Highly regarded for its instructional quality, focus on engaged learning (through undergraduate research, internships, study abroad, living-learning communities and civic and community engagement), and strong commitment to diversity, Millersville University of Pennsylvania (MU) is a learner-focused institution located in historic Lancaster County, known for its excellent schools, vibrant arts community, affordability and proximity to Baltimore, Philadelphia and NYC. MU enrolls about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students. We seek individuals who embrace our public mission and value exploration, professionalism, integrity, inclusion, and compassion.
The Psychology Department of Millersville (PA) University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position with specialization in clinical psychology beginning August 2021. Responsibilities include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, supervise graduate students in therapy courses and consult with agencies supervising grad students in field placements, advising students, scholarly work and department and university service.
Effectively teach students both in assigned courses and outside-the-classroom settings (e.g., student research, service learning, etc.), advise students, and carry out other assigned professional responsibilities in support of student learning and success. Faculty are expected to engage in undergraduate/graduate student research/thesis supervision. The academic-year workload for full-time faculty is 24 workload hours and faculty must hold a minimum of five office hours per week on no fewer than three different days. Expected to teach undergraduate courses such as social psychology, psychology of racism, general psychology, research design and statistics and/or tests and measurements, and graduate courses such as applied social psychology and research design and statistical analysis. Expected to assist in the evaluation of graduate core competency exams (CCEs). Faculty are expected, per the Collective Bargaining Agreement Article 4, to engage in professional responsibilities such as curriculum development and update; learning outcomes assessment for courses and programs; participating in department, college, and university meetings and workshops. Candidates must be willing to teach day, evening and/or weekend classes and conduct classes on and off the Millersville campus through multifaceted teaching strategies for face-to-face classroom delivery and/or web-enhanced or web-based formats. Actual assignments will depend upon department needs. Candidates are expected to fulfill all contractual obligations.
Provide service on an ongoing basis by contributing professionally to department and university governance outside the classroom for the university, professional community, and community at large, in a participatory, developmental, or advisory capacity.
May include but is not limited to: Supervise student teachers / interns / co-ops / independent studies / individualized instructions / theses / dissertations. Student teachers are supervised in area schools. Other reasonable duties assigned within the faculty member's field of competence.
The Department of Psychology, in the College of Education and Human Services, is comprised of 17 full-time faculty members. All of these professors hold doctoral degrees and represent the many dimensions of psychology. Faculty areas of expertise include developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, psychopathology, applied behavior analysis, social psychology, health psychology, learning and memory, neuroscience, school psychology, and statistics and research design. The Department of Psychology is housed within the Susan P. Luek Hall, serves nearly 400 undergraduate and 160 graduate students, and contains a clinic which is used for research and training purposes. The department has three graduate programs including master's degrees in School Psychology, School Counseling, and Clinical Psychology. The Clinical Psychology graduate program offers two tracks for obtaining a master's degree in clinical psychology. Students have the option of taking a 42 credit track suitable for entering a doctoral program or a 60 credit track designed to meet the academic requirements for a licensed professional counselor.
Master's degree plus ABD in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA accredited Ph.D. program.
Must have Doctorate by November 1, 2022. An official transcript must be submitted as proof of completion. (In the event that the doctorate is not completed by the specified date, the faculty contract will be terminated effective as of the end of the second year of employment.).
Eligible for licensure in Pennsylvania.
Knowledge and skills to teach graduate courses in clinical psychology including cognitive-behavioral therapy, cognitive therapy, behavioral assessment and therapy, psychopathology, and other clinically relevant courses (including supervision of students in clinical courses).
Knowledge and skills to teach undergraduate courses such as general psychology, abnormal psychology and other clinically-related courses.
Evidence of a strong commitment to excellence in teaching.
A record of conducting and supervising research activities and a commitment to continue doing so.
Knowledge of, successful completion of graduate coursework in, and training in Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, and CBT.
Commitment to a CBT orientation.
Commitment to serve diverse populations.
Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues.
Successful interview, teaching demonstration, reference checks and 3 background clearances.
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and/or coursework, training, and experience conducting diagnostic and intellectual assessments and treatment of individuals with significant psychopathology.
Clinical experience with clients across the lifespan.
Experience as a clinical psychologist.
Knowledge of, successful completion of graduate coursework in, and training in DBT.
Experience supervising graduate students in therapy courses, field activities and placements.
Evidence of teaching effectiveness.
Established line of research.
Evidence of service activity.
Essential Functions:It is critical that instructors perform the following functions:
Teach undergraduate and graduate courses for a total of 24 contract workload hours per academic year (i.e., eight sections per academic year).
Prepare course syllabi, lesson plans, instructional materials, and assessment instruments.
Foster student learning and professional development.
Teach day and evening classes as scheduled.
Special Instructions to Applicants:A complete application comprises the following:
A cover letter summarizing how the applicant's education and experience match the required qualifications of the position.
A current curriculum vitae.
Copies of registrar-issued unofficial transcripts for all degrees conferred and in progress (the successful candidate will be required to provide registrar-issued official transcripts from the issuing institution(s) directly to the Provost's Office by the start date).
A statement of teaching experience/philosophy, up to two-pages in length, that demonstrates the ability to teach in a laboratory, applications based curriculum.
Three current letters of reference (applicant to submit names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of individuals who will be contacted to upload current letters of reference directly to a confidential website).
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application materials far enough in advance of the full consideration date to allow time for their references to respond. If you choose to provide additional documentation, please upload these items as optional documents.
Please do not link your application to the position until you have uploaded all of the required documents and any optional documents you want to provide. You will not be able to change the materials submitted or upload any new additional materials, after the application process has been completed and you receive a confirmation number.
Quicklink for Posting/Requisition: 8331
Internal Number: 8331
About Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Millersville University is a top-ranked university in the North, with more than 100programs, some of which are uniquely distinctive to the region and nation. We have a strong academic history guided by industry-leading professors. Our faculty members are recognized to be fiercely passionate about their students’ overall success. Our student body is rich in diversity and is known to be enthusiastically driven towards excellence while being socially conscious. Our beautiful 250-acre campus contains classic architecture, mixed with state-of-the-art, energy-saving structures and a historic pond with two resident swans. Access to extraordinary faculty, a historical campus setting and an extremely high job-placement rating are the reasons our alumni rate us as a smart life choice.