Assistant Professor Psychology, Xavier University

Assistant Professor Psychology

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FacultyCincinnati, OH  •  ID:2456-433  •  Full-Time/Regular

The School of Psychology at Xavier University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank, beginning August 2022. The position will support our APA-accredited clinical psychology doctoral (Psy.D.) program and undergraduate major

Xavier University is part of the 500-year-old Jesuit Catholic tradition of academic excellence in the liberal arts and is strongly committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity.  These values are central to our mission.  We strive for a climate of respect and inclusiveness that welcomes and supports members from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, is committed unreservedly to open and free inquiry, and deliberately seeks out multiple perspectives.  Thus, the successful candidate will be able to engage diverse groups of students in learning opportunities. 

The Psy D program provides generalist, practitioner-scientist training. Students also select to receive additional training in one or more tracks: Child and Adolescent, Individuals with Severe and Chronic Psychopathology(ISCP), and Clinical Health Psychology across the Lifespan (HCPALS).  In addition to our Psy.D. program, we have a large undergraduate major. We strive to work collaboratively both within and between programs in psychology, and more broadly in the inter-professional education efforts in the College of Professional Sciences.

Our faculty teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and typically have a 3/3 teaching load. Additional activities include establishing an independent research program, research mentoring at the graduate and undergraduate levels including supervision of empirical Psy.D. dissertations, service within the School of Psychology, and providing clinical supervision to Psy.D. students. Clinical supervision typically involves directly training and overseeing therapeutic and/or assessment services provided by Psy.D. students to members of the Xavier student body in our on-campus training clinic.

The position is open to clinical and counseling psychologists of various theoretical orientations and areas of expertise. We are particularly interested in applicants whose area of expertise and experiences allow them to contribute to the School of Psychology in one or more of the following ways:

  1. Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives;
  2. Teaching research methods courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate level;
  3. Teaching Psy.D. students acceptance and mindfulness based interventions; and
  4. Teaching Psy.D. students assessment techniques.

In addition to describing their professional expertise, applicants are encouraged to articulate how their lived experience would contribute to a diverse and multicultural community within the School of Psychology.

Xavier University is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, skin color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. 

For more information on the School of Psychology, go to, and for more information about our faculty, go to Information about the College of Professional Sciences can be found here: For questions regarding the position, contact the School of Psychology Search Committee: Karl Stukenberg (, Jen Gibson (, or Kyle Stephenson ( 

To be considered, applicants should submit a letter of interest that addresses the applicant’s research, teaching, and ability to participate in creating an inclusive environment in the classroom and university setting; curriculum vitae; selected publications; and evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as student or peer evaluations). These materials should be submitted on Xavier’s website.  Please note: only five attachments can be uploaded during the application process online; consolidate documents if necessary.

In addition to the above, three letters of recommendation should be sent directly from the recommender to  

Review of candidates will begin on November 19, 2021 and applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Xavier University will require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 3, 2022.  Newly hired employees will be required to provide vaccination status upon on-boarding.  Vaccine exemptions may be granted for medical and religious reasons.