Palo Alto University (PAU) invites applications for up to three tenure-track faculty positions in Psychology at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor for an appointment starting Fall 2020.
The University seeks candidates with research, teaching, and/or clinical practice expertise in one or more of the following areas (alpha order): Black and African American mental health; child, adolescent, and family psychology; ethnic and racial minority mental health; psychological assessment; and statistics and quantitative research methods. The position(s) involve teaching courses and mentoring doctoral, master’s, and undergraduate students; running an active and productive program of research that includes the supervision of graduate and undergraduate student research; and engaging in department and university service.
Qualifications: Positions require a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in clinical psychology or a related field. Prior experience teaching and mentoring is desired. License or license-eligibility as a psychologist is preferred. Interest and/or experience in developing new academic programs in psychology is a plus. Many PAU students are first-generation students. Successful candidates must be able to engage and support students of color, women, LGBTQ+ students, and other underrepresented groups, and will be interested in participating in initiatives that aim to increase inclusivity.
Psychology Department Information: The Psychology department has two APA-accredited doctoral programs (a PhD program and the PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium, a joint PsyD program with the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford University), an undergraduate completion program in Psychology offering majors in Psychology and Social Action, and Business Psychology, a master's program in Psychology with plans for expansion. The Ph.D. program includes three areas of intensive training: classroom instruction, clinical practice, and research. It has seven areas of emphasis: LGBTQ, Child and Family, Diversity and Community Mental Health (DCMH), Forensic, Meditation and Psychology, Neuropsychology, and Trauma. PAU operates an in-house community clinic, the Gronowski Center, and advanced students are placed at off-site practicum placements around the Bay Area, including VA Medical Centers, community clinics, and schools.
Institutional Information: PAU is dedicated to education with an emphasis in the behavioral and social sciences. PAU offers a collegial and productive work environment in the San Francisco Bay Area, a competitive salary, and an attractive benefits package. The students at PAU reflect the diversity of the area, are engaged in their education, and committed to improving the lives of others. PAU’s core values include social justice and cultural competency, and the university received the 2017 American Psychological Association Suinn Minority Achievement Award for excellence in the recruitment, retention and graduation of ethnic minority students. Palo Alto University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Application Procedure: Please submit: 1) a cover letter stating interests and fit; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) three letters of recommendation, including the contact information for the references; 4) two to three reprints or pre-prints of scholarly work; and 5) a sample of teaching evaluations (including supervisory evaluations if available). Review of applications will begin immediately; applications received before October 15 are guaranteed full consideration. Materials should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions should be directed to Search Committee Chair Dr. Matt Yalch at email@example.com.