The Department of Psychological Science at the University of North Carolina Charlotte is seeking candidates in the area of clinical health psychology for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin on August 15, 2023.
Required qualifications: A PhD degree from an APA-accredited Clinical or Counseling Psychology program; an established program of research in clinical psychology; a demonstrated record of (or strong promise for) external funding for research, commensurate with rank; an ability to teach and mentor a diverse student population at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; licensure (or eligibility to be licensed) as a health service psychologist in North Carolina.
Preferred qualifications: The successful applicant will be joining a diverse group of faculty who value teaching, research, and clinical practice. They will be someone who finds meaning from being in the classroom and providing high-quality, active learning experiences and who also seeks to be a productive scholar with a programmatic, externally funded line of research. Preference will be given to candidates whose research program aligns with clinical health psychology. The successful candidate will:
● Teach clinical courses at the graduate level (e.g. in assessment, therapy, interviewing), general and applied psychology courses at the undergraduate level, and courses in the candidate’s area of expertise.
● Provide research and professional mentorship to graduate students in the Health Psychology PhD Program.
● Maintain an active research agenda that engages graduate and undergraduate students.
● Contribute to the in-house training clinic, deliver clinical services, and supervise practicum students.
● Provide service to the Department, the Health Psychology Ph.D. Program, the College, and University.
● Actively contribute to the Department’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Applicants who progress to the screening interview will be asked to discuss how the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion are incorporated into their teaching, research, and clinical supervision.
This position will have joint teaching and research responsibilities in the Department of Psychological Science and the Health Psychology Ph.D. program. The Department of Psychological Science, which has one of the most popular undergraduate majors on campus, offers a BS degree, as well as MA degrees in general and industrial/organizational psychology, and it provides substantial support to the interdisciplinary Health Psychology and the Organizational Science Ph.D. programs. The Department also houses the Biobehavioral Core Lab, a shared research facility for the collection, processing, and analysis of biological specimens. The Department has recently launched an in-house clinical training clinic, The Behavioral Health and Resiliency clinic, which provides clinical services to students with the eventual goal of serving the larger Charlotte community. Department faculty and students collaborate with scholars across the university, including across the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences as well as the College of Health and Human Services, the Belk College of Business, and the Cato College of Education. The Department’s Social Justice committee actively provides specific action steps to prioritize and promote DEI, including self-reflection sessions on equity, teacher training to enhance classroom discussions about social justice and racism, and newsletters featuring resources on a variety of DEI issues.
The interdisciplinary Health Psychology Ph.D. Program (http://healthpsych.charlotte.edu) includes faculty from the departments of Psychological Science, Public Health, Communication Studies, Nursing, Applied Physiology, Health, and Clinical Sciences, as well as other relevant disciplines. It comprises three concentrations: the APA-accredited Clinical Psychology program that adheres to the scientist-practitioner training model, a Community Psychology program, and a General Health Psychology program. The program’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee, which is highly student-engaged, actively addresses ways to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion within program interactions and graduate training.
As the largest and most diverse college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences houses 21 departments in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, and military sciences, as well as 28 applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs. With its 34 undergraduate degrees, 56 undergraduate minors, 24 master’s degrees, 10 doctoral degrees, 17 undergraduate certificates, 19 graduate certificates, 23 graduate early-entry programs, and 23 honors programs, the College is connected to the world and its concerns and is particularly supportive of the greater Charlotte region.
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a doctoral, research-intensive urban university, located on an expanding modern campus. The second largest of the 16 UNC System campuses, UNC Charlotte is a diverse and inclusive institution, offering more than 30,000 culturally and ethnically varied students a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The University is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement campus and an APLU Innovation and Economic Prosperity University. It supports faculty with excellent family and medical leave policies, junior faculty development awards, internal faculty research grant opportunities, and other research opportunities. Charlotte offers a dynamic space to live, work and connect for faculty, students, alumni, and staff, with its outstanding cultural, recreational, and business amenities. As the 15 th largest U.S. city, Charlotte is consistently ranked as one of the best cities to live (#20 on the 2021-22 list by U.S. News and World Report).
Applications must be submitted electronically at https://jobs.charlotte.edu (position number: 001373). Please attach the following documents with your electronic application: (1) a letter of interest in the position explaining how you meet the requirements, (2) a statement of research, teaching, and clinical supervision interests, (3) curriculum vitae, and (4) up to three representative publications, (5) evidence of teaching, mentoring and clinical supervision
effectiveness (if available), and (6) names and contact information for three individuals who could serve as references. The selected candidate will be required to submit an official transcript of their highest-earned degree. Please contact the search committee Chair, Dr. George Demakis (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions about the position or the application process.
Review of applications will begin on October 3, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.
As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. Applicants are subject to a criminal background check.