Behavioral Health Department Senior Faculty
University of San Francisco
Department: School of Nursing & Health Professions
Job Type: Full-Time
The University of San Francisco (USF) is searching for a senior faculty member to serve as Department Chair for its new Behavioral Health Department (BHD). The faculty position carries with it an expectation for excellence in teaching, scholarly productivity, and academic and professional service, with time release for administrative responsibilities. The BH Department awards two degrees, the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD), designed to prepare culturally competent clinical psychologists with an emphasis in behavioral health and a focus on underserved populations and the Master of Science in Behavioral Health (MSBH), structured to enable graduates to integrate physical and psychological factors to address complex health-related behavioral challenges in diverse communities at a systems’ level. The BHD has evolved out of an interprofessional collaboration between the School of Education, the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Nursing and Health Professions, and Counseling and Psychological Services at USF.
• Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology
The PsyD is an interprofessional program that prepares graduates as clinical psychologists. Graduates are proficient in the empirical and theoretical underpinnings of integrated, behavioral health interventions while sensitive to contextual, cultural, spiritual, and socioeconomic environments of individuals and communities. Advancing the Mission of the University of San Francisco, the Program emphasizes behavioral health to address disparities in the delivery of physical and mental health services to underserved and marginalized individuals. The PsyD is one of two degrees in the Behavioral Health Department in the School of Nursing and Health Professions at the University’s Hilltop Campus in the heart of San Francisco. The PsyD program has been approved by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). While APA accreditation cannot be pursued until the fourth year of program implementation, the curriculum and clinical training requirements have been designed to meet the standards of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB), and the Guidelines & Principles on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA).
• Master of Science in Behavioral Health (MSBH)
The MSBH at the University of San Francisco prepares graduates to integrate physical and psychological factors to address health disparities within healthcare delivery systems. A degree for the non-clinician, graduates are equipped to work collaboratively with other health professionals to analyze and address complex health-related behavioral challenges in diverse communities. The preparation has a population focus and emphasizes evidence-based strategies for promoting behavioral health. Upon completion of the program, graduates will have the tools to improve access, delivery, and evaluation of health services.
As a faculty member, the successful candidate will:
• Teach in the PsyD and/or MSBH Programs
• Advance a program of research/scholarship
• Engage in academic and professional service
• Remain clinically active
As Department Chair, the successful candidate will:
• Serve as founding Behavioral Health Department Chair
o Collaborate with the Dean & faculty in developing the organizational structure of the department
o Collaborate with the Dean to implement best practices for PsyD and MSBH degree program coordination, implementation and evaluation
• Serve as a member of the SONHP Leadership Team
• Collaborate with other SONHP Department Chairs & Program Directors
• Facilitate the work of faculty and staff on:
o curriculum development
o practica and field training
o student recruitment, admission, retention & success
• Assure compliance with APA standards and coordinate the accreditation process for the PsyD Program
• Ensure that regular quality assurance standards are monitored and maintained
• Provide an annual assessment and report on the status and progress of the Department
• Collaborate with the PsyD & MSBH Program Directors to develop affiliate faculty
• Coordinate course and practica scheduling and collaborate with the Dean to implement faculty teaching assignments
• Serve as a liaison between SOHNP Departments and BHD faculty
• Conduct monthly Department faculty and staff meetings
Department Chairs at the University of San Francisco have faculty rank and are members of the USF Faculty Association. BHD Chair is a tenure‐earning faculty position and will be a Core Faculty member in the PsyD Program.
• Doctoral degree (PsyD, PhD, EdD) in Clinical Psychology, licensed psychologist (out of state candidates must be eligible for licensure in California)
• Experience coordinating, chairing, or directing a Psychology Department or Program
• Experience with the APA accreditation process
• Experience in teaching and providing evidence‐based behavioral interventions to underserved and marginalized individuals.
• Candidates with clinical experience including work with underserved and marginalized individuals and teaching experience with demonstrated effectiveness and student success will be given priority.
• Experience working in collaborative, diverse, inter‐professional environments is expected.
Appointment will be made at the Associate or Professor level, depending on years of teaching experience, with possible credit given toward tenure. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to work in a culturally diverse environment and to contribute to the Mission of the University.
The University of San Francisco.
The University of San Francisco is a private, Catholic, Jesuit university founded in 1855 as the city’s first institution of higher education (www.usfca.edu). The University promotes learning in the Jesuit Catholic tradition and seeks to educate leaders who will fashion a more humane and just world while offering a global perspective. The University serves approximately 9,800 students in five schools/colleges (Arts and Sciences, Management, Education, Law and Nursing & Health Professions) and at six regional sites. As a Jesuit university, USF strives to serve the needs of diverse learners in order to help them become “women and men for and with others.”
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