Two tenure-track positions in Clinical Psychology at the University of Oregon

September 16, 2022

Position Announcement

The University of Oregon’s Department of Psychology invites applications for two tenure-track faculty members to begin Fall 2023: (1) Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology and (2) Open Rank in Clinical Psychology. We are interested in all areas within clinical psychology and seek candidates who demonstrate excellence in research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Our department recently established a Diversity Science emphasis area, and candidates whose research programs build upon this area are especially encouraged to apply.  Competitive candidates must have a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology or related field (e.g., Counseling or Community Psychology) at the time of appointment. We particularly welcome applications from scholars who are from populations historically underrepresented in the academy, and/or who have experience working with diverse populations.

Department

The primary goal of the Department of Psychology is to cover the entire field of basic psychological and clinically relevant research. Department faculty group themselves into four major areas: Clinical, Cognitive/Systems Neuroscience, Developmental, and Social-Personality. Our department values interdisciplinary collaboration and embraces the values of open and reproducible science. Further, we embrace basic as well as translational work with potential for societal impact.

With the recent hiring of three new tenure-track professors who cut across traditional areas in our department (e.g., clinical, developmental and social), the Psychology Department recently established an emphasis area in diversity science. These faculty will join a department that already has a demonstrated history through its scholarship, teaching, and governance of addressing and advancing issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. In addition, in 2012 the Department of Psychology created the Committee for an Inclusive Community (CIC). The CIC is composed of graduate students, faculty, and staff invested in the shared interest of a diverse and inclusive environment within the department. Some of the CIC’s yearly goals include an open dialogue amongst students on the topic of inclusivity, collecting and reporting on data relevant to current perceptions of the department’s success in achieving an inclusive environment, and fostering opportunities around growth and development of more inclusive practices in academia.

Applicants may also be interested by the department’s involvement with the recently announced Ballmer Institute for Children’s Behavioral Health. Located on the UO’s new Portland campus, this Ballmer Institute is focused on improving the behavioral health and wellness of children and adolescents in Oregon and beyond. Though close collaborations are expected between the Eugene and Portland campuses, active recruitment for the Ballmer Institute will be announced under a separate job posting.

Our faculty believes innovation occurs where traditional areas meet. We pride ourselves on fluid area boundaries and cross-area collaborations. A large share of the collective research activity occurs in projects that involve multiple faculty within the department. In addition, our faculty engage in productive research collaborations with faculty in other UO departments as well, including: Anthropology, Architecture, Biology, Economics, Education, Human Physiology, Philosophy, and Physics.

Program

The Clinical Psychology doctoral program has been continuously accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1958, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. In May of 2013, the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System also accredited the clinical program.

The program endorses a clinical scientist model for graduate training. This model emphasizes multi-level conceptualizations of psychopathology, comprising neurobiological, developmental, psychosocial, and multicultural perspectives. Doctoral students receive training in infant, child, and adult psychopathology, culture and diversity, infant, child, family and adult assessment, and neuropsychology. Support for diverse students and attention to diversity in their clinical training is a priority. Further, students receive training in our in-house Psychology Training Clinic.

Required Application Materials

Applicants are asked to apply online at academicjobsonline by submitting a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three representative publications, and three statements: (1) research accomplishments and future plans, (2) teaching experience and approach, and (3) personal contributions to foster an environment of equity and inclusion for faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds. Three letters of recommendation will be requested if applicants advance to further rounds of consideration.

Minimum Requirements

Competitive candidates must have a Ph.D. in Psychology or related field (e.g., Counseling or Community Psychology) at the time of appointment, have an active research program and capable of outstanding research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Preferred Qualifications

Competitive applicants will have an established research profile, peer-reviewed publications, external funding experience, and a proven record of teaching experience, commensurate with career stage.

The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to teach in ways that value the varied learning needs and interests of a culturally diverse student population and that reflect a commitment to encouraging the success of all students.

The ability to obtain, or work towards, Licensure in the State of Oregon is preferred. Salary is competitive.

Assistant and tenure track candidates will be reviewed separately, however, all applications (for both the assistant and open-rank positions) will be reviewed by a single committee. Administrative questions can be sent to Sheila Keen , and any other questions may be sent to co-chairs, Jennifer Ablow,  and Maureen Zalewski . The positions will remain open until filled. Please note the clinical psychology area is also hiring an assistant clinic director, conducted by a separate search committee.

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