Working Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology
Posting Information: Assistant/Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology, Full time, 9-month, tenure track position.
This faculty member will teach a combination of undergraduate courses (for example, General Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Child Psychopathology, Psychological Testing, statistics and research methods) and graduate courses (for example, Advanced Psychopathology, specialty seminars, assessment and/or intervention courses) depending upon specific area of specialization. Importantly, as a teacher-scholar, the faculty member will be expected to establish and maintain a program of meaningful disciplinary research that is engaging to and inclusive of both undergraduate and graduate (master's and doctoral) students. WCU is an engaged regional comprehensive university, and all faculty are expected to use their professional knowledge and skills in service to the institution and the external community. In this regard, the clinical psychology faculty member should expect to play an active role in training, supervising, and supporting graduate students in our public-facing Psychological Services Clinic. All faculty participate in regional engagement and support the University's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). Applicants are encouraged to visit the WCU website (www.wcu.edu) and read the university vision and details about the QEP.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications. Position begins August 1, 2014. This is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment.
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY:
WCU is a regional comprehensive university with approximately 9,000 students at the present time. We are growing rapidly in undergraduate enrollment, graduate enrollment, and in distance learning programs. In addition to the outstanding working environment we share, WCU is nestled in the beautiful Smoky Mountains of western North Carolina. We are 20 miles from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 45 miles from Asheville and 150 miles from Atlanta, GA. World-class opportunities for hiking, climbing, and white-water activities are available literally a few minutes from campus.
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY:
The Department of Psychology has 18 full-time faculty members, over 300 undergraduate majors and 35 full-time graduate students. There are graduate programs in General-Experimental, Clinical and School Psychology. The clinical track is designed exclusively for pre-doctoral preparation.
Minimum Training & Experience Requirements: Required: Ph.D. from an APA-accredited clinical program, have completed an APA-approved clinical internship and be eligible for licensure in North Carolina. Strongly preferred: Previous teaching experience. Demonstration or potential for developing an independent research program. Desirable: Comfort in teaching within a scientist-practitioner model graduate program with a cognitive-behavioral orientation, emphasizing empirically validated practices and interventions.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Hard copy application materials will not be considered. Please apply online. Attach the following: A letter of application, a curriculum vita, a copy of graduate transcripts, and a list of three references (with contact information, including phone numbers)
For questions or additional information, please contact
Dr. David McCord, Chair, Search Committee
Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable applicant is hired.
The successful candidate will be expected to fully support the implementation of the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) submitted by Western Carolina University to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 2007.
Applicants are encouraged to visit the WCU website (http://www.wcu.edu) and read the university vision and details about the QEP.
WCU is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution (http://www.wcu.edu/28762.asp ). Final candidates for employment will be subject to criminal background checks. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment. All new employees are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment.
Western Carolina University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.