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Two Assistant Professors of Clinical Psychology; Nevada State University [Henderson, NV]

  • 30 Aug 2023 1:02 AM
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    Apply at - position R0138686 

    Job Description

    Nevada State University's department of Psychology and Counseling invites applications for two Assistant Professors of Clinical Psychology to start August 2024. 

    The preferred candidates will be passionate about fostering student success among a highly diverse undergraduate student population and will have exhibited excellence in high-quality teaching at the undergraduate level, including involving undergraduates in research. The candidates should be able to teach core courses in the psychology curriculum (General Psychology; Statistics or Research Methods; Capstone) as well as courses in clinical psychology (e.g., Abnormal Psychology; Psychological Assessment; Anxiety Disorders; Trauma). Faculty teach 24 credits per academic year (four courses per semester) in which half of the faculty's instructional load is dedicated to core courses in the psychology curriculum.

    The review of applications will begin October 16, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Direct questions to Kelsey Estrada, Administrative Assistant, at

    About Psychology & Counseling at Nevada State:

    The Psychology & Counseling Department offers a bachelor of arts in psychology and a minor in counseling that is focused on addiction and substance abuse. Students who major in psychology begin their coursework in the General BA degree, but have the option of choosing one of our new specializations: Clinical and Mental Health, Developmental, or Intergroup Dynamics and Social Equity. We are dedicated to providing students with rigorous academic preparation in the science of psychology, requiring all majors to complete one of three capstone courses. This preparation emphasizes an empirical approach to the study of psychology with a concerted focus on the use of research methodology and evidence-based strategies to better understand and solve problems. Ultimately, our program aims to cultivate well-rounded students with the knowledge, critical thinking skills, and lifelong learning skills needed to succeed in the workplace and/or in graduate school. 

    You will join a growing program of seven full-time faculty whose areas of expertise span counseling, neuroscience, health, social, personality, and developmental psychology. As a growing institution, faculty have opportunities to develop programming to strengthen our curriculum. Faculty are also provided with supported professional development opportunities to strengthen their teaching and scholarship. Visit our department website to learn more about the psychology program.

    Diversity and Inclusion Statement:

    Nevada State University, a four-year Minority Serving public institution with a statewide mission, is dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning and committed to the advancement of a diverse and largely under-served student population. Designated a Hispanic Serving (HSI) and Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Institution (AANAPI), Nevada State is a university where teaching and student support are valued above all else.

    A majority of our students are first generation, racial/ethnic minorities, parents, and/or returning students, of which 45% are Hispanic, 12% are Asian/Pacific Islander, 11% are Black/African American, 25% are White, and 7% are multiracial.

    We celebrate the storied backgrounds of our campus community. We operate with a shared commitment to represent and serve the diverse population of Nevada and to encourage the exchange of ideas that respects and honors the lived experiences of our students, staff, and faculty. We foster a culture of inclusive excellence so our members can live authentically, fully engage, and flourish. In order to strengthen the university and progress its mission, the university dedicates itself to intentional and ongoing reflection to meeting the evolving needs of Nevada State University, the surrounding communities, and the State of Nevada.

    We seek applicants who are passionate about working with this promising student population and collaborating with faculty and staff across departments to make a lasting impact in developing our institution and our community. 

    We encourage you to highlight your background in fostering an inclusive campus culture and supporting the success of students who are historically underrepresented in higher education.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Teach 24 credits per academic year, which amounts to 4 courses per semester.
    • Teach lower- and upper-level courses in Psychology in a variety of formats (e.g., in-person, hybrid, online). Approximately half of this instructional load will be dedicated to core courses in the psychology curriculum (General Psychology; Statistics or Research Methods; Capstone).
    • Mentor major/minor students and serve on departmental and college-wide committees.
    • Engage in scholarly activity within your discipline or in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology (e.g., PhD, PsyD) or a related field (e.g., DSW). (Candidates who are ABD are eligible with the expectation that the doctoral degree will be completed by July 31, 2024.)
    • Demonstrated excellence in teaching and a genuine interest in joining Nevada State.
    • Demonstrated dedication to or interest in working with a diverse student population.
    • Ability to teach:
    • Eligibility to work in the United States without sponsorship (Nevada State does not sponsor employment-related visas).

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Interest in mentoring undergraduates in research.
    • Experience in web-based learning management systems.
    • Experience with (or desire to teach) online, hybrid, or evening classes.

    Rank, Salary & Benefits:

    9-month, Tenure track. Budgeted salary for this position is $72.000. Nevada State University offers excellent benefits, including 17.50% retirement match, beginning balance of 30 sick leave days, 12 paid holidays, educational benefits, and three health insurance plans that can be supplemented with flexible spending accounts or health savings accounts.

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