Company Name:

California Lutheran University


Thousand Oaks, California

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology

Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Education:


Date Posted:

September 26, 2019

Assistant Professor - Clinical Psychology

Assistant Professor - Clinical Psychology

Position Category: Faculty

FLSA: Exempt

FTE: .75

Location: Oxnard

University Background:

Cal Lutheran has recently become a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and McNair Institution, and we are looking for candidates with a demonstrated commitment to and success working in diverse, multi-cultural and multi-racial communities, particularly in mentoring African American, Latino/a, and Native American students. Cal Lutheran encourages applicants from all faiths, and advocates for justice and fairness for all people. Cal Lutheran is an accredited, private, comprehensive university that engages students in critical inquiry and is dedicated to educating leaders for a global society. The campus is located midway between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, and is home to more than 2,800 undergraduate and 1,250 graduate students who come from 35 countries and represent a variety of faiths. 45.2% of Cal Lutheran students are from underrepresented groups.

Basic Function:

The California Lutheran University Graduate School of Psychology (GSoP) invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track positions in our APA -accredited PsyD Program in Clinical Psychology beginning in August 2020. Applicants must have a PhD or PsyD in Clinical Psychology at the time of appointment and must be licensed or able to become licensed as a psychologist in the State of California within two years of employment. The successful candidate for this position must demonstrate outstanding commitment to doctoral teaching, clinical training, and dissertation research mentorship as well as a record of scholarly productivity.

Primary responsibilities include teaching doctoral-level courses in clinical psychology, including courses that address both the applied and scientific foundations of psychology. Applicants who can teach courses in any of the following applied content areas are strongly encouraged to apply: mood and anxiety disorders, personality disorders, substance use, eating disorders, gender and sexuality, or couples and family therapy. Applicants should also be able to teach at least one of the following courses in the scientific foundations of psychology or research methods: cognitive and affective aspects of behavior, biological aspects of behavior, social psychology, tests and measurement, quantitative research methods, or statistics.

Additional duties include developing a program of research that engages graduate students, participating in ongoing program development within the PsyD program, serving on faculty committees, and establishing collaborative relationships within the University and broader community. Because Cal Lutheran is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI ), applicants who can demonstrate both a commitment to improving access to higher education and effective mentoring of students from underrepresented backgrounds will be particularly competitive.

The GSoP has 10 core faculty members in a School that is comprised of a PsyD program in Clinical Psychology, Master of Science programs in Clinical Psychology and Counseling Psychology (MFT emphasis), and two large community counseling centers that provide low-fee Spanish and English clinical services (over 10,000 appointments annually). For faculty interested in research with clinical populations, the clinics provide individual, couples, family, group, and child services to community members with mild to moderate mental health issues and currently offer specialized programs in intimate partner violence, dialectical behavior therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy.

The PsyD program accepts 17 students per cohort and distinguishes itself by having small classes, a caring faculty and staff, state of the art facilities and technology, and a rigorous curriculum designed to train students in accordance with APA's Profession-wide Competencies. The program is committed to training students to integrate practice and research, develop competency in research and scholarship, and appreciate human diversity by serving the underserved. The PsyD program fully upholds and furthers the value of diversity as stated by the University and seeks to recruit and retain faculty, staff, and students from diverse and under-represented groups.

Representative Duties:

Provide academic instruction to students through lecture; assess and develop student communication skills and higher-order thinking skills through appropriate assignments and activities. E

Advise and instruct students regarding programs of study, lifelong learning resources, and effective study skills; refer students to support services, programs, resources, and other professionals as appropriate. E

Observe and evaluate student performance in meeting course objectives and student learning outcomes through assignments, projects, discussions, and examinations; provide feedback in a timely manner to student inquiries in class, online, or during established office hours. E

Plan and organize instruction according to approved course outlines and student learning outcomes to maximize student learning in alignment with program and university mission/goals; implement the student performance objectives as listed on the official course outline of record. E

Maintain current, accurate records of course enrollment, attendance, student academic progress, and student learning outcomes.

Evaluate and select instructional materials such as textbooks, manuals, software, and tools in collaboration, as appropriate, with other faculty; order instructional materials according to campus bookstore procedure to ensure timely delivery. E

Perform related duties as assigned.

E=Essential Duties

Knowledge Of:

Research methodology

Applied statistical methodologies commonly utilized in applied psychology

Basic content areas of scientific psychology

Current theory and practice within clinical psychology

Principles and best practices of effective teaching

Ability To:

Demonstrate a thorough and accurate knowledge in the subject field or discipline

Deliver course curricula in support of various learning styles

Exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of students.

Exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the needs of students with disabilities.

Integrate current and emerging instructional delivery technologies into the learning process to enhance teaching and the educational experience

Maintain professional standards that protect student confidentiality

Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, using tact, patience, and courtesy

Establish and maintain effective working relationships

Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action

Demonstrate commitment to professional excellence and continuous growth within subject field or discipline

Minimum Qualifications:

A PhD or PsyD degree in Clinical Psychology (or closely related field) from a regionally accredited institution. ABD’s will be considered for appointment at the instructor level, with the expectation of degree completion prior to the start date.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to applicants from APA accredited doctoral programs in clinical or counseling psychology who are licensed or license-eligible in California.

Experience or ability to teach at the doctoral-level, in particular research methods or statistical courses, courses in psychological science, and experience or ability to chair dissertations.

Posting Number: Faculty000112019

Desired Start Date: 08/24/2020

Open Date: 09/16/2019

Close Date: 11/4/2019

Open Until Filled: No

Application Instructions:

We look forward to reading your application! Review of applications will begin November 4, 2019. Please apply on-line at

Make sure to include the following with your application:

1) Cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications of the position and how you are prepared to support the HSI designation of Cal Lutheran and adapt to the needs of underrepresented and first-generation students

2) Curriculum vitae/resume

3) Statement of teaching philosophy that addresses your experience and/or motivation to teach and mentor underrepresented and first-generation students. As part of this statement, describe which of the applied and scientific foundation/research areas needing coverage you could teach and your relevant experience and/or qualifications in the area(s).

4) Statement of research including how you would involve graduate students in your research program.

5) Diversity Statement: Please submit a statement regarding your awareness of diversity as it pertains to the clinical, research, and professional practice of psychology.

6) If you are not yet licensed as a psychologist in California, please submit a timeline demonstrating your plan for becoming licensed within two years of employment.

7) 3 letters of reference (to be uploaded through the “postings” portal)

To apply, visit

California Lutheran University is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment for all persons, regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by applicable law. No person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any program, activity or facility of the University on the basis of these factors in a manner consistent with applicable federal and state laws, regulations, ordinances, orders and rules, and University’s policies, procedures, and processes.

Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process can be provided to individuals with qualifying disabilities. Please contact the Human Resources Department for further information or to request an accommodation.

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