Assistant Professor - Psychology

  • Point Park University
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Apr 08, 2021
Full time Psychology

Job Description


Point Park University's Department of Psychology seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Psychology position for its APA-accredited PsyD Program in Clinical Psychology. The Department of Psychology also has traditional undergraduate students as well as an MA program in Community Psychology, and a PhD program in Critical Psychology. The Psychology department has a broadly human science orientation grounded in an ethics of human dignity and social justice. The university is located in downtown Pittsburgh, PA, providing ample opportunities for community engagement.

Responsibilities and Qualifications: The successful candidate will be a licensed psychologist (or license-eligible) in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The candidate will have a degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA-approved doctoral program. All candidates will also have a theoretical orientation to psychotherapy that is consistent with the PsyD Program's predominant human science philosophy (e.g., existential-phenomenological, contemplative/ Buddhist, humanistic, relational psychoanalytic, multicultural-feminist, transpersonal, etc.). They should also have a professional appreciation of perspectives on human diversity and difference, broadly defined, potentially including feminism, philosophical hermeneutics, critical race theory, ontological pluralism, class issues, ageism, queer theory, and virtue ethics. The candidate must have supervisory experience and a willingness to teach Lifespan Development, Brain, Body and Experience, and other courses as needed. Qualified candidates will assume a compensated administrative role within the PsyD Program as part of their duties. Potential roles include training clinic director, program director, director of clinical training, or placement coordinator. All areas of research expertise are welcome.

Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The candidate would begin the position Fall 2021. To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations, statement of teaching philosophy, scholarship samples, and at least three letters of recommendation to Drs. Elizabeth Bennet, Search Chair (, Matthew Allen (, and Todd Avellar ( In the cover letter, candidates should include a statement on how teaching and advising demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Electronic submission of materials as either Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) or Microsoft Word (.docx) form is required.

For additional information, visit the Point Park University website at Point Park University and the Department of Psychology are committed to developing a culturally diverse faculty. Candidates from underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Full-time faculty are unionized and governed by a collective bargaining agreement between the University and the Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh.

Applicants must have authorization to work in the United States and not require employer sponsorship.

Point Park University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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