Associate Professor (Tenure Track) - School Psychology

  • Rutgers University, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology
  • Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
  • Oct 16, 2023
Full time Psychology

Job Description


The Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers University–New Brunswick invites applications for a full-time associate professor tenure-track faculty position in the School Psychology Department. Applications for an assistant professor level will also be considered. The selected individual will advise graduate students, supervise doctoral dissertations, engage in an active, applied research program, contribute service to the department/university/profession, and teach graduate courses related to diversity, service delivery, assessment, and/or research methodology included within our required course sequence in our APA-accredited, NASP-approved School Psychology Program. 


Rutgers University, New Brunswick is a research-intensive university. As such, desirable applicants will have strong methodological skills and a developing or established record of excellence in applied research consistent with an early or mid-career scholar, as demonstrated through multiple, peer-reviewed articles published in relevant fields. The applicant would also demonstrate promise for securing external funding, as shown through evidence of submitted grant proposals. Specific areas of research are open, although preference will be given to faculty with a strong interest and expertise in culturally, racially, and/or linguistically-diverse initiatives and practices which serve to enhance equity and inclusion in school and related contexts. Specific areas of expertise may also include culturally responsive assessment and intervention practices or culturally-informed research methodologies. We are a community of scholars devoted to scholarly excellence and creating a learning and research environment that seeks diverse perspectives and fosters inclusion and equity. Thus, we encourage applications from individuals who will add to the diversity of our department.

Rutgers University – New Brunswick/Piscataway is a leading national research university and member of the American Association of Universities, a highly selective organization comprised of 62 leading research universities in North America. Rutgers is also a member of the Big 10 and its academic consortium, the Committee on Institutional Cooperation. Aligned with Rutgers – New Brunswick/Piscataway is Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, New Jersey’s academic health center which provides an integrated approach to educating students, providing clinical care, and conducting research, all with the goal of improving human health. The Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) houses doctoral programs (i.e., School Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Organizational Psychology) and masters programs (e.g., Applied Psychology, Multi-tiered Systems of Support, Applied Behavior Analysis). GSAPP has a threefold mission of education, research/scholarship, and public service. We aim to prepare well-educated, qualified, and competent psychologists who have a special commitment to direct community involvement and to underserved populations—professionals who can integrate scientific knowledge with innovation in the delivery of psychological services to individuals, families, groups, and organizations. More information on the School Psychology Program can be found at 

GSAPP places a high degree of emphasis on fostering and encouraging a diverse community of faculty and students and on supporting research and practice that is publicly/community engaged and benefits diverse and under-served communities. The new hire will join a highly supportive and collaborative set of faculty in the Department of School Psychology. We are a community of scholars devoted to research excellence and creating a learning and research environment that embraces diverse perspectives and fosters inclusion and equity. The School Psychology faculty strongly support faculty development/mentorship and excellence in teaching and scholarship. Rutgers University is situated conveniently between Philadelphia and New York City, offering rich resources for housing, school systems, cultural events, and entertainment.  

Preferred and Required Qualifications

The minimum qualifications to be considered for this position include a doctorate in School Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, other relevant field (e.g., Educational Psychology, Developmental Psychology), or enrollment in an APA-accredited doctoral program at the time of application, with expected degree completion by June 2024. The successful candidate should have at least one year of teaching experience and mentoring students. It is preferable that the applicant is licensed or license-eligible as a psychologist and/or credentialed as a school psychologist.

Application Details (to apply use the Apply Now button below.)

Full review of applications begins October 25, 2023 and continues until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a CV, contact information for three recommenders, a cover letter, and personal statement that includes (1) current research accomplishments and plans for future scholarship, (2) teaching experiences and approaches, and (3) personal contributions to foster an environment of equity and inclusion for students from diverse backgrounds. Candidates may submit one to three publications as well. Please direct questions to Anne Gregory, Chair, Search and Screen Committee, Dept. of School Psychology, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers University, 152 Frelinghuysen Road, Piscataway NJ 08854; We will only reach out to recommenders if the candidate advances to the in-person interview stage.

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. 

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