Special Assistant Professor & PSC Director - Psychological Services Center

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
24 Feb 2017
End of advertisement period
24 Mar 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

Teach the methodology and core content areas of academic psychology to approximately 940 undergraduates, and to educate and train approximately 95 graduate students in general psychology and in the specialities of Counseling, Applied Social and Health, Cognitive, Cognitive Neuroscience, or Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

The Psychological Services Center is an integral part of Colorado State University serving the Department of Psychology as a training clinic for students in the APA-approved doctoral program in Counseling Psychology. As a community-oriented agency, the Center provides a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic services to individuals (children, adolescents, and adults), couples, families, social agencies, schools, legal, and medical professionals within the Fort Collins community and surrounding areas. PSC also providing specialized psychological assessments. Our graduates are trained to function in a complex, diverse, and pluralistic society, emphasizing ethical principles, knowledge and respect for individual, group, and cultural differences, and encouraging advocacy for marginalized and oppressed individuals.

Position Summary

This is a non-tenure track special appointment position at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a 12 month contract renewable for up to three years following the first year. The position includes 60% effort in advising / supervision and teaching, and 40% effort in clinic administration. The clinic director is responsible to the Chair of the Department of Psychology and the PSC Advisory Board, and functions as the chief administrative officer of the clinic. The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate excellence in clinical supervision, clinic administration and financial management, and graduate instruction. Candidates must be able to teach graduate level ethics, empirically supported treatments, and the PSC seminar. In addition, the candidate must be able to provide clinical supervision in both group and individual formats, and be licensed or license-eligible within one year in the state of Colorado.

Required Job Qualifications

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. from an APA-accredited Counseling or Clinical Psychology program, have completed an APA-approved internship, and be licensed within the state of Colorado within one year of start date.

Preferred Job Qualifications

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to 1) be responsible for the professional operation of the clinic, including adherence to ethical and legal standards of professional conduct and client care; 2) provide supervision and mentoring of students in a manner consistent with our APA accredited program’s scientist-practitioner mission; 3) provide excellent graduate level teaching in the areas of ethics and empirically supported treatments; 4) demonstrate a commitment to diversity and social justice, with the ability to foster a culturally sensitive and inclusive environment.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Submit the following application materials:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of clinical and administrative experience (uploaded under ‘Special Required Documentation’)
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (uploaded under ‘Other’)
  • Documentation of licensure or license-eligible status as a psychologist in the State of Colorado (uploaded under ‘License/Certification’)
  • Contact information for professional three references.

Referees will be sent an access code (using the contact information provided by the applicant) for submitting letters of recommendation on-line. Additional information about the application process can be found on the department website. Application materials of semifinalist candidates, including letters of reference, will be made available for review by the search committee.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Diversity Statement

Demonstrated knowledge of, and relevant ability with, culturally diverse communities among potential target and constituent populations.

Search Contact Ginger Lacy-Gill ginger.lacy-gill@colostate.edu

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Teaching Duty/Responsibility

Teach graduate level ethics, empirically supported treatments, PSC Seminar and other courses as required.

Percentage Of Time 30 Job Duty Category Advising / Supervision Duty/Responsibility

Advise and supervise graduate students in the Psychology Department Counseling Ph.D. program as it relates to professional practice.

Percentage Of Time 30 Job Duty Category Administration Duty/Responsibility

Serve as director of the Psychological Services Center (PSC), which includes clinic administration and financial management.