Full-Time Assistant Professor, Clinical PsyD Program: Bilingual Latinx Mental Health Emphasis Coord
About Mount Saint Mary's University:
About the University: Mount Saint Mary's University (www.msmu.edu) is a liberal arts university primarily for women, with graduate and other adult programs serving both women and men. Founded in 1925 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in the Catholic intellectual tradition, the Mount is an institution dedicated to providing an excellent education directed toward leadership and service. Mount Saint Mary's University lives out its mission on two campuses: one near downtown Los Angeles (where the graduate program is located) and the second in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles. The university prides itself on maintaining a highly diverse student body, small classes, and a close working relationship between students and faculty.
The Students: The Mount Saint Mary's University focus on social justice and community involvement leads us to recruit many first-generation college students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. The college encourages multicultural awareness and equity mindsets throughout both academic and co-curricular activities. Mount Saint Mary's University enrolls the highest percentage of ethnic minority students of all independent colleges and universities in Southern California.
The Department: Mount Saint Mary's psychology program currently offers a baccalaureate and a master's degree, as well as the PsyD program. The undergraduate program focuses on critical thinking, application, and preparation for continued education. The Master of Science degree in counseling psychology has two specializations, with one fulfilling the academic requirements for licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy in California, and a second in General Counseling Psychology. Bilingual (Spanish/English) speaking MFT students also have the option to obtain a certificate specializing in working with Spanish speaking populations. The PsyD in Clinical Psychology is designed to prepare graduates to be practicing Psychologists in the public and private sectors. There are two emphases within the PsyD program: Latinx Mental Health and Diverse Populations.
As one of the larger departments on campus - with 200+ Traditional Undergraduate BA students, 40+ Weekend/Evening College BA students,180 MS students, and 20 PsyD students -- the Psychology Department has sixteen full-time faculty. The department is known for a collegial environment, and a collaborative approach to work is expected of all applicants.
The Psychology Department at Mount Saint Mary's University (Los Angeles) invites applicants with a doctoral degree in counseling / clinical psychology, for a full-time 12-month Contractually Limited Term (CLT) Assistant Professor position, with future expectation of the position becoming tenure-track. This position serves as the Coordinator of the Latinx Mental Health Emphasis in our PsyD in Clinical Psychology program, located at our Doheny campus near downtown Los Angeles. The position is for the 2021-22 academic year (starting August 2021).
The PsyD in Clinical Psychology began enrolling students Fall 2019, with 2 emphases: Latinx Mental Health and Diverse Populations. The program now has WASC accreditation and is in the process of applying for APA accreditation.
The Latinx Mental Health Coordinator candidate must hold a terminal degree in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA-accredited doctoral program; APA approved internship preferred but not required, and the candidate must be licensed as a clinical psychologist in California or license eligible in the state of California as a clinical psychologist. Applicants should have clinical experience and/or knowledge of working with diverse Spanish-speaking and bilingual populations. Applicants should also have experience and knowledge of the cultural factors affecting Spanish-speaking populations, linguistic fluency to teach in Spanish and English, and skillsets to aid in the continued development and refinement of our existing Latinx emphasis. In addition to traditional academic responsibilities (teaching, advising, scholarship, university service), the candidate will serve within the PsyD program by providing assistance with program functions, with teaching load adjusted to accommodate program responsibilities. This may include providing assistance to the Director of Clinical Training with student practicum support, as well as providing assistance with student dissertation support. The successful candidate for this position should demonstrate a commitment to research focused on traditionally underrepresented populations (e.g., Latinx). Any methodological focus (quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods, community-based) is welcomed. An appreciation of the liberal arts tradition of education, service and social justice orientations, as well as experience or interest in contributing to and teaching in a diverse campus environment are required.
Other preferred qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate excellence in teaching, academic advising, mentorship and research. This includes teaching experience at the college / university level; academic advising / mentoring experience, especially with first generation and/or Spanish-speaking populations; and a record of, or capacity for, research and scholarship.
Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities will be as the Coordinator of the Latinx Mental Health emphasis, as well as assisting the Director of Clinical Training and supporting student research/dissertation work. Other faculty responsibilities include teaching primarily graduate level clinical courses within the PsyD program, advising and mentoring graduate students, personal scholarship / research, and participation in department and university service.
Questions: Please contact Dr. Gregory Travis, Department of Psychology, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please Note: Mount Saint Mary's University is an AA/EEO Employer. Applicants for faculty positions at MSMU must be able to provide proof of legal ability to work in the United States; the university will not assist applicants with any visa matter.
Application Procedure: Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The on-line application, Vita, cover letter describing the applicant's fit with the specific position and university mission and pillars, teaching statement, course evaluations, (un)official transcripts, and two letters of reference via the Interview Exchange link below or email to email@example.com
Mount Saint Mary's University is an independent, Catholic, liberal arts university which provides a values-based undergraduate education for women, as well as innovative programs for professional men and women on two historic campuses in Los Angeles. The Mount is the only Catholic university primarily for women in the Western United States. It is also nationally recognized for its academic programs, its culturally diverse student body, and its focus on preparing the next generation of citizen leaders.