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Assistant Professors in Clinical Psychology - Department of Psychology

West Virginia University
Job Location:
Morgantown, West Virginia


The Department of Psychology at West Virginia University invites applications for two Assistant Professor positions in Clinical Psychology starting August 2023. These are 9-month, full-time, tenure-track positions with full benefits. The area of specialization involves research in children, adolescents, and/or pediatric health conditions. The successful candidates will contribute to our APA-accredited PhD program in Clinical Psychology by conducting research supported by external grants, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, and mentoring student research and clinical work.

The teaching load is two courses per semester. The successful candidate will be expected to teach classes that complement the Psychology Department's current offerings at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Department of Psychology has 25 full-time faculty, 73 graduate students, and 800 undergraduate majors. Doctoral training is offered in Clinical Psychology (APA-accredited), Behavior Analysis (ABAI-accredited), Behavioral Neuroscience, and Life-Span Developmental Psychology. Our doctoral program has been continuously accredited by APA since 1966. In 2020, the program was re-accredited for ten years. Additionally, WVU is opening a new children's hospital at the WVU Health Sciences Center in September 2022, which will provide numerous opportunities for collaboration. The Psychology Department has an award-winning doctoral-student led formal mentorship program for students from underrepresented groups, and the Behavior Analysis program recently has been awarded a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) grant from the National Science Foundation to involve undergraduates from underrepresented groups in laboratory-based scientific experiences as a foundation for diversifying the workforce in behavior science.

WVU is a R1 research land grant university located less than 90 minutes from Pittsburgh, 3.5 hours from the Washington/Baltimore area, and 3 hours from Columbus or Cleveland. Morgantown has been recognized as one of the most livable small cities in the U.S. There are extensive recreational opportunities, excellent public schools, and a supportive University environment in which to develop a visible and productive career. The WVU Dual Career Program is available to assist candidates with suitable employment opportunities for spouses or partners.

To apply, please visit WVU Careers. Upload (a) a letter outlining teaching and research interests and plans for obtaining external research support; (b) your curriculum vitae; and (c) contact information for at least three references. Finalists may be required to submit additional materials.

The screening process will begin October 17, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. For more information, please visit our website ( or contact search committee chair, Dr. Shari Steinman (

WVU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The university values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.


The successful applicants must have 1) a Ph.D. in Psychology or a closely related field, including, but not limited to, Applied Behavior Analysis, Experimental Psychology, Counseling Psychology, or School Psychology by August 2023; 2) licensure (or license eligibility) as a psychologist in the state of West Virginia by August 2023; 3) area of specialization in children, adolescent, and/or pediatrics; 4) an active research program that complements that of the current faculty; 5) research with the strong potential to secure external funding; 6) the ability to provide high quality mentorship to students in research; 7) the ability to provide high quality mentorship of students' clinical work; 8) excellent written and oral communication skills; 9) excellent undergraduate and graduate teaching skills. Candidates who conduct research and/or teach in multicultural psychology or health disparities are strongly encouraged to apply.

At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.

From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley - the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.

Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.

Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic learning environment is core to WVU's academic mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches and experiences.

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West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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