Assistant Professor of Psychology

Washington, DC
Mar 25, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Posting Number: F000799 Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Psychology Rank: Administrative Title: Assistant Professor of Psychology Discipline Social Sciences Specialty: Clinical Psychology Contract Type: Tenure Track Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Proposed Start Date: 08/01/2016 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Position Description Summary:

The Department of Psychology at The George Washington University invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of clinical psychology, with a specific focus on prevention science, to begin in the academic year 2016-2017. We seek a candidate who will complement existing strengths and developing areas of interest in the department and who has expertise in developing and studying interventions that promote health and prevent psychological problems or physical health conditions in youth or adult populations. This position will be integrated into GW's growing and vibrant research community that focuses on ameliorating health and mental health problems in underserved, urban communities, including the GW Center for AIDS Research. The candidate would join a diverse faculty that studies basic risk and protective mechanisms and preventive interventions related to HIV/AIDS, obesity, substance abuse, and depression in ethnically diverse and urban populations, nationally and internationally. Areas of interest could include, but are not limited to, HIV/AIDS, violence, cancer, substance abuse, and obesity. This individual would help develop and implement training within the clinical program that integrates basic and applied psychological science and prepares our graduate students for careers in translational research, program development, and program evaluation.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities: Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from an APA- or PCSAS-accredited clinical program (with an accredited clinical internship) and be licensed or license-eligible by the time of appointment.

Applicants should also have an outstanding record of scholarly publications and a history of extramural funding or exceptional promise commensurate with their career trajectory, and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching excellence as demonstrated by teaching evaluations.

Advertised Salary: Competitive salary and startup funds are available commensurate with experience. Other Benefits: Other Information: Special Instructions to Applicants:

Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and up to 3 representative reprints through the application link at A review of applications will begin on November 5 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. This position is pending final budgetary approval. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

Department Link: Posting Close Date: Open Until Filled: Yes Background Screening EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Do you have a Ph.D. in clinical psychology?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Can you demonstrate a strong publication record in peer reviewed journals?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have an established innovative research program?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have the ability to secure external funding?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching excellence as demonstrated by teaching evaluations?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Will you have completed an accredited clinical internship and be licensed or license-eligible by the time of appointment?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Statement of Teaching Interest
  3. Statement of Research Interest
  4. Sample Publications
Optional Documents


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