Assistant Professor of Psychology

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Valparaiso University invites applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the Department of Psychology. The position will begin August 2021. 

We are seeking candidates who have earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. Preferred specialty areas include forensic, trauma, and/or clinical assessment and intervention. Teaching responsibilities will be primarily at the undergraduate level, with preferred ability to teach one or more of the following courses: Psychology-Law/Forensic Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counseling, Abnormal Psychology, Testing and Measurement, Introductory Psychology, and Professional Development in Psychology. Qualification and interest in teaching the following courses at the graduate level is also desired: Psychopathology, Research Methods, and Trauma. Candidates will be expected to maintain an active program of research that incorporates mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.  

VU is a top-ranked comprehensive private institution in Northwest Indiana located one hour from Chicago. Candidates should be interested in working at a university engaged in issues in Christian higher education in the Lutheran tradition. In addition to strong academic qualifications and excellence in teaching, the University highly values experience mentoring and supporting the work of underrepresented students and colleagues. Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds.

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, and contact information for three references to Interfolio at  In your cover letter, please include brief statements of (a) how you might contribute to the university‚Äôs distinctive mission, and (b) what experiences you have had which will enable you to mentor a diverse student bodyInquiries may be directed to Dr. Angela Vernon, Chairperson, Department of Psychology, 1001 Campus Drive South, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN 46383. Applications will be accepted through March 22, 2021. 

Valparaiso University does not unlawfully discriminate and it aims to employ persons of various backgrounds and experiences to develop and support a diverse community. Its entire EOE policy can be found at Employment at Valparaiso University will require a satisfactory criminal background check. 




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Posted: 3/4/2021
Application Due: 3/22/2021
Work Type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive