The Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences, Loyola University Chicago (LUC) invites applications for the Frank J. Kobler Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology, starting in academic year 2023-2024. As an urban-based Department of Psychology, we are dedicated to mentoring a diverse student body, many of whom come from under-represented and under-served populations. The Department currently has over 25 tenured or tenure-track faculty, serves 1,800 undergraduate psychology majors and more than 600 neuroscience majors, and has three PhD programs (Developmental, Clinical, and Social). For more information about the department, please visit its website at https://www.luc.edu/psychology/.
As part of a university-wide, multiyear hiring initiative that embraces diverse perspectives and voices, the department seeks applicants in Clinical/Community Psychology who employ community participatory research methods to understand and promote health/mental health equity and address contexts that contribute to disparities (e.g., poverty, inequality, discrimination, oppression). This could include community partnered approaches to understanding community needs, developing community-driven solutions, designing prevention approaches, translating basic research into evidenced-based community interventions, or informing and advocating for policy that addresses racial inequality.
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the Clinical PhD program, and to teach one or more undergraduate course(s) in as well as graduate courses in, for example, Clinical Psychology, Community Psychology, Assessment, Health Psychology, Family Psychology, Community Participatory Research Methods, and/or Statistics. Preference will be given to candidates who use multiple or mixed methods research approaches. The successful candidate will also demonstrate (a) an ability to maintain a vigorous, ongoing program of research and publication, (b) the potential to secure external grant funding to support that research, (c) an ability to contribute in a substantial way to the university’s mission to promote social justice and equity, and (d) engagement in transdisciplinary research across the campuses.
The candidates will have a Ph.D. in Psychology at the time of appointment. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and teaching and have a record of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship, grant-funded research, and student mentorship. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to mentor and support students from diverse backgrounds. We especially encourage applications from candidates from under-represented groups. We also encourage applications from scholars committed to interdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across different subfields and disciplines) and the successful pursuit of external grants. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.
Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2022 and continue until the positions are filled.
LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce, and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity – including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees. Thus, we encourage applicants from all backgrounds, especially those traditionally underrepresented in psychology. For additional information about Loyola’s current anti-racism initiatives, see
As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a transformative education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission. For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at www.luc.edu/transformativeed.