Assistant or Associate Professor Position in Clinical Psychology
Position Category: Faculty
FTE: .75 (Full-time)
The mission of California Lutheran University is to educate leaders for a global society who are strong in character and judgment, confident in their identity and vocation, and committed to service and justice. Founded in 1959 in beautiful Ventura County, the university has an enrollment of about 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students who come from across the nation and around the world from a diversity of backgrounds, cultures and faiths. As a federally recognized Hispanic-Serving Institution, Cal Lutheran is looking for candidates with a dedication to and success in working in diverse communities. The university is committed to an inclusive learning and work environment that values individual differences and respects each person’s dignity.
The California Lutheran University Graduate School of Psychology (GSoP), a secular program that affirms sexual and gender inclusivity, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position (at the rank of either Assistant or Associate Professor) in our APA-accredited PsyD Program in Clinical Psychology beginning in Fall 2023.
The successful applicant for this position will be able to demonstrate outstanding commitment to doctoral teaching and dissertation research mentorship. The positions are open to applicants with demonstrated expertise and capacity to teach at least three courses across either of the following applied and/or scientific foundations or psychology. Applied courses include: multicultural psychology, adult cognitive assessment, personality assessment, substance abuse, health psychology, neuropsychology or forensics. Scientific foundations courses include: biological aspects of behavior, social psychology, tests and measurement, quantitative or qualitative research methods, or statistics. Additional duties include developing a program of research that engages graduate students, academic advising, dissertation supervision, clinical supervision of doctoral trainees, participating in ongoing program development within the PsyD program, serving on faculty and university committees, and establishing collaborative relationships within the University and broader community.
The GSoP has 12 core faculty members in a School that is comprised of a PsyD program in Clinical Psychology, Master of Science programs in Clinical Psychology and Counseling Psychology (MFT emphasis), and two large community counseling centers that provide low-fee Spanish and English clinical services (over 10,000 appointments annually). For faculty interested in research with clinical populations, the clinics provide individual, couples, family, group, and child services to community members with mild to moderate mental health issues and currently offer specialized programs in intimate partner violence, dialectical behavior therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy.The PsyD program accepts 17 students per cohort and distinguishes itself by having small classes, a caring faculty and staff, state of the art facilities and technology, and a rigorous curriculum designed to train students in accordance with APA's Profession-wide Competencies. The program is committed to training students to integrate practice and research, develop competency in research and scholarship, and appreciate human diversity by serving the underserved.
The PsyD program fully upholds and furthers the value of diversity as stated by the University and seeks to recruit and retain faculty, staff, and students from diverse and under-represented groups. Cal Lutheran has recently become a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and McNair Institution, and we are looking for candidates with a demonstrated commitment to and success working in diverse, multi-cultural and multi-racial communities, particularly in mentoring African American, Latino/a, and Native American students. Cal Lutheran encourages applicants from all faiths, and advocates for justice and fairness for all people. Applicants who can demonstrate both a commitment to improving access to higher education and effective mentoring of students from underrepresented backgrounds will be particularly competitive.
Cal Lutheran is an accredited, private, comprehensive university that engages students in critical inquiry and is dedicated to educating leaders for a global society. The campus is located midway between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, and is home to more than 2,800 undergraduate and 1,250 graduate students who come from 35 countries and represent a variety of faiths. 45.2% of Cal Lutheran students are from underrepresented groups.
Under the direction of the Dean and the Program Director, the Associate Professor is responsible for providing academic instruction to students for the assigned graduate courses. The Associate Professor is to serve as an academic advisor to students; serve on faculty or university committees; and engage in scholarly activities and/or creative endeavors as outlined in the faculty handbook.
Provide academic instruction to students through lecture; assess and develop student communication skills and higher order thinking skills through appropriate assignments and activities.
Advise and instruct students regarding programs of study, lifelong learning resources, and effective study skills; refer students to support services, programs, resources, and other professionals as appropriate.
Observe and evaluate student performance in meeting course objectives and student learning outcomes through assignments, projects, discussions, and examinations; provide feedback in a timely manner to student inquiries in class, online, or during established office hours.
Plan and organize instruction according to approved course outlines and student learning outcomes to maximize student learning in alignment with program and university mission/goals; implement the student performance objectives as listed on the official course outline of record.
Maintain current, accurate records of course enrollment, attendance, student academic progress, and student learning outcomes.
Evaluate and select instructional materials such as textbooks, manuals, software, and tools in collaboration, as appropriate, with other faculty; order instructional materials according to campus bookstore procedure to ensure timely delivery.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Current theory and practice within clinical psychology
Principles and best practices of effective teaching
Applied research and methodologies commonly utilized in applied psychology
Demonstrate a thorough and accurate knowledge in the subject field or discipline
Deliver course curricula in support of various learning styles
Exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of students.
Exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the needs of students with disabilities.
Integrate current and emerging instructional delivery technologies into the learning process to enhance teaching and the educational experience
Maintain professional standards that protect student confidentiality
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, using tact, patience, and courtesy
A PhD or PsyD degree in Clinical Psychology or Counseling Psychology from a regionally accredited institution at the time of appointment (ABD applications are accepted and would come in at the rank of Instructor).Either proven or presumptive potential for satisfactorily fulfilling a faculty member’s duties and responsibilities and making significant contributions to the University community.
Preference will be given to applicants from APA accredited doctoral programs in clinical or counseling psychology.Experience or ability to teach at the doctoral-level as well as experience or ability to chair dissertations.
Licenses and Other Requirements:
Licensed or license-eligible to practice as a psychologist in California within three years of employment
Indoor classroom and office environment
Posting Number: Faculty000772020
Number of Vacancies:
Desired Start Date: 08/21/2023
Position End Date:
Open Date: 10/17/2022
Close Date: 1/31/2023
Open Until Filled: No
Application Procedure/Special Instructions:
Interviews are scheduled to begin in late January and February. The search will remain open until the position is filled.
- Cover letter that specifically addresses whether you are applying for the Assistant Professor position or the Associate Professor Position. The letter should also describe how you meet the qualifications of the position and how you are prepared to support the HSI designation of Cal Lutheran and adapt to the needs of underrepresented and first-generation students
- Curriculum vitae/resume
- Statement of teaching philosophy that addresses your experience and/or motivation to teach and mentor underrepresented and first-generation students. As part of this statement, describe which of the applied and scientific foundation/research areas needing coverage you could teach and your relevant experience and/or qualifications in the area(s).
- Statement of research including how you would involve graduate students in your research program.
- Diversity Statement: Please submit a statement regarding your awareness of diversity as it pertains to the clinical, research, and professional practice of psychology.
- If you are not yet licensed as a psychologist in California, please submit a timeline demonstrating your plan for becoming licensed within two years of employment.
To apply, visit https://careers.callutheran.edu/postings/10291
California Lutheran University is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment for all persons, regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by applicable law. No person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any program, activity or facility of the University on the basis of these factors in a manner consistent with applicable federal and state laws, regulations, ordinances, orders and rules, and University’s policies, procedures, and processes.
Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process can be provided to individuals with qualifying disabilities. Please contact the Human Resources Department for further information or to request an accommodation.
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The university has an enrollment of about 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students who come from across the nation and around the world from a diversity of backgrounds, cultures and faiths. As a federally recognized Hispanic-Serving Institution, Cal Lutheran is looking for candidates with a dedication to and success in working in diverse communities. The university is committed to an inclusive learning and work environment that values individual differences and respects each person’s dignity.
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