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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (TE/T) - School Psychologyogy

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
School Psychology

Posting Number: req7344

Department: Disability Psychoeduc Studies

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies (DPS) in the College of Education invites applications for a full-time academic appointment in the School Psychology Program. This Open rank position begins August 2022.

The School Psychology Program offers an Educational Specialist (EdS) degree and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree. The PhD degree program is accredited by both the American Psychological Association (APA) and the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). The EdS degree program is accredited by the National Association of School Psychologist (NASP). The program is growing and is fully committed to playing a key role in addressing the needs of school districts in the surrounding community, as well as impacting the provision of school psychology services on a national and global level. Faculty members engage in applied research that can directly inform practice and address the needs of children, adolescents, families, school personnel, and policy-makers.

The College of Education supports Inclusive Excellence, the UA's diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiative is designed to create an inclusive and supportive environment for all faculty, staff, and students. The College of Education values its inclusive climate, as we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. The appointee is expected to support diversity and inclusiveness efforts in the program, department, college, and university.

Individuals who apply should be committed to working with faculty members in advancing research and practice. The program faculty places a high value on collaboration both within the program and across disciplines. We seek individuals who bring energy, leadership, and a deep commitment to academic excellence, within the scholar-practitioner tradition. We are particularly interested in candidates who are able to work with a diverse student population, stakeholders, and colleagues.

Applications will be reviewed starting November 15, 2021 and will be accepted until the position is filled.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness
  • Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in school psychology
  • Maintain an active research agenda in school psychology
  • Secure external funding for research program, on an ongoing basis
  • Participate in advising and mentoring of students
  • Direct and supervise dissertations
  • Serve on qualifying and comprehensive examination committees
  • Supervise graduate students in field experiences
  • Provide service to the academic and professional community
  • Collaborate with and provide guidance and leadership to faculty and students within the school psychology program
  • Support and contribute to the diversity initiatives in the department, college, and university

Minimum Qualifications

  • Earned doctoral
    degree in school psychology by August 2022
  • Experience
    working with diverse and underserved populations
  • Experience
    engaging in social justice research, teaching, and/or service
  • Evidence of
    a research program, including publications appropriate for appointment at
    a research intensive institution and commensurate with rank (Assistant,
    Associate, and Full Professor)
  • State of
    Arizona certification or eligible for State of Arizona certification as a
    school psychologist
  • Additional
    qualifications for the Associate/Full Professor Rank: Established record
    of obtaining external funding, established record of teaching and
    mentoring graduate students, and established record of
    local/state/national level service
  • Experience
    and/or clearly articulated approach to incorporating social justice
    research and practices into teaching

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching both in-person and on-line courses
  • Experience teaching undergraduate and graduate-level school psychology courses
  • Professional experience as a school psychologist in a school setting
  • Research and teaching experience in social justice, school-based intervention, psychological and psychoeducational assessment of children and adolescents, mental health, and/or school violence/crisis intervention; full consideration will be given to strong candidates in other areas as well.
  • Completion of an APA-accredited program and an APA-accredited internship
  • Experience with graduate-level supervision of school psychology students
  • Evidence of securing external funding for research program or evidence of potential to secure external funding for research program.
  • Licensed psychologist or eligible for licensure in the State of Arizona
  • Previous experience and record of professional service (e.g., program directorship, school psychology organizations, journal editorial board, etc.)

Rank: To be Determined

Tenure Information

Tenure-Eligible (TE)

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Academic

Job Category: Faculty

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: DOE

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Dr. Desiree Vega, Search Committee Chair

Associate Professor, School Psychology

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and Two Additional Documents

Special Instructions to Applicant

Please upload the following documents with your application:

1. CV

2. Cover Letter which should address the candidate's research, teaching, and service as it relates to their qualifications for the position.

3. In the first additional document slot: a Diversity statement -Diversity statements should describe how the candidate's research, teaching, and service promote and contribute to the goals of social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion in school psychology and education.

4. In the second additional document slot: Name and contact information of THREE References (phone and email)

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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