Assistant Professor of Psychology

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Classification:Assistant Professor (F9)
Grade:UNAC Grade 30
Work type:Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA College of Arts & Sciences
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Education/Instructional

Position Summary:

The University of Alaska Anchorage is seeking a doctoral-level Psychologist to fill a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position with primary teaching responsibility in its Ph.D. program in Clinical-Community Psychology (see The Program in Clinical-Community Psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association and is a scientist-practitioner program that integrates clinical, community, and cultural psychology with a focus on rural, Indigenous issues and an applied emphasis on the integration of research and practice.


The Department seeks candidates dedicated to equity and diversity of the campus community and to promoting an environment that increases student knowledge about local, national, and global communities. Anchorage is a thriving, modern city of about 295,000 inhabitants with a rich cultural life. For more information about living in Anchorage, consult

Specific courses taught will depend on the successful applicant's expertise and departmental needs but might include Clinical Supervision, Intervention, Qualitative Analysis, Program Evaluation, Biological Bases of Behavior, Clinical Practicum, Psychopathology, or Human Development. In addition to teaching, this faculty member would be expected to develop a program of research consistent with their area of specialization, conduct Ph.D. student mentorship, and contribute to departmental governance and other service, as well as potentially supervise student clinical work (after securing any needed state licensure).


Evidence of a potential for successful teaching, service, and research activity.

Required Experience: 

Length of time and type of experience required for this position should be appropriate to the rank of tenure track assistant professor. Applicants must have university-level teaching experience with a record of research and peer-reviewed publications or demonstrated potential for peer-reviewed publications.

Typical Education or Training: 

Doctoral degree in Clinical, Counseling, or Clinical-Community Psychology or related degree from an APA accredited program at time of appointment and be licensed or license-eligible in Alaska. ABDs will be considered but employment is contingent on conferral of degree by time of hire in August 2021.

Please be prepared to upload the following documents:

  • CV, must include contact information for three professional references
  • cover letter that includes a statement of interest in the position, a statement of research and scholarly activities, and a statement of teaching philosophy
  • unofficial transcript(s) of graduate and undergraduate education
  • teaching evaluations
  • preprints and/or reprints

Position Information:

This is a 9 month, full time appointment with an expected start date in August 2021. Salary is commensurate with experience. UA employees receive excellent benefits including participation in State of Alaska retirement, FTO and sick leave, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage. This is an open until filled recruitment with the initial application review taking place on October 1, 2020.  To ensure your application is considered, apply by 11:55 pm, 9/30/2020. 

Please direct questions regarding the position to Dr. Vivian Gonzalez at or 907-786-6779.

Union Representation:

This position is represented by United Academics-AAUP/AFT (UNAC).

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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