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3 Oct 2015

Full-Time Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology

Saint Mary’s College of California – Posted by SACJobs Moraga, California, United States

Job Description


Saint Mary’s College of California is a private, comprehensive and coeducational institution that engages students in rigorous critical thinking, promotes social justice, and educates the whole person. Recognized among just forty exceptional institutions in Colleges That Change Lives—and the first Catholic and first California college to be included—Saint Mary’s is praised for its challenging and supportive learning community. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

Saint Mary’s reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Liberal Arts, Catholic, and Lasallian institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life. Located on a stunning 420 acre campus in the Moraga Hills outside of San Francisco, Saint Mary’s is known for its rigorous liberal arts education and high quality graduate programs, including business, education and leadership. Saint Mary’s currently enrolls more than 4,000 highly diverse students, reflecting the College’s commitment to the educational benefits of inclusion.


Saint Mary’s College invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, beginning Fall 2016. Faculty contractual responsibilities require a teaching load of six courses in the academic year.

The responsibilities for this position will include teaching sections of Clinical Psychology and Introductory Psychology. The successful candidate should be prepared to teach other courses as well, potentially including Psychology of the Family, Theories of Counseling, and/or The Exceptional Individual. It is anticipated the person in this position will also teach in the College’s signature Collegiate Seminar and Jan Term programs.

Other duties include: Maintaining an ongoing research program into which SMC student researchers can be integrated. Identifying field placements and similar experiences for undergraduate students interested in the fields of clinical and counseling psychology. Participation in departmental and college activities including committee work and curriculum development is expected. The candidate should have a strong commitment to academic advising and mentoring to a diverse student population.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the mission of the College, which is informed, animated and expressed through its Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions.

Experience and Qualifications:

Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Psychology must be completed by December 2016. Candidates should have a record of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level, with preference given to those candidates who have successfully taught the courses listed above.

Particular consideration will be given to candidates with demonstrated commitment and success working in diverse, multicultural communities, in higher education settings.

Candidates should be committed to a liberal arts education, and should demonstrate a commitment to research and professional activity. In addition, candidates should have appreciation of and deep respect for the learning/teaching environment and for the students, staff, and faculty who comprise it and the willingness to become a stakeholder in the Lasallian commitment to that environment.

Supplemental Information:

Application Instructions: Please apply on-line at

1) Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications of the position and are prepared to support the mission of the College.

2) Please submit a CV, a summary of teaching philosophy, a summary of current research plans, and official documentation of the latest year (or preferably two) of teaching evaluations by October 1st.

Note: All documents except letters of reference should be uploaded at Please arrange to have three letters of reference sent to Any questions can be directed to Prof. Caitlin Powell, Co-Chair of the Search Committee, at

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Education: Doctorate Required
Work Experience: 1-3 Years

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Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Assistant Professor and Clinical Psychology. Salaries: TBD - Based on Experience.


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