Assistant Professor - Psychology

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Title Assistant Professor - Psychology
Department Psychology - 32431
Vacancy Number 16F-127
Position Number 4248
Location of Workplace Main UNCW Campus
Brief Summary of Work for this Position:

The Department of Psychology invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as an Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology with a research focus related to substance use.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must hold a Clinical Psychology prior to August 2018. Must be eligible for licensure in North Carolina as a Licensed Psychologist and Health Services Provider.

Preferred Qualifications

As part of the requirements for tenure, applicants must obtain NC licensure as a Licensed Psychologist and Health Services Provider and participate in the PhD program as a core-faculty member. Experience in Substance Abuse treatment is strongly preferred. Supervision of clinical graduate students is required. The position will begin in August, 2018. All applicants should show evidence of a strong independent research program, a commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds, and excellence in graduate and undergraduate teaching and clinical supervision. Although teaching, clinical supervision, and research are the primary responsibilities, service is also expected.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The department has 33 full-time faculty members and serves 600 undergraduate and 65 graduate majors. The Clinical PhD program plans to seek APA accreditation. The department is establishing a new clinical psychology training facility and candidates will be expected to provided supervision.The program emphasizes the integration of science and practice and values both basic and applied research on human behavior across the life span.

College/School Information

At UNCW, the College of Arts and Sciences provides the vital foundation for the university’s pursuit of excellence. Through our teaching, we educate students for lives of fulfillment in the twenty-first century. Through our research, we advance the state of knowledge and creativity in the arts and sciences. And through our outreach, we improve the quality of life in Southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 16,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicant Instructions

To apply, please complete the online application process including a brief cover letter of application stating teaching, research and professional interests (‘Cover Letter’), Curriculum Vita, Summary of Research , a sample research paper (‘Sample Research Paper’-additional representative reprints may be sent to, a statement of teaching philosophy (‘Teaching Philosophy’) and contact information (including e-mail address) for three current professional references. Letters should be addressed to the Search Committee and submitted with the online application – not e-mailed or mailed. Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are specifically preferred. Applications must be received no later than November 15, 2017 to receive full consideration.

Position Type Permanent
Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited Positions
Job Posting Date 09/28/2017
Priority Consideration Date 11/15/2017
Priority Consideration Information

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Address application documents to Search Committee Chair

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vita
  3. List of 3 Professional References
  4. Sample Research Paper
  5. Teaching Philosophy
  6. Summary of Research
Optional Documents

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