Asst Professor in Clinical Psychology at University of Arkansas

Oct 16, 2019

The Department of Psychological Science at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology. Appointment is set to begin August 2020. All areas of Clinical Science will be considered; we are interested in an inclusive and diverse pool of applicants. We especially welcome applications from candidates whose work relates to improving mental health in underserved or vulnerable populations as well as those whose research program involves emotional disorders (e.g., anxiety, depressive, bipolar, posttraumatic stress, or obsessive compulsive disorders). Preference will be given to candidates whose research could interface with existing departmental and campus expertise in neuroscience, consistent with our department’s role as a leader in the campus neuroscience initiative. A competitive startup package is available. Successful applicants must have (1) a PhD from an APA-accredited Clinical or Counseling Psychology program and be license-eligible in the state of Arkansas; (2) an outstanding record of research achievement and evidence of, or demonstrated potential for, external funding; (3) a strong commitment to both graduate-level training and undergraduate instruction; (4) demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness, including the ability to mentor students from underrepresented backgrounds, consistent with our Department’s Diversity Mission Statement ( and our campuswide strategic plan (; (5) ability to supervise clinical work involving diverse cases (including children and families); and (6) demonstrated effective interpersonal skills and collegiality. There is the potential for affiliation with related multidisciplinary programs across the university (e.g., Gender Studies, African and African American Studies, Asian Studies, Indigenous Studies, Jewish Studies, Latin American and Latino studies, Middle East Studies) as part of this appointment. For the complete announcement, visit the University of Arkansas Human Resources website at

Completed applications received by November 1, 2019 will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. Applicants should submit (a) a cover letter, (b) a CV, (c) representative publications, (d) a research statement, (e) a teaching statement, (f) and a diversity statement sharing how they will advance the U of A’s commitment to inclusive excellence. A list of three professional references (name, title, email address, and contact number) willing to provide letters of reference will be requested during the application process. Materials should be submitted online via the secure application site at Questions regarding this position can be sent to Dr. Tim Cavell ( Visit our website,, for more information.

The Department of Psychological Science values and is committed to fostering a climate that advances diversity, inclusivity, respect, and social justice. Further, the University’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion strives for inclusive excellence, which entails total campus engagement in supporting the ideals of diversity and inclusion. Fayetteville is part of Northwest Arkansas, an area that has a growing population of over 500,000. Northwest Arkansas has one of the fastest growing Hispanic/Latino populations, comprising over 30% of the population of Springdale and Rogers, neighboring cities to Fayetteville, and includes the largest Marshallese population outside of the Marshall Islands. Northwest Arkansas is known for its beautiful scenery, a temperate climate, varied recreational and cultural opportunities (see e.g.,,, excellent schools, a nationally recognized economy, and an active regional airport with direct flights to major cities (

The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among only 2% of universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. The Department of Psychological Science is also home to a major private endowment that supports its research mission, and education at the University of Arkansas is supported by the $300 million gift from the Walton Family Foundation.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity institution committed to achieving diversity in its faculty. Therefore, the University is especially interested in applications from qualified candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our academic departments. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

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