The Department of Psychology at San José State (SJSU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Clinical Psychology with scholarly expertise in the area of health and wellness in communities of color, broadly defined. The vision of the Psychology Department is to provide high-quality education in psychology that fosters the development of students so that they will make worthy contributions to society. We value a student-centered approach that emphasizes teaching, research, and applied training. The Department offers a BA in Psychology, MS Clinical Psychology, MS Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and MA in Research and Experimental Psychology. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU was recently named the most transformative university in the nation.
- A Ph.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA-accredited university, with training as a clinical scientist or scientist-practitioner, by August 2021
- Either a licensed psychologist or license eligible in California by the position start date, with the expectation of licensure within 2-3 years of hire.
- Demonstrated scholarly productivity in the scientific study of issues related to health and wellness in communities of color, broadly defined,.
- Commitment to, and demonstrated potential for, teaching excellence at the undergraduate level and within the MS Clinical Psychology graduate program.
- Ability to take active teaching, mentoring, and clinical supervision roles in the MS Clinical Psychology program.
- Ability to work effectively in a collegial atmosphere of shared governance.
- Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience.
- Expertise in the area of child, couples, and/or family therapy (in both research and training).
- Research or applied experience related to implementing evidence-based practices in community mental health and/or school-based settings.
- Commitment to seeking external funding to support research-related activities and/or to enhance student learning.
San José State University is a teaching institution that values mentored research. This position involves duties related to teaching, research, and service to the Department and University.
Teaching responsibilities for this position will include undergraduate and graduate coursework in clinical psychology, the candidate’s area of specialization, and as needed by the department. Undergraduate courses may include writing in psychology, statistics, research methods, psychopathology (child and/or adult), clinical psychology, and introductory psychology.
The MS Clinical Psychology graduate program is rooted in evidence-based practice and seeks to train master’s level psychotherapists consistent within that framework. Graduate course responsibilities may include teaching child or adult psychopathology, family and couples therapy, lifespan development, psychology of contemporary families, theories and methods of psychotherapy, addictions, applied research methods, crisis and trauma counseling, gender and ethnicity in psychotherapy, and fieldwork. The candidate must demonstrate awareness and experience understanding the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language, and academic preparation – through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies, and advisement.
The candidate will be expected to develop a program of research and to pursue both internal and external funding. The candidate must maintain a productive research program, which may result from collaborative research across the University, with other academic institutions, or other external agencies. Student mentoring is valued in our department, and a successful candidate will mentor and support undergraduate and graduate students of diverse backgrounds in conducting research.
The candidate will participate in shared governance, usually in department, college, and university committee and other service assignments. The successful applicant should be prepared to take an active role in the MS Clinical Psychology graduate program. Responsibilities on this committee include serving as a mentor and advisor around issues of graduate student development, participating in program requirements, and providing clinical case consultation or supervision.
Compensation - Commensurate with qualifications and experience. See Benefits Summary for details.
Starting Date - August 2021
Eligibility - Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents by January 5, 2021 for fullest consideration:
- Letter of interest
- Curriculum Vitae
- Statement of teaching interests/philosophy that describes what role faculty play in student success
- Statement of research plans
- Diversity statement that discusses strategies for supporting students of diverse backgrounds
- Three references with contact information
Inquiries may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Matthew Capriotti at firstname.lastname@example.org
San José State University enrolls over 35,700 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. As such, this position is for scholars interested in a career at a national leader in graduating URM students. SJSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of our students are first-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The university is currently ranked third nationally in increasing student upward mobility. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.
San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one of the most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley’s public university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, and university-industry experiences to prepare students to address the biggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system.
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San José State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
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