Company Name:

University of Montana


Missoula, Montana

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Assistant Professor, Clinical Child Psychology

Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Education:


Date Posted:

September 9, 2019

Assistant Professor in Child Clinical Psychology

The University of Montana, Department of Psychology, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in our APA-accredited clinical psychology program to begin Fall, 2020. UM, the College of Humanities and Sciences, and the Department embrace diversity as a core value. Applications from persons with diverse backgrounds are especially welcome. A Ph.D. degree in clinical psychology is required at the time of appointment. Duties include contributing to the graduate child and school emphases in teaching and research; undergraduate teaching; and supervision of doctoral and master’s research and clinical practica. A typical teaching load is two courses per semester, with the potential opportunity for online teaching in the future. Courses may include child interventions, child assessment, and developmental psychology. We seek candidates with an established record of excellence in teaching and research; area of research specialization is open. Clinical licensure eligibility in Montana is required.

The Department of Psychology, located in the College of Humanities and Sciences, has 17 full-time faculty members and currently offers Ph.D. degrees in clinical psychology, school psychology, and experimental psychology. Our Ph.D. programs in clinical and school psychology are APA-accredited with an on-site training clinic. The department offers excellent opportunities to develop teaching and research interests that bridge department and college areas. New faculty members are provided research support including lab space, a reasonable teaching load, and start-up funds for equipment. Salary is competitive in the region. Faculty members are expected to develop strong research programs in their areas of interest and are encouraged to collaborate with faculty and students in other departmental research areas.

The University of Montana is the state’s flagship university, with a student enrollment of approximately 10,000. The town boasts small-town charm with big-city sophistication – and amenities. Situated in the recreational center and health services hub of Western Montana, the department has a vibrant faculty and a close connection with our students and the broader community. Missoula is home to a wide range of renowned writers, artists, musicians, and outdoor enthusiasts, in addition to being a wonderful place to raise a family.

The university seeks to attract collaborative, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber. The University of Montana is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and gender diverse individuals. The application materials are available in an alternate format upon request. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ preference in accordance with state law.

UM is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action: Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always"; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

Further information about the department is available on our web page at

How to Apply

Priority Application Date: October 7, 2019

Applications should be received by October 7, 2019. Position is open until filled, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply go to UM jobs website at

Applicants must submit all application materials to be considered for the positions. Complete applications must include:

  • Cover letter addressing the qualifications
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Statements regarding research program and teaching philosophy
  • Summary of teaching evaluations
  • Names and contact information for three (3) professional references

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment. In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference - Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References - *References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing - Individual hiring departments at UM-M may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility - All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

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