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Assistant Professor of Clinical Science

University of Arkansas

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR, USA
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2023

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Type of Position:

Faculty - Tenure/Tenure Track

Workstudy Position:


Job Type:


Work Shift:

Day Shift (United States of America)

Sponsorship Available:


Institution Name:

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.

The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

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Department of Psychological Science

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Summary of Job Duties:

The Department of Psychological Science in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Clinical Science to start in August 2024. This is a standard nine-month faculty appointment with a competitive startup package.

We are seeking an inclusive and diverse pool of applicants and welcome applicants from all areas of Clinical Science. Although area of research is open, we prefer candidates whose research complements existing departmental research areas (see http://psyc.uark.edu, for more information). Successful applicants must have (1) a PhD from an APA- or CPA-accredited Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychology program and be license-eligible in the state of Arkansas by the start date; (2) an outstanding record of research achievement and evidence of, or demonstrated potential for, external funding; (3) a strong commitment to both graduate training and undergraduate instruction; (4) demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusivity, and social justice, in teaching, research, or service, including the ability to mentor students from underrepresented backgrounds as per our Department’s Diversity Values Statement (https://psyc.uark.edu/diversity); (5) an ability to supervise clinical work involving diverse cases (including children and families); and (6) effective interpersonal skills and a record of collegiality.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

About the Department:
Our department houses a large undergraduate program (over 1,500 students), as well as two Ph.D. programs in Clinical Psychology and Experimental Psychology. The department has over 25 full-time faculty with a wide range of expertise in psychological science, 4 full-time administrative staff, over 40 doctoral students (PhD), and several postdoctoral fellows. The department is housed within Memorial Hall at the University of Arkansas. Memorial Hall contains four floors of faculty offices, laboratory space, classrooms, and a Psychological Clinic that serves as the primary training site for the Department’s fully-accredited Clinical Psychology Doctoral Training Program. The Department is also home to a major private endowment that generates over $250K/year to support its research mission. This endowment funds graduate research assistants, faculty research, summer pay for grant preparation, and other research-related expenses. Our clinical program has also been awarded a Graduate Psychology Education (GPE) program grant for four consecutive cycles; our current GPE grant is entitled Meeting the Moment: Preparing a Health Service Psychology Workforce that is Socially Responsive and Resilient. In addition, faculty have the opportunity to affiliate with related multidisciplinary programs across the university (e.g., Gender Studies, African and African American Studies, Asian Studies, Indigenous Studies, Latin American and Latino studies, Middle East Studies) as well as with the newly formed Institute for Integrative and Innovative Research (I3R). This interdisciplinary institute (https://i3r.uark.edu) includes construction of a building that will open in 2024 and will offer human neuroimaging (MRI, EEG, fNIRS, TMS), mobile virtual reality, a sleep lab, and metabolic labs.

The Department of Psychological Science seeks to generate and disseminate psychological knowledge and to promote students and the profession through research, teaching and service. The undergraduate curriculum equips students to join the workforce immediately or pursue graduate study in psychology, business, law or medicine. Doctoral programs prepare students for careers in academia or clinical practice in professional and applied settings. Visit our department website, http://psyc.uark.edu, for more information.

The University of Arkansas is a recipient of the NSF ADVANCE Award (2021-2024). The University of Arkansas Empowering Network Groups for Arkansas Gender Equity (ENGAGE) program promotes institutional change for intersectional and gender equity in STEM departments and across campus. The UofA ENGAGE program identifies, analyzes, and addresses institutional inequities while cultivating faculty equity and success by eradicating institutional barriers and harnessing institutional resources and mentoring networks.

Duties will include:
• 40% Teaching
• 40% Research
• 20% Service


Minimum Qualifications:
With submitted materials, the candidate must demonstrate:

  • A PhD from an APA- or CPA-accredited Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychology program and be license-eligible in the state of Arkansas

  • An outstanding record of research achievement and evidence of, or demonstrated potential for, external funding

  • A strong commitment to both graduate-level training and undergraduate instruction

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusiveness, and social justice in teaching, research, or service, including the ability to mentor students from underrepresented backgrounds

  • Ability to supervise clinical work involving diverse cases (including children and families)

  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills and collegiality

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Research that could complement existing departmental research areas

Additional Information:

Completed applications received by 10/20/2023, will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.

For additional inquiries, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Lindsay Ham, at Lham@uark.edu.

Applicants must submit (a) a cover letter, (b) a CV, (c) three representative publications, (d) a research statement, (e) a teaching statement, (f) and an academic excellence statement addressing the prompt: Describe actions you have taken to support and advance inclusive academic excellence for diverse student populations and people from underserved groups in teaching, mentoring, service, and/or research. Applicants should also provide (g) a list of three professional references (name, title, email address, and contact number) who can provide letters of reference upon request. Letters of recommendation will be requested only for candidates being considered for interviews.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary Information:

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, Listing of Publications, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Other (see special instructions for details), Statement of Research Philosophy, Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status

Recruitment Contact Information:

Dr. Lindsay Ham, search committee chair, Lham@uark.edu

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Other Required Documents:
An academic excellence statement addressing the prompt: Describe actions you have taken to support and advance inclusive academic excellence for diverse student populations in teaching, mentoring, service, and/or research.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Criminal Background Check, Sex Offender Registry

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas seeks to attract, develop and retain high quality faculty, staff and administrators that consistently display practices and behaviors to advance a culture that embeds inclusion, opportunity, educational excellence and unparalleled access for all.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate in its education programs or activities (including in admission and employment) on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity). Federal law prohibits the University from discriminating on these bases. Questions or concerns about the application of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, may be sent to the University's Title IX Coordinator and to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.

All application information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

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