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Assistant Professor, Psychology
About the Position: Assistant Professor; tenure-track, beginning September 16, 2014.
About the College/Department: The department has 29 permanent full-time faculty, including eight counseling faculty. Programs include a B.A. in Psychology and three graduate programs; M.S. programs in both Experimental Psychology and Mental Health Counseling and a M.Ed. in School Counseling (http://www.wwu.edu/psychology ). Western Washington University is a public and regional institution with competitive admissions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, approximately 15,000 students, and a strong emphasis on the liberal arts. For more information about life as an employee at WWU please access the following link: http://www.wwu.edu/eoo/docs/Selected%20Resources%20for%20Employees.pdf  

Counseling Graduate Programs: The graduate programs in School and Mental Health Counseling are fulltime, 2-year programs. Students complete their practicum experience during the Winter and Spring quarters of their first year, supervised by a clinical/counseling faculty member.
Position Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in the abnormal psychology domain, including Introduction to Abnormal Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and Senior Seminar and Correlational Research Methods and Statistics. Additional classes may include Health Psychology, and other courses within the candidate's area of expertise. The candidate may also be expected to supervise graduate counseling practicum students. The candidate is expected to develop and maintain an active research program that involves undergraduate students.
Required Qualifications:
  • PhD in Clinical or Counseling Psychology to be completed by September 2014
  • Eligible for licensure in Washington State as a Psychologist
  • Demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate courses in the Department of Psychology in abnormal  psychology and to supervise practicum students in the Mental Health Counseling program
  • Active program of research and publication record commensurate with experience
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Research focus in Health Psychology and/or Aging
  • Experience mentoring students in research
  • Experience working effectively with diverse students and faculty
  • Experience teaching undergraduate courses such as correlational research methods and statistics, and/ or health psychology
  • Graduate of APA accredited program
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty and staff across disciplines, within and outside of psychology
Academic Emphasis: Psychology
Job Location: Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Bargaining Union: United Faculty of Western Washington
Application Instructions and Requested Documents: Application materials must be submitted via WWU’s Electronic Application System for Employment (EASE) at http://www.wwu.edu/jobs . The applicant should include (1) a letter of application, (2) a detailed vita, (3) a statement describing your teaching approach and experience and evidence of skills as an instructor, (4) a statement describing your research experience and plans, (5) a statement describing your clinical supervisory approach and experience 6) copies of publications,(7) graduate transcripts mailed by the institution(s). Please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent by the respondent to the Search Committee at psyfacsearch@wwu.edu
Other Information: Please address questions about the position to Deborah.Forgays@wwu.edu, Chair, Clinical Psychology Search Committee Department of Psychology; 516 High Street; Western Washington University Bellingham, WA 98225-9172
Job Posted: 7/24/2013
Closing Date Notes: Application review begins November 5, 2013; position is open until filled
Recruitment #: 130376
Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU's Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); eoo@wwu.edu

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