Assistant Professor in Multicultural Clinical Psychology

Amherst, Massachusetts
Sep 12, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst ( invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in our Clinical Psychology Program, starting in fall 2018.  We seek an outstanding scientist with an established record of innovative research to join our APA-accredited clinical science program.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in clinical psychology or a related discipline, and have a research program with strong potential for extramural funding.  The successful candidate will contribute to clinical supervision needs in the program, so it is essential that the candidate have credentials for licensure as a psychologist and health service provider in Massachusetts.

We plan to hire a top scientist with expertise in multicultural clinical psychology. In particular, we seek candidates whose research contributes to understanding and fostering mental health of individuals from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. Candidates who focus on African American or Latino populations are particularly encouraged to apply. Examples of focus within this area include the study of mental health disparities (e.g., multi-level interventions to reduce disparities, application of evidence-based practices to reduce disparities, and understanding the causes of mental health disparities), predictors of mental health across different cultural contexts, culturally sensitive psychological and neuropsychological assessment, and culture and psychotherapy.

The candidate will be an integral member of a diverse and productive faculty in clinical psychology, whose current members engage in basic and/or applied studies of neuropsychology, psychopathology, human development, emotion regulation, cognition, psychotherapy, and family relations. The clinical program and department are committed to sustaining a diverse, inclusive community of faculty, students, and staff with the conviction that such an environment catalyzes learning. The ideal candidate will also be active in a new university-wide Diversity Initiative, that seeks to connect faculty across campus who conduct diversity-related research.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and teaching philosophy, three samples of representative research papers, and the names and contact information of three references.  Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.  To submit an application, please go to:

The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

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