Psychology, Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) – Slippery Rock University

The Psychology Department at Slippery Rock University is seeking applicants for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2024. The Psychology Department is strategically located within the newly created College of Health Professions, which offers an excellent education for students seeking to enter the health and/or mental health fields. Our mission includes providing high quality undergraduate education, leading to diverse post-graduate and career pathways. The department offers 10 different programs, including pre-counseling, developmental, neuroscience, and others, enabling students to focus on areas of interest and develop their goals. We seek to engage students in interdisciplinary research and provide leadership opportunities to enable them to develop their skills. Diversity is strongly valued within the department, college, and university and we strive to create an inclusive environment for all individuals. Both the university and department offer a thriving campus environment and focus primarily on face-to-face class and co-curricular experiences for students.

Slippery Rock University is part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and is strongly positioned for future growth. As an institution with a unionized faculty (APSCUF), faculty benefit from union negotiated annual step and cost of living salary increases, and excellent health care, dental, vision, retirement, and family benefits, as well as full tuition waivers for faculty and their immediate family members. Details of the current contract APSCUF Contract and employee benefits PASSHE Benefits are available here. Tenure and promotion processes are transparent and structured within the APSCUF contract, and promotion leads to automatic salary increases. The position is for a 9-month contract, with regular opportunities for optional summer and winter teaching. Competitive internal grant opportunities, travel reimbursement for professional conferences, and professional development support are also widely available.

Responsibilities: The applicant will have a 4/4 teaching load of undergraduate courses. Faculty members have autonomy to develop their teaching, research, and service activities commensurate with their interests and professional goals. There are a multitude of opportunities to create interdisciplinary communities and partnerships in the department, at the university level, and within the larger community.

Minimum Qualifications: A doctoral degree in Psychology (i.e., Ph.D., Ed.D., or Psy.D.) is required. ABD applications will be accepted; the doctoral degree must be completed by August 1, 2024.

The candidate for the position must have the ability to establish an active research program, with a commitment to mentoring undergraduate students in research, and must demonstrate a commitment to the education of diverse populations. Successful performance in an on-campus interview, research presentation, and teaching demonstration on a topic area chosen by the search committee are required.

Preferred Qualifications: Candidates with one or more of the following experiences will be an especially good fit for the department. University-level teaching experience, especially for face-to-face classes and/or formal training in higher education teaching is preferred, along with specific experience teaching courses such as Abnormal Psychology, Introduction to Clinical Psychology, Psychological Testing, Research Methods, Statistics, or Introduction to Psychology. In addition, graduate level coursework in clinical or counseling psychology; interest in and/or ability to show dedication to service at department and university levels; experience in teaching APA-style writing across the curriculum are preferred.

Area of focus and specialization is open, but we particularly encourage those with Clinical or Counseling degrees from APA-accredited programs, or experience with clinical populations or the provision of mental health services to apply.

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Required documents include a cover letter addressing how job qualifications and requirements of the position are met, including a diversity statement that describes how the applicant’s teaching, research, and/or service have or will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion on the SRU campus; curriculum vitae; teaching philosophy, including, if available, evidence of teaching effectiveness; unofficial transcripts. Up to three selected reprints/preprints may be uploaded using the “Other Documents” tab.

Applicants must provide contact information for three professional references and unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by October 15, 2023. Official transcripts are required for employment.

Recommended candidates will be required to complete criminal background checks, including Act 34 Background Check and Act 151 (Child Abuse) Background Check and Federal Criminal (FBI) clearance prior to appointment.

Slippery Rock University provides an environment that respects, encourages, and promotes the talents and contributions of all. Slippery Rock University values a community with a shared sense of purpose, where people demonstrate mutual respect and appreciation. Slippery Rock University values diversity that honors and includes all persons regardless of age, creed, disability, ethnic heritage, gender, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status in academic and extracurricular endeavor, in the working environment, and in the daily life of the university community.

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, religion, age, disability, or veteran status in its programs or activities in accordance with Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Assistant Vice President of Human Resources and Compliance/Title IX Coordinator

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