Western Carolina University seeks an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology to begin August 1, 2020. Review of applications will begin on or about January, 15, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. This is a 9-month, full-time, tenure-track position.
The Department of Psychology is interested in continuing to develop its PsyD program, which admitted its first cohort in the Fall of 2019. As such, the faculty member will teach a combination of undergraduate courses and graduate courses based on the faculty member's specific area of specialization. While the area of research is open, the faculty member will be expected to establish and maintain a program of meaningful disciplinary research that is engaging to and inclusive of both undergraduate and graduate (master's and doctoral) students. Supervision of student theses and dissertations is expected. WCU is an engaged regional comprehensive university, and all faculty are expected to use their professional knowledge and skills in service to the institution and the external community. In this regard, the clinical psychology faculty member should expect to play an active role in training, supervising, and supporting graduate students in our public-facing Psychological Services Clinic.
WCU is an engaged regional comprehensive university, and all faculty are expected to use their professional knowledge and skills in service to the institution and the external community. All faculty participate in regional engagement and support the University’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). Applicants are encouraged to visit the WCU website (www.wcu.edu) and read the university vision and details about the QEP.
Doctorate degree (PhD or PsyD) from an APA accredited program in clinical psychology, counseling psychology or a closely related field in psychology is required (ABD will be considered with evidence supporting realistic anticipation of completion by start date; the doctorate degree must be completed before the appointment begins).
Previous teaching experience is desired. Demonstration or potential for developing an independent research program. Comfort in teaching within a scientist-practitioner model graduate program with a cognitive-behavioral orientation, emphasizing empirically validated practices and interventions.
Licensed or license- eligible in North Carolina as a Practicing Psychologist is desired.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
To be considered, applicants must apply online. Hard copy materials will not be accepted.
Completed applications will include A) a cover letter, B) a CV, C) a research statement, D) a teaching statement, E) unofficial transcripts from all graduate programs attended, F) a list of three professional references (name, title, email address, and contact number) willing to provide letters of reference that may be requested during the application process, and G) optional materials (e.g., evidence of teaching effectiveness, a representative publication). Materials should be submitted online via the secure application site. Questions about the submission should be directed to Dr. David Solomon at firstname.lastname@example.org
WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.