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Faculty Position - Graduate Clinical Psychology

Vanguard University
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 17, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Faculty Position - Graduate Clinical Psychology
Vanguard University

Position Description:
Master of Science in Clinical Psychology seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track or clinical-track faculty position for an Assistant, Associate or Professor of Clinical Psychology to teach a variety of clinical modalities, treatment populations, etc. to graduate students in Clinical Psychology. Vanguard seeks professionals of Christian faith who are committed to integration of faith and learning in their respective fields. The applicants must have demonstrated teaching ability and a commitment to working with and encouraging diversity. This position starts August 2022.

Essential Functions:
  • Teaching core theoretical and clinical courses in the MS in Clinical Psychology program to students pursuing licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy and/or Professional Clinical Counseling.
  • Advising and mentoring graduate students in their academic, clinical and professional development.
  • Participating in activities and committees in the graduate program and the university.
  • Collaborating with the graduate faculty regarding curriculum implementation, student retention and support, and continuous program improvement.
  • Participate in general faculty roles in areas including advising and committee service.
  • Participate in the building of an innovative Christian university.
  • Take part in department and university decision-making and governance.
  • Collaborate with department faculty in curriculum implementation, student support, and continuous program improvement.
  • Participate in the mentoring of students through academic advising, responding to questions appropriate to student/faculty interaction, and meet with students as needed or requested.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications:
  • A doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy, Counseling, Clinical Psychology or closely related degree. Other doctorates will be considered.
  • Licensed therapist.
  • Successful graduate level teaching experience.
  • Online teaching experience and post licensure clinical experience (preferred).
  • Committed to continually working to improve culturally diverse perspectives and foster an inclusive environment.
  • A Christian faith and commitment to an integration of faith and learning.
  • Display a competence in integrating Christianity with psychology.
  • Teamwork, collaboration, communication, and interpersonal skills.

    Full-time position. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    Application Procedure:
    Please complete and submit the Faculty application along with the below documents to Please do not send your documents directly to the Department Chair.
  • Accompanying essays
    - Personal Testimony of Relationship with Jesus Christ.
    - Philosophy of Christian Education and Role of a Christian University.
    - Integration of Faith, Teaching and Scholarship.
  • Curriculum vita
  • One to three letters of reference
  • Copies of unofficial transcripts

    *Email must include all the above requested attachments and a completed Faculty application in order to be considered. Review of applications begins immediately; applications will be accepted until position is filled or until there are a sufficient number of applicants. Vanguard University will conduct a background check on the final candidate.

    For more information about Vanguard University and the Graduate Program in Clinical Psychology click here In addition, if you need clarification or more detail about the teaching requirements or fit/expectations for the position, you may contact Dr. Brenda Gesell, Search Chair and Director of Graduate Clinical Psychology.

    Dr. Brenda Gesell, Director of Graduate Clinical Psychology
    Vanguard University of Southern California
    3000 W MacArthur Blvd, Ste 200, Santa Ana, CA 92704
    Phone: 714-619-6452

    To apply, visit:

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