Non-Tenure Renewable Faculty Position, Graduate Psychology - PsyD Prog. Dir. of Clinical Training
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Mount Saint Mary's is the only women's university in Los Angeles and one of the most diverse in the nation. The University is known nationally for its research on gender equality, its innovative health and science programs, and its commitment to community service. As a leading liberal arts institution, Mount Saint Mary's provides year-round, flexible and online programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Weekend, evening and graduate programs are offered to both women and men. Mount alums are engaged, active global citizens who use their knowledge and skills to better themselves, their communities and the world. www.msmu.edu.
The Mount Saint Mary's University focus on social justice and community involvement leads us to recruit many first-generation college students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. The college encourages multicultural awareness throughout both academic and co-curricular activities. Mount Saint Mary's University enrolls the highest percentage of ethnic minority students of all independent colleges and universities in Southern California.
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The Psychology Department at Mount Saint Mary's University (Los Angeles) invites applicants with a doctoral degree in counseling / clinical psychology, or a related field, for a full-time NTR position as the Director of Clinical Training (DCT). This position is in our new PsyD in Clinical Health Psychology program. The position is for the 2018-19 academic year (starting August 2018). The PsyD in Clinical Health Psychology will begin enrolling new students fall 2019. The program now has WASC accreditation and we will plan to apply for APA accreditation in the future.
The DCT will be responsible for the development and implementation for all the clinical trainings (practicum and internship) required for the PsyD students, including practicum site selection, orientation of practicum sites, and quality assurance of practicum sites, as well as liaison with internships. Other faculty responsibilities include teaching primarily graduate level clinical courses within the PsyD program, advising and mentoring graduate students, scholarship / research, and participation in department and university service.
The Director of Clinical Training (DCT) candidate must hold a terminal degree (a PhD or a PsyD in clinical psychology from an APA-accredited doctoral program; APA approved internship preferred but not required), and must be licensed as a clinical psychologist in California or license eligible in the state of California as a clinical psychologist (candidate must be licensed in one year). Prior experience as a DCT is preferred, although prior work directing a community mental health or county agency is acceptable. Candidate should have 3-5 years of experience as a supervisor training both master's and doctoral level students in both therapy and diagnostics. Candidate will carry a teaching course load in addition to DCT responsibilities. Candidate must be familiar with psychodiagnostic testing to teach assessment courses. Candidate should have experience in Evidence-based practices either in administration and tracking data and/or formal training in EBPs. An appreciation of the liberal arts tradition of education and service orientation, as well as experience or interest in contributing to and teaching in a diverse campus environment are required. Additionally, candidate should demonstrate a strong interest in social justice.
Other preferred qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate excellence in teaching, academic advising, mentorship and research. This includes: teaching experience at the college / university level; academic advising / mentoring experience, especially with first generation and/or Spanish-speaking populations; and a record of, or capacity for, research and scholarship.
Mount Saint Mary's psychology program currently offers a baccalaureate and a master's degree, and plans to launch the PsyD program fall 2019. The curriculum for the undergraduate psychology major has specializations in counseling/clinical, child/adolescent, research, and (general) applied psychology. The undergraduate program focuses on critical thinking, application, and preparation for continued education. The Master of Science degree in counseling psychology has two specializations. One fulfills the academic requirements for licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy in California; the second is in General Counseling Psychology. Bilingual (Spanish/English) speaking MFT students also have the option to obtain a certificate specializing in working with Spanish speaking populations. The PsyD in Clinical Health Psychology is designed to prepare graduates to be practicing Psychologists in the public and private sectors. There are two emphases within the PsyD program: Latinx Mental Health and Diverse Populations.
As one of the larger departments on campus -- with approximately 60 AA students, 200 traditional BA students, 30+ Weekend/Evening College (nontraditional) BA students, and 160 MS students -- the Psychology Department has twelve full time faculty. The department is known for its exceptional collegiality, and a collegial and collaborative approach to work is expected of all applicants.
The University is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse student population and workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of learning. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply to be a student or to work for the University.
Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please complete the online application and attach CV, cover letter describing the applicant's fit with the specific position and university mission and pillars, teaching statement, course evaluations, (un)official transcripts, and two letters of reference. If you have any additional inquiries please contact Dr. Gregory Travis, Department of Psychology, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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