Visiting Assistant Professor- Psy.D

Jun 13, 2019
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Visiting Assistant Professor- Psy.D
Cal Lutheran University

Position Category: Faculty
FLSA: Exempt
Position Status: Non-Tenure
FTE: .75
Location: Thousand Oaks

Basic Function
The Graduate School of Psychology at California Lutheran University has an immediate opening for a 9-month Visiting Lecturer (with benefits) in the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) to begin in Fall 2019. The person hired in this visiting line will have the opportunity to apply for a full-time, tenure-track position starting Fall 2020.

The successful applicant for this position will be able to demonstrate outstanding commitment to doctoral teaching and dissertation research mentorship. Applicants specializing in the scientific foundations of psychology, research methods and statistics, or clinical training are welcome to apply. Primary responsibilities include teaching doctoral-level courses in the scientific and/or clinical foundations of psychology and assisting students throughout the dissertation process. Because Cal Lutheran is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), applicants who can demonstrate effective mentoring of students from underrepresented backgrounds will be particularly competitive.

The PsyD program in Clinical Psychology is an APA-accredited doctoral program housed within the Graduate School of Psychology (GSOP) at California Lutheran University. The GSOP also offers Master of Science programs in Clinical Psychology and Counseling Psychology (MFT emphasis) and operates two large community counseling centers that provide low-fee clinical services in both Spanish and English. Consistent with the values of the GSOP, the PsyD Program distinguishes itself by having small classes, a caring faculty and staff, state of the art facilities and technology, and a rigorous curriculum designed to train students in accordance with APA's Profession-wide Competencies in Health Service Psychology. The PsyD program accepts 17 students per cohort, follows a practitioner-scholar model of training, and embraces three overarching goals: (1) to develop clinical skills focused on the integration of practice and research, (2) to develop competence in research and scholarship, and (3) to instill an appreciation of human diversity by serving the underserved.

Cal Lutheran is an accredited, private, comprehensive university that is dedicated to educating leaders for a global society and who are committed to service and justice. The PsyD program fully upholds and furthers the value of diversity as stated by the University. We encourage applicants who are motivated to contribute to our mission and candidates who are from traditionally underrepresented groups to apply.

To apply for this position, please prepare a cover letter, curriculum vitae, course evaluations (if available), and include three references who will be contacted for a letter. Applications will be accepted and reviewed immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.

Under the direction of the Dean and Program Director, the Lecturer is responsible for providing academic instruction to students for the assigned graduate courses. Additional Lecturer responsibilities include, but are not limited to, serving as an academic advisor to students and serving on faculty or university committees, as outlined in the faculty handbook.

Representative Duties
  • Provide academic instruction to students through courses. Create assignments and activities in one-on-one, classroom, and distance mediated instructional settings for development of cognitive abilities, communication skills, and higher order thinking skills among students. E
  • Observe and evaluate student performance in meeting course objectives and student learning outcomes through assignments, projects, discussions, and examinations; provide feedback in a timely manner to student inquiries in class, online, or during established consultation office hours. E
  • Maintain current, accurate records of course enrollment, attendance, student academic progress, course curriculum; prepare and submit grades, data, and reports related to course and student progress in a timely manner. E
  • Provide a course syllabus to students in each class within the first week of the class, as outlined in the faculty handbook. E
  • Adhere to the responsibilities related to teaching, advising and service, as outlined in the faculty handbook. E
  • Attend and participate in committees and in department, campus, and University meetings. E
  • Performs related duties as assigned.
    E=Essential Duties

    Knowledge Of
  • Current theory and practice within the subject discipline
  • Principles and best practices of effective teaching
  • Student learning outcomes and methods of assessment
  • University curricula
  • Community and campus resources, services, programs, and professionals available to students
  • Methods of gathering, analyzing, and preparing data
  • Modern computing technology
  • Record keeping techniques with regard to student enrollment, attendance, and progress

    Ability To
  • Demonstrate a thorough and accurate knowledge in the subject field or discipline
  • Deliver course curricula in various learning styles
  • Exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, and ethnic background of University students
  • Exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the needs of students with disabilities
  • Integrate current and emerging instructional delivery technologies into the learning process to enhance teaching and the educational experience
  • Maintain professional standards that protect student confidentiality
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing using tact, patience, and courtesy
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action
  • Demonstrate commitment to professional excellence and continuous growth within subject field or discipline

    Minimum Qualifications
    Applicants must have a PhD or PsyD in Psychology from a regionally accredited institution at the time of appointment (ABD applications accepted and will be hired at the Visiting Instructor level).

    Physical Abilities
    Manual dexterity of hands and fingers to operate office equipment; speaking to exchange information, provide instruction and make presentations; sitting or standing for extended periods of time; pushing, pulling or lifting light objects; bending and reaching to store and/or retrieve files.

    Working Environment
    Indoor classroom environment; subject to visiting a variety of classroom sites on campus.

    Posting Number: Faculty000032019
    Open Date: 06/05/2019
    Close Date: 07/07/2019
    Open Until Filled: No

    Application Procedure/Special Instructions
    Application review will begin on June 14th.

    For more information or to apply, please visit:

    California Lutheran University is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment for all persons, regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by applicable law. No person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any program, activity or facility of the University on the basis of these factors in a manner consistent with applicable federal and state laws, regulations, ordinances, orders and rules, and University's policies, procedures, and processes.

    Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process can be provided to individuals with qualifying disabilities. Please contact the Human Resources Department for further information or to request an accommodation.

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