Assistant Professor, Psychology

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Assistant Professor, Psychology

Dominican educates and prepares students to be ethical leaders and socially responsible global citizens who incorporate the Dominican values of study, reflection, community and service into their lives. The University is committed to diversity, sustainability and the integration of the liberal arts, the sciences and professional programs. Dominican University of California is an independent university offering the best of Liberal Arts combined with a rigorous professional education. Founded in 1890, Dominican enjoys an over century-long reputation for excellence in scholarship, research and community outreach. The University offers more than 60 academic programs that reflect the diversity and creativity of both the faculty and the students. With about 1,900 students and a student to faculty ratio of 10:1, Dominican is able to successfully blend the personal attention associated with smaller schools with the academic resources of a larger university.

Resume/CV and cover letter are required and must be attached in attachment section of the application process (Step 2). Refer to the posting instructions for any additional materials that may be required.

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Title: Assistant Professor of Psychology
Department: Psychology
Division: School of Liberal Arts and Education
Reports to: Chair of Psychology Department
Status: Full Time, 9 months, Commence August 2020

Position Summary
The Department of Psychology at Dominican University of California invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor position with a focus in clinical psychology to begin August 2020. This is a full-time, 9 month position. Applicants should have academic and research experience in clinical psychology and be able to teach courses in all areas of clinical psychology, including abnormal psychology, counseling, field placement, theories of personality, and undergraduate senior thesis courses. Special consideration will be given to candidates able to teach statistics and research methods. We are a fun, team-oriented department, committed to academic excellence and supportive of faculty and student research.


  • Teach undergraduate psychology classes, including the undergraduate thesis (Directed Research) on a 3 - 2 course load over two semesters
  • Academic advising of students
  • Maintain an active research agenda which could involve undergraduate research assistants
  • Contribute to the department and University through service on university / faculty committees

Required Qualifications
  • PhD in Clinical Psychology from an APA accredited institution (ABD candidates will NOT be considered)
  • Prior undergraduate teaching experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • License to practice (or qualified to be licensed to practice) in California

Additional Position Information
  • Priority will be given to applications submitted by November 8; however additional applications may be considered until the position is filled
  • Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience
  • Review of all applications will begin on November 10, 2019
    • Finalists will be invited for interviews in December and January 2020
  • Must be willing to consent to a background check

Dominican University of California is an independent, international, learner-centered university of Catholic heritage, offering both undergraduate and graduate programs. The University is located 12 miles north of San Francisco nestled in the foothills Marin County. Over 75% of our faculty members hold a PhD or the highest degree in their field of expertise, mirroring the percentage of doctorates at research universities. Dominican has a 1:11 teacher-to-student ratio, an average class size of 15 with a small-town feeling in a park-like campus. We blend interdisciplinary core courses, real-world studies, and small classes with close and supportive academic advising and mentoring. Dominican University is dedicated to providing all students a rich learning experience, including community engagement, digital portfolios, and signature work; Dominican University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to diversity and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty. In so doing, we offer our students not only the opportunity to learn about varied disciplines, but to engage diverse perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning;

Application Procedures
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  • A cover letter is required.
  • Compile resume/CV and cover letter in one pdf document and upload in the Resume/CV section.
  • For further questions on the application process, please contact [email protected]

    Dominican University of California is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity, and takes pride in its multicultural environment. We are committed in thought, word, and deed to recruiting and retaining a workforce that values the diversity of its student body. The University actively promotes an institutional culture that practices equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of all under-represented groups in higher education.

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    Posted: 10/14/2019
    Application Due: 11/1/2019
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