Adler University's Department of Psychology invites applications for two full-time, core faculty positions within the Clinical Psychology (PsyD) Program at the Chicago Campus; starting in Spring or Summer, 2023. We are seeking applications from psychologists with expertise in a variety of curriculum areas. These positions are at an Associate or Assistant Professor rank level.

Adler University is the leading academic institution advancing socially responsible practice, healthy communities, and a more just society. We are committed to quality through continuous process improvement and personal accountability. As a result, we seek professionals, who embrace life-long learning, present proactive solutions, and drive results to support social responsibility from the classroom to the community.


The candidate must have earned a doctorate (PsyD or Ph.D.) in clinical psychology or a related discipline from an APA-accredited institution. In addition, the candidate should demonstrate a strong record of graduate-level teaching and evidence of scholarship, leadership, and other professional activities. Primary duties include teaching doctoral students, chairing dissertations, student advisement and mentoring, and serving on institutional and departmental committees. Applicants must have demonstrated a commitment to socially responsible practice, issues of social justice, and individual diversity.

Candidates also should be licensed as clinical psychologists or must become licensed by the end of the first year of employment. It is also expected that each faculty member engages in scholarship as well as in service activities within the institution, the community, and the profession. The candidate should have expertise in and be able to teach in two or more of the following areas:

  • Diversity, individual and cultural difference
  • Psychological assessment, including cognitive, intellectual & personality assessment
  • Child and adolescent psychopathology, psychotherapy and assessment
  • Psychology of combat and conflict, military science and treatment of military personnel, veterans, retirees, and their families
  • Trauma-informed psychotherapy
  • Neuroscience and Biological basis of behavior
  • Social Psychology
  • Couple and Family Therapy and Group Psychotherapy
  • Clinical Supervision



Faculty members are expected to teach 21 credits per year; develop syllabi and teaching materials related to courses taught, and collaborate with department faculty on curriculum and program policies. In addition, faculty engage in student learning assessment activities, as well as participate in professional development activities. Full-time faculty will build up their research responsibilities to the expected level which is to chair 6 dissertations and be a member of 6 additional dissertation committees.


Faculty members are expected to engage in scholarship activities, which may include submissions to peer-review journals or professional and/or lay readership publications; present at academic and professional conferences; and develop and deliver professional workshops and training programs for professionals.  Active engagement in ongoing research projects and other scholarly pursuits is encouraged.


Faculty members are expected to serve on committees at the campus, department, and professional levels. Faculty must demonstrate engagement in and commitment to service to the community and profession consistent with the mission and values of the university.  Diversity, socially responsible practice and service to underserved communities and populations are core elements of our training model, and faculty mentor and support students, providing strong role models reflecting these priorities.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions have been filled. The positions have Spring 2023 (January) or Summer 2023 (May-August) start dates.

Applicants should electronically submit the following documentation:

  • cover letter outlining the applicant's interest
  • detailed curriculum vita (CV)
  • personal statement of the applicant's teaching philosophy
  • three (3) letters of recommendation
  • two (2) course syllabi
  • teaching sample
  • prior course evaluations, if available

Official transcripts of graduate study and degree completion will be required prior to contract finalization, and salary shall be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Adler University operates on a 10-month academic calendar for its teaching faculty.

For any questions or further information, you may contact:

Dr. Cristina Cox

Chair, Department of Psychology and PsyD Program Director



About Adler University

Adler University's faculty, staff, students, and graduates are recognized as teachers and promoters of social responsibility, are engaged in their communities, and are politically aware and active.  We will strengthen our culture of social responsibility and of community service and engagement. 

Life at the University will be marked by rich opportunities for service, an active pursuit of sustainability, a vigorous commitment to the city and peoples of Chicago and Vancouver, and a realization of those cities' connections with the larger world.


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