Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology
The Department of Psychology at THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA-Missoula seeks an Assistant Professor in the area of Clinical Psychology with expertise in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) issues; in extraordinary circumstances, appointment at the rank of Associate will be considered. First-hand experience working with Native American communities and individuals is preferred. This is a full-time 12-month tenure-track position (.7 FTE state-supported, .3 FTE funded through a renewable grant to support training of AI/AN students). The position is partially funded by Indian Health Service to direct our Indians Into Psychology (InPsych) Program; IHS policy gives preference to hiring applicants who are enrolled members of federally recognized tribes. The University, the College of Humanities and Sciences, and the Department embrace diversity as a core value. The position will begin August 22nd, 2018.
Responsibilities include the following: 1) teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Psychology Department, 2) coordinating with tribal colleges’ programs to train and recruit AI/AN students interested in careers in clinical psychology, 3) conducting research, 4) supervising graduate student research and clinical work, and 5) mentoring AI/AN students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants should have knowledge and interest in AI/AN populations, a track record of scholarship relevant to AI/AN experiences, and a commitment to work with tribal colleges and campus-based and off-site mental health agencies to improve the training of future AI/AN clinical psychologists. Candidates must be licensed as a psychologist in Montana or eligible to pursue psychologist licensure. Applicants must have a doctoral degree in clinical psychology, evidence of scholarly productivity commensurate with experience, and must demonstrate potential to establish and maintain a productive program of research. Applicants must also demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching. New faculty members are provided research support, including lab space and reasonable teaching responsibilities. Salary is competitive in the region.
The department consists of 21 full-time and part-time faculty members and offers the B.A. degree in Psychology, Specialist degree in School Psychology (S.S.P.), and Ph.D. degrees in Experimental Psychology, School Psychology (APA accredited and NASP approved), and Clinical Psychology (APA accredited). The University of Montana-Missoula is the state’s primary liberal arts and social sciences University, with a student enrollment of over 11,000. The town boasts small-town charm with big-city sophistication and amenities. AI/AN individuals constitute the largest ethnic minority population in the Missoula area; UM has the largest enrollment of NA students in the Montana University System. Montana is home to 12 tribes, 7 federally recognized reservations, 1 state recognized reservation, and 5 urban Indian Centers. For the outdoor enthusiast, the area offers abundant wilderness and recreational options in all directions. Opportunities for camping, fishing, hiking, hunting, biking, bird-watching, skiing, rafting, and kayaking abound. Missoula regularly ranks among the best places in the U.S. for recreational activities and quality of life in lists compiled by Outside Magazine and other publications.
Further information about the department is available on our web page at http://www.umt.edu/psych.
Application review will begin on 01/31/2018 and continue until the position is filled.
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The University of Montana encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. Enrolled members of federally recognized tribes are especially encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/Veteran’s Preference/Disability Employer.