Assistant/Associate Professor - Psychiatry, Ph.D.Dialectical Behavior Therapy

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Nov 08, 2023
Full time Medicine & Dentistry

Job Description


Assistant/Associate Professor - Psychiatry, Ph.D.Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Job ID: 264076
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time


Job Summary

Job ID: 264076


Position #: 20010179


The Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University, invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor position in psychology. Applicants must have completed an APA accredited doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology and an APA accredited psychology internship and be eligible for licensure in the state of Georgia.


We are especially interested in a candidate to join our Dialectical Behavior Therapy team and provide services to adults and adolescents in our outpatient clinic. Candidates who are also trained in other evidence-based approaches, including trauma-focused therapies and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, are especially welcome.


Our department houses an APA accredited psychology internship program as well as psychology post-doctoral fellowship positions. Successful candidates would be expected to serve as a supervisor in the internship with opportunities to train other learners. Support would also be offered for facilitating pre-clinical medical student case-based learning small groups.




Clinical Responsibilities 90%
Maintain a steady, clinical caseload in the Psychiatry and Health Behavior Outpatient clinic and participate in the Dialectical Behavior Therapy consultation team.




Teaching Responsibilities 10%
Teaching and supervision of psychology interns, psychiatry residents, and medical students



Required Qualifications

Doctoral degree (Ph.D./Psy.D.) in Counseling or Clinical Psychology



Training and Experience in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)



Assistant Professor- Early level career as a faculty member with appropriate post graduate training



Associate Professor- Mid level career faculty member with at least five years at rank of Assistant Professor or comparable training, background, and experience.


Required faculty employment qualifications for all USG institutions and all academic ranks within these institutions shall be:

  • Consistent with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements for institutional accreditation;
  • Evidence of ability as a teacher;
  • Evidence of activity as a scholar and ability in all other duties assigned;
  • Successful experience (which will necessarily be waived for those just entering the academic profession who meet all other requirements); and,
  • Desirable personal qualities judged on the basis of personal interview, complete biographical data, and recommendations.


The intended work commitment or full-time equivalent (FTE) for this position is 1.0 and considered full-time.


Assistant Professor- Salary and compensation is commensurate with education, experience, and achievements. The salary is subject to availability of funds.



Associate Professor- Salary and compensation is commensurate with education, experience, and achievements. The salary is subject to availability of funds.



Comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, 13 paid holidays, vacation leave, sick leave, generous retirement plans, tuition waiver, wellness options, and much more!


Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program.


Rank and salary are determined at the time of hire and are based on a variety of factors including but not limited to experience, education, credentials, specialty, training, etc. while also considering internal equity and market data.


Advancement through the faculty ranks at Augusta University is only through the annual Promotion and Tenure process in which faculty may apply if eligible (typically five-year increments). For more information on ranks, please review the Augusta University Promotion and Tenure Guidelines:


College/Department Information

The Psychology Service in the Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at the Medical College of Georgia includes 11 faculty psychologists in addition to psychologists located in other departments and other affiliated institutions. Our psychology faculty represent diverse areas of clinical specialty including health psychology, HIV, LGBTQ health disparities, child clinical psychology, PTSD/trauma, women's issues, suicidal behavior, and contextual behavioral science. The department has been part of an APA-accredited psychology internship consortium since 1983 and through the years our faculty have shared a deep commitment to our common missions of educating our future health care professionals, striving for compassionate and excellent clinical service, and advancing science.



About Us

Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.


Our Health Sciences Campus:

1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

Our Summerville Campus:

2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904

Conditions of Employment

All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.


If applicable for the specific position based on the duties: the candidate will also need to have a credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage.


Motor vehicle reports are required for positions that are required to drive an Augusta University vehicle.


For Faculty Hires: Final candidates will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.


All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.

The primary work location for this position is within the Augusta University Medical Center or other Augusta University Health System Clinic Space and is subject to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services guidelines. The selected candidate will be required to provide proof of COVID vaccination or an approved exemption. Your application to this position confirms you are aware of this requirement and agree to provide proof of either COVID vaccination or our organization's approval of a medical or religious exemption



Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.


How To Apply
To be considered an applicant for this position, you must apply online at
Please upload your Curriculum Vitae, Research Statement, Professional References, etc., as one document.

Other Information

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success."

Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

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