Faculty Position in Clinical Psychology

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Faculty Position in Clinical Psychology

Tracking CodeF083 Job Description

Position Title: Faculty Position in Clinical Psychology

Position Tracking Number: F083

School/College: School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences (BAS)

Department: Clinical Psychology

Location: Azusa Campus


The Azusa Pacific University Department of Clinical Psychology invites applications for a term-tenure track position in our APA-accredited PsyD Program in Clinical Psychology. The position is open to applicants with expertise and capacity to teach in our faith integration/interdisciplinary integration course sequence. Preference will be given to applicants with the interest and competence to teach courses in the following areas: interdisciplinary integration, diversity and social justice, developmental psychology, social psychology and clinical supervision.

The successful applicant must demonstrate commitment to doctoral teaching, clinical training, and dissertation research mentoring and have an emerging or developed plan for scholarship. Candidates at the Full or Associate Professor Rank would be expected to have well developed research agendas, whereas those at the Assistant Professor rank should have ideas about future research that would contribute to the department and university. In addition to teaching and scholarship, candidates who are committed to service within the institution, profession and community are preferred. As a university committed to social justice and diversity, we are particularly interested in candidates with a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education and mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds.

The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology at Azusa Pacific University (APU PsyD) prepares students for the practice of professional psychology. The program adheres to a practitioner-scholar model of training and requires the completion of a rigorous, graded sequence of courses in the science and practice of psychology; three years of clinical training and successful demonstration of clinical ability on a Clinical Competency Examination; completion of a clinical dissertation; and completion of a predoctoral internship. The program has a special emphasis in systems thinking, diversity, and the integration of faith/spirituality into practice (referred to in our program as interdisciplinary integration). The first cohort of students was admitted in 1996. The program received initial accreditation by the American Psychological Association (APA) Commission on Accreditation on November 1, 2000 and has been reaccredited each time since then.

The Department of Clinical Psychology has 11 core faculty members and is situated in the School of Applied and Behavioral Sciences (BAS), a multidisciplinary school with departments in undergraduate psychology, undergraduate and graduate social work, physical therapy, kinesiology, and marriage and family therapy. In addition, students are placed at our Community Counseling Center (CCC), a large community counseling center serving the Azusa and surrounding communities, by offering low-fee services in English and Spanish. Annually, the PsyD program admits 25-28 students in a cohort model. Opportunities for global experiences including clinical and research-based faculty led and student staffed trips, occur each year.


interdisciplinary integration, diversity and social justice, developmental psychology, social psychology and clinical supervision.


Responsibilities will include teaching doctoral level courses in our APA-accredited PsyD program, particularly courses in our faith-integration (interdisciplinary integration) sequence of courses, diversity, clinical skills, and cognitive assessment. Priority will be given to candidates with skills in teaching faith integration courses. In addition to teaching responsibilities, the successful candidate must also have a scholarship agenda, as previously stated, be willing to supervise doctoral dissertations, serve on faculty committees, and potentially supervise and provide clinical consultation to students.

Level: Rank open


The successful applicant must possess a Ph.D. or PsyD in clinical psychology from an APA-accredited program. Applicants who are not licensed as a psychologist in the state of California must submit a plan for licensure within two years of appointment, including requirements of a pre and/or post-doctoral Supervised Professional Experience as required by the state of California.


The ideal candidate will have prior experience in teaching, supervision and mentoring doctoral level students, and have completed an APA-approved internship and program.

Workload: Full-time faculty position

Hire Date: Open until filled.

Mental Demands:

    Ability to integrate Christian values in all aspects.Ability to engage in critical thinking and exercise independent judgment.Ability to maintain confidentiality and manage confidential information.Ability to collaborate with other faculty and staff and maintain collegial relations.Self starter, ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.

Hire Date: Open until filled.

Additional Information:

At Azusa Pacific University we value and uphold God-honoring diversity. Diversity was not our idea, but God's. Therefore, we aim for an environment that respects and honors each individual's uniqueness while celebrating our collective commonalities. It is in this spirit that we continue important discourse on diversity, engage a variety of perspectives, and embrace active listening in a spirit of humility. We continue our efforts to recruit, hire, and support a diverse community in an effort to create a milieu that reflects the mosaic of God's kingdom.

Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Azusa Pacific University conducts background checks on all final candidates.

Job Location Azusa, California, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular




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Posted: 8/16/2019
Application Due: 2/12/2020
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