Research Professor – Full Time (28 views)

Sterling, VA, USA
December 18, 2020

The Institute for the Psychological Sciences at Divine Mercy University (DMU), in collaboration with McLean Hospital, the largest psychiatric affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is pleased to invite applications for the position of Research Professor in the area of Spirituality and Mental Health. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to establish and build a research laboratory with this specific focus. Generous multi-year, grant-funded research start-up funds are in place for this project. The position will be based in Sterling, VA and will commence during the Spring Semester of 2021, and no later than Fall 2021.   Salary is competitive. 

The Research Professor will be responsible for hiring and supervising one or more Postdoctoral Research Fellows and Research Assistants, establishing daily operating procedures for the laboratory, and collaborating with other clinical and research faculty employed at the Institute for the Psychological Sciences, as well as researchers from McLean Hospital. Duties will include but not be limited to the following activities:  Establish an active research laboratory specific to the area of Spirituality and Mental Health, collect and analyze data, disseminate research findings in high quality peer reviewed publications, and participate in service-related committee work as appropriate. The selected candidate will also assist the DMU doctoral program with some teaching and supervision of student dissertations.


  1. A strong record of academic achievement including an established record of publication in peer reviewed journals (focus on Spirituality and Mental Health preferred but not required)
  2. Proficiency in clinical research designs and data analytic methods
  3. Ability to supervise graduate-level research and mentor students
  4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and problem-solving skills
  5. Ability to work collaboratively and flexibly within a multidisciplinary team consisting of both researchers and clinicians.

To be considered, please submit the following: 

  1. current curriculum vitae, 
  2. official transcripts for all post-secondary education (unofficial transcripts should be submitted through the applicant portal and official transcripts requested and mailed to Divine Mercy University, Attention PsyD Faculty Recruitment, 45154 Underwood Lane, Sterling, VA 20166; or email to 
  3. a list of references from three higher education professionals, 
  4. cover letter of interest that addresses the applicant’s compatibility with the DMU/IPS mission.

The Institute for the Psychological Sciences at Divine Mercy University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, actively committed to increasing diversity within its community. As required by the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, IPS does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, or disability.