Assistant Professor

Denton, TX
Dec 14, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

System Identification Number:

Posting Origination:

Psychology (122500)

College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Assistant Professor

Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Department of Psychology at the University of North Texas (UNT) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to join its APA-accredited Counseling Psychology program, beginning Fall 2019. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a strong research program and a record of applying for or receiving extramural funding. The specific areas of research for this faculty position are open. However, preference will be given to candidates with research closely relevant to diversity issues and complementing one of the program's elective clusters. Successful applicants are expected to demonstrate strong interests in mentoring and supervising students' clinical work since training and supervision are a valued component of the program faculty. Faculty responsibilities include developing and maintaining an active research program, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, seeking research grants, advising doctoral students, and sharing service duties.

The Counseling Psychology Program at UNT trains professional psychologists within a scientist-practitioner model that focuses on individual and cultural diversity and the importance of social contexts. In addition to completing the core Counseling Psychology courses, our students are admitted into one of the three elective clusters (Child and Family, Sport Psychology, and Minority Wellness) that provide them with training opportunities to develop knowledge and competencies in particular areas. The program has 8 faculty members with a wide range of research and professional expertise. More information about our program can be found at

The UNT Department of Psychology has 27 faculty members and over 1,300 undergraduate majors. There are three doctoral programs in the department: Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology (also APA-accredited), and Behavioral Science. Across the three programs, we have approximately 110 graduate students. The department faculty have made a commitment to increasing the number of faculty members from historically marginalized groups, especially Faculty of Color. We have established formal and informal mentoring networks and processes by which every faculty member can succeed, feel supported, and find community. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education, those with professional or research experiences working with minority populations, or individuals with life experiences that have challenged them to know themselves as multicultural beings are strongly encouraged to apply.

UNT is a Class I-Doctorate Granting institution that is located in Denton, Texas, which is on the north side of the Dallas/Fort Worth/Denton Metroplex. UNT Denton, as the flagship research campus of the UNT System, has over 38,000 students with approximately 7,700 graduate students. Both undergraduate and graduate students participate on faculty research teams. UNT is becoming a Minority Serving Institution, given that substantial proportions of undergraduate and graduate students at the university are from diverse ethnic backgrounds. Thus, a strong commitment to diversity issues and active engagement with individuals encompassing diversity in all its forms are desired for successful candidates.
The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Minimum Qualifications:
* Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology or related field from an APA-accredited program at the time of employment.
* A record of rigorous research and scholarly productivity.
* Licensed (or license-eligible) as a psychologist in the State of Texas.

Preferred Qualifications:
* Record of applying for and receiving extramural funding.
* Impactful research closely relevant to diversity issues.
* Research program that would align with one of the program's elective clusters, especially the Sport Psychology (SP) cluster.
* For candidates interested in SP, eligibility to be certified as a CMPC through AASP.
* Excellent record of teaching/mentoring undergraduate or graduate students.
* Leadership experience or active involvement in activities or programs that advance diversity and inclusiveness.
* Experience or willingness to teach the graduate-level Ethical and Professional Issues course.

Area of Specialty:
Counseling Psychology

Position Type:

Tenure Status:
Tenure Track

Appointment Basis:
9 Months

Pay Frequency:

Non-Tenured Appointment Term:
No Response

Closing Date:
Open Until Search Closed

Review of Applications Begins:

Required Applicant Documents:
Curriculum Vita
Cover Letter
Sample Publication 1
Unofficial Academic Transcripts (official transcripts due upon hire)
Narrative Describing Scholarly Research
Sample Publication 2
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Sample Publication 3

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is closed. Inquiries can be made to Mr. Albert Anaya, Office Manager, by phone (940) 565-2639 or email [email protected] or to the search committee chair, Dr. Wang by email at [email protected] or phone at 940-565-2678.


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