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Clinical Assistant Professor: Nine month position;- Position ID: 995913

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

Instructor in Clinical or School Psychology

Department of Psychology

Western Kentucky University aspires to be the University of choice for faculty and staff who are dedicated to helping advance academic excellence. True to its spirit, WKU offers an inviting, nurturing, and challenging work environment, which is responsive to the needs of a diverse and ambitious learning community. WKU's main campus is located on a hill overlooking the city of Bowling Green (population est. 60,000), and is acclaimed as one of the most beautiful in the nation. In addition, WKU serves the communities of Elizabethtown/Fort Knox, Glasgow and Owensboro through its regional campuses. We invite you to consider WKU as a place where your academic and professional dreams can be realized.

The Psychology Department ( is seeking qualified applicants for a one-year Instructor position in either Clinical or School Psychology to staff a newly created Psy.D. program. The combined clinical and school psychology Psy.D. program anticipates accepting its first class in the fall of 2015. In addition to the Psy.D. 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.

Responsibilities for the position include conducting scholarly research and publishing, teaching graduate coursework and an occasional undergraduate course, advising undergraduate and graduate students, guiding thesis and dissertation research as well as serving on thesis and doctoral committees, and collaborating with area schools and agencies. Collaboration with other faculty in the administrative oversight and clinical training in our on-campus clinic is also expected.  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.

Position Qualification: Applicants must have an earned doctorate in Clinical or School Psychology by the August 15, 2015, anticipated starting date. Candidates must be licensed or license-eligible and are expected to obtain licensure from the Kentucky Board of Psychology. Applicants must demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and to maintain an active program of scholarly research.

To apply, submit a cover letter describing how your experiences would match and benefit the needs of the program, a current curriculum vita, three letters of recommendation, and copies of all graduate-level academic transcripts. Review of complete application materials will begin April 3, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. All application materials should be addressed to Dr. Rick Grieve and emailed to Michelle Hanley at Letters of recommendation will be accepted as email attachments directly from the reference. All email correspondence should have “Psychology Department Faculty Search” in the subject line.

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 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, veteran status, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices 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.

Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify The Office of Equal  Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services at (270) 745- 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.

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 Last Modified 3/19/15