Director/Faculty LGBT Specialization
In the Master of Arts Psychology Program (MAPP)
Beginning Fiscal Year 2019-2020
Reports to: Chair, Master of Arts in Psychology Program (MAPP)
Classification Level: Core Faculty
Percentage of Effort: 100%
GENERAL SUMMARY: The Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology Program (MAPP) at Antioch University in Los Angeles has reopened job announcement a full-time Director Core Faculty position that begins fiscal year 2019-20, in an unranked system. We seek a faculty member to develop and lead our nationally recognized specialization in Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender (LGBT) Affirmative Psychological Studies within the Program, including curriculum development; administrative responsibilities and community outreach; also the ability to incorporate the various philosophies of LGBT Studies (e.g., essentialism/social constructionism; modernism/postmodernism; assimiliationism/liberationist) and to deepen knowledge about the identity, culture, sexuality and spirituality of all the stakeholders (e.g., lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, allied) and their intersectional relations with race, ethnicity, class and ability. The Director must be knowledgeable of the research in affirmative studies (the non-pathologizing approach that seeks to value LGBT ways of being, from the 19th Century to the current moment), and also how to reformulate existing counseling theories from the affirmative lens. As a national spokesperson for LGBT Studies and psychology, the Director must be able to speak to the national press and also be able to curate national figures to present at Speaker Series and Conferences. The position also includes teaching six (6) units per quarter, (some evenings and Saturdays) participation in faculty meetings, student advisement, and other assigned duties. In addition, the position oversees clinical training sites sponsored by the LGBT Specialization. The Position reports to the Chair of the MAPP.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching six (6) units per quarter including some evening/Saturday teaching; leadership for the LGBT Affirmative Psychological Studies Specialization; national spokesperson to the press; writing that includes promulgating learning derived from the LGBT Specialization; outreach to the larger LGBT and psychological community; working with the Chair to hire instructors and staff and manage instructors and staff; regular communications to the student body about upcoming lectures, speakers; managing staff of associates and work-study students; producing budgets for various cost centers, including scholarship funds; managing the LGBT Specialization’s Social Media venues; working with the LGBT Specialization’s clinical training sites; maintaining current donors and participating in fundraising activities for the LGBT Specialization and its clinics; overseeing the annual conference at Antioch held by the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapy Association (LAGPA) student advisement and review of student academic progress; and other duties as needed. Antioch University Los Angeles reserves the right to change the duties of the job description at any time.
UNIVERSITY RESPONSIBILITIES: The Faculty member may be asked to serve on campus committees and is expected to participate in the work of the faculty.
QUALIFICATIONS: An earned doctorate in Psychology or terminal degree in related field from regionally accredited institution required. A qualified candidate with a masters in Clinical Psychology whose primary experience and concentration is demonstrated to have been in the domain of LGBT Affirmative education and clinical practice. A demonstrated record of successful teaching experience at the graduate level, commitment to diversity and social justice. Significant record of publication and/or relevant clinical or community professional experience related to gay/lesbian/bisexual/ transgender psychological studies (e.g., clinical; community; activism; publication).
Desiderata include: Those with a doctorate in Psychology or terminal degree must have clinical licensure or license-eligible. Experience as full-time faculty member. Those with a masters in Clinical Psychology must have clinical licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist for a minimum of 5 years. Experience at minimum as a part-time graduate faculty member for 5 years. Psychodynamic, depth psychology and/or queer theory (postmodern) theoretical orientation, with capacity to work well with diverse theoretical orientations. Program development experience.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
HOURS OF EMPLOYMENT: This is a 100% position. Evening and/or Saturday teaching may be required.
BENEFITS: Benefits include medical and dental insurance, paid holidays, sick and vacation, prescription drug card, life insurance, disability option, and pension plan.
COMPENSATION: Salary range is $65,000 - $75,000 per year
Qualified applicants are required to submit:
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Antioch University provides equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected classification.