Assistant Professor of Intelligence Studies (Forensic and Legal Psychology)

Job Category Faculty

Posting Number M00833

Department Psychology (Forensic)

Reports To Dean of Education & Human Services

Point of Contact Diana Talbert


The Department of Forensic and Legal Psychology invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in the master's program in Forensic and Legal Psychology, the Intelligence Studies concentration, at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2018. We seek applicants who have a passion for teaching and desire to ignite intellectual curiosity among master's students; the successful candidate will also oversee the Intelligence Studies Concentration within the FLP program, a unique feature of the curriculum which makes use of our proximity to the Washington, D.C. metro area. The selected applicant will teach three 3-hr graduate courses per semester, pursue an active research agenda, and participate in service to the department, school, and university as requested. Candidates should have documented work experience in the intelligence community or related expertise; successful teaching experience is preferred. Courses attached to this position would include a set from the following:
FLP 527 (Psychology, Public and the Law - foundational course, required of all students)
FLP 570 (Intelligence Community: Theory, Process and Challenges)
FLP 571 (Intelligence Analysis I)
FLP 572 (Intelligence Analysis II)
FLP 573 (Counterintelligence)
FLP 574 (Contemporary Terrorism and the U.S. Response)

Minimum Qualifications

Masters degree in Psychology, Criminal Justice/Criminology, International Relations, Public Policy, Intelligence, National Security or closely related discipline from an accredited institution; doctorate strongly preferred. Applicants with a J.D. are not eligible for this position.

Preferred Qualifications

Professional experience in intelligence, or related field; teaching experience. Doctorate strongly preferred.

Special Notes to Applicants

Please include a list of a minimum of 3 references along with relevant contact information.

Application materials must be received by

Open Until Filled Yes

University Profile

Marymount is a comprehensive Catholic university that emphasizes the liberal arts, career preparation, and personal and professional development. Consistently rated #1 or 2 among regional universities in the South for its diverse student body, Marymount serves nearly 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university's location in suburban Arlington, Virginia, offers easy access to the rich resources of the nation's capital. Marymount University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

Job Duties

Percent of total time 50

Responsibility / Duty

Teaching/Advising: Faculty will be able to teach graduate forensic and legal psychology courses, specifically those in the intelligence studies concentration. Candidates must be committed to program development and monitoring course content, course implementation, and clinical experiences. Maintains appropriate office hours and advises students on program requirements as well as professional development/career opportunities.

Percent of total time 25

Responsibility / Duty

Research: Primary area of research in field contributing to forensic and legal psychology (intelligence, national security, terrorism, etc). Acts as a resource for students and faculty on intelligence and national security issues, legal issues, conference presentations with students, etc.

Percent of total time 25

Responsibility / Duty

Service: Building department program in intelligence studies; enhancing student engagement and community outreach; participating in departmental assessment and faculty governance.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Do you have a Masters degree in Psychology, Criminal Justice/Criminology, International Relations, Public Policy, Intelligence, National Security or closely related discipline from an accredited institution?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References
  4. Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts


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