Term Assistant Professor of Psychology and Director of the Psychological Services Center

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Classification:Term 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 serve as the Psychological Services Center (PSC) Director. It is a 2-year term, non-tenure track position with primary teaching and clinical supervision responsibility in the M.S. program in Clinical Psychology.

Duties:

100%Teaching and clinical supervision responsibility in the M.S. program in Clinical Psychology and directorship of the Psychological Services Center. In addition to teaching, this position will include departmental governance and other service as needed as part of a bipartite workload assignment. The Clinical Director of the PSC will supervise the day to day operations of the PSC, manage and approve all clinic activities and scheduling, and supervise the PSC Coordinator. The Clinical Director administers the PSC physical plant including its technology, general maintenance, and budget. In collaboration with clinical faculty, the Director will maintain adherence to the APA Code of Ethics and APA accreditation requirements. Finally, the PSC Clinical Director will develop and maintain contacts with mental health agencies and emergency services both on the UAA campus (Dean of Students office, Student Health and Counseling Center, UAA Care Team, UPD) and in Southcentral Alaska (Hospitals- including E.R.s and outpatient Behavioral Health Services), community mental health centers, Alaska Native service centers (CITCI, Southcentral Foundation, ANTHC) and the community of practicing psychologist and psychological associates through their statewide guild (AK-PA).Essential

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 http://www.muni.org.

Primary duties include teaching and clinical supervision responsibility in the M.S. program in Clinical Psychology (see http://uaa.alaska.edu/ms/psych) and directorship of the PSC, the training clinic for M.S. and Ph.D. students in Psychology. Specific courses taught will depend on the successful applicant's expertise and departmental needs but might include Psychotherapy Practicum, Clinical Practicum, and Psychotherapy Internship. In addition to teaching, this faculty member would be expected to serve as the PSC Director and contribute to departmental governance and other service (see Psychological Services Center). The PSC is the training clinic for graduate students in the M.S. program in Clinical Psychology and the Ph.D. program in Clinical-Community Psychology. The training in the PSC prepares students for three different licenses (Licensed Psychological Associate, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Licensed Psychologist) in the state of Alaska.

The Clinical Director of the PSC supervises the day to day operations of the PSC, manages and approves all clinic activities and scheduling, and supervises the PSC Coordinator. The Clinical Director administers the PSC physical plant including its technology, general maintenance, and budget. In collaboration with clinical faculty, the Director also maintains adherence to the APA Code of Ethics and APA accreditation requirements. Finally, the PSC Clinical Director develops and maintains contacts with mental health agencies and emergency services both on the UAA campus (Dean of Students office, Student Health and Counseling Center, UAA Care Team, UPD) and in Southcentral Alaska (Hospitals- including E.R.s and outpatient Behavioral Health Services), community mental health centers, Alaska Native service centers (CITCI, Southcentral Foundation, ANTHC) and the community of practicing psychologist and psychological associates through their statewide guild (AK-PA).

This is a 9 month, full time, term, non tenure-track faculty position with a part-time, 3 month additional summer workload assignment to provide supervision for ongoing graduate student clinicians. This position includes a competitive UA employee benefits package. The expected start date is August 8, 2021.

This recruitment is open until filled with the initial application review taking place on March 12, 2021. To ensure your application is considered, apply by 11:55 pm Alaska Standard Time on March 11, 2021.

Please be prepared to upload the following documents:

  • CV which must include contact information for three professional references
  • Letter of application which includes information about psychology licensure or license eligibility in Alaska, experience in clinical and training supervision, relevant teaching experience, and administrative experience
  • Unofficial transcript(s) of graduate and undergraduate education
  • Teaching evaluations

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

Evidence of potential for successful clinical supervision, teaching, service, and directorship of the Psychological Services Center.

TYPICAL EXPERIENCE:

Length of time and type of experience required for this position should be appropriate to the rank of Term Assistant Professor. Applicants must have relevant university-level teaching experience and clinical supervision experience.

REQUIRED EDUCATION OR TRAINING:

Doctoral degree in a relevant sub-discipline of Psychology at time of appointment and be licensed or license-eligible as a Psychologist in Alaska.

Union Representation:

This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC).

Term Position:

This position is term-funded for two years and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

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: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

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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