Assistant Professor of Psychology, PsyD Program

Western Kentucky University

United States

September 24, 2021

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Assistant Professor of Psychology, PsyD Program

Category: Faculty Department: Psychology Locations: Bowling Green, KY Posted: Aug 30, 2021 Closes: Open Until Filled Type: Full-time Ref. No.: 995197 Position ID: 136060

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About Western Kentucky University:

Western Kentucky University (WKU) is a student-centered, applied-research institution committed to providing its students with a transformative academic and social experience and to elevating its surrounding communities. Founded in 1906, WKU is the second largest undergraduate institution in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with approximately 15,567 students (29% first generation, 17% underrepresented minority) and just over 2,600 faculty and staff employees.

Western Kentucky University is committed to empowering its campus community to embrace diversity by building equitable and inclusive learning, working, and living environments. At the heart of our mission, we seek to provide holistic education and employment experiences that prepare students, faculty, and staff to become effective scholars, contributors, and leaders in our diverse and evolving communities.

Located 65 miles north of Nashville, TN, and just over 100 miles south of Louisville, KY, WKU's main campus is in Bowling Green, KY - a city with approximately 70,000 residents. With an ethnically and diverse population, more than 85 languages are spoken in and around Bowling Green, and people from 35 nationalities call our community home.

Western Kentucky University seeks to attract talented faculty and staff who are inspired individually to contribute to WKU's strategic plans and ongoing success. We offer comprehensive wellness and health benefits to employees and their families, including domestic partners and other qualified dependents and take pride in providing a workplace culture that supports balancing the responsibilities of work and family life. Paid-time off for holidays, vacation and sick leave, and a tuition discount program for employees and dependents are also provided. Learn more about WKU and Bowling Green at wku.edu/about.

Job Description:

The Western Kentucky University Psychology Department (www. wku.edu/psychology/) is seeking qualified applicants for one tenure- track position within the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Applied Psychology program, which accepted its first class in the fall of 2015. One focus of the program is on training supervisors. In addition to the PsyD program, the Department of Psychology has an undergraduate major in psychology, a Master's program in clinical psychology, and a NASP-approved Specialist in Education program in school psychology. We are seeking applicants with applied research interests in affective, developmental, cognitive, and/or social domains.

Responsibilities for the position include: teaching graduate and undergraduate coursework (with primary teaching responsibilities within the PsyD program); conducting scholarly research and publishing; advising undergraduate and graduate students; guiding dissertation and thesis research as well as serving on dissertation and thesis committees; and collaborating with area agencies. There will be the opportunity to participate in the development and accreditation of the PsyD program. Additional responsibilities include serving on program, department, college and university committees, and other duties as assigned.

The Psychology Department is committed to increasing the diversity of the University community. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths or experiences in this area.

The WKU Psychology Department's MA program and PsyD program are currently advertising other positions. Dual career couples are encouraged to apply.

Requirements:

Applicants must have an earned doctorate in any area of Psychology by the August 2022 anticipated starting date. Candidates with an earned doctorate may be eligible to start in January 2022. Applicants must demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and to maintain an active program of scholarly research.

Additional Information:

Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.

Western Kentucky University (WKU) is committed to a policy and practice of providing equal employment and educational opportunities to all individuals. In accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, no form of discrimination or harassment will be tolerated at WKU on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices.

Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO). To request an accommodation, report/express a complaint, or ask questions regarding WKU''s Discrimination and Harassment Policy (#0.2040), please contact Mr. Joshua Hayes, EEO Director/Title IX Investigator/University ADA Coordinator, via email at joshua.hayes@wku.edu or by phone at (270) 745-5121.

The University is also required to investigate complaints of sex and gender- based harassment, also a form of discrimination, and has designated the Title IX Coordinator as the individual responsible for coordinating the investigation and response to such complaints. The Title IX Coordinator for the University is Ms. Deborah Wilkins, who can be contacted via email at deborah.wilkins@wku.edu or by phone at (270) 745-5396. Additional information regarding Title IX is accessible via WKU''s https: // www. wku.edu/titleix/ website.

Information concerning educational programs offered by WKU are provided at: https:// www. wku.edu/atwku/academics.php

Application Instructions:

The following items must be submitted through this electronic talent management system by September 24, 2021. Expressions of interest will be considered as they are received until the position is filled:

  • Cover Letter describing how your experiences would match and benefit the needs of the program.
  • Current Curriculum Vita
  • Copies of all graduate-level academic transcripts
  • Copies of, or links to, representative publication
  • Names and contact information of three reference providers will be collected during the application process. Reference letters will be requested by the Search Committee through an online process at a later date.

    You will receive email confirmation once you have successfully completed the application process.

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