Clinical Assistant or Clinical Associate Professor of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University

Requisition ID:  20592

Clinical Assistant or Clinical Associate Professor of Psychological Sciences

Job Summary

The Clinical Psychology Program in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University invites applications for a full-time, fiscal year (12-month) non-tenure track Clinical Assistant or Clinical Associate Professor position with an anticipated start date of Fall of 2022. This position offers a unique opportunity to contribute to training in a research-focused, clinical science doctoral program in a position that combines clinical supervision, teaching, and involvement in supporting the Department’s research mission.

Primary responsibilities of the position include ongoing direct clinical supervision of adult outpatient psychotherapy, teaching of graduate students in the clinical psychology Ph.D. program, oversight and review of external practicum placements, and formal evaluation of students’ developing clinical competencies. In consultation with the faculty, this position will have latitude in identifying the treatment focus of the adult outpatient clinic in the Purdue Psychology Treatment and Research Clinics (PPTRC; in a way that balances students’ training goals with the needs of the community we serve. As such, the area of specialization in clinical service delivery is open, but the applicant should demonstrate a commitment to evidence-based practice of psychology as well as an empirically-informed approach to supervision, consistent with the orientation of the doctoral program. This faculty member may also contribute to undergraduate teaching in courses focused on various topics in clinical psychology. Although there is no expectation that the candidate will develop an independent program of research, interested candidates will also have opportunities to contribute to ongoing research initiatives within our department (for a full list of Purdue research centers see:

Applicants with a demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion are preferred.

Program Description

The Clinical Psychology Program has been fully accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1948 and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS) since 2018. To learn more about the Clinical Psychology program, and the Department of Psychological Sciences, please visit  Clinical Psychology is housed in the Department of Psychological Sciences, which is the largest Department in the College of Health and Human Sciences ( Purdue’s West Lafayette (main) campus is located one hour north of Indianapolis and two hours south of downtown Chicago, has ten academic colleges with an enrollment of 44,500 students from over 133 countries. The diverse greater Lafayette/West Lafayette community ( has a population of approximately 200,000, and a low cost of living.

Application Procedure

Applications must include (1) cover letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a statement describing clinical expertise and interests; (4) a statement describing clinical supervision/teaching philosophy and approaches, and (5) a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement.  In addition, (6) arrange to have 2-3 letters of reference submitted to (or contact the chair of the search committee if you prefer to request letters later in the search process). Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Purdue University’s Department of Psychological Sciences is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and future goals to contribute to diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence in their primary duties, and to the climate of the Program more broadly.

A background check is required for employment in this position. Questions regarding the position may be sent directly to Susan South, PhD, Chair of the Search Committee (

Equal Opportuity

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. Purdue University is committed to maintaining a community which recognizes and values the inherent worth and dignity of every person. In  pursuit of its goal of academic excellence, the University seeks to develop and nurture diversity. All qualified applicants for employment will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability or status as a veteran.