The Department of Psychology at Eastern Michigan University announces an opening for a tenure-track assistant professor position with specific expertise in child clinical psychology starting August 2024. Candidates must have their PhD in clinical psychology from an APA- accredited doctoral program and must be fully licensed as a clinical psychologist in the state of Michigan within one year of hire. Candidates must demonstrate evidence of a strong, transferable research program within the area of child clinical psychology (area of specialization within child/adolescent clinical psychology is open). The successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses and should demonstrate the ability to teach relevant courses in child/family therapy, assessment, and development to a culturally diverse student body. Candidates are also expected to mentor graduate student thesis and dissertation research and to supervise doctoral students in evidence-based child/family intervention and/or assessment at our on-site departmental training clinic, the Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CBHC), as part of their teaching load. Candidates who can supervise student-clinicians seeing cases across the lifespan are also encouraged to apply. Faculty who are actively involved in doctoral mentoring receive a reduced teaching load of six credits (approximately two courses) per semester. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in department and university-level committees and establish a research program with student participation at all levels. The Psychology Department is committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) across teaching, research, and service. Applicants should provide evidence of their commitment to DEI in their application materials.

The Psychology Department at EMU has an APA-accredited Clinical Psychology PhD program, MS programs in General Clinical, Clinical-Behavioral, and Experimental Psychology, and approximately 800 undergraduate majors. The CBHC is a state-of-the-art facility, featuring a large play therapy area with accompanying observation room, as well as group therapy and individual therapy/assessment spaces, and is well-equipped for therapy and assessments with children and families. Faculty and students regularly use the CBHC to conduct clinical research, and the CBHC was recently accepted in the Racial Justice Competency Model Pilot Program for Public Health Professionals. The EMU campus is located in Ypsilanti, a vibrant small city in southeastern Michigan. “Ypsi”, as it’s affectionately known, is a welcoming city that has a unique vibe and an eclectic art scene. Ypsilanti is located five miles from downtown Ann Arbor and 35 miles west of Detroit, MI, and Windsor, Ontario.

All applications must be made online at: Please attach a cover letter of application/interest, Curriculum Vitae, and the names of three references to the electronic submission. The letter of application should include a statement on teaching philosophy and strategies for teaching in a culturally diverse classroom, as well as research accomplishments and plans for establishing an active research program. Letters of reference should be available upon request. Screening of applications will begin November 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Eastern Michigan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. For questions, email the Search Committee Chair: Jamie Lawler, PhD, LP. .