Company Name:

Pepperdine University


Los Angeles, California

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Assistant/Associate Professor

Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Education:


Date Posted:

November 29, 2018

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Assistant Professor of Psychology - Pepperdine University


PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY – THE PSYCHOLOGY DIVISION OF THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AND PSYCHOLOGY: announces an opening for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor.  The faculty position will contribute to the education and training of our masters and doctoral students in Psychology. We seek applicants with a strong commitment to preparing culturally competent clinicians.



The Psychology Division offers five graduate programs: an APA-accredited PsyD program, an MA in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, an M.A. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in working with Latino/a communities, an MS in Behavioral Psychology, and an M.A. in Psychology. Our students represent the diverse mosaic of Southern California, with over forty percent of our student body from ethnically diverse populations. Pepperdine places a high priority on sustaining a multiculturally competent faculty and encourages applications from candidates who will enrich and contribute to diversity at Pepperdine.  The faculty position will involve a primary assignment to a Pepperdine graduate campus in West Los Angeles, Irvine or Encino, CA. Pepperdine University is an independent Christian university related to the Churches of Christ, committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values, where students are strengthened for lives of purpose, service, and leadership.

Applicants should possess an earned doctorate in psychology or a related field such as family therapy from a regionally accredited institution, clinical experience, teaching experience at the university level, commitment to supervising clinical dissertations, and evidence of current scholarship. The applicant should also be licensed or license eligible as a Psychologist, LMFT, or LPCC. Tenure-track faculty are expected to teach graduate level courses in Psychology, develop a productive research program, and chair clinical dissertations. We seek applicants with demonstrated multicultural awareness, knowledge, skills, and commitment relevant to preparing mental health professionals to work effectively with culturally diverse populations. Applicants should have experience working with and teaching about multiple dimensions of diversity, intersectionality, and social justice issues as consistent with professional guidelines for practice with diverse populations from APA and AAMFT. 

Applications should include: a letter that indicates teaching interests (courses within our current masters and doctoral curriculum), areas of clinical and research focus; a statement regarding the applicant’s participation in a community of faith; a vita that includes the names of three references; and reprints of selected publications. Please apply at

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2019, and will continue until the position has been filled.   

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