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Assistant or Associate Professor: Psychology

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Welcome to the University of North Texas System. The UNT System includes the University of North Texas in Denton and Frisco, the University of North Texas at Dallas and UNT Dallas College of Law, and the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region. We are growing with the North Texas region, employing more than 14,000 employees, educating a record 49,000+ students across our system, and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

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Assistant or Associate Professor: Psychology




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ORP Eligible

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Department Summary:

The UNT Clinical Psychology doctoral (Ph.D.) program is one of only a handful of APA-accredited clinical psychology doctoral programs nationwide that is housed in a top tier (R1) university that also holds the distinction of being a minority serving institution (MSI). The program offers intensive research training in the science of Clinical Psychology via highly productive faculty research labs. Simultaneously, students obtain in-depth, closely supervised training in the practice of Clinical Psychology. Students begin clinical practicum internally within our psychology training clinic, before advancing to competitive external practicum sites across the DFW Metroplex, gaining experience with underserved areas or populations. Over the past decade, our program has transformed into a majority-minority student body. We are committed to a student-centered learning approach with close faculty mentorship. In addition, our program is: ranked 14th nationally (top 6%) on its number of publications in the most influential assessment journals, ranked 6th nationally (top 3%) on its impact as measured by its citations in the area of assessment; ranked 5th nationally (top 3% on its adjusted passing rate on the national licensing exam (EPPP); and home to one of the largest psychology training clinics in the country; offering high quality, low-cost services to a diverse clientele. More information about our program can be found at

UNT is a Carnegie-designated Tier One research university that is in Denton, Texas, which is north of the Dallas/Fort Worth/Denton Metroplex, 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 42,000 students including more than 8,000 graduate students. Denton is a vibrant college town, like Austin but without the dense population ( Both undergraduate and graduate students participate on faculty research teams.

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 or Associate Professor position to join the core faculty of our APA-accredited doctoral (PhD) program in Clinical Psychology, which has been continuously accredited for more than 40 years. This recruitment is part of a broader departmental initiative and investment where several new faculty members are expected to be hired. As a result, the area of specialty is open but successful applicants are expected to have evidence of an active and potentially externally fundable program of research. Candidates with collaborative potential with faculty associated with the department’s other doctoral programs in Behavioral Sciences and/or Counseling Psychology are strongly encouraged to apply.

The ideal candidate will be expected to:
Teach two classes each semester
Have evidence of an active program of research (area of focus is open) that is or has the potential for external funding.
Collaborate with faculty associated with the department’s other doctoral programs in Behavioral Sciences and/or Counseling Psychology.

Minimum Qualifications:

- PhD in clinical psychology or related field.
- Engagement in impactful research (area open)
- Licensed or license eligible (any state is acceptable)

Preferred Qualifications:

- Record/potential for seeking competitive extramural funding
- High quality publications and professional presentations
- Evidence of competence in undergraduate and/or graduate teaching
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Completion of supervised postdoctoral hours

Physical Requirements:

Ability to communicate

Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position.

EEO Statement:

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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