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Assistant Professor - Counseling Psychology Program

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Assistant Professor - Counseling Psychology Program




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Department Summary:

The Counseling Psychology Program at UNT trains health service psychologists within a scientist-practitioner model. In addition to completing the core Counseling Psychology courses, our students are admitted into one of the three elective clusters (Child & Adolescent Therapy, Minority Wellness, and Sport Psychology) that provide them with training opportunities to develop knowledge and competencies in particular areas. The program currently has 8 core faculty members with a wide range of research and professional expertise. More information about our program can be found at .

The UNT Department of Psychology has grown by nearly 50% in the last 2 years, now with more than 30 faculty members. We have more than 3000 undergraduate majors. There are three doctoral programs in the department: Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology (also APA-accredited), and Behavioral Science. Across the three programs, we have approximately 110 graduate students. The department has established formal and informal mentoring networks and processes by which every faculty member can succeed, feel supported, and find community. Both undergraduate and graduate students participate on faculty research teams.

The department has established formal and informal mentoring networks and processes by which every faculty member can succeed, feel supported, and find community. UNT is a Carnegie-designated Tier One research university that is in Denton, Texas, which is north of the Dallas/Fort Worth/Denton Metroplex, which is the most populous metropolitan area for both Texas and the South, and the fourth largest metropolitan area in the U.S. UNT Denton, as the flagship research campus of the UNT System, has over 44,000 students including more than 6,000 graduate students. UNT is a Hispanic Serving Institution and a Minority Serving Institution.

UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with HSI/MSIs and/or who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, or/and Yoruba.

Position Summary:

The Department of Psychology at the University of North Texas (UNT) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position within our APA-accredited Counseling Psychology Program, beginning Fall 2024. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a strong research program and a record of applying for or receiving extramural funding. The specific areas of research for this faculty position are open.

However, preference will be given to candidates with research complementing one of the program’s three elective clusters, especially Child and Adolescent Therapy and/or Sport Psychology cluster as well as those with experiences in community-based participatory research, violence prevention, at-risk youth or family, psychosocial determinants of health and psychological wellbeing, and/or translational research. Faculty responsibilities include developing and maintaining an active research program, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, seeking research grants, advising and mentoring doctoral students, and sharing service duties. Successful applicants are also expected to demonstrate strong interests in mentoring students’ professional development and supervising students’ clinical work since mentoring and supervision are valued components of program faculty.

Minimum Qualifications:

-Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology or related field from an APA-accredited program at the time of employment.
-A record of research and scholarly productivity.
-Licensed or license-eligible as a psychologist in the State of Texas.

Preferred Qualifications:

·Record of applying for and/or receiving competitive extramural funding from private or governmental sources.-Research program and expertise that would align with one of the program’s three clusters, especially Child & Adolescent Therapy or Sport Psychology clusters.-Experiences and expertise in community-based participatory research, violence prevention, at-risk youth or family, psychosocial determinants of health and psychological wellbeing, and/or translational research.
-For candidates interested in SP, those with eligibility to be a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) through Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) and interest in teaching graduate-level sport psychology practicum with focuses on both sport performance and athlete mental health.-Record of teaching/mentoring undergraduate or graduate students.

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Ability to communicate

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This is a security sensitive position.

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The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

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Since 1890, the University of North Texas has been a catalyst for transformation for its students and the North Texas region. As the nation’s 26th largest public university, UNT is dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience to its 36,000 students while fueling the intellectual, economic and cultural progress of one of the largest, most dynamic regions in the United States.

A student-focused public research university, UNT graduates more than 8,500 students each year from its 12 colleges and schools and offers 97 bachelor’s, 82 master’s and 35 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. As UNT’s strengths in science, engineering and technology grow, the university continues to nurture its core areas of distinction in music, education, social sciences, business, the arts and humanities. Leading Texas public universities in the number of Goldwater Scholars and designated a “Best in the West” university by The Princeton Review, UNT is known for its academic excellence.

By providing access, welcoming diversity and strengthening collaborations with our many educational, business and community partners, as well as building new partnerships across the globe, UNT's faculty and staff work each day to prepare students for the challenges they will meet in our changing world.

Fostering global understanding and promoting cultural appreciation are central to preparing tomorrow's successful global leaders. Our strategic international partnerships seek to improve quality of life, facilitate the exchange of ideas and culture, and allow for important research addressing global issues. UNT's campus benefits from a rich diversity of about 2,500 international students representing 140 countries.

UNT faculty produce groundbreaking research in a wide range of disciplines spanning the sciences, mathematics, engineering and technology while also making nationally recognized contributions in the arts and humanities. The College of Music is one of the nation’s best music colleges with an internationally respected jazz program. UNT has the oldest program in emergency administration and planning and a unique program in applied philosophy and environmental ethics.

UNT also is home to many national centers and institutes, including the Net-Centric Software and Systems Center — a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center; the Center for Electronic Materials Processing and Integration; the Institute of Applied Science; the Center for Advanced Scientific Computing and Modeling; and the Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity.

UNT has developed many state-of-the-art research facilities, such as the federally funded Center for Advanced Research and Technology, one of the nation’s most extensive facilities for powerful materials characterization and analysis; a high-performance computational facility; and a clean room/nanofabrication research facility (under construction). UNT’s research extends outside the academy as well, with field stations as close as a neighboring lake and as far away as southern Chile.

In addition, UNT is developing Discovery Park, a research park with technology incubator facilities on a 300-acre property near the main campus. The university also has developed a Design Research Center in the heart of the Dallas design district.

As the largest and most comprehensive university in the North Texas region, UNT is growing as a national leader in education, research and scholarship, student support and community engagement — the pillars of a great public research university. UNT’s ultimate mission is to give a green light to greatness by helping its students, region, state and nation excel.

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