Department Chair, Clinical Psychology PsyD Program at The Chicago School of Professional Psycho...

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
New Orleans, LA

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Job location: New Orleans, LA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-10-28
Req: R0005931
Job Description:

Founded in 1979, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an independent professional graduate school with a dynamic student body and a professionally accomplished faculty. Our curriculum and training opportunities prepare graduates to deliver outstanding professional services emphasizing the ability to understand and work with diverse populations. We are currently searching for a Department Chair of the Clinical Psychology PsyD program located on the campus of Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans.

The Clinical Psychology PsyD Program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Xavier University of Louisiana (TCSPP-XULA) in New Orleans is in its 6th year, received APA accreditation in July 2019, and graduated its first students in August of 2020. The program is unique in a number of ways including its affiliation with and location on the campus of the only Catholic Historically Black University in the country. The program is comprised of an incredibly and uniquely diverse, values-driven body of students who are invested in making a meaningful contribution to the mental health of their community. The program is also relatively small for a PsyD program with a current total student body of 44 students, two full-time administrative staff, 3 full-time faculty member, and one half-time faculty member. The program’s size and composition has allowed for a small close-knit community focused on the success of the students and the health of the community.

Principle Duties:

  • Maintenance of collegial and supportive relationships with relevant accrediting and professional bodies and completion of required reporting or documentation.

  • Faculty committee and production assignments

  • Facilitation of Program Faculty Governance and All Faculty meetings.

  • Supervision and development of Program, Affiliate, and Adjunct Faculty to meet quality standards and goals as well as institutional priorities

  • Oversight and coordination of the academic program to meet quality, relevance, and currency standards and goals

  • Oversight and coordination of Student Affairs within the program.

  • Development of viable new curricular offerings in the field.

  • Participation in research, writing and ultimate responsibility for any necessary self-study or program-related reports.

  • Management of the student learning assessment plan and the program review process for the department to identify needed improvements to student learning

  • Development of strategic academic and budget plans for Department, including recommendations from the assessment and program review process.

  • Achievement of departmental academic and financial goals.

  • Outreach and recruitment of faculty and support of student recruitment.

  • Coordination or management of student training.

  • Supervision of the Director of Academic Affairs, XULA to achieve department operational goals.

  • Supervision of the teaching, advisement, dissertation activities, and other duties performed by Faculty members to meet department academic goals

  • Liasion to XULA-based departments including Office of Graduate Studies, academic departments, etc.

  • Lead Chicago School representative on the XULA Campus. Responsible for some aspects of operations management with XULA-specific departments (Campus Facilities, Campus Police, Wellness Services, Plant Services, Campus Police, etc.

Position Qualifications:

  • Must be a licensed or license-eligible doctoral-level psychologist (APA-accredited academic program) whose credentials and expertise are consistent with the mission of the department and the institution (preferred). There is an expectation that the person in the position will obtain licensure in Louisiana.

  • Teaching and academic administration at the post-secondary level as well as professional experience is required.

  • Solid people development skills with a focus on providing opportunities for faculty and staff to excel.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology offers a generous compensation and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work for a leader in the field of education. Some of our key benefits include: generous paid time-off, medical and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement, professional development, and regular employee appreciation events.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please note: For the protection of faculty, staff, students and all who enter our facilities, The Chicago School requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, with limited exemptions, as a condition of employment.


The Chicago School is a not-for-profit, accredited institution with more than 4,000 students at campuses across the country (Chicago, Los Angeles and Orange Counties, Calif., and Washington, D.C.) and online. TCSPP has been an innovator in the field of psychology and related behavioral science for more than 30 years. TCSPP offers more than 20 degree programs and a wealth of opportunities for international experiences.

Central to our transformational impact on students, their communities, and the practice of psychology is The Engaged Professional Model of Education. This groundbreaking approach to training leverages the talents and experience of faculty practitioners, who work with our Community Partnership and Applied Professional Practice teams to provide students a rich spectrum of clinical training in a wide range of community settings. In fact, the School was the first of its kind to be named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its leadership in service and civic engagement.

Our graduates emerge with unrivaled skills, and ready to make much-needed changes in the communities they serve. They work around the world in hospitals, schools, community centers, agencies, NGOs, private practice, and elsewhere. Our graduates blend a sophisticated understanding of the human experience with high-quality practice in fields such as adolescent psychology, applied behavior analysis, Latino mental health, and forensic psychology.

The Chicago School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is an active member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology—which has recognized The Chicago School for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity and advocacy.

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