Assistant Professor of Forensic Psychology

Washington, DC
Apr 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Posting Number: F001080 Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Forensic Psychology Rank: Assistant Professor Administrative Title: Discipline Social Sciences Specialty: Contract Type: Non-Tenure Track, Renewable Appointment (initial appt period) - 07/01/2017 - 06/30/2020 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: 07/01/2017 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Position Description Summary:

The criminal justice system increasingly relies on professionals skilled in forensic psychology to help solve crimes and prevent future criminal behavior. To address this growing need for criminal profilers, competency experts, psychological evaluators and counselors, a highly-specialized Master of Arts degree in Forensic Psychology was established in 2012 within GW's Professional Psychology Program. Under the leadership of Richard Cooter, students are immersed in courses ranging from the psychopathology of serial criminals and terrorist agents to the treatment of sex offenders and ethical issues involving interrogation. This breadth and depth of education and training — combined with extensive externship opportunities found only in the nation's capital — have enabled graduates to move into fields relating to homeland security, law enforcement, correctional systems and social services for victims and offenders.

The George Washington University Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology program is seeking an Assistant Professor of Forensic Psychology for a three-year full-time renewable contract position starting as early as July 1, 2017. The initial contract term is 7/1/2017 - 6/30/2020 and the position is located at the GW Alexandria Graduate Education Center in Alexandria, VA.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Specific duties include teaching graduate level courses in forensic psychology.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Doctoral degree in clinical psychology
2. Licensed or immediately eligible for licensing as a psychologist
3. Teaching experience at the graduate level
4. Evaluations indicating excellence in teaching

Advertised Salary: Competitive salary Other Benefits: Other Information:

A detailed overview of our program is available at:

The University seeks to attract additional active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please complete the online faculty application and upload a cover letter stating your interest and qualifications, a C.V., and citations to your published work (under "Other Documents Refer to Special Instructions to Applicants").

Review of applications will begin on March 31, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

Department Link: Posting Close Date: Open Until Filled: Yes Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. 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 doctoral degree in clinical psychology?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you licensed or immediately eligible for licensing as a psychologist?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have teaching experience at the graduate level?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Can you provide evaluations indicating excellence in teaching?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other Documents Refer to Special Instructions to Applicants
Optional Documents


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