University of Alaska Anchorage - Faculty Search

Assistant Professor of Psychology (PCN 300270)
CLASSIFICATION: Assistant Professor
WORK TYPE: Faculty Full-time
ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT: University of Alaska Anchorage
SCHOOL/BUSINESS UNIT: College of Arts & Sciences
LOCATION: Anchorage

POSITION SUMMARY: The University of Alaska Anchorage is seeking a doctoral-level Psychologist to fill a tenure-track, beginning-level Assistant Professor position with primary teaching responsibility in its Ph.D. program in Clinical-Community Psychology (see http://psyphd.alaska.edu/). The Program in Clinical-Community Psychology is accredited as a clinical Psychology program by the American Psychological Association and is a scientist-practitioner program in clinical psychology that seeks to educate scholars and clinicians, who have strong commitments to research, evaluation, clinical practice, and community-based action, solidly grounded in the cultural contexts of all affected stakeholders. The program integrates clinical, community, and cultural Psychology with a focus on rural, indigenous issues and an applied emphasis on the integration of research and practice. Through combining the spirit of Clinical and Community Psychology, the program promotes contextually-grounded and culturally appropriate research, evaluation, prevention, clinical service, community work, and social action, relevant to individuals, groups, families, and communities.

The University of Alaska Anchorage is seeking a doctoral-level Psychologist to fill a tenure-track, beginning-level Assistant Professor position with primary teaching responsibility in its Ph.D. program in Clinical-Community Psychology (see http://psyphd.alaska.edu/).  Applicants must have university-level teaching experience with a record of research and peer-reviewed publication or demonstrated research and potential for peer reviewed publication. This is a 9 month, full time appointment with an expected start date in August 2017. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Specific courses taught will depend on the successful applicant's expertise and departmental needs but might include Clinical Supervision, Intervention, Qualitative Analysis, Program Evaluation & Community Consultation, Multivariate Methods in Psychology, Ethics and Professional Practice, and History and Systems. In addition to teaching, this faculty member would be expected to develop a program of research consistent with his or her area of specialization, conduct Ph.D. student advising, supervise student clinical work (after securing any needed state licensure) and conduct university service.

Applicants must have a doctoral degree in Clinical, Counseling, or Clinical-Community Psychology from an APA accredited program at time of appointment and be licensed or license-eligible in Alaska. ABDs will be considered but employment is contingent on conferral of degree by time of hire in August 2017.

The Department seeks candidates dedicated to equity and diversity of the campus community and to promoting an environment that increases student knowledge about local, national, and global communities. Anchorage is a thriving, modern city of about 295,000 inhabitants of many nationalities (95 languages spoken) with a rich cultural life. For more information about living in Anchorage, consult: http://www.muni.org

Please direct questions regarding the position to Dr. Patricia Sandberg at prsandberg@alaska.edu or 907-786-1636.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Evidence of a potential for successful teaching, service, and research activity.

Required Experience: Length of time and type of experience required for this position should be appropriate to the rank of tenure track assistant professor. Applicants must have university-level teaching experience with a record of research and peer-reviewed publication or demonstrated research and potential for peer reviewed publication.

Typical Education or Training: Doctoral degree in Clinical, Counseling, or Clinical-Community Psychology from an APA accredited program at time of appointment and be licensed or license-eligible in Alaska. ABDs will be considered but employment is contingent on conferral of degree by time of hire in August 2017.

Duties: 

  • Workload will consist of teaching, research, and service to the university, community, and discipline.
  • Develop a program of research consistent with area of specialization
  • Conduct Ph.D. student advising and supervise student clinical work (after securing any needed state licensure)
  • Hold regular office hours appropriate for the courses being taught

Please be prepared to upload the following items:

  • CV, including contact information for three professional references
  • cover letter that includes a statement of interest in the position, a statement of research and scholarly activities, and a statement of teaching philosophy
  • unofficial transcript(s) of graduate education
  • teaching evaluations
  • preprints and/or reprints

If you have questions about the required documents please contact Katie Brandenburg at kjbrandenburg@alaska.edu or 907-786-4717.