Open Rank - Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor - College for Health, Community, and Policy (HCAP) - Department of Psychology

  • University of Texas at San Antonio
  • San Antonio, TX, USA
  • Oct 01, 2023
Full time Psychology

Job Description


Open Rank - Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor - College for Health, Community, and Policy (HCAP) - Department of Psychology

Location: San Antonio, TX
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job ID: 10768
Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Information

The University of Texas at San Antonio College for Health, Community, and Policy (HCaP) invites applications for one open rank tenure-track Clinical Psychology Professor in the Department of Psychology. This position is being hired to respond to the development of a new doctoral degree program in Clinical Psychology as well as to respond to programmatic needs of all existing programs.

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)

As the third-largest of nine academic universities within The University of Texas System, UTSA is a leading public Hispanic Serving Institution, Carnegie R1 University deeply committed to student success and academic excellence. UTSA specializes in health, cybersecurity, fundamental futures, and human-social development, reflected in its urban-serving mission. UTSA fosters an innovation ecosystem that is accelerating transdisciplinary research through public and private strategic partnerships, home to a myriad of cross-disciplinary research centers and institutes along with research core facilities, and a robust system of research development to create discovery that enables innovative and cutting-edge work. With over 34,000 students supported by more than 1,400 faculty and 5,600 staff and student employees, it is the largest university in the San Antonio metropolitan and South Texas region. As one of the few universities designated as both Hispanic Serving Institution and a R1 University, UTSA is committed to both learning and discovery. UTSA is focused on advancing the educational success of many first-generation, low income, underserved, transfer, Veteran, adult learners and international students by a faculty and academic experience second to none. UTSA is focused on promoting social and economic prosperity for our region, where 63% of its students come from San Antonio and South Texas. More than two thirds of UTSA students come from groups traditionally underserved by higher education (with more than half of the student body identifying as Hispanic) and about half of UTSA students are the first in their families to attend a college or university. Additionally, transfer students comprise about 40% of UTSA's total undergraduate population. Further enhancing the already rich mosaic of our student population is UTSA's military community, which makes up approximately 15% of total students and includes active-duty military members, veterans, reserves/guard, and their spouses and dependents. For more information about UTSA, please visit


The relatively newly formed (2020) College for Health, Community and Policy (HCAP) brings together researchers and educators in psychology, criminology, demography, kinesiology, public administration, public health, social work, and sociology. The College is also home to four research centers and institutes: the Center for Applied Community and Policy Research, the Center for Community-Based and Applied Health Research, the Institute for Demographic and Social Research, and the Institute for Health Disparities. This structural organization is amplifying partnerships and collaborations in teaching, research and community engagement. Additionally, HCAP has partnered with the University of Texas Health at San Antonio to build collaborative programs, including a school of public health—the UT SPH San Antonio—in partnership with MetroHealth, the City of San Antonio's public health department, as well as a Ph.D. in clinical psychology.


The Department of Psychology in the College for Health, Community and Policy (HCAP) at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) consists of 26 full-time faculty members and offers undergraduate bachelors of science in psychology, a master's degree of experimental psychology, and a doctoral degree in experimental psychology. Our faculty and students have been recognized regionally, nationally and internationally for excellence in both research and teaching.

Position Summary

The Department of Psychology and HCAP are increasing its commitment to cutting-edge research and training that positively impacts the community by seeking to establish a collaborative doctoral program in clinical psychology with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health). We fully anticipate close collaboration with multiple community partners, including but not limited to Brooke Army Medical Center, and UTHealth, Military Health Institute, the VA South Texas Health Care, and local health care systems. This PhD program in Clinical Psychology will operate in addition to UTSA's existing PhD program in Experimental Psychology. Collectively, these two doctoral programs will contribute to addressing the mental health needs of San Antonio, Texas, and beyond.

As part of a broader cluster hire, outstanding candidates at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor levels are invited to apply within the area of clinical psychology, with particular emphasis on empirically-supported assessment and treatment. Areas of specialty are open, but the UTSA psychology program is looking to build synergy with respect to its concentrations in areas of health, mental health, and measurement pertaining to these domains. Importantly, candidates, regardless of research emphasis, should be able to teach within the areas of core curriculum (e.g., clinical interviewing/assessment, empirically-based interventions, ethics, multicultural psychology, psychopathology, etc.). Preferred candidates will bridge or buttress undergraduate and non-clinical graduate programs to meet existing programmatic needs (e.g., clinical psychologist with expertise in biopsychology/physiological psychology, developmental/lifespan psychology, social psychology, multicultural psychology, personality psychology, military health, research methods, statistics, etc.). Candidates who are licensed or licensed eligible in Texas are preferred to assist with clinical supervision opportunities. Successful candidates will demonstrate: (1) a solid research agenda, publication record, and external funding capability in psychology and related areas at the Assistant level and a track-record of funding at the Associate and Full levels, (2) demonstrated ability to excel in undergraduate and graduate education, training, and mentorship, and (3) potential to develop collaborative relationships with new and existing faculty members both within and across the department's programs, and (4) have a strong background and expertise in empirically-based interventions and assessment.


The required qualifications of the successful candidate are a Ph.D. degree in Clinical Psychology and an appropriate research and teaching record for appointment. Tenure, is contingent upon Board of Regents' approval. Moreover, the successful candidate must demonstrate their ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of first-generation and low-income urban populations and support the University's commitment to thrive as a Hispanic Serving Institution and a model for student success. Ideal candidates include those who demonstrate evidence of a commitment to collaboration in research, teaching, and service endeavors. The most competitive candidates will also have a strong record of external funding and experience in interdisciplinary research, curriculum development, and/or program development/management. Candidates who are licensed or licensed eligible in Texas are preferred to assist with clinical supervision opportunities.

Application Process

Applicants should submit their application packages via the UTSA People Excellence website under the link provided.

To apply, applicants must upload the following in a single PDF document:

Cover letter expressing interest in the specific position and working at UTSA, as well as relevant experience

Curriculum Vitae

Research and teaching statements (3-page limit each)

Complete contact information for at least three professional references for full professors.

All applications received by October 20, 2023 will be given priority consideration. Applications received after that date will be accepted and reviewed until all positions are filled. Applicants selected for interviews must show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by the time of hire. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Tenure is contingent upon Board of Regents approval, and applicants must show a demonstrated commitment.

Questions and nominations for any position should be sent to the Alan Meca, PhD, Search Committee Chair at

EEO/AA Statement

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, it is the policy of The University of Texas at San Antonio to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetic information, and veteran status. The University is committed to the Affirmative Action Program in compliance with all government requirements to ensure nondiscrimination. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. UTSA campuses are accessible to persons with disabilities.

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