Assistant Professor of Psychology

Xavier University in Ohio

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted November 16, 2016
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Xavier University invites applications for three full-time, tenure-track faculty positions in the School of Psychology, beginning August, 2017. The positions are designed to support our growing focus on health psychology, broadly defined. At least two of the positions will involve teaching and supervision in our APA-accredited clinical psychology Psy.D program, and thus the candidates for these positions should have earned a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) from an APA-accredited clinical or counseling psychology program; successful candidates for these positions must also be licensed or license-eligible in the state of Ohio with expectation of Ohio license within one year of hire. The third position is open to candidates with a doctoral degree in psychology whose teaching, research, and professional work is focused on health-related psychology; this could include occupational health, health disparities, clinical health, or health-related expertise in other areas, although preference will be given to candidates whose expertise meets the current program and course needs of the School.  One of the positions may be considered at the Associate level, based on experience and credentials; the other two positions will be at the Assistant Professor level.


Successful candidates will teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels and will also be interested in and qualified to contribute to the research methods and/or statistics courses at the graduate and undergraduate level. Faculty activities include establishing an independent research program, research mentoring at the graduate and undergraduate levels, service within the School of Psychology, and providing clinical supervision to Psy.D. students (for those candidates with clinical/counseling credentials). Clinical supervision could involve training and overseeing therapeutic services provided by Psy.D. students from a specific theoretical orientation (e.g., Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), overseeing learning disability assessments, or supervising clinical students in the primary care or other health care settings.


The School of Psychology emphasizes that faculty demonstrate strong teaching and mentoring of students in scientific literacy and skills related to the responsible conduct of research at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. In addition to our large undergraduate major, we have a Master’s program in Industrial-Organizational psychology and an APA-accredited clinical doctoral (PsyD) program. We strive to work collaboratively both within and between programs, and more broadly in the inter-professional education efforts in the College of Professional Sciences, which houses programs nursing, occupational therapy, health services administration, and health economics and analytics, among its programs. The College of Professional Sciences is building an interdisciplinary approach to address population health, an emerging paradigm in health care that recognizes that health results from the transaction among multiple factors. Population health aims to reduce health disparities among different groups due to physical and social determinants of health. Candidates for the positions in the School of Psychology will be encouraged to participate in the College’s initiatives in population health and inter-professional education.  More information on the School of Psychology can be found at and about the College of Professional Sciences at


To be considered, applicants should submit a letter of interest (including statements regarding research and teaching), curriculum vitae, selected publications, and evidence of teaching effectiveness on Xavier University’s website.


Please note: Only 5 attachments can be uploaded during the application process online; consolidate documents if necessary.


Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly from recommenders to Kathleen J. Hart, Ph.D., School of Psychology Chair at For questions regarding the position, contact either of the Search Committee Co-Chairs: Nick Salsman, Ph.D. at or 513-745-4289 or Cindy Dulaney, Ph.D. at or 513-745-3535.  Review of candidates will begin January 1, 2017 and continue until the positions are filled. Xavier University is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty and student community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, people of color, other minorities, and veterans.






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