Clinical Psychology Professor - Tenure-track

  • University of Texas Permian Basin
  • Odessa, TX, USA
  • Feb 10, 2024
Full time Psychology

Job Description


Clinical Psychology Professor - Tenure-track

Hiring Department

The University of Texas Permian Basin's Department of Psychology welcomes applications for an open rank tenure-track faculty position in Clinical Psychology. The successful candidate is expected to hold a Ph.D. in Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychology. This hire will be part of an effort to expand mental health and behavioral science in the Permian Basin. We offer a competitive salary and relocation expenses. The anticipated start date is August 2024. Review will occur on a rolling basis.

Salary Range

$95,000 - $130,000 depending on qualifications.

Essential Functions

We seek candidates for a Licensed Psychologist (open rank tenure-track faculty position). The successful candidate is expected to hold a Ph.D. in Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychology or a closely related field from an APA approved program. Further, the candidate should be eligible for licensure as a Psychologist in the State of Texas. Preference will be given to those holding licensure as a “Psychologist” in Texas. This hire will be part of an effort to expand mental health and behavioral science in the Permian Basin.

This position will include practicum supervision and graduate courses such as intellectual and personality assessment, and psychopathology. The faculty member will teach three courses in the spring and fall semester (18 credits per year), and a willingness to teach online is desired. The Department of Psychology at UT Permian Basin prides itself on excellence in both teaching and research. Teacher-scholars are especially encouraged to apply.

1. Teach courses based on departmental needs and expertise.
2. Conduct research related to one's expertise and apply for research grants as appropriate
3. Participate in curricular development.
4. Mentor students to prepare them for professional practice, graduate studies, and research.
5. Provide support to students in need of academic improvement.
6. Provide service to the university, college, and department.
7. Actively participate in the department's expansion.

Required Qualifications

1. Ph.D. in Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychology or a closely related field from an APA ap-proved program
2. Eligible for licensure in the State of Texas or currently licensed as a psychologist in the State of Texas

Preferred Qualifications

1. Licensed Psychologist
2. Some teaching experience

Additional Information

From the Department

UT Permian Basin is one of seven academic institutions in the University of Texas System; there are also six health science institutions in the UT System. The Department of Psychology currently has 7 full-time faculty. We offer the BA online and face-to-face. Both are robust programs. We also offer the MA in Psychology with clinical and experimental concentrations. The clinical concentration currently enrolls 40 students. UT Permian Basin is located in the warm and sunny climate of West Texas. The Midland/Odessa area is ideal for those who enjoy hiking, geology, and the outdoors. Several Texas state parks and two national parks are located within 200 miles of the university. Questions may be directed to Dr. Wei-Ju Chen, Chair of the Search Committee, at

Required Application Materials

1. Cover Letter
2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
3. List of Three References
4. Teaching Philosophy Statement
5. Research Statement
6. Summary of Student Course Evaluations (if available)
7. Transcripts (Preferred)
8. Letters of Recommendation (Preferred)

Conditions of Employment

1. The job description is not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees. Employees may perform other related duties as assigned by their immediate supervisor.
2. Employment is subject to an introductory period to monitor employee performance.
3. Once hired, the prospective employee must present documentation within three (3) days of the hire date to establish their identity and employment eligibility as required by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Applicants must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States by time of hire. UTPB participates in e-Verify.
4. Employees must be able and willing to travel and perform duties away from campus as necessary and must be able to operate a licensed motor vehicle, have access to a dependable motor vehicle, and possess a valid state driver's license. Must have and maintain a satisfactory driver's record.
5. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.
6. UT Permian Basin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


Generally, the normal work hours for the university are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 - 5:30 pm; Friday, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm with a one-hour lunch. The individual holding this position may need to be available early morning, evening, and on weekends to meet the needs of the department. Hours worked may differ with some departments.

Standard Working Conditions

1. Able to lift various materials up to 25 pounds on an occasional basis.
2. Able to bend, crouch, and reach continuously.
3. Physically able remain seated, frequently to continuously.
4. Able to remain standing up to 15% of the time.
5. Possesses dexterity abilities required to perform job duties including extensive keyboard work, operating office equipment, performing filing, and other job-related responsibilities that include extensive wrist and hand movement.
6. Standard working conditions may differ depending on department and occupation.

University Benefits

1. UT Permian Basin offers an excellent compensation package including heath, retirement, & fringe benefits for eligible employees.
2. Coverage includes medical, prescriptions, life insurance, AD&D, and matching retirement provided by UTPB.
3. You may also be eligible to add dental, vision, family coverage, & flex-spending accounts, additional retirement, and a few other coverages as options too.
4. Fringe benefits include tuition reimbursement (after one year of service), wellness breaks, employee assistant program (EAP), and meal deals, among other perks and discounts!
5. Our benefits package, along with an ample leave policy, make for a great total compensation package.

About the University

The University of Texas Permian Basin is located in Odessa, Texas. It was authorized by the Texas Legislature in 1969 and founded in 1973. The Permian Basin is one of the fastest-growing, culturally vibrant, economically invigorated regions of the country - full of industry, culture, and wide-open spaces. At the academic heart of this area sits The University of Texas Permian Basin - which every year, delivers smart, savvy leaders across the U.S.

As a regional, comprehensive institution, The University of Texas Permian Basin serves a diverse community of students from the region, the state, and beyond. Through excellence in student-centered teaching, learning, research, and public service, the University cultivates engaged citizens and impacts lives while advancing the technology and public interests of West Texas.

Our vision is that the University of Texas Permian Basin will be an innovative, responsive university that thinks large and lives local. We will lead in advancing education, research, economic competitiveness, and cultural enrichment.
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