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Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, Bridgewater State University

  • 18 Oct 2022 4:10 PM
    Message # 12958899



    Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, Dept. of Psychology


    Department Summary

    The Department of Psychology at Bridgewater State University is pleased to announce a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in clinical psychology to start Fall 2023. Our department houses one of the largest undergraduate majors on campus, as well as an MPCAC-accredited Clinical Psychology MA program. We are particularly interested in hiring a teacher-scholar whose area of specialization emphasizes on treatment in marginalized communities (e.g., psychotherapy, working with children and adolescents, community-based intervention, behavioral medicine in racially minoritized populations, assessment with BIPOC) and who is interested in contributing to the social justice mission and excellence of our department through their teaching, research, and service. We are seeking candidates who understand the barriers facing students belonging to marginalized groups and who have demonstrated experience with diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice with respect to teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service.

    Bridgewater State University is a public four-year comprehensive university in southeastern Massachusetts serving over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students via opportunities for close student/faculty interaction and a commitment to social justice. BSU faculty enjoy career stability, with robust union support, competitive salaries, excellent benefits including a pension option for retirement plan, and a clear path to tenure with over 90% of tenure-track faculty earning tenure. Two-thirds of our students are first-generation college students, students of color, and/or Pell Grant recipients; BSU is committed to the achievement of academic excellence by students from diverse backgrounds. Professional development opportunities are abundant on our campus, including through the Office of Teaching and Learning, the Martin Richard Institute for Social Justice, and the Office of Institutional Diversity. BSU is primarily a teaching institution, with ample opportunity for research. Internal funds are available for faculty scholarship and professional travel, and the psychology department has a large subject pool and ample lab space. Undergraduate research is especially emphasized at BSU, with internal grant funding set aside specifically for mentored student research projects. Faculty members at BSU earn course credits for mentoring honors thesis students and for supervising research lab students.

    Bridgewater State University was awarded a 5-year NSF Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) grant, which supports alliances among institutions of higher education to design and implement strategies that increase the number of historically underrepresented STEM faculty and promote systemic change. The grant provides a number of benefits to participating faculty, including course reduction and funding for establishing a research agenda, travel support, and cohort activities across the three institutions.

    Bridgewater State University is an inclusive community dedicated to the lifelong success of all students; focused on the continuous improvement of its people; and is responsible for leading innovation that benefits Southeastern Massachusetts, the commonwealth, and the world. Bridgewater’s accessible environment of teaching and learning stimulates critical thinking and the pursuit of new knowledge and deeper understanding. The teaching and learning environment at Bridgewater also cultivates meaningful and diverse interpersonal relationships and fosters an appreciation for global engagement aimed at transforming lives and improving the human condition.

    Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is reflected in our institutional values, which ensure that all students are supported and succeed.

    Bridgewater State University is equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. Members of underrepresented groups, and those committed to working in a diverse cultural environment, are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Essential Duties

    This position involves teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, including Research Methods and other courses related to the candidate’s specialization/interests. Graduate-level courses in our Clinical Psychology master’s program could include Adult and/or Child/Adolescent Psychotherapy, Evaluation Techniques, courses in candidate’s area of specialization; graduate-level courses are scheduled in late afternoon to early evenings. Other responsibilities include mentoring clinical interns and/or students completing fieldwork (counted as part of teaching load), advising graduate and undergraduate students, engaging in scholarly activity, and providing service to the department and university.

    Review of applications will begin October 31, 2022.

    Required Qualifications

    Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, or related field on or before September 1, 2023.

    Applicants should have the ability to meet the responsibilities identified above and present evidence of excellent teaching, scholarship, and commitment to diversity, inclusion, and social justice. Applicants should have experience as the primary instructor for at least one psychology course. Applicants must be either currently licensed or license-eligible in MA.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Preference will be given to applicants who are strongly committed to justice, equity, inclusion, and diversity in public higher education. They should also have the potential for teaching excellence, the ability to work collaboratively, and a commitment to master’s level graduate coursework. The Psychology Department particularly seeks applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education who are interested in contributing to the university’s teaching and social justice missions.

    Special Conditions for Eligibility

    Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

    COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

    This position must comply with the University Covid-19 Attestation requirement. All employees must be fully vaccinated and complete the Covid-19 Attestation upon hire.

    Medical or Religious Exemptions

    An employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on the existence of medical contraindication to vaccination. In addition, an employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on a sincere religious belief. In both cases, an employee will be required to submit documentation to support the request for an exemption. Employees who secure an exemption may be required to take additional precautions in the workplace and are strongly encourage to test weekly through the university’s Wellness Center.

    We are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome, and included.

    EEO Statement

    Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.

    Special Instructions to Applicants

    Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position:

    • A minimum of three (3) professional reference entries in space provided on the application form.
    • CV
    • Cover Letter
    • Teaching Statement (i.e., a description and examples of your approach to teaching and an explanation of the courses you prefer teaching and how you have infused diversity, inclusion, and equity into your teaching), followed by evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., formal teaching evaluations, if available)
    • Statement of Research Interests (including how you have and can promote diversity, inclusion, and/or social justice in your research/scholarship and/or professional work), to be uploaded under “Portfolio.”
    • Equity and Inclusion Statement- a personal statement on a candidate’s past efforts to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion. The equity and inclusion statement is an opportunity for candidates to discuss scholarship, professional skills, and demonstrable experience that would enhance the university’s efforts to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Equity and inclusion statements will be considered as part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidates’ application materials.

    We do not require letters of recommendation be submitted until candidates are considered for phone interviews.

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