Assistant or Associate Professor of Education, Clinical and School Psychology

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

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Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-11-14
Req: R0029193

The Department of Human Services in the School of Education & Human Development (SEHD) at the University of Virginia seeks applicants for a faculty position in our APA-accredited Combined Doctoral Program in Clinical and School Psychology. This is a tenure-eligible position that will be filled at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

The individual in this position will: sustain a line of programmatic research (with potential for external funding) focused on developing, implementing and/or evaluating school-based interventions which seek to address academic, social-emotional, or mental health inequities occurring in school settings that serve diverse and/or marginalized youth; publish research results in high-quality peer-reviewed journals and other similar outlets; teach undergraduate and graduate courses and include students in their research lab; and make appropriate service contributions to the program, school and profession.

Required qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. from an APA-accredited and/or NASP-approved program with a specialization in School Psychology
  • An emerging or established program of research focused on developing, implementing and/or evaluating school-based interventions which seek to address academic, social-emotional, or mental health inequities occurring in school settings
  • Demonstrated ability or promise to produce significant research to include publication in refereed journals and potential for extramural funding
  • Demonstrated ability or promise for teaching excellence
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion into teaching, research, and service activities.

Appointment at the Associate Professor level requires evidence of a research program with a track record of demonstrated success in publications in top journals appropriate to the discipline and efforts to obtain sponsored support.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Evidence of pursuing a research focus that complements existing program faculty expertise (e.g., academic interventions; school-family or school-community coordination; mental health; other behavioral/psychological interventions) as well as holding, or being eligible for, the Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) credential and licensure as a psychologist by the Virginia Board of Psychology.
  • Experience or motivation to engage in collaborative, multidisciplinary research
  • Experience as a practicing school psychologist; and an ecological, strengths-based approach to conceptualizing development of diverse youth.

The Combined Doctoral Program in Clinical and School Psychology has an outstanding tradition of faculty research productivity and excellence in applied training. The program is unique in that it focuses on integrated training and research across clinical and school psychology, recognizing the critical role that classrooms, schools, and communities play in the shaping of youth’s well-being, mental health, and development from preschool through college. A hallmark of the program is its emphasis on applied research in real world settings, such as studying bullying and school climate via statewide surveys of middle and high schoolers, improving implementation of behavioral practices through video-based coaching models for teachers, establishing a state-wide school readiness assessment to inform data-driven decision-making, developing and testing evidence-based mentoring models, improving outcome assessment for children with autism, evaluating a school-wide health and wellness curriculum, and more. Clinically, our students receive extensive training in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and young adults through course work and intensive one-on-one supervision of casework in schools, an outpatient clinic, and other clinical settings.

This position is one of three new tenure-eligible positions in the Department of Human Services with a shared focus on understanding and addressing issues of diversity and equity in youth development in family, school or community contexts: the other two faculty positions will be in Counselor Education and Youth & Social Innovation.

Faculty research on topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion is facilitated by four research centers in the SEHD that provide support for multi-disciplinary and collaborative research: Youth-Nex Center for Positive Youth Development; Center for the Advanced Study of Teaching & Learning (CASTL); EdPolicyWorks; and the Center for Race and Public Education in the South (CPRES). Applied training is facilitated by the on-site Sheila Johnson Center for Clinical Services (SJC), which provides comprehensive assessment and intervention services to the community.

The individual in this position will benefit from a strong and supportive network of diverse faculty at the SEHD who hold leadership positions in the School’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Center for Race and Public Education in the South (CPRES); and in the University’s Equity Center and Office of African-American Affairs, which is part of the University’s Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

Review of applicants will begin on November 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.

Rank and salary will be commensurate based on qualifications

The selected applicant will be required to complete a background check prior to their first day of employment


Complete an application online and attach:

  • Cover letter which speaks to how your interests and qualifications align with this position, as well as how you address diversity, equity and inclusion in your work
  • CV
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement of Research interests
  • Two publications
  • Contact information for three references

*****Please combine all required application materials in the order listed above into one document and upload in the resume / cv box ***

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For questions about the position please contact the search committee chair, Prof. Michael Lyons <>. For questions about the application process please contact Rhiannon O’Coin, Senior Academic Recruiter at

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