Tenure Line Position in Psychology, Clinical

Location
Fairfax, VA
Salary
Commensurate with education and experience.
Posted
Sep 17, 2021
Closes
Oct 29, 2021
Ref
FAC8405
Function
Analyst, Research
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time
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Assistant Professor of Psychology, Clinical


The George Mason University Department of Psychology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Clinical Psychology to begin Fall 2022. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About the Psychology Department:


The Department of Psychology (https://psychology.gmu.edu/) has over 1,250 undergraduate majors and over 200 graduate students. With this number of students and over 40 faculty members, psychology is one of the largest departments in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, which is one of the largest colleges at George Mason. Our department is guided by three primary foci.

First, the department is focused on fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels in our department and, more broadly, in our field. This mission is facilitated by our location in one of the most diverse regions of the country and by George Mason's status as the most diverse university in Virginia ( https://www2.gmu.edu/about-mason/diversity-mason ) and one of the 20 most diverse public universities in the country ( https://www2.gmu.edu/news/588496 ).

Second, in line with George Mason's Carnegie classification as a Research I university, our department focuses on being a prominent center for translational research. Faculty and students in our department conduct high quality, rigorous research on pressing problems, and work to disseminate knowledge in both academic and non-academic circles.

Third, we focus strongly on our training of students across all five of our graduate programs (applied developmental psychology, clinical psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, cognitive and behavioral neuroscience, and human factors and applied cognition). Faculty are highly dedicated to the success of our graduate students, and our programs' rankings continue to rise.

About the Clinical Program:

The Clinical program aims to include, serve, and engage with diverse populations in all of its endeavors, and candidates should demonstrate an ability to contribute to that aim. In a continuing effort to enrich GMU's academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, we actively encourage applications from all job seekers including members of all groups underrepresented in higher education.

About the Position:

This position has been approved as Assistant Professor level. Candidates should demonstrate rigorous scholarship and strong skills related to teaching and mentorship. The position is open to research specialization.

The successful candidate will be part of the Clinical area, which is a clinical science program and consists of nine tenure-track faculty, two non-tenure-track faculty, and about 35 doctoral students. Clinical faculty conduct research in several areas, including anxiety, suicide, eating disorders, trauma, substance use, and well-being and with diverse populations in the community.

Responsibilities:


  • Maintain a highly productive and impactful research program;
  • Teach graduate and undergraduate courses pertaining to Clinical Psychology (e.g., Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Ethics);
  • Advise doctoral students.


Required Qualifications:


  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology;
  • Must be licensed or license-eligible in Virginia.
  • Promising research record;
  • Skill set related to teaching/mentoring;
  • Commitment to inclusivity in teaching, mentoring and research of diverse populations.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • We are particularly interested in applicants with training in evidence-based treatments and experience in working with individuals from diverse and marginalized backgrounds.
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For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F6205z by October 15, 2021; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, Philosophy of Teaching, and a Research Statement.

Both the Philosophy of Teaching and the Research Statement should include a description of how the applicant would contribute to George Mason University's mission as a diverse public university.

In addition, three letters of reference should be submitted, either online to sridley@gmu.edu or via regular mail to Ms. Susan Ridley, Clinical Search Coordinator, George Mason University, MS 3F5, Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444. The search committee will begin reviewing applications after October 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!

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