College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Psychology
The Department of Psychology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City is seeking an Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology to begin August 15, 2020. The successful candidate will demonstrate potential for excellence in research (area open) and dedication to clinical training. We especially invite applicants who demonstrate a commitment to increasing access and diversity in higher education, clinical training, and/or research.
Successful candidates will be expected to maintain a record of publication, seek and secure external funding as needed for sustained research productivity, teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses (2:2 load), contribute to the APA-accredited doctoral program in Clinical Psychology through clinical and research mentorship, and provide service commensurate with the Assistant Professor rank. The successful candidate will participate in our department's mission to incorporate diversity and multiculturalism into clinical training and research, and will provide high-quality teaching and mentoring to a diverse group of students.
The Department of Psychology has 10 full-time faculty members. We serve approximately 400 undergraduate majors, and offer doctoral degrees in two emphasis areas: Clinical Psychology (APA-accredited) and Applied Cognitive and Brain Sciences. Our faculty actively collaborate with diverse clinical, medical, and community partners across the campus, region, and nation. Our institution is embarking on exciting opportunities including a recently-established Health Equity Institute and a current university initiative in data sciences. Please visit our website at https://cas.umkc.edu/psychology/ for a full description of our department, its faculty, and its resources.
UMKC aspires to be an exemplary public urban research university of the 21st Century, pursuing excellence as a learning and discovery community, fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion to enrich the lives of the people and regions we serve. Located in the heart of Kansas City, UMKC is part of a metropolitan region that boasts an affordable lifestyle and offers a wide variety of cultural, sporting, and recreational opportunities.
Candidates should hold a Ph.D. from an APA-accredited program, have completed an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship, and be eligible for licensure as a Psychologist in Missouri. A commitment to a scientist-practitioner model and willingness to contribute to clinical training are also required.
Preferred qualifications include a program of research that (1) seeks to improve knowledge about the development, prevention, and/or treatment of important psychological, health, or social problems in diverse, underserved communities, (2) takes advantage of UMKC's urban location and mission, and (3) can support undergraduate and graduate student researchers. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate coursework, with preference given to candidates who can contribute in one or more of the following areas: assessment, clinical interventions, biopsychology, history/systems, or clinical supervision.
Full Time/Part Time
Full Time Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Review of applications will begin January 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.
All materials must be submitted online at www.umkc.edu/jobs . Required materials include: (1) a CV, (2) a detailed cover letter including statements describing the candidate's approaches/interests regarding research, diversity, and teaching, (3) teaching evaluations (if available), (4) reprints or links to reprints for up to three publications, and (5) contact information for three references. Applicants must combine all application materials into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.). Maximum file size limit is 11 MB. For questions about how to apply, please call (816) 235-1621, or if you are experiencing technical problems, please call (855) 524-0002.
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