Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology (107 views)

Position Description

The Department of  Psychology at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) invites applications for a Tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor (Academic Year) with the appointment starting in Fall 2023.

At CSUDH, we celebrate and respect diversity in all forms that include every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varied abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. CSUDH is seeking applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the University’s mission, vision, and core values.

For more information: Mission, Vision, and Core Values.

Department of Psychology

The College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences is one of six main instructional academic units of the university. The Psychology Department, an academic unit within the college, offers its students the option to pursue a wide variety of areas in the study of human and animal behavior while simultaneously providing a solid foundation in research and scientific aspects of the field of psychology.  For students with a general interest in psychology, many of our courses are fundamental in understanding oneself and relating to others more effectively. At the undergraduate level, the Department of Psychology provides opportunity for the study of different aspects of the field. At the graduate level, the Department of Psychology provides the option to pursue the MA in Psychology with a focus on clinical psychology or health psychology. For undergraduate and graduate students interested in the research and scientific aspects, courses on the application of the scientific method to the study of human and animal behavior are offered. For those with applied interests, courses relating to counseling, clinical, and health psychology as well as behavioral medicine, industrial and organizational psychology, computers, and service in community agencies are offered.

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The Position

The candidate’s area of specialization will be Clinical Psychology or Counseling Psychology. Responsibilities will include teaching a subset of the following undergraduate courses (Introduction to Clinical Psychology; Measurement, and Senior Seminar) and graduate courses  (Individual Assessment, Neuropsychology, Psychotherapeutic Techniques, Psychopharmacology, and Advanced Research Methods).  The candidate would teach and mentor both graduate and undergraduate students to help meet that demand in our program.  Other duties include committee work and maintaining an ongoing research program involving students. Candidates should be prepared to begin or continue their research agenda upon hiring. In addition, the candidate will be responsible for supervising and chairing graduate student theses in the Clinical Psychology and/or Health Psychology MA programs. The candidate is expected to establish and maintain an active research laboratory; the specific area of research is open but must include research focusing on  diverse populations. Existing faculty in the Psychology Department desire establishing a mental health clinic, which would offer supervised clinical training experiences for Clinical Psychology graduate students in the MA program who are pursuing their professional clinical counselor license (LPCC). The candidate must be licensed or license-eligible to support students seeking these clinical training experiences and be interested in leading or participating in the development of the training clinic.


The primary responsibilities of faculty members are to teach (four courses per semester with opportunities for release for the first two years), maintain an active research program, advise students, mentor graduate student thesis projects, and serve on department, college and university committees. The appointment will be effective for the 2023/2024 academic year and will begin in August 2023 (with a reduced teaching load).    


Required Qualifications

  • Applicants must have experience in teaching and working with colleagues from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.
  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology/Counseling Psychology or related field by start of appointment.
  • Research experience (e.g., peer reviewed publications and/or externally funded grants) and experience mentoring graduate and/or undergraduate students.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach or prepared to teach courses listed in the “Position” section.
  • Licensed or license-eligible psychologist to support graduate students seeking to become a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Evidence of effective teaching and other instructionally-related activities.
  • Demonstrated experience of research with diverse populations.
  • Interest in and/or commitment to serving underserved communities.

Employment Requirement

Background Check

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Interim Policy

The California State University (CSU) is committed to safeguarding the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities we serve, as well as maintaining higher education access and attainment for our students, as such, we embrace a comprehensive strategy designed to reduce the likelihood of transmission of the COVID-19 virus.  The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption if eligible.  Any candidate advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The system-wide policy can be found at:

Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy may be sent to .

Mandated Reporter Per CANRA

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.