Assistant Professor of Clinical or Developmental Psychology
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
September 7, 2018
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Department of Psychology in the College of Liberal Studies, seeks a new colleague for the position of Assistant Professor (full-time, tenure-track) in Clinical or Developmental Psychology to start August 2019. Candidates must have teaching, research, or field experience working with vulnerable youth populations (including but not limited to youth living in poverty, members of underrepresented groups, victims of trauma or abuse, and those with disabilities). The successful candidate will teach clinical and/or developmental psychology courses, including courses that contribute to our At-Risk Child & Youth Care minor. Our goal as a department is to teach students to utilize a holistic approach to understand and advocate for members of vulnerable populations. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate their ability to be an excellent teacher, who display the potential to be an effective advisor, and who have an active research program with the potential of involving undergraduate students.
The psychology department supports and values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. An ideal candidate will also share the department's commitment to diversity and inclusion, and will serve as an effective mentor for students with diverse backgrounds, preparation, and career goals.
Candidates for the appointment should have or be near to completing a doctorate degree in psychology or a closely related field by the start date. Degree must be earned by the first personnel review, no later than May 15, 2020. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply. Academic year salary is competitive and commensurate with experience, with excellent fringe benefits and insurance programs.
First review of applications begins October 6, 2018; candidates who apply by that date will be given full consideration.
Electronic submission of application materials is required and will consist of a letter of intent, CV, and a document that includes the names, email addresses, and phone numbers for three current references who can speak on your behalf. In your letter of intent, please explain how your teaching/research/professional interests and experiences with vulnerable youth qualify you for the position, while highlighting your commitment to diversity and inclusion. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu/postings/9964.
Please contact the Search and Screen Chair, Dr. Tesia Marshik (email@example.com) if you have questions or a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.
Internal Number: 5151
About University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW-La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.
UW-La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “... our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse is a 2014 recipient of t...he Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. UW-La Crosse is proud to be one of only 83 recipients of this national honor recognizing our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
UW-La Crosse has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than a decade and is ranked consistently as one of the top institutions in the Midwest. With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs in at least 30 disciplines and 26 graduate programs in three colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education. There are 502 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 76 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 86 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 70 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.