Assistant or Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology
Position Category: Faculty
Location: Thousand Oaks
Cal Lutheran is 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, Latinx, and Native American students. Cal Lutheran encourages applicants from all faiths or none, and advocates for justice and fairness for all people. We are an accredited, private, comprehensive university that engages students in critical inquiry and dedicated to educating leaders for a global society. The Thousand Oaks campus is located midway between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles and is home to more than 2,500 undergraduate and 1,110 graduate students who come from 59 countries and represent a variety of faiths. 52% of Cal Lutheran students are from underrepresented groups, and 40% of freshmen are first generation students. Cal Lutheran Faculty are 29% people of color. The mission of the 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.
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 is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and McNair Institution, and we are looking for candidates with a demonstrated commitment to and success working in diverse, multicultural and multi-racial communities, particularly in mentoring African American, Latino/a, and Native American students. Cal Lutheran encourages all to apply regardless of faith and advocates for justice and equity 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.
Under the direction of the Dean and Department Chair, the Assistant or Associate Professor is responsible for providing academic instruction to students for the assigned graduate courses. The Assistant or Associate Professor is to serve as an academic advisor to students; contribute to department and university activities; serve on faculty or university committees; engage in scholarly activities, and/or creative endeavors.
The California Lutheran University Graduate School of Psychology (GSoP) 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 2024. The PsyD Program is a secular program that values science and social justice and directly affirms sexual and gender minority inclusivity.
The successful applicant for these positions will demonstrate outstanding commitment to doctoral teaching and dissertation research mentorship. While the positions are open to applicants with demonstrated expertise and capacity to teach across any of the applied and/or scientific foundations of psychology, we particularly invite applicants with a background in neuropsychology, health psychology, or cognitive and personality assessment. 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 Graduate School of Psychology 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 trauma, 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 science and practice, develop competency in research and scholarship, and appreciate human diversity by serving the underserved.
- Provide academic instruction to students through lecture; assess and develop student communication skills and higher order thinking skills through appropriate assignments and activities. E
- 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.E
- 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. E
- 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. E
- Maintain current, accurate records of course enrollment, attendance, student academic progress, and student learning outcomes. E
- 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.Within that context, the expectation is to create creative assignments and activities in one-on-one and classroom instructional settings to foster hands-on, active learning in students that will develop their expertise in the subject matter. E
- Maintain an active research program that involves graduate research assistants and collaborators. E
- Observe and evaluate student performance in meeting course objectives and student learning outcomes through assignments, projects, discussions, and examinations; provide feedback promptly to student inquiries in class, online, or during established consultation office hours. E
- Maintain current, accurate records of course enrollment, attendance, student academic progress, course curriculum; prepare and submit grades, data, and reports related to the course and student progress promptly. E
- Provide a course syllabus to students in each class within the first week of the class, as outlined in the faculty handbook. E
- Adhere to the responsibilities related to teaching, advising, service, and scholarly, professional, and creative activities, as outlined in the faculty handbook. E
- Attend and participate on committees and in the department, division, campus, and University meetings. E
- Evening and weekend hours may be required. E
- Perform related duties as assigned. E
- Current theory and practice within clinical psychology.
- Principles and best practices of effective teaching.
- Applied research and methodologies commonly utilized in applied psychology.
- Current theory and practice within the subject discipline.
- Principles and best practices of effective teaching.
- Student learning outcomes and methods of assessment.
- University curricula.
- Community and campus resources, services, programs, and professionals available to students.
- Methods of gathering, analyzing, and preparing data.
- Modern computing technology.
- Record-keeping techniques about student enrollment, attendance, and progress.
- 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.
- Demonstrate a thorough and accurate knowledge in the subject field.
- Deliver course curricula in various learning styles.
- Mentor a diverse population of students.
- Exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of university students’ diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.
- 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
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships
- Work constructively with their colleagues and to treat faculty, staff, administrators, and students with respect and professionalism.
- Analyze situations accurately and adopt practical courses of action.
- Demonstrate commitment to professional excellence and continuous growth within-subject field or discipline.
- Either proven or presumptive potential for satisfactorily fulfilling a faculty member’s duties and responsibilities and making significant contributions to the University community.
A PhD or PsyD degree in any area of Psychology from a regionally accredited institution at the time of appointment. ABD applications will be considered.
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:
Indoor classroom environment; subject to visiting a variety of classroom sites on campus.
Posting Number: Faculty000932020
Open Date: 08/01/2023
Close Date: 10/8/2023
To apply, visit https://careers.callutheran.edu/postings/11090
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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