Assistant Professor, Clinical or Counseling Psychology, Murray State University

  • 05 Sep 2019 12:31 PM
    Message # 7865615

    The Department of Psychology at Murray State University seeks to fill one tenure-track assistant professor position in clinical or counseling psychology, beginning August 2020.  Join a group of colleagues who are actively engaged in research and committed to the education of undergraduate and master’s degree students both inside and outside the classroom with integration of research into teaching a standard practice.  Undergraduate and graduate students are regularly involved in the process of research with individually supervised research projects in collaboration with faculty. 

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Candidates should have the ability to serve as a clinical practicum instructor, supervising adult and child therapy and assessment cases in a community-serving, sliding-fee-scale clinic based in the department. The successful candidate must also be able to teach courses like abnormal psychology, general psychology, and undergraduate and master’s level courses in their area of specialization. 

    Experience and Education
    Successful candidates will provide evidence of excellence in teaching, the ability to establish an active research program, and the interest and ability to involve undergraduate and master’s level graduate students in their research as well as to direct undergraduate research projects and graduate student theses.  Candidates must also have a Ph.D. in either Clinical Psychology or Counseling Psychology from an APA-approved program and licensure in Kentucky (or eligibility for licensure within one year).   Preference will be given to candidates with a cognitive-behavioral orientation. The PhD must be completed by time of appointment (ABDs with a documented plan of completion by appointment date will be considered). 

    About Us
    The Department of Psychology is committed to teaching and research excellence and offers an undergraduate psychology degree, a master’s degree in clinical psychology (which embraces a scientist-practitioner approach and is accredited by the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council), and a master’s degree in general experimental psychology. Murray State University ( is a comprehensive state university located in western Kentucky, approximately 2 hours NW of Nashville and close to lakes, hiking, and recreation areas.  Murray State University offers competitive salaries and has been ranked 12th among public regional universities in the South by U.S. News and World Report and listed as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” for six consecutive years by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The city of Murray with a metro-area population of approximately 37,000 offers a low cost of living and access to many amenities, was selected as a Friendliest Small Town in America by USA Today, has been nationally recognized as a family-friendly Playful City USA and as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People.  Murray Independent School District provides excellent K-12 education and was ranked as the 3rd highest K-12 district in the state; Murray High School received U.S. News and World Report’s Silver Medal Distinction as one of the best high schools in the nation. 

    How to Apply
    Application deadline is Oct. 7, 2019
    . To apply, please visit Through this online employment system, please submit a letter of application, a statement of teaching and research interests, a current CV, copies of official transcripts, relevant reprints, and contact information for three (3) references who will receive an email with instructions for submitting their recommendation letter online. 

    Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Murray State University is an equal education and employment opportunity, M/F/D, AA employer.

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