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Director of Health Psychology Emphasis Area/Assistant Professor

Spalding University
Kentucky, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Nov 5, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Counsellor Education, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The School of Professional Psychology (SOPP) at Spalding University seeks to hire a full-time, tenure-track faculty member to become the Director of our Health Psychology Emphasis Area in our doctoral program, beginning January, 2022. Outstanding postdoctoral candidates will be considered, though experience in Health Psychology is required. Ability to teach foundational graduate courses (e.g. Intervention, Ethics, Psychopathology) is also required. Candidates with marginalized/minoritized identities are especially encouraged to apply. Successful candidates must hold a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology either with or eligibility for licensure in KY.

We seek candidates who are passionate about undergraduate teaching as well as graduate student training, teaching, and supervising. Successful candidates will contribute to our collaborative environment and will be expected to achieve a strong balance across the three domains of teaching, scholarship, and service. First, they will be strong teachers who utilize best practices in teaching and enjoy student mentoring. They will need to be competent in supervision and support the operations of our department training clinic, the Center for Behavioral Health ( Second, they will be thoughtful scholars with either a record of presenting and/or publishing in their chosen research interest areas or demonstrated promise to do so. Third, they will possess a cooperative spirit to work collegially with others on university and departmental service committees. The position offers scheduling flexibility (other than class times) and faculty members are encouraged to use up to eight hours per week in research, consultation, direct service (e.g. private practice) and/or supervision. Opportunities are available to engage in direct service as part of our Faculty Practice Plan, where faculty are able to see their own private practice clients in the Center for Behavioral Health. Additional contract supervision for doctoral students on practicum placements may also be available.

Spalding University was founded in 1814 to provide quality education, and our vibrant university mission continues to be built around creating a diverse community of learners committed to meeting the needs of our time through the promotion of peace and justice.  We offer a BA in Psychology and a PsyD in clinical psychology (which has been fully accredited by APA since 1989).  Our doctoral program is a scholar-practitioner model that offers outstanding generalist training with opportunities to also gain focused training in Forensic Psychology, Health Psychology, Neuropsychology (child/adolescent and adult), or Advanced Clinical Psychology. A strength of our university is its location in downtown Louisville, which allows our students a wide variety of practicum experiences working with traditionally marginalized and underserved individuals. More than 50% of our doctoral alumni are working with underserved individuals or in underrepresented areas. As a program, we are strongly committed to attracting and supporting students and faculty with marginalized identities who also tend to be underrepresented in the field of psychology. 

**All faculty and staff are required to have the COVID 19 vaccination or submit a medical or religious exemption form to Human Resources.

Spalding University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. The University complies with all federal, state and local equal employment opportunity laws. It is the University’s policy not to discriminate against any individual or group of individuals and to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, military status, veteran status or other protected status. 

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