctoral experience of at least 12 months. Previous experience supervising clinical assessments.

Salary/Benefits:  $78,000-$84,000 per nine-month academic year


In accordance with RCW 49.58.110, the above salary reflects the full salary range for this position. Individual placement within the range is based on the candidate’s current experience, education, skills, and abilities related to the position or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.  WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts. For additional information, please review the detailed Summary of Benefits offered by WSU for Faculty and Total Compensation.


To Apply:  Visit, select your appropriate employment status, and search for R-10112. Applicants must upload the following required documents to their online application. External candidates, please upload all documents in the “Resume/CV” section of your application. Internal candidates, please upload all documents in the “Resume/Cover Letter” section of your application.


  • A cover letter addressing qualifications for this position. Curriculum vitae Teaching statement that describes your teaching experience and philosophy, which may incorporate experience from formal or informal teaching and   mentoring opportunities.

Research/Scholarship/Creative Activity statement that outlines your scholarly work and includes your future plans.  Up to four reprints (include with research statement) Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement that includes your demonstrated and or potential for contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts through scholarship/research, and/or teaching/mentoring, and/or service/engagement. There may be some overlap with your research and teaching statements. Names, addresses, and contact information of at least three references who can address your history of and potential for excellence in research, teaching, and service (letters will be requested at a later time). Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe, Chair, Neuropsychology Search Committee, at 


Posting Close Date: Applicants must submit their completed application by November 15, 2023, at 11:59 p.m.


About WSU, Pullman, CAS, and DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY: Washington State University is a land grant, multiple-campus Research 1 institution.  This position will serve on the Pullman campus, which has an enrollment of around 20,000 students and is located in Southeastern Washington on the homelands of the Nimíipuu (Nez Perce) Tribe and Palus people. Located 80 miles south of metropolitan Spokane, Pullman is also a quick drive away from the scenic Idaho panhandle and Moscow Mountain. The rolling hills of the Palouse offer a wide range of activities and a true four-season climate. The area provides ample opportunity to enjoy the cultural and academic hub of both Washington State University and the University of Idaho, in the neighboring town of Moscow, Idaho. For more information about the region, please see


Encompassing more than 30 departments, schools, and research institutes on five campuses statewide, the College of Arts & Sciences is the heart of WSU. Together our 730+ faculty and staff deliver more than 50% of WSU’s total undergraduate and graduate instruction, including the vast majority of WSU’s core curriculum. We also drive annual research expenditures of more than $26 million, with wide interdisciplinary strengths in public and community health, environmental change, equity and social justice, and data and technology at the boundaries. As Arts & Sciences begins its 10th anniversary as a unified college, we seek to lead a reimagining of WSU’s land-grant mission for the 21st century, expanding the boundaries of creativity and discovery while simultaneously recognizing more completely our obligations to Native and Indigenous peoples.  For more about the College of Arts & Sciences at WSU, please see


The Department of Psychology is committed to promoting social equity and social justice within the department and field of psychology as a whole. We strive to build an inclusive, respectful, and welcoming community in which all faculty, staff, and students are inspired to achieve their highest potential. We promote a collaborative research and teaching environment and offer graduate programs in both Clinical (APA accredited) and Experimental Psychology. The Clinical Psychology program is designed to integrate theory, research and clinical practice in the training of students. Students are involved in research activities each semester in the Program and clinical practica beginning in the second year. For more information about the Department of Psychology, please see   


In addition to WSU Pullman, research collaborations and training opportunities are available in Spokane, WA. Spokane is home to the WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine and to several major medical facilities with a patient referral base that encompasses Eastern Washington, Northeastern Oregon, Northern Idaho, and Eastern Montana. Among these medical facilities is Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, which is the largest hospital in the Northwest between Seattle and Minneapolis, and St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute, which is the only comprehensive freestanding inpatient rehabilitation hospital serving the inland northwest region. State of the art medical services and equipment are available in these medical facilities.



WSU acknowledges that its locations statewide are on the homelands of Native American peoples, who have lived in this region and have been caretakers of the land from time immemorial. The Morrill Act of 1862 established our land-grant institution by providing public and federal lands that are traced back to the disposition of Indigenous lands, often taken by coercive and violent acts, and the disregard of treaties. For that, we extend our deepest apologies. We owe our deepest gratitude to the Native peoples of this region and maintain our commitment towards reconciliation. And as a land-grant institution, WSU is deeply committed to the land-grant mission, its Memorandums of Understanding with Native tribes in the region, and a tradition of service to society. To read the full WSU land acknowledgement, please see


Washington State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Educator and Employer. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.


WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs ( WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.


WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or


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