Occidental College: Psychology, Assistant Professor of Health or Clinical Psychology

The Department of Psychology at Occidental College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Clinical, Health, or Community Psychology at the Assistant Professor level. The position involves teaching five undergraduate courses per year in a diverse liberal arts environment at the introductory level (e.g., Introduction to Psychology, Research Methods, Introduction to Statistics) and advanced level (e.g., Health Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, special topics seminar, supervising interns). Applicants should have their Ph.D. in Clinical, Health, or Community Psychology completed by the time of appointment (fall of 2018) and should have a strong commitment to teaching and demonstrated proficiency in carrying out a program of research. Previous teaching experience and postdoctoral research is desirable. The successful applicant will be expected to develop an independent, externally-fundable program of research that involves undergraduate research assistants and to foster contacts in the community important to our internship program. The successful applicant should also be committed to undergraduate student development and original empirical research and not private practice. We are especially interested in applicants who have interests in wellbeing, health status and care in disadvantaged populations (e.g., minority communities or women).

Occidental College is a nationally-ranked small liberal arts institution situated in Los Angeles. Occidental is located in the culturally-rich neighborhoods of Eagle Rock and Highland Park, near Caltech, the Jet Propulsion Lab, the Natural History Museum, and other major research institutions. The College is committed to academic excellence in a diverse community and supporting interdisciplinary and multicultural academic programs that provide a gifted and diverse group of students with an educational experience that prepares them for leadership in a pluralistic world. We, therefore, strongly encourage applications from candidates who will further Occidental’s mission of excellence and equity in their teaching, scholarship, and service.

Applicants should submit the following: (1) a cover letter detailing your interest in teaching in a liberal arts environment; (2) a statement of teaching philosophy that includes a discussion of your demonstrated commitment to, past evidence of, and future plans for creating equitable opportunities for learning and mentoring especially for underrepresented students (include teaching evaluations or other evidence of effective teaching and mentoring if available); (3) a statement of research interests and experience, including how students will participate in or benefit from your research; (4) curriculum vitae; and (5) three confidential letters of recommendation (request writers to send separately). Electronic application materials should be addressed to Dr. Andrew Shtulman, Chair, Psychology Search, and sent by email to [email protected]. All application materials must be submitted by October 2, 2017.

Occidental College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against employees or applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, breastfeeding or related medical condition, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristic or information, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law. We strongly encourage all underrepresented candidates, especially women and persons of color, to apply.


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last updated 10-Sep-2017