Tenure-Track, Assistant or Associate Professor - Graduate School of Professional Psychology

University of St. Thomas
Minnesota, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Salary Band
Commensurate with Experience
Employment Type
Full Time

The Graduate School of Professional Psychology within the Morrison Family College of Health at the University of St. Thomas is seeking candidates with expertise in addiction psychology/substance use/recovery for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin September 1, 2022.  This position involves: leading the ongoing development of a Concentration in Co-Occurring Disorders (CODCO) for MA students; creating a culturally sustaining curriculum in addiction psychology/substance use/recovery for doctoral students; and contributing content expertise of addiction psychology/substance use/recovery in other College units that include a School of Social Work, a School of Nursing, and a Department of Health and Exercise Science. 

The Morrison Family College of Health (MCOH) is comprised of the following academic units: Graduate School of Professional Psychology; School of Social Work; School of Nursing; and the Department of Health and Exercise Science. The MCOH has statements of its Vision, Mission, and Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; they are listed below.  

Vision: Informed by Catholic social teaching, the University of St. Thomas Morrison Family College of Health will educate health providers and leaders to skillfully, compassionately, and collaboratively advance the physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being of individuals, families and communities. 

Mission: We will prepare highly skilled and caring professionals who are culturally responsive, practice with ingenuity, and proactively advance health equity and social justice. 

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: In alignment with our individual unit's professional values and philosophies, the Morrison Family College of Health is deeply committed to working together as one college, collegiately and collaboratively. In all that we do, we strive to actively create an environment of inclusivity by embracing and affirming our differences and by developing equitable practices and policies for all who study, teach, and work both within, and on behalf of, our college. 

The Graduate School of Professional Psychology is dedicated to the training, education, and professional development of general practitioner-scholars who will make ethical, professional, and creative contributions to their communities and the professional discipline of counseling psychology.  The programs strive toward leadership in emphasizing a practitioner-scholar focus with lifelong learners.  Teaching, scholarship, practice, and service are responsive to diverse perspectives, a blend of practical and reflective inquiry, and social needs. 

The aim of the Psy.D. in Counseling Psychology in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology the University of St. Thomas is founded on a practitioner-scholar model.  The GSPP aims to train entry-level health service psychologists who integrate the science of psychology with self-reflective practice, think systemically and developmentally, and who provide ethical, inclusive, and culturally sensitive services to advance the common good. 

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.  We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our university mission: Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely and work skillfully to advance the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission. 


The candidate would: have earned a doctoral degree (PsyD, PhD, EdD) (U.S. or Foreign Equivalent) from an APA-accredited Counseling Psychology/Clinical Psychology program; have a defined program of scholarship in addiction psychology/substance use/recovery that is attentive to health equity; possess a demonstrated record of (or strong promise for) external funding for scholarship in addiction/substance use/recovery; have the ability to effectively teach addiction/substance use/recovery content; be able to mentor students in a diverse graduate student population in both an MA Program in Counseling Psychology (with a Concentration in Co- Occurring Disorders ) and an APA-accredited doctoral program in counseling psychology; and, be licensed (or alternatively, eligible to be licensed) as a psychologist in Minnesota. 

How to apply:

In order to be considered for this opportunity, all interested applicants must apply online at https://facultyemployment-stthomas.icims.com/jobs/intro. There are multiple parts to the application process. Applicants will first be asked to create an applicant profile, upload a CV, and upload their supplemental application materials:

(1) a statement of teaching philosophy, including what inspires you about teaching in the Catholic intellectual tradition;

(2) a statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), including a reflection on your:

·         Past and present efforts to promote DEI; and,

·         Future aspirations of DEI for the:

o   students in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology who work as practicum students and interns in surrounding communities; and,

o   broader field of professions in mental health care.

(3) evidence of successful teaching experience

(4) a description of professional practice and scholarly interests

Please do not upload any additional documents into the other available fields within the candidate profile at this time.  Further application materials may be requested at a later date, but no additional materials beyond those requested above are asked of you at this time. 

After creating and submitting an applicant profile, you will be taken to the job specific application.  Here you will be asked to copy/paste a cover letter, detailing your interest in the opportunity.

Candidates should complete the reference section of the application. No references will be contacted without first getting the permission of the candidate. Do not upload recommendation letters as part of the online application process.  References will be contacted at a later date.

Applications should be submitted by November 15, 2021, although the position will remain open until filled. The search committee will begin scheduling Zoom interviews in late November 2021. For further information, please contact Dr. Tim Balke, Search Committee Chair, at twbalke@stthomas.edu.

In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening and requires COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at www.stthomas.edu/jobs.

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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