Job Details

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • Position Number: 2989825
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - Psychology

Department Chair, Clinical Psychology - DC Campus

Job Description
About the Clinical Psychology Program at the Washington DC Campus

The Clinical Psychology Program at the Washington DC Campus is a flagship program at The Chicago School. The Washington DC program started in 2010 and is accredited by the American Psychological Association. The program is known for its active and engaged student body, nationally and internationally recognized faculty, and dedication to social justice and diversity. Graduates of the Clinical Psychology Program go on to be highly sought-after practitioners and experts in their field. The Clinical Psychology Program is committed to racial/ethnic, LGBTQ, and gender diversity among our faculty and student body. Diverse candidates are strongly urged to apply. The campus is located in downtown Washington, DC, and is in close proximity to numerous cultural and recreational opportunities.

The Role in Brief
The Department Chair of the Clinical Psychology Program at the Washington DC Campus of The Chicago School is the academic leader responsible for the success of this core program, including program strategy and growth, accreditation, academics, faculty, admissions, and student success. The Department Chair reports directly to the Campus Dean at the Washington DC Campus.

This position will be based at the Washington DC Campus, with opportunities for flexible work arrangements.

Primary Areas of Responsibility
  • Program Strategy, Development, and Maintenance of Accreditation
  • Maintain collegial and supportive relationships with relevant accrediting and professional bodies and ensure completion of required reporting or documentation
  • Ensure the program meets all quality, relevance, and currency standards and goals
  • Develop strategic academic and budget plans for department, including recommendations derived from the assessment and program review process

    Programmatic Oversight: Academics and Administration
  • Lead the Clinical Psychology program through all significant academic and administrative decisions and milestones across the year
  • Create and maintain a course schedule and operations schedule; ensuring students have the on-ground support necessary to support their educational goals
  • Develop and manage to an annual budget in accordance with university guidelines

    Faculty and Staff Management and Support
  • Hire and manage all full-time and adjunct faculty for the program, ensuring all faculty meet or exceed established quality standards, achieve performance goals, and support institutional and campus priorities
  • Supervise all faculty-driven activities, including teaching, advisement, dissertation support, and any other essential activities to meet the department's academic goals
  • Facilitate all program faculty meetings
  • Steward an inclusive culture among faculty, staff and students that promotes inclusive decision making and integrating diverse perspectives

    Oversight of Program Admissions and Student Success
  • Manage all programmatic admissions support, including reviewing admissions files, interviewing prospective students, and making admissions decisions
  • Drive all grassroots recruitment activities for the department, including academic partnerships, referrals, and events
  • Manage all programmatic activities to support student success and retention

  • Licensed, doctoral-level clinical psychologist (doctorate must be from an APA-accredited program) with credentials and expertise that are consistent with the mission of the department and the institution
  • 5+ years of teaching experience at the post-secondary level is required
  • 3+ years of experience as an academic administrator is preferred
  • Strong people development skills, including experience with providing opportunities and support for faculty and staff to excel at supporting student engagement and success
  • Ability to manage competing priorities through effective delegation of key activities to faculty and staff to ensure timely execution of administrative priorities
  • Ability to use exceptional interpersonal communication skills to communicate decisions, build consensus, and effectively motivate and collaborate in a matrixed environment
  • Experience working with diverse audiences and building an inclusive workplace culture

    About The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
    The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is a growing nonprofit university with seven in-person locations across the United States, an online campus, and education partnerships worldwide. The Chicago School is a minority-majority university with 6,000+ students across 35+ degree programs in psychology, behavioral health, nursing, and health sciences. The Chicago School is committed to creating a diverse pipeline of future professionals who will fundamentally improve the health and well-being of future generations of diverse communities.

    Founded in 1979 by a group of psychologists and educators, The Chicago School has grown into a dominant and globally respected leader in the fields of psychology and behavioral health sciences and has a burgeoning nursing and health sciences presence. Today, The Chicago School has an annual operating budget of nearly $150M and employs nearly 600 full-time faculty and staff.

    As an institution, The Chicago School is deeply committed to student success, innovation, and community impact. Our students are meaningfully connected in their communities, donating more than 1.2 million service hours per year through field work and practicum opportunities.
    As a leading educator in psychology, The Chicago School is committed to creating a diverse pipeline of future professionals who will positively impact the mental health and well-being of the individuals and communities they serve.

    The Chicago School is part of the TCS Education System, a nonprofit system of colleges advancing student success and community impact.

    The Chicago School of Professional Psychology offers a generous compensation and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work for a leader in the field of education. Some of our key benefits include: generous paid time-off, medical and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement, professional development, and regular employee appreciation events.

    The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Please note: For the protection of faculty, staff, students and all who enter our facilities, The Chicago School requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, with limited exemptions, as a condition of employment.

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