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Assistant Professor Search

The University of La Verne’s Psychology Department invites applications for two full-time, ten-month, Assistant Professor tenure-track positions to begin with the 2019-2020 academic year. One position is as a core faculty member in the undergraduate psychology program. The other position is as a core faculty member in the APA-accredited Psy.D. program in clinical psychology.

Qualifications for the undergraduate position includes a doctoral degree in psychology. Applicants with the following specialties are encouraged to apply: bio, child, cognitive, developmental, evaluation/measurement, experimental, forensic, health, learning/behavior, personality, physiological/neuro, or quantitative.

Qualifications for the doctoral position includes a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology. Applicants must come from an APA-accredited doctoral program, have completed an APA-accredited internship, and have completed or be in the process of completing their postdoctoral hours towards licensure. Selected candidate is expected to obtain licensure in California within 3 years of initial employment. Applicants with training in the following areas will be given primary consideration: assessment, child psychology/human development/lifespan, CBT, consultation, ethics, forensic, and supervision.

For both positions, there is an expectation of quality teaching and scholarship in a comprehensive liberal arts university with a commitment to multiculturalism and a very diverse student body. Members from historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

The salary range for each position is dependent upon qualifications and departmental equity. Benefits of employment include a comprehensive health and welfare plan, tuition remission program for employee, spouse and dependent children, and a generous 10% contribution to the university’s 403(b) retirement plan.

Review of applicants for these positions will begin October 15, 2018 and will continue until the positions are filled. To apply,  select either the undergraduate or doctoral position. Applicants should include a cover letter of interest describing their teaching philosophy and research experience, curriculum vita, a diversity statement, representative publications, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a list of 3-5  professional references. The diversity statement should include your interpretation of diversity, inclusivity, and equity along with examples of how your educational, professional and background/philosophy affirm the core values of diversity and inclusivity.

The University of La Verne is a comprehensive private university founded in 1891 and located in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains about 35 miles east of Los Angeles. The university is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution. The Psychology Department, offering bachelors, MFT, and Psy.D. degrees, is committed to teaching and scholarly excellence, values a multicultural psychology perspective, fosters a collegial learning community for students and faculty, and actively strives to incorporate cultural diversity and multiculturalism into its mission. Over half of the department is engaged in and/or has published multicultural-related research. We welcome students, faculty, and staff from diverse ethnic, cultural, religious, sexual orientation, age, and ability backgrounds. Learn more about the university at

Questions about the application process may be sent to Natalie Brown, Psychology Department Manager.