Assistant or Associate Professor of Psychology (37 views)

Kansas City, MO United States
March 14, 2019

The Health Services Psychology Department at KCU is accepting applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Psychology position. The successful candidate will teach doctoral level courses, mentor students, and serve within our PsyD program starting in July 2019. Candidates who apply are expected to be able to teach geropsych focused courses, supervise research, and chair dissertations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and teach graduate level courses appropriate to expertise, training, and background. Examples of classes to be taught include:
  • Psychopathology of Older Adults
  • Geropsychological Intervention
  • Geropsychological Integrated Healthcare & Consultation
  • Geropsychological Assessment
  • Assisting students in research in scholarly activity.
  • Advising and supervising students.
  • Providing service to the department and university.
  • Perform other duties assigned by the Program Director.

Supportive Functions:

  • Participate in developing department goals, objectives, and systems
  • Actively participate in team and University meetings


  • Doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling(PsyD or PhD) from an APA accredited program.
  • Knowledge and expertise in Geropsychology
  • Knowledge, sensitivity, and passion for diversity, multiculturalism, social justice, and community service.
  • Demonstrated success with teaching and classroom management skills.
  • Experience mentoring students.
  • Impeccable oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to employ critical thinking and analysis to solve complex problems.
  • Ability to interact successfully with academic, clinical, business, and regulatory personnel.
  • Ability to successfully work within and support a diverse environment of students and colleagues.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member to ensure that departmental goals are met by providing support to staff, and always keeping students’ and graduates’ best interest as a priority.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office applications

Performance Expectations:

Integrity Demonstrating respect, honesty and professionalism

CompassionCaring for students, patients, and colleagues and all humanity

Excellence- Achieving quality in all that we do

CollaborationWorking with others to recognize diverse perspectives and achieve mutual goals

Intellectual CuriosityPursuing personal and professional growth

InnovationEmbracing new practices to improve outcomes

HeritageRemain true to our Midwestern values and the guiding principles of osteopathic medicine

Physical Requirements:

  • Physical dexterity sufficient to use hands, arms, and shoulders repetitively to operate a keyboard and other office equipment, use a telephone, access file cabinets and other items stored at various levels, including overhead
  • Ability to speak and hear well enough to communicate clearly and understandably with sufficient volume to ensure an accurate exchange of information in normal conversational distance, over the telephone, and in a group setting
  • Ability to continuously operate a personal computer for extended periods of time (4 or more hours)
  • Mental acuity sufficient to collect and interpret data, evaluate, reason, define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, make valid judgments and decisions

The essential physical and mental requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.