Job Details

Pennsylvania State University
  • Position Number: 2547151
  • Location: University Park, PA
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - Psychology

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology

The Psychology Program at Penn State Behrend has an opening for a full-time, tenure-line, Assistant Professor beginning January or August 2022. We are seeking a colleague who envisions a career where both teaching and research are equally valued.

The successful candidate will be someone who finds meaning from being in the classroom and providing high-quality, active learning experiences but who also wants to be a productive scholar with a programmatic line of research. An earned doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology, or a related field, and licensure or license eligibility in Pennsylvania are required by appointment date.

The successful candidate will:
  • Teach clinical and general undergraduate psychology courses, graduate clinical courses, and courses in the candidate's area of expertise.
  • Supervise graduate internships and research.
  • Maintain an active research agenda that engages undergraduate students.
  • Advise students and provide service to the school, college, and University.


The Psychology program offers both a BA and a BS in psychology and an MA in Applied Clinical Psychology. It has laboratory space, including a sound attenuating chamber, individual testing rooms, small group rooms, and observation rooms. Other resources include an on-campus childcare center and affiliation with the Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Community Outreach, Research, and Evaluation. Technology and inter-library loan resources are excellent; internal funds are available for scholarly activity.

Penn State Behrend is an undergraduate and graduate college of The Pennsylvania State University. We are situated on a beautiful, wooded, 854-acre hillside campus with four academic schools (Business; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; and, Science.) With 5,000 students, we retain the ambience and the focus on teaching of a small college while having access to the research resources of a Big 10, R1 University. We seek faculty members who are committed both to teaching and scholarship and who value and support respect, diversity, and inclusiveness. We pride ourselves on offering our undergraduates real-life, open-laboratory, research experiences. The School of Humanities and Social Sciences has about 70 full-time faculty members, offers nine bachelor's degrees (Communication; Creative Writing; Digital Media, Arts, and Technology; Elementary and Early Childhood Education; English; General Arts and Sciences; History; Political Science; and Psychology) and one master's degree (Applied Clinical Psychology.) The school is also home to the languages and the arts. The School supports a growing, all-campus interest in research that addresses issues of women's health or energy & sustainability.

Erie, Pennsylvania, a metropolitan area on Lake Erie, with more than a quarter of a million people, is a major tourism, medical, industrial, and service area two hours from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo. We offer four seasons with cultural, sports, and recreational resources available year round. Our summers are known for festivals, miles of beaches, and water sports, while our winters provide ample opportunity for snow sports. Erie's cost of living is modest, housing is affordable, and there are four other colleges in the region.

Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

Please upload the following at time of application: a letter summarizing your experience, teaching philosophy, and research interests and a curriculum vitae. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Apply online at https://psu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/PSU_Academic/job/Penn-State-Erie-The-Behrend-College/Assistant-Professor-of-Clinical-Psychology_REQ_0000020244-1

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.





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