Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology

The Psychology Program at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, has an opening for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor. An earned doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology or a related field, and licensure or license eligibility in Pennsylvania are required.

The successful candidate will:
  • Teach clinical and general undergraduate psychology courses, graduate clinical courses
  • Supervise graduate internships and research
  • Teach courses in his or her area of expertise
  • Maintain an active research agenda that engages undergraduate students
  • Advise students
  • Provide service to the school, college, and university

Our program has an emphasis on trauma-informed care and health/medical psychology. Area of research is open; experience and/or scholarship related to these areas is preferred but not required. Experience in graduate curriculum development and seeking external funding are desired.

The Psychology program offers both a BA and a BS in psychology and an MA in Applied Clinical Psychology. It has laboratory space, including a sound attenuating chamber, individual testing rooms, small group rooms, and observation rooms. Other resources include an on-campus child care center and affiliation with the Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Community Outreach, Research, and Evaluation. Technology and inter-library loan resources are excellent; internal funds are available for scholarly activity.

A standard background and education check are required for this position, with the possibility of needing the three publicly available clearances.

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College is an undergraduate and graduate college of The Pennsylvania State University. We are situated on a beautiful, wooded, 854-acre hillside campus with four academic schools (Business; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; and, Science.) With 5,000 students, we retain the ambience and the focus on teaching of a small college while having access to the research resources of a Big 10, R1 University. We seek faculty members who are committed both to teaching and scholarship and who value and support respect, diversity, and inclusiveness. We pride ourselves on offering our undergraduates real-life, open-laboratory, research experiences. The School of Humanities and Social Sciences has about 80 full-time faculty members, offers ten bachelor's degrees (Arts Administration; Communication; Creative Writing; Digital Media, Arts, and Technology; Elementary and Early Childhood Education; English; General Arts and Sciences; History; Political Science; and Psychology) and one master's degree (Applied Clinical Psychology.) The school is also home to the languages and the arts. The School supports a growing, all-campus interest in research that addresses issues of women's health or energy & sustainability. Erie, Pennsylvania, a metropolitan area on Lake Erie, with more than a quarter of a million people, is a major tourism, medical, industrial, and service area two hours from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo. We offer four seasons with cultural, sports, and recreational resources available year ‘round. Our summers are known for festivals, miles of beaches, and water sports, while our winters provide ample opportunity for snow sports. Erie's cost of living is modest, housing is affordable, and there are four other colleges in the region.

Please upload the following documents to apply:
  • Letter of application summarizing your experience
  • Teaching philosophy
  • Research interests
  • Curriculum vitae

In addition, please have three letters of reference, with the job requisition number in the subject line, sent directly to [email protected].

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