Palo Alto University seeks applicants at the Associate or Full Professor rank for an open position as Director of Clinical Training in our APA-Accredited Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology to begin Fall 2020.
This position is open to candidates with an interest and expertise in providing leadership and management for the training and educational experiences of Ph.D. students in Clinical Psychology program. Specific duties of the DCT include:
Providing direction for the doctoral program in a way that embodies the mission, vision, and values of Palo Alto University and the Department of Psychology;
Collaborating with the Office of Professional Advising and Development (OPAD) to provide oversight of the clinical training of doctoral students;
Teaching six quarter units per academic year
Providing students support and solutions during their educational experience
Working collaboratively with others across the University to promote inclusive excellence in training, education and research
Engage in ongoing program evaluation to enhance students’ competency development and ensure alignment with APA Standards of Accreditation
Work with Institutional Research Office and faculty colleagues to complete APA annual reports and reaccreditation self-study
Qualifications: The position requires a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in clinical psychology or a related field and academic experience at the Associate or Full Professor rank. Prior experience as a Director of Clinical Training, Associate Director of Clinical Training, or other academic leadership role(s) strongly preferred. License or license-eligibility as a psychologist preferred. Many PAU students are first-generation students. Successful candidates must be able to engage and support students of color, women, LGBTQ+ students, and other underrepresented groups, and will be interested in participating in initiatives that aim to increase inclusivity.
Psychology Department Information: The Psychology department has two APA-accredited doctoral programs (a PhD program and the PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium, a joint PsyD program with the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford University), an undergraduate completion program in Psychology offering majors in Psychology and Social Action, and Business Psychology, a master's program in Psychology with plans for expansion. The Ph.D. program includes three areas of intensive training: classroom instruction, clinical practice, and research. It has seven areas of emphasis: LGBTQ, Child and Family, Diversity and Community Mental Health (DCMH), Forensic, Meditation and Psychology, Neuropsychology, and Trauma. PAU operates an in-house community clinic, the Gronowski Center, and advanced students are placed at off-site practicum placements around the Bay Area, including VA Medical Centers, community clinics, and schools.
Institutional Information: PAU is dedicated to education with an emphasis in the behavioral and social sciences. PAU offers a collegial and productive work environment in the San Francisco Bay Area, a competitive salary, and an attractive benefits package. The students at PAU reflect the diversity of the area, are engaged in their education, and committed to improving the lives of others. PAU’s core values include social justice and cultural competency, and the university received the 2017 American Psychological Association Suinn Minority Achievement Award for excellence in the recruitment, retention and graduation of ethnic minority students. Palo Alto University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Application Procedure: Please submit: 1) a cover letter stating interests and fit, administrative experience and interests, and areas of specific teaching and research expertise; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) three letters of recommendation, including the contact information for the references; 4) two to three reprints or pre-prints of scholarly work; and 5) a sample of teaching evaluations (including supervisory evaluations if available). Review of applications will begin immediately; applications received before October 15 are guaranteed full consideration. Materials should be submitted to email@example.com. Questions should be directed to Dr. Kimberly Balsam, Psychology Department Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.