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Four Assistant Professors (1 clinical, 3 open area of specialization)
Psychology
 

Murray State University

Murray, KY
 
 
The Department of Psychology at Murray State University (www.murraystate.edu ) seeks to fill four tenure-track assistant professor positions, beginning August 2014. Join an enthusiastic group of peers during an exciting period of growth for the department. The psychology faculty is a committed group of teacher-scholars who are eager to welcome new colleagues to the department. Faculty members are actively engaged in research and committed to teaching undergraduate and master’s degree students both inside and outside the classroom (with integration of research into teaching a standard practice). Undergraduate and graduate students are regularly involved in the process of research with individually supervised research projects in collaboration with faculty.

Area of specialization is open for three of the four positions but preference will be given to candidates who complement existing areas of faculty specialization. The area of specialization for the fourth position is clinical psychology. For all positions, the PhD must be completed by time of appointment (ABDs with a documented plan of completion by appointment date will be considered). Successful candidates will provide evidence of excellence in teaching, the ability to establish an active research program, and the interest and ability to involve undergraduate and master’s level graduate students in their research as well as to direct undergraduate research projects and graduate student theses. For the Clinical position only, candidates must also have a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from an APA-approved program and licensure in Kentucky (or eligibility for licensure within one year). Preference will be given to candidates with a cognitive-behavioral orientation who complement existing areas of faculty specialization.

Candidates for all positions must have the ability to teach General Psychology and additional undergraduate and master’s level courses in their areas of specialization. The successful Clinical candidate only will serve as a Practicum instructor, supervising adult and child therapy and assessment cases in a community-serving, sliding-fee-scale clinic based in the department.

Murray State University is a comprehensive state university located in western Kentucky, approximately 2 hours NW of Nashville and close to lakes, hiking, and recreation areas. Murray State University is ranked 8th among public regional universities in the South and offers competitive salaries. The Psychology Department is committed to teaching and research excellence and offers an undergraduate psychology degree, a master’s degree in clinical psychology (which embraces a scientist-practitioner approach and is accredited by the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council), and a master’s degree in general experimental psychology. The city of Murray (with a metro-area population of approximately 37,000) offers a low cost of living and access to many amenities, was selected as the Friendliest Small Town in America, and has been nationally recognized as a Playful City USA and among the 100 Best Communities for Young People. Murray Independent School District provides excellent K-12 education, was ranked as the 3rd highest K12 district in the state, and was selected as national 3rd-place finalist in ACT's 2013 College and Career Readiness Campaign.

The first review of applications will begin December 2, 2013, and will continue until the positions are filled.

To apply please visit: http://www.murraystatejobs.com/postings/2648. Through this online employment system, please submit (1) a letter of application including teaching and research interests, (2) a current CV, (3) copies of official transcripts, and (4) relevant reprints. Please also have three recent letters of recommendation mailed to Psychology Search Committee, 212 Wells Hall, Department of Psychology, Murray State University, Murray, KY 42071.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Murray State University is an equal education and employment opportunity, M/F/D, AA employer.

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Ad has been online since November 8, 2013
 
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