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Department Basic Science Faculty, Clinical Psychology Department - Los Angeles

The Chicago School
Los Angeles, CA

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

Job Details

Job Description:

About The Chicago School

The Chicago School is a nonprofit university with seven in-person locations across the United States, a growing online campus, and education partnerships worldwide. The Chicago School is a minority-majority university with 6,000+ students across 35+ degree programs in psychology, behavioral health, and nursing. The Chicago School is committed to creating a diverse pipeline of future professionals who will fundamentally improve the health and well-being of future generations of diverse communities. Founded in 1979 by a group of psychologists and educators, The Chicago School has grown into a dominant and globally respected leader in the fields of psychology and behavioral health sciences. Today, The Chicago School has an annual operating budget of nearly $150M and employs nearly 600 full-time faculty and staff. As an institution, The Chicago School is deeply committed to student success, innovation, and community impact. Our students are meaningfully connected in their communities, donating more than 1.2 million service hours per year through fieldwork, practicum opportunities, and volunteerism. The Chicago School is part of the TCS Education System, a nonprofit system of colleges advancing student success and community impact.

Position Summary:

The Los Angeles based APA-accredited Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) program in the College of Professional Psychology has an opening for a Program Faculty with advanced education, training, and/or experience in Cognitive Science, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology, Social Cognition, or related field. Program faculty work with a diverse and engaged community of students, faculty and staff in the preparation of students for entry-level practice in health service psychology. The person who fills this position will teach courses that help students understand the foundational science that underlies clinical practice, and research methods and data analytic strategies used to gain that knowledge. Over the course of the three-semester academic year, Program faculty members may be responsible for teaching, student advisement, chairing dissertations, professional service to the School and community, administration, and optional research/scholarship. While program faculty members are fundamentally responsible for teaching in accordance with TCS's workload policy, adjustments to an individual's teaching load may be made by the Department Chair based on program needs first and individual talents and abilities second. Program Faculty members are recommended to the Vice President of Academic Affairs for hire by the Department Chair. This is a hybrid position requiring faculty to be on campus three days per week.

Principle Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching

    • Teach 18 credit hours over the course of three semesters

    • Hold office hours on a weekly basis

    • Remain current in field of study/teaching expertise and update course content to reflect knowledge updates

    • Prepare course syllabus and plans in accord with Department requirements

    • Select textbooks and teaching aids as required

    • Classroom instruction including lectures, demonstrations, discussions, or other appropriate modes of education delivery in a higher education setting

    • Develop, and regularly update, a system for ongoing evaluation of teaching and student learning

    • Provide students with ongoing, timely feedback regarding their attainment of course and program competencies

  • Advising

    • Maintain an advisee load according to Department needs

    • Spend time with advisees to provide mentorship on matters related to their academic, curricular, and career development

    • Mentor advisees in preparing their vita and training application materials, as well as write recommendation letters

    • Assist the Department Chair in documenting student progress through the program; when necessary, this includes crafting individual Academic Development Plans for Advisees, tracking their compliance, and documenting their progress

    • Present progress of advisees to Faculty at semester Student Review meetings, meet with advisees to gather additional information or communicate Faculty concerns, and report back to Faculty on the results

  • Scholarship

    • Supervise doctoral dissertation projects within the faculty member’s area of expertise using quantitative, qualitative, or program evaluation methods of inquiry

    • Using the Boyer model of scholarship, faculty may pursue additional scholarly interests including qualitative/quantitative research, presentations at professional conferences, scholarship-based community service, etc.

  • Service to Institution

    • Participate in Departmental functions, including but not limited to participating in the analysis of student progress, assisting in general faculty searches, and admissions activities, contributing to general and specific curriculum development activities, mentoring of new faculty members, and other related duties as assigned

    • Attendance at faculty meetings and participation in the Faculty Assembly is an expectation.

    • Service on committee(s) as agreed upon with Department Chair, including Departmental and Institutional Committees.

  • Professional Service

    • Maintain scholarly activities that further the practice of professional psychology

    • Foster education of, and interest in, student service in the community

    • Engage in community service

Position Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. from a regionally accredited institution

  • Teaching experience of at least 3 years preferred

  • Record of scholarship and/or community service preferred

  • Ability to behave in a collegial and professional manner with all members of The Chicago School community.

  • Ability to adhere to the highest professional conduct and ethical standards of the profession of psychology


To apply, please complete this application and include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and teaching evaluations (if available). For more information about The Chicago School visit

Compensation & Benefits

This opportunity is budgeted at $$75,000 to $85,000 base compensation. Additional compensation factors may impact total compensation. To learn more about our competitive benefits and additional rewards, including generous paid time-off, medical and dental insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, click the link below.

The Chicago School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please note: For the protection of faculty, staff, students, and all who enter our facilities, The Chicago School strongly recommends that all employees are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per CDC guidance.


The Chicago School is a not-for-profit, accredited institution with more than 4,000 students at campuses across the country (Chicago, Los Angeles and Orange Counties, Calif., and Washington, D.C.) and online. TCS has been an innovator in the field of psychology and related behavioral science for more than 30 years. TCS offers more than 20 degree programs and a wealth of opportunities for international experiences.

Central to our transformational impact on students, their communities, and the practice of psychology is The Engaged Professional Model of Education. This groundbreaking approach to training leverages the talents and experience of faculty practitioners, who work with our Community Partnership and Applied Professional Practice teams to provide students a rich spectrum of clinical training in a wide range of community settings. In fact, the School was the first of its kind to be named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its leadership in service and civic engagement.

Our graduates emerge with unrivaled skills, and ready to make much-needed changes in the communities they serve. They work around the world in hospitals, schools, community centers, agencies, NGOs, private practice, and elsewhere. Our graduates blend a sophisticated understanding of the human experience with high-quality practice in fields such as adolescent psychology, applied behavior analysis, Latino mental health, and forensic psychology.

The Chicago School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is an active member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology—which has recognized The Chicago School for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity and advocacy.

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