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Assistant Professor of Psychology, Point Park University

Point Park University’s Department of Psychology seeks to fill multiple tenure-track Assistant Professor of Psychology positions. The Department of Psychology is a growing department with traditional undergraduate students, a MA program in Community Psychology, and a PsyD program in Clinical Psychology with a focus on Community Psychology that is accredited on contingency by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association. The Psychology department has a broadly humanistic orientation grounded in an ethic of social justice and human dignity, and the university is located in downtown Pittsburgh, PA, providing ample opportunities for community engagement.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Successful candidates will have a PsyD or PhD in psychology or a related field. Preferred candidates for these tenure track positions will have experience in developmental psychology with the ability to teach courses related to child and adolescent psychology and/or an active research agenda related to social justice and community advocacy work and/or be a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania with the ability to teach and supervise doctoral students in psychological assessment from a humanistic orientation.

All candidates will be prepared to teach primarily undergraduate and master’s level courses and will ideally bring expertise to contribute to the undergraduate concentrations in Child Psychology, Psychology of Religion & Spirituality, Community Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Clinical Psychology and/or the undergraduate Behavioral Sciences program. All candidates will also have a theoretical orientation consistent with the department’s predominant philosophies, including humanistic, existential, and phenomenological psychology. Successful candidates will also have an appreciation of intersectionality and other perspectives on human diversity and difference, broadly defined, including feminism, critical race theory, class issues, ageism, queer theory, hermeneutics, contemplative psychology, and virtue ethics. 

Application Procedure

Review of applications will begin on November 1st, 2019 and continue until the positions are filled. To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations, statement of teaching philosophy, scholarship samples, and at least three letters of recommendation to In the cover letter, candidates should include a statement on how teaching, advising, and scholarly work demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Electronic submission of materials as either Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) or Microsoft Word (.docx) form is required.

For additional information, visit the Point Park University website at  Point Park University and the Department of Psychology are committed to developing a culturally diverse faculty. Point Park University is an equal opportunity employer.  Women and minority candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Applicants must have authorization to work in the United States and not require employer sponsorship.