Faculty Member in LGBTQ Clinical Psych at Palo Alto University

Oct 17, 2017

Title: Assistant or Associate Full-time Faculty Member in LGBTQ Clinical Psychology at Palo Alto University

Palo Alto University (PAU) invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor in LGBTQ clinical psychology, with competitive salary, for an appointment starting Fall 2018.  Tenure-track or teacher-scholar faculty lines are both options for the position depending on applicant’s fit, background, and preference. 

Seeking candidates with expertise in LGBTQ psychology to complement our LGBTQ Area of Emphasis in our APA-approved doctoral program in Clinical Psychology, and our strong commitment to diversity and cultural competence in our research, teaching, and clinical practice. A major and essential role of the position will include providing supervision to pre-doctoral students and directing PAU’s Sexual and Gender Identities Training Clinic (SGIC), an LGBTQ specialty clinic housed within the University’s in-house training clinic, the Gronowski Center. An active and productive research program with the ability to mentor graduate students in their area of scholarship is preferred, but not required. Similarly, the faculty member may also choose to teach courses in the applicant’s area(s) of expertise within PAU’s doctoral, master’s, and bachelor’s programs in psychology.

Applicants should have clinical expertise in assessment and treatment with diverse LGBTQ clients.  Prior experience supervising and/or teaching is desired, but not required. We seek candidates who can contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. Applicants must have a Ph.D. from a clinical, counseling, or school psychology program, have completed an APA-accredited internship, and be eligible for licensure in California.

Application Procedure:

Applicants should electronically submit: 1) Cover letter stating interests and fit, 2) CV, 3) Three letters of recommendation (indicate names and emails for recommenders within cover letter), 4) Sample reprints or pre-prints of scholarly work; 5) Statement of clinical supervision and mentoring philosophy related to the assessment and treatment of diverse LGBTQ clients; and 6) Sample teaching evaluations (including supervisory evaluations if available). Review of applications will begin immediatelyand continue until the position is filled. Materials should be submitted to Diana Tran (dtran@paloaltou.edu). Questions should be directed to Dr. Kimberly Balsam at kbalsam@paloaltou.edu, search committee chair.

Institutional Information: PAU has two APA-accredited doctoral programs (a PhD program and a joint PsyD program with the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford University), an undergraduate completion program in Psychology offering majors in Psychology and Social Action and Business Psychology, a master's program in Psychology with plans for expansion, and a CACREP-accredited mental health counseling master's program with emphases in Marriage and Family Therapy and Counseling. PAU offers a collegial and productive work environment in the San Francisco Bay Area, a competitive salary, and an attractive benefits package. The Ph.D. program includes three areas of intensive training: classroom instruction, clinical practice, and research.  It has seven areas of emphasis: Child and Family, Diversity and Community Mental Health (DCMH), Forensic, LGBTQ, Mindfulness and Meditation, Neuropsychology, and Trauma.  PAU operates an in-house community clinic, the Gronowski Center, and advanced students are placed at off-site practicum placements around the Bay Area, including VA Medical Centers, community clinics, and schools. 

As an institution, PAU highly values and supports education and programming related to diversity, and recently was selected for the 2017 American Psychological Association Suinn Minority Achievement Award for excellence in the recruitment, retention and graduation of ethnic minority students. Seediversity.paloaltou.edu for details about PAU diversity resources, culture, and programming. PAU’s student body is diverse, engaging, and highly invested in their education and in improving the lives of others. Palo Alto University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.



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