Aug 27, 2018

Assistant Professor, Clinical Health Psychology

  • UNC Charlotte
  • Charlotte, NC, USA
Full time Clinical Health

Job Description

The Department of Psychological Science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is seeking candidates in the area of clinical health psychology for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Required qualifications: A PhD degree from an APA-accredited Clinical Psychology program; an established program of research as evidenced by publications and/or external funding; licensure (or eligibility to be licensed) as a health service psychologist in North Carolina; an ability to teach and mentor a diverse student population at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels. Finalists will be asked during their screening interview to discuss how the topics of diversity and inclusion are incorporated into their teaching, research and clinical supervision.

Preferred qualifications: Experience in clinical training and supervision; a potential for external funding for research in clinical health psychology; evidence of teaching effectiveness in courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels. Research areas that are of particular interest to the department include substance abuse prevention or treatment, other clinical health interventions, biobehavioral health, and any area that addresses health equity concerns in our society. In addition to this appointment, we are also seeking to fill a position in clinical health psychology at the rank of Associate/Full Professor and will be recruiting four additional faculty members specializing in community health as a cluster hire. 

The candidate will have joint teaching and research responsibilities in the Department of Psychological Science and the Health Psychology Ph.D. program and will be expected to develop a robust program of externally-funded research. The Department of Psychological Science, which has one of the most popular undergraduate majors on campus, offers B.S. and M.A. degrees in psychology and provides substantial support to the Health Psychology Ph.D. Program. Housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), the Health Psychology Program is an interdisciplinary program involving faculty from the departments of Psychological Science, Public Health, Communication Studies, Nursing, Kinesiology, and other relevant disciplines. It is comprised of three concentrations:  the APA-accredited Clinical Psychology program, a Community Psychology program, and a research-focused general health concentration. Faculty and students in the department also work scholars located in the College of Health and Human Services.

UNC Charlotte is a rapidly growing, doctoral-granting urban university located in the largest metropolitan area between Washington DC, and Atlanta. The University is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement campus. Close to 29,000 culturally and socioeconomically diverse students are currently enrolled. As the largest college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences houses 20 departments in the social and behavioral sciences, humanities and natural sciences, as well as 25 applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs. It offers eight doctoral degrees, 36 master's degrees and graduate certificates, and 32 undergraduate degrees.

Applications must be submitted electronically at (position number: 001373). Please attach the following documents with your electronic application: (1) letter of interest in the position explaining how you meet the requirements, (2) a statement of research/teaching interests, (3) curriculum vitae, (4) up to three representative publications, (5) evidence of teaching, mentoring and clinical supervision effectiveness (if available). Three letters of recommendation are also required and must be sent directly by mail or email to George Demakis, Ph. D. (, Chair Search Committee, Department of Psychological Science, UNC Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28223-0001. The selected candidate will be required to submit an official transcript of their highest earned degree.

Review of applications will begin September 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. Applicants subject to criminal background check. AA/EOE.

**Update: We have pushed back the date to begin reviewing files to October 8, 2018**


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