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Department of Clinical Psychology (PsyD) - Open Rank Faculty (tenure-eligible)

Adler University
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 23, 2024

Adler University’s Department of Psychology invites applications for several full-time, tenure-eligible faculty positions within the Clinical Psychology (PsyD) Program at the Chicago Campus, starting Fall 2024. We are seeking applications from psychologists with expertise in a variety of curriculum areas (see below). These positions may be at an Associate, Assistant, or Full Professor rank level.

Adler University is the leading academic institution advancing socially responsible practice, healthy communities, and a more just society. We are committed to quality through continuous process improvement and personal accountability, all through a lens of diversity, equity and inclusion. As a result, we seek professionals who embrace life-long learning, present proactive solutions and seek results to support social responsibility from the classroom to the community.


The candidate must have earned a doctorate (PsyD or PhD) in clinical or counseling psychology or a related discipline from an APA-accredited institution. In addition, the candidate should demonstrate a strong record of graduate-level teaching and evidence of scholarship, leadership, and other professional activities. Primary duties include teaching doctoral students, chairing dissertations, student advisement and mentoring, and serving on institutional and departmental committees. Applicants must have demonstrated a commitment to socially responsible practice, issues of social justice, and individual diversity.

Candidates also should be licensed as clinical psychologists or must become licensed by the end of the first year of employment. It is also expected that each faculty member engages in scholarship as well as in service activities within the institution, the community, and the profession. We are seeking the following areas of expertise:
  • Diversity, individual and cultural difference
  • Adlerian Psychology
  • Psychological assessment, including cognitive, intellectual, neuropsychological & personality assessment
  • Military Psychology
  • Neuroscience and Biological basis of behavior
  • Couple and Family Therapy and Group Psychotherapy
  • Child and Adolescent Therapy
  • Research Methods

Faculty members are expected to teach 21 credits per year (inclusive of dissertation work); develop syllabi and teaching materials related to courses taught; and collaborate with department faculty on curriculum and program policies. In addition, faculty engage in student learning assessment activities and professional development activities. Faculty are expected to chair dissertations and be a member of dissertation committees.


Faculty members are expected to engage in scholarship activities, which may include submissions to peer-reviewed journals or professional and/or lay readership publications; presentations at academic and professional conferences; and development and delivery of professional workshops and training programs for professionals. Active engagement in ongoing research projects and other scholarly pursuits is encouraged. There is unique opportunity for the integration of clinical and research interests.


Faculty members are expected to serve on committees at the department and university. Faculty must also demonstrate engagement in and commitment to service to the community and profession consistent with the mission and values of the university. Diversity, socially responsible practice, and service to underserved communities and populations are core elements of our training model and faculty mentor and support students, providing strong role models reflecting these priorities.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions have been filled.

Applicants should electronically submit the following documentation:
  • cover letter outlining applicant’s interest
  • detailed curriculum vita (CV)
  • personal statement of the applicant’s teaching philosophy
  • two (2) course syllabi
  • teaching sample
  • prior course evaluations, if available
Official transcripts of graduate study and degree completion will be required prior to contract finalization, and salary shall be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Adler University operates on a 10-month academic calendar for its teaching faculty.

For any questions or further information, you may contact:

Dr. Cristina Cox

Chair, Department of Psychology and PsyD Program Director

Universal Core Behaviors

  • Operates from a systemic and relational position.
  • Effectively expresses oneself in all oral and written communications.
  • Exhibits good listening and comprehension skills.
  • Keeps others informed, as well as responds, in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrates match between words and actions.
  • Responds with tact, diplomacy, respect, and composure when dealing with others.
  • Promotes the spirit and essence of Adler’s Vision, Mission, Values and Key Strategies through both verbal and written communication.
Teamwork and Collaboration:
  • Cooperates with others toward the achievement of common goals.
  • Seeks consensus and win-win solutions to problems and conflicts.
  • Contributes actively and participates fully in team initiatives.
  • Puts success of the team above own interests.
  • Builds and maintains constructive work relationships
Responsive to Change:
  • Supports changes in the work environment.
  • Displays a proactive, problem-solving approach toward work.
  • Committed to life-long learning by continuously increasing skills, knowledge, and effectiveness.
  • Actively seeks and initiates creative and innovative solutions.
  • Exercises sound, accurate and informed independent judgment when needed.
Quality-Driven and Accountable:
  • Results-oriented and committed to quality through continuous process improvement.
  • Eliminates ineffective activities and closes performance gaps.
  • Anticipates and responds to customer needs.
  • Monitors own performance, accepts responsibility for actions and actively seeks feedback.
  • Meets deadlines and completes projects and activities in professional, timely manner.
  • Seeks opportunities to increase productivity and/or reduce costs while maintaining highest quality standards (fiscally responsible).
Support of Vision, Mission, Values, Key Strategies:
  • Supports and models Adler’s Values of: social interest, compassion, justice, respect for the individual, honors diversity and difference, intellectual rigor, optimism and collaboration.
  • Articulates Adler’s Vision, Mission, and Key Strategies in a way to educate others.
  • Demonstrates active commitment in advancing Adler’s Vision, Mission and Key Strategies.
  • Exhibits personal integrity, honesty, zeal, and compassion.
  • Aligns work processes to advance Adler’s strategic plan and key strategies.
Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of Adler University that all persons are entitled to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) protection. The University does not discriminate against any individual for employment because of age, religion, race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status (including unfavorable discharge from the military), or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

As part of the Adler's equal employment opportunity policy, Adler will also take affirmative action to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities.

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