Assistant Professor - Clinical Psychology #001580

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Posting Information

Posting Number FAC197P
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Classification Title Assistant Professor
Working Title Assistant Professor - Clinical Psychology #001580
Department Psychology
Position Summary

Western Carolina University seeks an Assistant/Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology to begin August 1, 2018. This is a 9-month full-time tenure-track position. Application review will begin December 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

This faculty member will teach a combination of undergraduate courses (for example, General Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Health Psychology, Human Neuropsychology, Biological Psychology, statistics and research methods) and graduate courses (for example, Advanced Psychopathology, Courses in area of expertise, assessment and/or intervention courses) depending upon specific area of specialization. Importantly, as a teacher-scholar, the faculty member will be expected to establish and maintain a program of meaningful disciplinary research that is engaging to and inclusive of both undergraduate and graduate (master’s and doctoral) students. Supervision of student theses and dissertations are expected. WCU is an engaged regional comprehensive university, and all faculty are expected to use their professional knowledge and skills in service to the institution and the external community. In this regard, the clinical psychology faculty member should expect to play an active role in training, supervising, and supporting graduate students in our public-facing Psychological Services Clinic.

Carnegie statement

WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for this Position
Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate degree (PhD or PsyD) from an APA accredited program in clinical psychology or a closely related field in psychology is required (ABD will be considered with evidence supporting realistic anticipation of completion by start date. The doctorate degree must be completed before the appointment begins).

Preferred Qualifications

Previous teaching experience is desired. Demonstration or potential for developing an independent research program. Desirable: Comfort in teaching within a scientist-practitioner model graduate program with a cognitive-behavioral orientation, emphasizing empirically validated practices and interventions.
Licensed or license- eligible in North Carolina as a Practicing Psychologist is desired.

Position Type Permanent Full-Time
Number of Hours Per Week
Number of Months Per Year 9

Posting Text

Open Date 09/06/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Hard copy application materials will not be considered. Please apply online. Attach the following: A letter of application, a curriculum vita, a copy of graduate unofficial transcripts, and a list of three references (with contact information, including phone numbers).

Application review will begin December 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

For questions or additional information, please contact Dr. Kia Asberg, Chair, Search Committee 828.227.3451


Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

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Credential Verification

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.


Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, and veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. List of references
  5. Teaching Philosophy
  6. Other Document
Optional Documents

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