Aug 15, 2019

Director of Clinical Training

  • Purdue University Northwest
  • Hammond, IN, USA
Full time Clinical

Job Description

The Department of Psychology in the College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences at Purdue University Northwest (PNW) with campuses in Hammond and Westville, Indiana, invites applications from individuals with experience in doctoral level clinical psychology programs for a full-time faculty position as Director of Clinical Training. This position will provide leadership for the development of the PsyD program. The person will be hired at the Professor or Associate Professor level and will have major responsibility for developing and implementing a high quality program eligible for APA accreditation.



The candidate must hold a PhD in Clinical Psychology from an APA accredited program and have experience teaching at the doctoral level as well as experience directing dissertations and supervising graduate students. The successful candidate must be license-eligible in Indiana and be licensed within one year of the hire date.


Position Responsibilities:

Initial responsibilities:

  • Develop curriculum, and course schedule for the MS & PsyD degrees
  • Develop clinical courses not already in Purdue’s Graduate Catalogue.
  • Establish a clinic for training and providing therapy to local residents
  • Write Graduate Student Handbook
  • Recruit and hire additional clinical faculty required for a high quality PsyD program
  • Submit proposal for new graduate program to Purdue University Graduate School
  • Request approval for the new program from Purdue’s Board of Trustees.
  • Obtain approval for the program from the Indiana Commission on Higher Education.
  • Gain accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission
  • Apply for provisional accreditation from the American Psychological Association


Ongoing responsibilities:

  • Manage program’s day to day activities such as evaluating student and faculty performance, arranging meetings of program committees, resolving student and faculty complaints, advising and supervising students, and monitoring clinic and internship sites.
  • Establish and maintain contacts with local, state, and federal agencies for possible funding, training, and research opportunities
  • Write the annual APA report and all other recurring accreditation reports
  • Write letters certifying students’ readiness to begin internships and subsequently to certify qualification for licensure.
  • Review transfer credit applications
  • Remain informed on accreditation and licensure issues.
  • Maintain own license to practice
  • Regularly review and update program policies and procedures.


Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.   Applicants should submit the following: 1) a cover letter specifically addressing experience and qualifications; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) and list of at least three professional references. Please submit applications to


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A background check will be required for employment in this position. 

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