The Department of Psychology at the University of Alaska Anchorage invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant or Associate Professor of Psychology position with primary teaching responsibilities in our proposed new graduate Specialist-level School Psychology program.
This program will prepare professionals in a place-based, culturally-sustaining, scientist-practitioner model with the goal of becoming NASP accredited and accepting the first cohort in fall 2025. This will be Alaska’s first and only school psychology degree program. The Department of Psychology offers bachelor (BA/BS), master (MS in Clinical Psychology and ABA), and APA-accredited doctorate (PhD in Clinical-Community Psychology) degrees. In addition, the Department offers professional certificates in Children’s Mental Health and Applied Behavior Analysis. The Department prepares graduates: (1) for advanced study in the social and health sciences, and (2) to become members of the Alaska behavioral health and education workforce.
The department also maintains the Psychological Services Center, a clinic that provides low cost mental health services to campus and community members. With more than 400 students and 19 faculty members, the UAA Psychology Department is Alaska’s largest center for the scientific study of behavior and mental processes and is pleased to expand training to include school psychology. Please visit our website at: https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/academics/college-of-arts-and-sciences/departments/psychology/
We seek candidates who are interested in supporting the development and implementation of a new graduate Specialist-Level School Psychology training program, aimed to reflect a place-based, culturally-sustaining, scientific-practitioner training model. The candidate’s area of expertise and research are open with the expectation there is an emphasis on P-12 student populations, school-based educational consultation and mental health service delivery. This proposed program will be Alaska’s first and only school psychology degree program, with multiple opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and community-engagement.
Specific teaching load will depend upon a successful applicant’s expertise and departmental needs. The workload for this position is likely to be 60% teaching (includes both coursework and program development), 20% research, and 20% service to the university, community, and profession. Applicants whose teaching and research agenda creates community partnerships are encouraged to apply.
The Department seeks candidates dedicated to equity and diversity of the campus community and to promoting an environment that increases student knowledge about local, national, and global communities. Anchorage is a thriving, modern city of about 295,000 inhabitants with a rich cultural life. For more information about living in Anchorage, consult http://www.muni.org.
● Knowledge of current professional ethics, standards and practices related to the field of school psychology
● Evidence of commitment to interdisciplinary, school-based mental health
● Evidence of commitment to advancing equity, diversity, inclusion and social justice in teaching, mentoring, and research
● Ability to build relationships with community and campus partners
● Potential to establish an independent research program that will build on and add to existing community partnerships
● Strong potential for pursuing and securing external funding
● Experience in working with P – 12 school settings
● Experience with field or university supervision in school psychology
● College level teaching experience online and on-campus
● Experience and interest in Alaska Native context, Alaska Native peoples, and Alaska communities
About University of Alaska Anchorage, Psychology Department
The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is the premier university in the heart of Alaska's largest city with campuses throughout Southcentral Alaska. Where culture, innovation and adventure converge, the unique locations provide unparalleled access to industry connections, Arctic research, outdoor recreation and more, facilitating once-in-a-lifetime experiences, groundbreaking education and impactful careers.
The Department of Psychology at UAA offers bachelor (BA/BS), master (MS in Clinical Psychology and Applied Behavior Analysis), and APA accredited doctorate (Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology) degrees. In addition, the Department offers professional certificates in Children’s Mental Health and Applied Behavior Analysis. The Department prepares students: (1) for advanced study in the social and health sciences, and (2) to become members of the behavioral health workforce. The department also maintains the Psychological Services Center, a clinic that provides low-cost mental health services to campus and community members. The department strives to offer degree and certificate programs that meet the needs of the state of Alaska. With more than 400 students and 19 faculty members, the UAA Psychology Department is Alaska’s largest center for the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Please visit our website at: https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/academics/college-of-arts-and-sciences/departments/psychology/
To see additional information about our job opening(s) or to apply, please click on the “Apply Now” button at the bottom of our job posting.
Jobs at the University of Alaska Anchorage. When inquiring or applying for jobs at the University of Alaska Anchorage, please also reference AcademicCareers.com
Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and professional and administrative staff employment opportunities with the University of Alaska Anchorage and at other institutions of higher education in the region on AcademicCareers.com
To receive email alerts when new jobs at the University of Alaska Anchorage are posted, please sign up for new job openings at the University of Alaska Anchorage.