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Assistant Professor of Psychology

Job no: 522382
Work type: Faculty - Tenure Track
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Instruction, Psychology
Department:Arts & Sciences, College of

Department: CAS Psychology
Rank: Assistant Professor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Application Deadline
October 15, 2018; position will remain open until filled.

Required Application Materials
Candidates are asked to apply on line at by submitting a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, three representative publications, and three statements: (1) research accomplishments and future plans, (2) teaching experience and approach, and (3), personal contributions to foster an environment of equity and inclusion for faculty, staff, and, students from diverse backgrounds. Our department embraces the values of open and reproducible science, and candidates are encouraged to address (in their statements and/or cover letter) how they have pursued and/or plan to pursue these goals in their work.

Position Announcement
The University of Oregon’s Department of Psychology invites applications for a tenure-track position for an Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology to begin in fall 2019. Clinical areas of interest include adult psychopathology, developmental psychopathology, neuroimaging, prevention, intervention, and implementation science, or a combination of these areas. Candidates whose research programs focus on cultural factors in mental health, cultural adaptations of interventions, health and mental health disparities in marginalized communities, and/or multicultural contexts are especially encouraged to apply. We seek candidates who integrate clinical work and training with an ongoing program of research and who demonstrate excellence in teaching diverse students at the graduate and undergraduate levels. We particularly welcome applications from scholars who are from populations historically underrepresented in the academy, and/or who have experience working with diverse populations.

Department or Program Summary
The primary goal of the Department of Psychology is to cover the entire field of basic psychological and clinically relevant research. Department faculty group themselves into four major areas: Clinical, Cognitive/Systems Neuroscience, Developmental, and Social-Personality.

One of the most distinctive features about the Department of Psychology is its effort to address diversity and inclusivity through the Committee for an Inclusive Community (CIC). The CIC is an organization in the Department of Psychology composed of graduate students, faculty, and staff invested in the shared interest of a diverse and inclusive environment within the department. Formed in 2012 through collaboration between faculty and graduate students, the organization admits new members every year. Some of the CIC’s yearly goals include an open dialogue amongst students on the topic of inclusivity, collecting and reporting on data relevant to current perceptions of the department’s success in achieving an inclusive environment, and fostering opportunities around growth and development of more inclusive practices in academia. Most recently, the CIC launched a survey to measure occurrences of harassment and gender discrimination within the department.

Many of our faculty strongly believe that innovation occurs where traditional areas meet. We pride ourselves on fluid area boundaries and cross-area collaborations. A large share of the collective research activity occurs in projects that involve multiple faculty within the department. Our faculty engage in productive research collaborations with faculty in other UO departments as well, including: Anthropology, Architecture, Biology, Economics, Education, Philosophy, and Physics.

The Clinical Psychology doctoral program has been continuously accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1958, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. In May of 2013, the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System also accredited the clinical program.

The program endorses a clinical scientist model for graduate training. This model emphasizes multi-level conceptualizations of psychopathology, comprising neurobiological, developmental, psychosocial, and multicultural perspectives. Doctoral students receive training in infant, child, and adult psychopathology, culture and diversity, infant, child, family and adult assessment, and neuropsychology. Support for diverse students and attention to diversity in their clinical training is a priority.

In all practica and clinical training experiences, there is a strong focus on evidence-based treatments. Students receive training in the clinical techniques and practices, as well as in the methodology for development, implementation, and evaluation of these interventions. Both psychotherapeutic interventions and prevention programs are included in the training.

The major goal of doctoral training is to support promising doctoral students in developing careers as scientist/practitioners. Students interested primarily in clinical practice would most likely prefer a program less research-oriented than the Oregon Clinical Psychology Training Program.

Minimum Requirements
PhD degree in Psychology or related field in hand by time of appointment, demonstrated potential for teaching and research excellence, and a record of scholarly accomplishment that includes publication in high quality academic journals in psychology and/or related fields.

Preferred Qualifications
The ability to obtain, or work towards, licensure in the State of Oregon is strongly preferred.

Competitive applicants will have an established research profile, peer-reviewed publications, external funding experience, and a proven record of teaching experience.

The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to teach in ways that value the varied learning needs and interests of a culturally diverse student population and that reflect a commitment to encouraging the success of all students.

About the University
The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. The University of Oregon is guided by a diversity framework that involves a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion or all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members. In recent years, the university has increased the diversity of its student body while raising average GPAs and test scores for incoming students. The UO’s 295-acre campus features state-of-the art facilities in an arboretum-like setting within the traditional homelands of the Kalapuya people. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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