Company Name:

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth


Dartmouth, Massachusetts

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Assistant/Associate Professor

Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Full Time

Date Posted:

November 21, 2018

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Assistant Professor in Psychology

Assistant Professor in Psychology (2 positions)

Department of Psychology

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth


The Psychology Department at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth announces openings for tenure-track positions at the assistant professor level in clinical psychology and social psychology, both starting September 1, 2019.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology: The successful candidate will teach graduate courses in the Clinical Psychology MA program and clinically-related undergraduate courses. Examples of courses that might be assigned include: graduate clinical supervision courses (e.g., practicum), family therapy, evaluation techniques, behavior modification, and multicultural counseling. Our Clinical MA program trains licensed mental health counselors, and our students are recruited by employers in a variety of clinical settings. This position requires clinical experience and knowledge of community mental health policy and practice. In addition, we seek candidates who fit with our philosophy of training students in the use of empirically-supported treatments such as behavior therapy, CBT, DBT, etc. The successful applicant will be expected to remain clinically active to maintain clinical skills and contacts. Scholarship is a requirement of the position and publishing in peer-reviewed contexts will be necessary to earn tenure. Candidates with exceptional research qualifications may be considered for prior credit toward tenure and promotion. 

Assistant Professor of Social Psychology: The successful candidate is expected to develop an active program of research, seek and attain external funding and demonstrate teaching excellence. The standard teaching load is three classes per term, although grant-funded buy-out is permitted. Potential course assignments for this position include introduction to psychology, statistics (graduate and undergraduate), content-based methods, social psychology, and other undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate’s area of expertise that support the department’s BA and MA in psychology.

Special Instruction to Applicants:

For more information about these positions including required and preferred qualifications, please navigate to For more information about the psychology department, please see our website at 

To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications of the position, and complete contact information for three professional references. Questions regarding the position should be sent to the Department Chair, R. Thomas Boone at

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is one of five UMass campuses, located on the South Coast of Massachusetts between Cape Cod and Rhode Island in a region well known for its beautiful beaches and scenic harbors. About an hour from Boston and 45 minutes from Providence, the South Coast provides opportunities for rural or urban living with access to major metropolitan areas and pristine natural beauty.

UMass Dartmouth employees and applicants for employment are protected by federal laws, Presidential Executive Orders, and state and local laws designed to protect employees and job applicants from discrimination on the bases of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, military service, veteran status or other non-merit based factors.

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