Full-Time Non-Tenure Renewable (NTR) Faculty Position in Graduate Psychology- Research Methodologist
About Mount Saint Mary's University:
About the University: Mount Saint Mary's University (www.msmu.edu) is a liberal arts university primarily for women. Founded in 1925 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in the Catholic intellectual tradition, the Mount is an institution dedicated to providing an excellent education directed toward leadership and service. Mount Saint Mary's University lives out its mission on two campuses: one in downtown Los Angeles (where the graduate program is located) and the second in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles. The university prides itself on maintaining a highly diverse student body, small classes, and a close working relationship between students and faculty.
The Students: 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.
The Department: Mount Saint Mary's psychology program currently offers a baccalaureate and a master's degree, and will 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.
The Psychology Department at Mount Saint Mary's University (Los Angeles) invites applicants with a doctoral degree in research methodology as related to counseling / clinical psychology, or a related field, for a full-time, 12-month NTR position in our new PsyD in Clinical Health Psychology program, starting August 2019. The successful candidate for this position must demonstrate outstanding commitment to research methodologies (Quantitative, Qualitative and Psychometrics) as related to traditionally underrepresented populations, doctoral teaching, dissertation research mentorship as well as a record of scholarly productivity. The program now has WASC accreditation and will plan to apply for APA accreditation in the future.
Responsibilities. Primary responsibilities include teaching research methods (quantitative, qualitative, psychometrics) doctoral-level courses in clinical health psychology, specifically courses that address both the applied and scientific foundations of psychology, as research methods, as well as dissertation mentorship. Additional duties include developing a program of research that engages students and contributes to the cultural diversity of the Mount and the profession and participating in ongoing program development within the PsyD program. Other faculty responsibilities include advising and mentoring graduate students, scholarship / research, and participation in department and university service.
Applicants must have a doctoral degree in counseling / clinical psychology, or a related field. The successful candidate for this position must demonstrate outstanding commitment to research focused on traditionally underrepresented populations (e.g., Latinx) with emphases in quantitative, qualitative and psychometric methodologies. This candidate will demonstrate successful doctoral teaching, and dissertation research mentorship as well as a record of scholarly productivity at the time of appointment.
Other preferred qualifications: Because MSMU is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), applicants who can demonstrate both a commitment to improving access to higher education and effective mentoring of students from underrepresented backgrounds will be particularly competitive. 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. An understanding of the campus' Catholic mission is also a plus.
Application Procedure: Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Application review will begin February 4, 2019. Send vita, cover letter describing the applicant's fit with the specific position and university pillars of teaching, teaching statement, course evaluations, (un)official transcripts, and two letters of reference
Questions: Please contact Dr. Gregory Travis, Department of Psychology, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please Note: Mount Saint Mary's University is an AA/EEO Employer. Applicants for faculty positions at MSMU must be able to provide proof of legal ability to work in the United States; the university will not assist applicants with any visa matter.
TO APPLY complete the on-line application and Send vita, cover letter describing the applicant's fit with the specific position and university pillars of teaching, teaching statement, course evaluations, (un)official transcripts, and two letters of reference
Mount Saint Mary's University is an independent, Catholic, liberal arts university which provides a values-based undergraduate education for women, as well as innovative programs for professional men and women on two historic campuses in Los Angeles. The Mount is the only Catholic university primarily for women in the Western United States. It is also nationally recognized for its academic programs, its culturally diverse student body, and its focus on preparing the next generation of citizen leaders.
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