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University of Detroit Mercy
  • Position Number: 2149514
  • Location: Detroit, MI
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - Psychology

UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT MERCY
PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT


The Department of Psychology at the University of Detroit Mercy seeks to fill two (2) tenure-track positions beginning August 2021 at the rank of Assistant Professor (although outstanding candidates at another rank may be considered). The positions are in the areas of developmental psychology and school psychology.

For both positions, the successful applicants will be responsible for teaching courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels developing a successful research program; advising undergraduate students; supervising student research; and engaging in service to the program, department, college, university, and profession. For the school psychology position, primary responsibility will be to the NASP-accredited School Psychology Specialist Program. The developmental psychology position will manage the Developmental Psychology major and minor and meet graduate program needs for developmental psychology expertise.

The Psychology Department is one of the University's largest departments, with four practice-oriented graduate programs (APA-accredited Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, NASP-accredited Specialist in School Psychology, M.A. Clinical Psychology, M.A. Industrial-Organizational Psychology), an outpatient training clinic, three undergraduate majors (general, developmental, I/O) and two minors (general, developmental).

University of Detroit Mercy is located in a dynamic and growing area of Detroit that is centrally located to a variety of cultural and recreational opportunities. Detroit Mercy and the Department of Psychology have a strong commitment to social justice and to fostering an inclusive and welcoming learning environment where students, faculty, and staff thrive and succeed. Consistent with our mission and urban context, the university serves a diverse student body and is actively engaged with the community. Michigan's largest, most comprehensive private University, University of Detroit Mercy is an independent Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and Society of Jesus. The university seeks a qualified candidate who will contribute to the University's mission, diversity, and excellence of its academic community. University of Detroit Mercy is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer with a diverse faculty and student body and welcomes persons of all backgrounds.

School Psychology Position Qualifications:
- Doctorate in school psychology or a related field from an APA-accredited program
- Candidates should hold or be eligible for licensure/certification as a school psychologist in the state of Michigan
- Strong affinity for and ability to teach at undergraduate and graduate levels
- Clear evidence of research productivity or potential
- Clear evidence of the capacity to direct undergraduate and specialist-level research projects as well as doctoral dissertations
- Commitment to cultural inclusion and diversity
- The area of specialty is open, but preference will be given to applicants with potential for teaching excellence across a wide range of psychology courses, particularly related to assessment, consultation, behavior analysis, mental health intervention, and multicultural competence


Developmental Psychology Position Qualifications:
- A Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology or a related discipline
- Strong affinity for and ability to teach at undergraduate and graduate levels
- Clear evidence of research productivity or potential
- Clear evidence of the capacity to direct undergraduate and master's-level research projects as well as doctoral dissertations
- Commitment to cultural inclusion and diversity
- Area of specialization is open, with preference for research that focuses on bi-directional levels of influence of biological and social factors on behavior at any phase of the lifespan, research methods, or quantitative methods


Applications should include a cover letter that addresses research and teaching (e.g., philosophy, experience, and future plans), vitae, three recommendation letters, selected preprints/reprints, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., course evaluations, assignments), and a diversity statement (e.g., your values related to diversity, your experiences working with diverse populations, and your future plans related to inclusivity). Please upload all application materials except for letters of recommendation directly to PeopleAdmin. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly from the recommenders to Ms. Valerie Williams (williavw@udmercy.edu). Inquiries about the position may be directed to Elizabeth Hill, Ph.D., Professor and Search Committee Co-Chair, hillelm@udmercy.edu. Review of applications will begin March 15 and continue until the position has been filled.

To apply: https://www.udmercy.edu/faculty-staff/hr/jobs.php






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