Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology; University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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Working Title:Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology
Position Number02120989
DivisionCollege of Letters and Science
DepartmentB4879 PSYCHOLOGY
Position TypeFaculty
Appointment TypeTenure Track Faculty
FLSA StatusExempt
Posting TypeFaculty & Instructional
Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)Situated on the shores of the largest system of freshwater lakes on earth, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee provides a world-class and affordable education to 25,000 students from 90 countries. As an R1 research and access university, we are committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment that values excellence in research and teaching. We want to attract, retain, and grow a diverse staff that honors unique experiences and perspectives, and we take pride in the diversity of our student body, faculty and staff, and programs.

The Psychology Department places a premium on excellence in teaching and scholarly research. As a result, we are one of the most dynamic and productive departments at UWM. The faculty are recognized experts in their various disciplines as well as accomplished teachers.
Job SummaryThe University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) Department of Psychology invites applications for a tenure-track position in our APA-accredited Clinical Psychology Program. The appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor. UWM is a Carnegie Research 1 institution. The Clinical Psychology program is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The department has rich collaborative connections with the Milwaukee community and area hospitals (e.g., Medical College of Wisconsin, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Rogers Memorial Hospital, Milwaukee VA Medical Center, LGBTQ+ Community organizations).

We are planning multiple tenure track faculty position hires in the next few years spanning the areas of health equity research and clinical neuropsychology. We will fill one position in either of these areas this year.

For the position in health equity research (broadly defined) we seek to hire a candidate whose research program is focused on diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in mental health. This could include, but is not limited to, investigation of factors leading to, maintaining, and/or exacerbating inequities in mental health or access to care; risk and resilience factors related to systemic oppression, marginalization, and discrimination; social drivers of mental health; research programs with a focus on populations affected by inequities (e.g., racial and ethnic minoritized individuals, LGBTQ+ individuals); culturally-affirming intervention or assessment approaches (e.g., cultural adaptations of existing approaches); dissemination and implementation science; community-engaged approaches, population health approaches, global mental health, and multiculturalism or multicultural education. These examples are not exhaustive and we envision a wide range of programs of research would match the position.

New hires would teach a newly developed graduate multicultural psychology course required by our accrediting body. They would also supervise doctoral students learning to conduct psychotherapy. At the undergraduate level, we currently have only two undergraduate courses which focus on multiculturalism, only one of which is taught by a faculty member in our health psychology program. This is a growing and necessary field of study in psychology, particularly clinical psychology, and any undergraduate courses taught by the new health equity faculty member would be popular.

For the Clinical Neuropsychology position we seek to hire a candidate who can demonstrate excellence in research, teaching and mentorship. We welcome candidates with a wide range of research expertise in human clinical neuropsychology research across the developmental spectrum, although there are particularly strong collaborative opportunities in the department in the areas of child and adolescent neurodevelopment, longitudinal research, and neuroimaging methods (see details below). We are seeking candidates with teaching, research or clinical expertise in the areas of cultural neuropsychology, assessment, neuropsychological diagnosis and feedback, neuroimaging, and intervention techniques to contribute to our SCN/Division 40-listed predoctoral specialized training in Clinical Neuropsychology. Candidates must be license-eligible, while board-certification eligibility in neuropsychology is preferred (to bolster training environment) but not required. Students and faculty are actively involved in national neuropsychology organizations (e.g., APA/SCN, INS, NAN, EMA, WIN, Society for Black Neuropsychology, Hispanic Neuropsychology Society, ANST) and our predoctoral training model is aligned with current Houston Guidelines (and we aim to align with updated Minnesota 2022 Education and Training in Clinical Neuropsychology guidelines). Collaborative relationships with neuropsychology/neuroimaging departments in the wider Milwaukee area are encouraged and opportunities to conduct assessments and supervise training in our Psychology Clinic are available.
Minimum QualificationsPh.D. in Clinical Psychology or Comparative DisciplineLicensure or eligibility for licensure as a Psychologist in Wisconsin and eligible for listing in the National Register of Health Service Providers in PsychologyResearch interests in either clinical neuropsychology or health equity research
Preferred QualificationsStrong potential for extramural fundingDemonstrated research productivityPostdoctoral trainingPotential to collaborate with current facultyTeaching interests in areas that support core clinical program curriculumExcellence in graduate and undergraduate teachingExperience working with colleagues and mentoring students with a diverse array of perspectives and backgrounds
Application InstructionsApplications will be considered beginning November 18, 2022 until the position is filled. All applications should be submitted online at

Complete applications will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching interests, and a statement of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (upload to “Other Document 1”). Candidates should arrange for 3 letters of reference confidentially uploaded by referees using the reference module.
Application Deadline
Continuous (Open Until Filled?)Yes
If Continuous, Initial Review Date11/18/2022
Position Contact NameRyan Shorey and Krista Lisdahl (co-chairs)
Contact Phone414-229-4570 or (414) 251-5530
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Applicant Documents

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  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. Other Document 1
  4. Research Interest
  5. Teaching Philosophy

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