Point Park University — Assistant Professor of Psychology

Point Park University’s Department of Psychology seeks to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Psychology position for its APA-accredited PsyD Program in Clinical Psychology. The PsyD program is firmly rooted in the human science tradition, and as such assumes that scientific efforts to understand humans require paradigms that can methodologically engage with the multifaceted phenomena of human meaning and existence on their own terms, and in their fullest configurations and expressions in embodied historical, cultural, and ecological contexts. We seek colleagues that strive to look beyond both ascendant scientistic and identity-oriented paradigms of psychological inquiry that frequently distort or attenuate our portrait of human existence by reducing it to either biology, sociology, or the contextual individual. We instead aspire to offer our students a comprehensive approach to understanding personhood, difference, suffering, and well-being. Our approach sees people as embodied, self-interpreting agents who are always already limited and defined as members of families, communities, cultures, ecosystems, and the particular political and historical eras in which they live, but which nonetheless maintain situated agency. We affirm the dignity of all persons, oppose subjugation and oppression, and seek to educate clinicians who embody these values in all of their interactions with others.

The Department of Psychology at Point Park also has traditional undergraduate students, an MA program in Community Psychology, and a PhD program in Critical Psychology. The university is located in downtown Pittsburgh, PA, providing ample opportunities for various forms of community engagement. 

Responsibilities and Qualifications
The successful candidate will be a licensed psychologist (or license-eligible) in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  The candidate will have a degree in Clinical Psychology from an APA-approved doctoral program. All candidates will also have a theoretical orientation aligned with the PsyD Program’s human science approach to psychological inquiry.  Current faculty variously identify with psychoanalytic, humanistic, phenomenological, feminist, community-focused, contemplative, hermeneutic and entheogenic perspectives on clinical practice. The candidate must a willingness to teach assessment and other courses as needed. Qualified candidates will also assume a compensated administrative role within the PsyD Program as part of their duties. Potential roles include counseling center director, program director, director of clinical training, or placement coordinator. All areas of research expertise are welcome.

Application Procedure
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The candidate would begin the position Fall 2022.  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 Dr. Amanda Lowe, alowe@pointpark.edu, chair of the search committee, and Amanda Matthews, amatthews@pointpark.edu, PsyD program administrative assistant. 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 http://www.pointpark.edu/. Point Park University and the Department of Psychology are committed to developing a culturally diverse faculty, and as such underrepresented candidates are highly encouraged to apply. Full-time faculty are unionized and governed by a collective bargaining agreement between the University and the Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh.

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

Point Park University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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