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Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology

University of Massachusetts Amherst
UMass Amherst

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Social Sciences, Psychology & Behavioral Science
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Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job no: 520159
Work type: Faculty Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Psychology and Brain Sci
Union: MSP
Categories: Faculty, College of Natural Sciences

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Position Description

The Department of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst ( invites applications for a tenure-track, academic year, faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in our APA accredited Clinical Psychology Program, starting in fall 2024. We seek an outstanding and creative scientist with an established record of success and a program of research, or evidence of the ability to establish one, with the potential to address the biggest problems in the field of mental health. We recognize that high-impact programs of research take many forms, including potential for sustained extramural funding, driving paradigm changes in public policy and/or discourse, or pioneering the study of new and important areas within clinical psychology.

Preferred applicants may possess expertise in any area of clinical psychology, including interdisciplinary fields connected to clinical psychology, whose work complements and broadens existing strengths in our program (e.g., clinical and developmental neuroscience, family research, psychotherapy and intervention research). We believe that research that is community-based, utilizes qualitative approaches, and addresses issues related to diversity science are rigorous and important areas of inquiry in our discipline. We are excited to review applications from candidates whose research programs engage with such topics and methods, as well as those from candidates who utilize innovative approaches to neuroscience and advanced quantitative methods in clinical psychology. Candidates from diverse backgrounds (e.g., Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and LGBTQ+ scientists) are particularly encouraged to apply, including under-represented candidates who may come from less traditional backgrounds and may be unsure if they meet every requirement described in this advertisement.


  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, or a closely related field, must be completed before date of hire.
  • An excellent record of scholarly achievement, broadly defined.
  • Evidence of independent and collaborative research potential
  • Demonstrated interest and ability in teaching at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels
  • Showed dedication to centering and enhancing excellence in inclusiveness and belonging in research, teaching, and/or outreach.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong preference for applicants eligible for clinical licensure in Massachusetts (though not necessarily on the date of hire).


  • Commensurate with experience.
  • The University offers a competitive salary with an attractive benefits package.

Application Instructions

Along with the application, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, a diversity statement (see below), three (3) samples of representative research papers, and contact information for three (3) references.

We will begin to review applications on October 1, 2023, and will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

Our program, department, and university have developed DEI initiatives and goals in line with our mission of supporting our multicultural community. We therefore seek an individual with a demonstrated commitment to promoting equitable practices in research, teaching, and service in Psychology and who will contribute to building an inclusive community. The statement of contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion should identify past experiences and future goals. These contributions may result from lived experiences, scholarly work, and/or mentoring, teaching, and outreach activities. (

The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career and degree.

Advertised: Sep 1 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:


The University of Massachusetts Amherst is one of the preeminent public research universities in America. Nestled in idyllic Amherst, Massachusetts—often called “The top college town in North America”—the campus is consistently ranked among the top public research universities in the nation, and offers a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers. 

As one of the nation's top public research universities – as measured by national and international rankings, academic citations, and research funding – the campus spends more than $180 million on research each year, demonstrating its contribution to the nation’s position as a technological and economic leader. The university works in conjunction with academic, government, and private partners to translate new knowledge and scientific discoveries into technical innovations and scholarly works that create opportunities for students, faculty and the public. 

Eight schools and colleges offer more than 85 undergraduate majors, 68 master’s and 48 doctoral degree programs, many counted among the top programs in the nation and world. UMass Amherst is also home to New England's premier honors college.

The 1,159 full-time faculty members are dedicated teachers and world-renowned researchers and the campus has regularly been listed among the top performers in terms of faculty awards. With over 24,000 students from all 50 states and over 70 countries, the student body is the most academically successful in the history of the campus. Students participate in 240 organizations, 21 NCAA Division I athletic teams, extensive intramurals, living-learning residence halls, community service, and internships. With one of the largest residential life systems in the nation, UMass Amherst houses approximately 12,000 students on campus. The university is enjoying a facilities renaissance, including new buildings in the sciences, the arts, and recreation. UMass Amherst is part of the Five College consortium with Smith, Mount Holyoke, Hampshire and Amherst colleges.

As an employer, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is a national leader in developing family-friendly policies, benefits and amenities designed to help faculty members develop both productive careers and satisfying personal lives. The university offers one of the nation’s most generous parental leave policies. The university is also part of the Academic Career Network, a regional consortium formed to serve dual-career couples and encourage greater diversity in the academy.


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