Assistant Professor of Forensic Psychology

  • 13 Jan 2020 4:51 PM
    Message # 8563615
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    Department: Psychology
    Locations: Bowling Green, KY
    Posted: Dec 11, 2019
    Closes: Open Until Filled
    Type: Full-time
    Ref. No.: 995341
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    About Western Kentucky University:

    Founded in 1906, Western Kentucky University (WKU) is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, an ethnically and racially diverse city of just over 68,000 people, situated approximately 65 miles north of Nashville, TN, and just over 100 miles south of Louisville, KY. More than 50 different languages are spoken in and around Bowling Green and people from 35 nationalities call the area home. Core to our mission, WKU strives to foster a sense of community where people of all backgrounds, identities and perspectives feel welcomed and enriched, and is committed to employing a diverse and inclusive workforce. We seek to attract research- and teaching-active faculty, as well as staff members, from academically and culturally diverse backgrounds.

    The university's population of approximately 20,000 students includes 33% first generation university/college, 15% underrepresented minority and 3% international students. A regional comprehensive university, WKU is student-centered and focuses on applied research that expands knowledge; improves learning; and serves the region, state and nation.

    We proudly offer a comprehensive benefits package to employees and their family, including domestic partners and other qualified dependents. In addition, we offer generous vacation, medical and holiday paid-time-off and an outstanding tuition discount program for employees and dependents.

    Job Description:

    Responsibilities for the position include teaching courses required for the Bachelor's concentration in Forensic Psychology (, teaching other undergraduate courses, conducting scholarly research and publishing, engaging in appropriate university and professional service, supervising theses and dissertations for students in our MA and PsyD programs in clinical psychology, and advising undergraduates. Special consideration will be given to candidates with graduate training in Clinical Psychology, but all applicants with training in Forensic Psychology will be considered.

    The Psychology Department is committed to increasing the diversity of the University community. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths or experiences in this area.


    • Earned doctorate in Psychology with an emphasis in Forensic Psychology.
    • Must demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and to maintain an active program of scholarly research.


    Additional Information:

    Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.

    Western Kentucky University (WKU) is committed to a policy of providing equal employment and educational opportunities to all candidates. Western Kentucky University will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

    Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO) at (270) 745-5121.

    Application Instructions:

    The following items must be submitted through this electronic talent management system by 2/03/20, although expressions of interest may be considered until the position is filled:

    • Cover letter describing how your experiences would match the advertised responsibilities
    • Current Curriculum Vita
    • Copies of, or links to, representative publications
    • Copies of all graduate-level academic transcripts

    Names and contact information of three reference providers will be collected during the application process. Reference letters will be requested by the Search Committee through an online process at a later date.

    You will receive email confirmation once you have successfully completed the application process.

    Western Kentucky University - Assistant Professor of Forensic Psychology

    Thank you for considering Western Kentucky University in your search.

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