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Clinical Psychology Faculty Position – George Mason University

George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia
Commensurate with experience

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Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Social Sciences, Psychology & Behavioral Science
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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The George Mason University Department of Psychology invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, instructional faculty position in clinical psychology to begin Fall 2022. This position will support both the clinical psychology doctoral program and the undergraduate program. More specifically, the successful candidate will participate in teaching and supervision of doctoral students’ clinical work in our community-based training clinic ( as well as teach advanced undergraduate students in evidence-based behavioral health techniques. In a continuing effort to enrich GMU’s academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, we strongly encourage applications from members of all groups underrepresented in higher education. 

Required Qualifications: 
Individuals should have a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in clinical psychology, a commitment to the education of a diverse student body, and a strong interest and expertise in evidence-based behavioral health approaches. Candidates should also be licensed or license-eligible in Virginia. Candidates who will have a Ph.D. or Psy.D. conferred before the start of Fall 2022 classes will be considered eligible for this posting. 


Preferred Qualifications: 
Experience with both in-person and online undergraduate courses is a plus but not required. Candidates who are interested in contributing to our culturally inclusive environment, in support of our highly diverse student body, will be preferred.  


For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F5089z at by October 15, 2021; complete and submit the online application; and upload a: (a) cover letter, (b) vita, and (c) clinical and teaching statement. As applicable, candidates should comment on their prior experience in teaching a diverse student body, on their clinical experience and expertise in evidence-based approaches, and on their competence in providing clinical services to (and supervisory experiences in support of) a diverse clientele. In addition, three letters of reference should be submitted, either online to [email protected] or via regular mail to Ms. Susan Ridley, Faculty Search Coordinator, George Mason University, MS 3F5, Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444. The search committee will begin reviewing applications after October 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. 


About the Psychology department:  
The Department of Psychology ( has over 1,250 undergraduate majors and over 200 graduate students. With this number of students and over 40 faculty members, psychology is one of the largest departments in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, which is one of the largest colleges at George Mason. Our department is guided by three primary foci. First, the department is focused on fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels in our department and, more broadly, in our field. This mission is facilitated by our location in one of the most diverse regions of the country and by George Mason’s status as the most diverse university in Virginia ( and one of the 20 most diverse public universities in the country ( Second, in line with George Mason’s Carnegie classification as a Research I university, our department focuses on being a prominent center for translational research. Faculty and students in our department conduct high quality, rigorous research on pressing problems, and work to disseminate knowledge in both academic and non-academic circles. Third, we focus strongly on our training of students across all five of our graduate programs (applied developmental psychology, clinical psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, cognitive and behavioral neuroscience, and human factors and applied cognition). Faculty are highly dedicated to the success of our graduate students, and our programs’ rankings continue to rise. 


Great Careers Begin at Mason!  


George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.  


Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.  


If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!  


George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition. 


George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. 



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