Assistant Professor - Clinical Psychology

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Oct 16, 2020
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Psychology at Louisiana State University anticipates filling a tenure track assistant professor position within the Clinical Psychology program effective August 2021. This appointment will be full-time (nine-month). Candidates with a background in pediatric neuropsychology will be asked to contribute to existing graduate training specializations in clinical neuropsychology and clinical child psychology. Candidates with the potential to strengthen our commitment to diversity and inclusion are highly desirable.

This position will be part of the APA-Accredited doctoral program in Clinical Psychology, which endorses a model of training that places a strong emphasis on clinical research. Thus, the person in this position is expected to maintain a strong research program with potential for extramural funding in any area related to pediatric neuropsychology that makes an important contribution to the field. The position will also need to contribute in important ways to the teaching and service mission of the department. Access to technology to support research in neuropsychology and neuroscience (e.g., EEG/ERP and fMRI) are available in the department and through collaboration with a nearby institution within the LSU System, the Pennington Biomedical Research Center. The department also houses a psychological clinic which can support clinical research activities, including those related to neuropsychological assessment. Many faculty members also maintain active clinical or research partnerships with area hospitals and schools.

Please contact co-chairs of the search committee, Dr. Matthew Calamia ([email protected]) or Dr. Paul Frick ([email protected]), with questions. For more information about the department, please visit the Clinical Psychology Program Website.

Required Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, or a closely related field, with strong potential for establishing an active research program.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates who are license eligible in Louisiana and can supervise students in a clinical practicum. Preference will also be given to those with training in Pediatric Neuropsychology who can teach courses related to pediatric neuropsychology as well as applicants how can strengthen our commitment to diversity.

About LSU:
Louisiana State University is one of the nation’s premier public land-, sea, and space-grant institutions, and is recognized as a “Very High Research Activity (R1) institution” under the Carnegie Classification system. LSU maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, its positive work environment, its student engagement, and its beautiful campus. LSU is located in Baton Rouge, the second largest city in Louisiana, which enjoys a thriving and diverse community.

Special Instructions:

Application materials, including vita, cover letter, description of research program (Other Document 1), sample of scholarly writing (Other Document 2), evidence of teaching excellence (Other Document 3), and statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching, research, professional activities, and/or service (Other Document 4) should be attached to the electronic application.
A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire. Application review will begin November 1, 2020, and will continue until a candidate is selected.

Submit all applications and materials via the LSU Workday Career Site.

Three letters of recommendation should be e-mailed (preferred) to Dr. Matthew Calamia [email protected] or sent by postal mail to Dr. Matthew Calamia, 236 Audubon Hall, Department of Psychology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  LSU and the Department of Psychology are firmly committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty; thus, women and those from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; sick leave; paid holidays; wellness benefits; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more.