Society for the Teaching of Psychology

Division 2 of the American Psychological Association

Assistant Professor of Clinical or Counseling Psychology, Western Washington University, Bellingham WA

  • 21 Nov 2016 12:37 AM
    Message # 4403059
    Anonymous

    Fairhaven College Tenure-track, Assistant Professor Position Announcement:

     

    Clinical or Counseling Psychology

     

    Position Description:

    Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies at Western Washington University seeks a tenure-track faculty member in clinical or counseling psychology. The successful candidate will be able to teach about current perspectives and controversies in the area of mental health, including teaching about such topics as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and addiction as well as teach about the linkages between clinical/counseling psychology, social justice, and mental health.  This person will bring a critical, cross-cultural/mulitcultural perspective on “typically” accepted diagnostic categories of “mental illness.” In addition, this person will address how power differences impact the well-being and health of individuals or groups of people and emphasize the role of individual and community-level resiliencies. We seek a candidate with knowledge of traditional Western therapies as well as alternative or non-traditional therapies while using a critical social lens to ensure that non-traditional therapies do not exploit marginalized cultures in the process. The ability to teach classes that elucidate the relationship of mind and body, such as in mindfulness and/or somatics is also desired.

     

    Fairhaven College cultivates student responsibility for designing and assessing learning through interdisciplinary inquiry, creativity, and scholarship. With an emphasis on justice, social and environmental responsibility, and cultural diversity, we challenge ourselves through active, innovative, and experiential leaning to examine our choices, roles and purposes in the world.

     

    The successful candidate will teach courses in the college’s core curriculum and electives in areas such as: clinical and counseling psychology with a focus on such issues as depression, anxiety, and eating disorders, trauma and healing; mindfulness; positive psychology; health, medicine, and society; counseling methods and strategies; psychology and community; critical (liberation) psychology; and cultural issues in clinical or counseling psychology. They will also sponsor independent study projects and co-supervise interdisciplinary concentrations (majors) in their fields of expertise.

     

    Required Qualifications:

    • ·       Earned doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology or closely related field
    • ·       Demonstrated college-level teaching ability in the area(s) of Clinical and/or Counseling Psychology
    • ·       Demonstrated scholarly ability, with clear potential for further publication
    • ·       Demonstrated ability to work successfully with diverse students, faculty and staff

     

    Preferred Qualifications: 

    • ·       Ability to teach in the areas of mind-body connection, mindfulness, and/or somatics
    • ·       Ability and appropriate preparation to teach about the intersections of mental health, social justice, and marginalized communities
    • ·       Experience teaching within an interdisciplinary framework
    • ·       Familiarity with: alternative therapies and integrative health perspectives; substance abuse treatment; or mental health in the education system

     

     

    About the College:

    Fairhaven College cultivates student responsibility for designing and assessing learning through interdisciplinary inquiry, creativity, and scholarship. With an emphasis on justice, social and environmental responsibility, and cultural diversity, we challenge ourselves through active, innovative, and experiential learning to examine our choices, roles, and purposes in the world.

    Fairhaven College is building a culturally diverse curriculum, faculty, and student body and strongly encourages applications from individuals who can serve as role models and mentors to our students, offer a range of perspectives and scholarly interests, and serve well in an increasingly diverse university community. 

    Academic Emphasis: Clinical or Counseling Psychology

    Job Location: Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

    Bargaining Union: United Faculty of Western Washington

    Application Instructions and Requested Documents: Applications must be submitted via Western’s electronic application system for employment (EASE): https://jobs.wwu.edu.

    Please include a cover letter, resume and short statement of your educational philosophy.  Additionally three letters of recommendation are required to be sent to kathy.hutchinson@wwu.edu

    Semi-finalists will be asked to provide additional information, including teaching evaluations and course materials prior to invitation for interviews.

    Other Information:

    Job Posted:

    Closing Date Notes: Application review begins November 28, 2016.

    Recruitment #:

    Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU's Policy on Providing Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination. EO/AA inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); EOO.

    WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

    All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.


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