Clinical Psychology (Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor)

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Clinical Psychology (Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor)
College/Unit College of Humanities and Social and Behavorial Sciences
Home Department Department of Psychology
Employee Group Tenure-Track Faculty - Academic Year
Employment Status Full-Time
Position Type 10 month
Position Classification Tenure Track Faculty
Position Begin Date 08/13/2018
Position End Date
Position Summary

The Department of Psychology at Central Michigan University invites applications for a tenure- track Assistant Professor within CMU’s APA-accredited Ph.D. clinical psychology program effective August 2018. The successful candidate will join a department with 34 faculty members as a member of the Clinical Psychology Program of seven faculty. The successful applicant will have a background in health psychology broadly defined, though individuals with interest in health disparities in underserved/marginalized populations and/or integrative primary care will be given preference. In addition, it is expected applicants will demonstrate potential for developing an active, externally funded research program.

Required Qualifications

This position requires an earned doctorate in clinical psychology; ABDs will be considered, however the doctoral degree must be completed within one year of appointment. Evidence of scholarship, a commitment to quality teaching, and the ability to supervise clinical doctoral students is required. Also required is evidence of research productivity for the appropriate level through peer-reviewed journal publications, book chapters, and books. Candidates must be eligible for licensure as a psychologist in the state of Michigan. Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

Preferred Qualifications

Graduate from an APA-accredited program. Higher education teaching and student advising experience at the graduate level. Evidence of successful activity related to securing external research funding. Preference will be given to candidates with research or clinical interests in health psychology.

Message to Applicants

You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered an applicant for this position. Please include a cover letter, curriculum vita, publication reprints, as well as evidence of teaching effectiveness. Additionally, please include the name and email address of 3 references who may be contacted to provide a confidential letter of reference.
Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2018.
For further information contact Dr. Reid Skeel, Chair Clinical Psychology Search Committee, at

About the Department

The Department of Psychology offers doctoral programs in school psychology, clinical, experimental, and industrial/organizational psychology, and offers a graduate concentration in occupational health psychology. The department actively promotes collaboration with other university resources and programs including the College of Medicine, College of Health Professions, the Master of Public Health program, and the Athletics department. To learn more about the department, visit the departmental website.

Posting Begins 12/11/2017
Posting Ends
Open Until Filled Yes
Type of Recruitment External
About CMU

Founded 125 years ago, Central Michigan University is a major, national university with 26,000 students, more than 30 remote locations in the U.S. and Canada, and 225,000 alumni worldwide.
CMU offers more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels. Academic excellence is found in programs considered among the best in the nation, such as engineering, information systems, neuroscience, physician assistant, physical therapy, sales, logistics, fashion merchandising and design, advertising, marketing, public relations, and broadcasting. Central has been a pioneer in extended learning for nearly 50 years, and its online programs for undergraduates and the military, as well as its online MBA and online graduate education for teachers and school leaders, are nationally ranked.
Central Michigan University expands its academics with immersive, hands-on opportunities such as research, volunteering, study abroad, internships and leadership experiences.
The fourth-largest university in Michigan began with the mission of addressing a demand for teachers prepared and qualified to lead classrooms and educate future generations. That commitment to fulfilling unmet needs continues today through many newer programs, including our College of Medicine, which in May 2017 graduated its first class of doctors dedicated to serving medically underserved communities.
Employees have access to fitness facilities and a nationally recognized wellness program as well as health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.
With student-athletes who are expected to perform equally well in the classroom and on the field, CMU is a member of the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference. CMU Athletics regularly earns accolades for student excellence in the classroom (almost 30 percent of our students were honored in spring 2017 for GPAs of 3.5 or higher) and on the field, with frequent men’s and women’s championship seasons in sports such as football, basketball, gymnastics, field hockey, soccer, baseball and softball, and wrestling.
Central is located in a quaint, tight-knit community in the heart of central lower Michigan. Our community offers a robust mix of outdoor opportunities, family attractions, and restaurants and brew pubs. Mount Pleasant’s small-town life is complemented by cultural activities on campus, including concerts, plays and guest speakers. Mount Pleasant is an hour or two from most Michigan destination spots, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Ann Arbor, as well as the state’s sunset beaches, golf and ski resorts, and our famous “Up North” communities, state parks and lakes.

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Supplemental Questions

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Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Work Sample
  4. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
  5. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document (1)
  2. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  3. Statement of Research
  4. Personal Statement
  5. Other Document (2)