Job Title: Assistant Professor
Location: Summerville Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 222420
The Department of Psychological Sciences at Augusta University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Clinical or Counseling Psychology to begin in August 2021. The Department is composed of a collegial group of 12 full-time faculty members with expertise across a broad spectrum of psychology disciplines and currently operates undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The Undergraduate program, which is one of the top undergraduate majors at the university, offers a BS, with a Pre-Medicine track option, and a minor. The Master’s degree program offers three concentrations: MPCAC accredited Clinical/Counseling, Applied Experimental, and General Experimental.
We invite applications from individuals with expertise in any domain relevant to clinical or counseling psychology. However, individuals with expertise in health psychology or children/adolescents are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates will be engaged in clinical supervision and must have a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA- or CPA-accredited university and be license-eligible in the state of Georgia. Candidates should also show a commitment to effective pedagogy for undergraduate and graduate classes and have a productive research program in which they are able to mentor students. Candidates are also expected to demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
The Department is committed to increasing inclusive excellence, promoting equity, and cultivating a welcoming environment for all students, faculty, and staff. Accordingly, there are several initiatives within the department designed to foster a sense of belonging among our diverse student body. The Department’s Pipeline program was established in 2003 to provide enhanced educational opportunities and to increase retention among students of color, first generation college students, and students who face economic challenges. This commitment to diversity in the department also extends to diversity of thought and research areas. The department has laboratories for the study of both human and animal behavior.
Augusta University is one of the four research universities in the University System of Georgia, and the state’s only public academic medical center. The current total student enrollment for Augusta University is approximately 9,274, including a sizeable number of international students from more than 80 countries. Of the more than 5600 students who comprise the University’s undergraduate student body, approximately 12% are first-generation students, 40% are Pell-eligible, and 47% are students of color. Host to ten colleges and schools, there are also several centers, institutes and departments at Augusta University with whom Psychological Sciences faculty collaborate. Among these are the Medical College of Georgia, the Georgia Cancer Center, the College of Nursing, the College of Allied Health, the Department of Population Health Sciences, and the Institute of Public and Preventive Health. Augusta is also becoming one of the nation’s foremost centers of cyber security, with Augusta University’s School of Computer and Cyber Sciences fulfilling a key role in educating students and conducting research. Indeed, several faculty in our department have dual appointments and/or have research collaborations with one or more of these entities, and the number of collaborative opportunities within Augusta University is rapidly increasing.
Situated on the southern banks of the Savannah River, Augusta is Georgia’s second-oldest and second-largest city. Augusta is a vibrant, progressive, and diverse community built on a solid foundation of local pride. Affectionately known as the Garden City, Augusta is noted for Southern hospitality and eclectic offerings in culture, food, entertainment, sports, and a temperate climate which allows for year-round outdoor activities. These features, coupled with the area’s low cost of living, make Augusta the city of choice for more than half a million people in the metropolitan area. Most notably, Augusta is world-renowned as home to the prestigious Masters Tournament, the birthplace of Soul Icon James Brown and close neighbor of Fort Gordon, home of the United States Army Cyber Command and NSA Georgia.Minimum Requirements
Candidates will be engaged in clinical supervision and must have a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA- or CPA-accredited university and be license-eligible in the state of Georgia. Candidates should also show a commitment to effective pedagogy for undergraduate and graduate classes and have a productive research program in which they are able to mentor students. Candidates are also expected to demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.Conditions of Employment
All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review. For specific positions, the final candidate may be subject to a (pre-employment) physical, drug screen, and/or credit check.
The final candidate will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.
Apply online at https://www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs/faculty/ . Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Open Positions for External Applicants.” Then, search for the position using the Keywords: Assistant Professor of Psychology. Next click on Job Opening ID number: 222420, and attach a single pdf containing 1. letter of application, 2. curriculum vitae, 3. statement of your teaching philosophy, 4. description of your current and/or proposed research project, and 5. graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable for initial applicant screening). Additionally, please arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly from each author to: Ms. Kimberly Hasson ([email protected]), Administrative Assistant in the Department of Psychological Sciences. Review of applications will begin 12/21/20 and will continue until the position is filled. To be considered an applicant for this position your must apply online at http://www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs/faculty.
Equal Employment Opportunity Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.
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