Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology

Penn State University

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
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Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
School of Humanities and Social Sciences


Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology. The Psychology Program at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, has an opening for a full-time, tenure-track, assistant professor beginning Fall, 2018. The successful candidate will teach clinical and general undergraduate psychology courses, graduate clinical courses, maintain an active research agenda that engages undergraduate students, supervise graduate internships and research, advise students, and provide service to the school and college. An earned doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology, and licensure or license eligibility as a psychologist in Pennsylvania are required. Applicants should have demonstrated excellence in clinical research; a focus on assessment, psychometrics, or related areas is desired. Our program has an emphasis on empirically-supported, trauma-informed treatment; clinical training and/or scholarship related to this are preferred but not required. Experience in graduate curriculum development and seeking external funding are desired. Penn State Behrend is a four-year undergraduate and graduate college of The Pennsylvania State University with 4,500 students and 34 baccalaureate majors in four schools: Business, Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Science. The college prides itself on the balance it achieves between teaching and research, on close student/faculty interaction, on its use of the open lab concept, and on its beautiful, wooded hilltop campus. The School of Humanities & Social Sciences has about 80 full-time faculty members, offers ten Bachelor’s degrees (Arts Administration; Communication; Creative Writing; Digital Media, Arts, and Technology; Elementary and Early Childhood Education; English; General Arts and Sciences; History; Political Science; and Psychology) and one Master’s degree (Applied Clinical Psychology.) The school is also home to the languages and the arts. The Psychology program offers both a BA and a BS in psychology and an MA in Applied Clinical Psychology. It has laboratory space, including a sound attenuating chamber, individual testing rooms, small group rooms, and observation rooms. Internal funds are available for faculty startup and professional travel. Technology and library resources are excellent. Other resources include an on-campus child care center and affiliation with the Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Community Outreach, Research, and Evaluation. Erie, Pennsylvania, a metropolitan area of 280,000 residents, is a major service, tourism, medical, and industrial center on Lake Erie’s Presque Isle Bay and is located two hours from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo. The region offers many cultural, sports, and recreational resources, as well as modest living costs and affordable housing. There are five colleges in the Erie area. Application materials include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants who rank highly will be asked to provide a statement of teaching and research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088