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Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology

University of Montana
Missoula, Montana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 8, 2024

Job Details

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology

The University of Montana Psychology Department requests applications for a tenure track appointment as an Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology with a focus on Indigenous health and wellness. Candidates must possess a depth of knowledge, a track record of scholarship, and applied clinical experience related to Indigenous health, wellness, and health care systems (e.g., IHS). The faculty member would serve in a leadership role for the Department’s Indians into Psychology (InPsych) program, an initiative funded, in part, through a competitive cooperative agreement between the Psychology Department and the US Indian Health Service (IHS). This position will begin in August 2024.

Qualified applicants will possess advanced knowledge of Indigenous health and wellness, demonstrate a record of relevant scholarship and service, as well as experience working clinically with Montana Tribal community members. Preferred candidates will have first-hand experience with Section 217 scholarships funded by the IHS American Indians into Psychology Program. Experience with the development and implementation of clinical and educational training programs for advanced doctoral students in psychology and experience with Tribal justice systems are strongly preferred. Applicants must possess a doctoral degree from an APA-accredited program in Clinical Psychology, and must be eligible for, and are expected to gain licensure as a psychologist in Montana. Preferred candidates include those with three or more years clinical experience as a psychologist in an IHS mental/behavioral or integrated health care setting.

  • Teaching undergraduate and graduate Psychology courses, including courses in multicultural psychology and Indigenous ways of knowing
  • Conducting original research
  • Supervising graduate student research and clinical work
  • Mentoring Indigenous students at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Relationship building with Montana Tribal communities and Tribal Colleges and Universities
  • Developing and implementing a Summer Program for Indigenous students to nurture interest in mental/behavioral health professions
The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action : Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always"; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

Position Details

Tenure Track Faculty: Department of Psychology

Title: Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology

Schedule: Full time, academic year (9 months) position, beginning fall semester 2024

Entry Rate: Salary commensurate with experiences and regionally competitive; opportunities to augment salary through grant funding, clinical work, additional teaching, and consultation exist

Benefits: Comprehensive and competitive benefits package including health and life insurance, mandatory retirement savings plan, partial tuition waiver, and an employee wellness program

About UM and the Department of Psychology

The University of Montana is a flagship, R1 research institution with approximately 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 75,000, surrounded by mountains where three rivers converge. Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere. The University of Montana offers eligible employees a generous benefits package that positively separates UM from other local employers and offers many programs and policies to support work-life balance for its employees.

The University of Montana and the Psychology Department advance diversity as a core value. The Psychology Department comprises 16 full-time and part-time faculty members. We confer the B.A. degree in Psychology, Specialist degree in School Psychology (SSP; NASP-accredited), and Ph.D. degrees in Experimental, School, and Clinical Psychology (the latter two are APA-accredited). The University of Montana is a flagship, R1 research institution with a student enrollment of over 10,000. It is the state’s primary liberal arts and social sciences institution. Indigenous students compose the largest minoritized group on campus.

Montana is home to seven American Indian reservations, 12 Tribal Nations, and multiple urban Indigenous communities. Missoula is a thriving city representing the region’s cultural hub for visual and performing arts. It balances the warmth of small-town life with the sophistication and amenities of the urban northwest. The region offers cultural diversity, stunning mountain scenery, abundant wilderness, and numerous recreational opportunities.

To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.
Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment. In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference - Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References - *References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing - Individual hiring departments at UM-M may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility - All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

How to Apply

Priority Application Date : Sunday, February 11, 2024

Complete applications received by this date will be guaranteed consideration. To receive full consideration, candidates are required to submit all of the following materials.

This position will remains OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

Please submit the following application materials** by clicking "New Resume/CV" button. Please do not apply through*.
  • Cover letter addressing the qualifications, a brief statement of research and teaching interests, and the interest in this position
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Three (3) professional references - Names and contact information
  • Statement of research focus, productivity, and planning
  • Statement of teaching effectiveness and philosophy
  • Statement outlining commitment to and/or experience with diversity, equity and inclusion.
Questions about this position may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Duncan Campbell, .

* Applying through or easy apply through may result in submission of an incomplete application. Applications may be removed from full consideration if they are not complete with materials listed above under the "How to Apply" section. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure complete application materials are submitted and received by the date listed above.

** Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly.

Job Location Missoula, Montana, United States
Position Type Full-Time/Regular


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