Sep 26, 2017

Tenure Track, Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology at Palo Alto University

  • Palo Alto University
  • Palo Alto, CA, United States
Full time Education

Job Description

Palo Alto University (PAU) invites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure-track faculty member in clinical psychology, with competitive salary, for appointment starting Fall 2018.

Seeking candidates with expertise to enhance one of PAU’s existing emphasis areas: Culture and Diversity, Forensic psychology, LGBTQ psychology, Mindfulness and Meditation, Program Evaluation, and Trauma.Innovation, quality of research and scholarship, and inspired teaching and mentorship of graduate students are highly valued. Applicants should have an active and productive research program, a strong publication track record, and a high likelihood of generating external research funding. Applicants must be prepared to mentor graduate students in their area of scholarship. Prior experience teaching and/or supervising graduate students is preferred, but not required. Applicants with strong quantitative skills are particularly welcome, but not required. We seek candidates who can contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. Applicants must have either 1) a Ph.D. from a clinical, counseling, or school psychology program, have completed an APA-accredited internship, and be eligible for licensure in California, or 2) a PhD in social/personality, developmental, I/O, cognitive, health, community, or forensic psychology, or program evaluation with research areas relevant to future clinicians.

Application Procedure: Applicants should electronically submit: 1) a cover letter stating interests and fit; 2) CV; 3) three letters of recommendation (indicate names and emails for recommenders within cover letter); 4) a research statement and sample reprints or pre-prints of scholarly work; 5) a statement of teaching and mentoring experience and philosophy; and 6) sample teaching evaluations.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Materials should be submitted to Diana Tran ( Questions should be directed to Dr. Robert Wickham (, search committee chair.

Institutional Information: PAU has two APA-accredited doctoral programs (a PhD program and a joint PsyD program with the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford University), an undergraduate completion program in Psychology offering majors in Psychology and Social Action and Business Psychology, a master's program in Psychology with plans for expansion, and a CACREP-accredited mental health counseling master's program with emphases in Marriage and Family Therapy and Counseling. PAU offers a collegial and productive work environment in the San Francisco Bay Area, a competitive salary, and an attractive benefits package. The Ph.D. program includes three areas of intensive training: classroom instruction, clinical practice, and research.  It has seven areas of emphasis: Child and Family, Diversity and Community Mental Health (DCMH), Forensic, LGBTQ, Meditation, Neuropsychology, and Trauma.  PAU operates an in-house community clinic, the Gronowski Center, and advanced students are placed at off-site practicum placements around the Bay Area, including VA Medical Centers, community clinics, and schools. 

As an institution, PAU highly values and supports education and programming related to diversity, and recently was selected for the 2017 American Psychological Association Suinn Minority Achievement Award forexcellence in the recruitment, retention and graduation of ethnic minority students. See for details about PAU diversity resources, culture, and programming. PAU’s student body is diverse, engaging, and highly invested in their education and in improving the lives of others. Palo Alto University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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