2 Asst. Professor positions in Clinical Psychology @ University of Detroit Mercy

Jan 17, 2019

"Although our doctoral program does not have a community concentration, our department strongly values diversity and our university is committed to social justice.  As a clinical-community psychologist, I have felt at home at Detroit Mercy."


The Department of Psychology at University of Detroit Mercy seeks to fill two tenure-track positions in clinical psychology beginning August 2019. The positions are at the rank of assistant professor (although outstanding candidates at another rank may be considered) and involve teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and serving as core faculty in the APA-accredited program in clinical psychology. The Department places a strong value on a collaborative, cohesive and culturally sensitive approach to enhancing students’ educational experience. The University offers competitive salaries and exceptional fringe benefits.

The Department of Psychology is one of the University's largest departments, with four practice-oriented graduate programs (Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Psy.S. School Psychology, M.A. Clinical Psychology, M.A. Industrial-Organizational Psychology), an outpatient training clinic, and a large undergraduate major and two minors. The doctoral program in clinical psychology utilizes a practice-oriented, scientist-practitioner model that emphasizes psychoanalytic perspectives in clinical work and research, as well as training in other evidence-based methods.

University of Detroit Mercy is located in a dynamic and growing area of Detroit and is central to a variety of cultural and recreational opportunities. The University is committed to social justice and the surrounding community.

Michigan's largest, most comprehensive private University, University of Detroit Mercy is an independent Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and Society of Jesus. The university seeks qualified candidates who will contribute to the University's mission, diversity, and excellence of its academic community. University of Detroit Mercy is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer with a diverse faculty and student body and welcomes persons of all backgrounds.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from an APA-accredited program with an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship
  • Licensed or license-eligible in Michigan with strong clinical experience
  • Strong affinity for and ability to teach at undergraduate- and graduate-levels
  • Clear evidence of research productivity or potential
  • Clear evidence of the capacity to direct undergraduate and master’s-level research projects as well as doctoral dissertations
  • Commitment to cultural inclusion and diversity

Desired Qualifications:

Although candidates specializing in any area of clinical psychology will be considered, demonstrated expertise in one of the following areas is especially welcomed: clinical assessment, clinical intervention, developmental, social, quantitative methods, or biological bases of behavior.

Application review will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Priority will be given to applications received before March 1, 2019. Applications should include a cover letter, vitae, three recommendation letters, selected preprints/reprints, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Inquiries may be directed to Kristen Abraham, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Search Committee Chair, abrahakm@udmercy.edu.

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