Assistant Professor in Psychology – Clinical or School – Cleveland State University – Cleveland, OH

The Department of Psychology at Cleveland State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position from individuals who specialize in an area of clinical psychology or school psychology. CSU is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. CSU is striving to be a nationally recognized and student-focused public research institution that provides accessible, affordable, and Engaged Learning opportunities for all. Applicants should have an interest in furthering principles of equity and inclusion within psychology broadly. The appointment will begin on August 22, 2022. The primary role of the appointee will be to contribute to either the master’s level clinical psychology program or the NASP-approved specialist program in school psychology, as well as the Department’s undergraduate program. For information about the department, see http://www.csuohio.edu/sciences/dept/psychology/index.html.

Cleveland State University and the Department of Psychology are interested in hiring a faculty member who values cultural responsivity in addition to equity and inclusion in their research, practice, and mentorship of students, and whose record of teaching, service, and research align with these values. The appointee will be expected to conduct a research program that includes mentoring undergraduate and graduate students and advising theses; to teach undergraduate and graduate courses; and to engage in department, college, and university service.

Cleveland State University is an urban campus located in a large metropolitan area that allows for research collaboration with major medical centers. The University serves a racially, culturally, and economically diverse student body (https://www.csuohio.edu/about-csu/glance). Diversity is extremely important to CSU. In your application, you must explain your experience serving diverse students and how you will make a positive contribution to CSU’s inclusive community. For applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience, note how your work will contribute to CSU’s commitment to diversity and its mission as an urban serving university.


Minimum qualifications: (1) Completion of all requirements for the Ph.D. by July 1 for appointment as Assistant Professor; ABDs will be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor (and once the Ph.D. is conferred, the appointment would be updated from Instructor to Assistant Professor). (2) School psychology applicants should be licensed or eligible for licensure as a school psychologist or psychologist in Ohio. Clinical psychology applicants should be licensed or eligible for licensure as a psychologist in Ohio.

Preferred qualifications: (1) A record of scholarship commensurate with experience in clinical psychology or school psychology. (2) For clinical psychology applicants, preferred qualifications include interests that complement or bridge strengths with the department’s existing faculty, as well as evidence of commitment to social justice and equity in psychology. For school psychology applicants, preferred qualifications include teaching and scholarship in the science of learning with a social justice and preventive orientation, particularly the science of reading, academic MTSS, and academic consultation. (3) A record of (or potential for) securing external funding for research commensurate with experience; (4) Potential for, or record of, successful teaching; and (5) The ability to contribute through teaching, research, and/or service to the diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence of the academic community.

To apply, please upload materials that include (1) a cover letter describing how you satisfy the preferred qualifications, including a commitment to equity and inclusion in research, practice, and teaching; (2) your curriculum vitae; (3) as many as three representative (p)reprints; (4) evidence of teaching success (if available), including a statement on teaching pedagogy for working with students of diverse identities, (5) unofficial transcripts from graduate school, (6) a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement, and (7) letters of recommendation from three referees to be uploaded on your behalf. Note: the successful candidate will be required to submit an official transcript before their contract can be prepared.

In your cover letter, you should describe (1) your research interests and plans, including how your research interests align with CSU’s commitment to addressing equity and inclusion within psychology as a field, (2) any current external funding and plans for seeking external funding for your research, and (3) your teaching interests and experience. As part of the online application process, you will be asked to provide the names and contact information (including an email address) for three referees, each of whom will be asked to upload a letter on your behalf using a link that will be emailed to them.

Cleveland State University is an urban campus serving a racially, culturally, and economically diverse student body. Diversity is extremely important to CSU. Explain your experience serving diverse students and how you will make a positive contribution to CSU’s inclusive community. For applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience, note how your work will contribute to CSU’s commitment to diversity and mission as an urban serving university.

Review of applications will begin on December 31, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be sent to [email protected] Mailed or emailed application materials will not be accepted.

It is the policy of Cleveland State University to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Hire is contingent upon the maintenance of existing levels of funding from the State of Ohio. Offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of the University’s verification of credentials (including evidence of a Ph.D.) and other information required by law and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

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