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Assistant Professor of Psychology (Clinical Forensic Psychology) at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX

Sam Houston State University

Last Updated: 3/11/23

Job Description

Department: Assistant Professor of Psychology (Clinical Forensic Psychology)

Full-Time Tenure Track

Open until filled: Yes

Requisition number: [Register to View] F

Usual duties:

The Department of Psychology and Philosophy in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sam Houston State University invites applications to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in its APA-accredited doctoral program in Clinical Psychology to begin in the Fall 2023 semester.

Duties will include conducting and supervising research, supervising theses and dissertations, supervising clinical practica, and teaching in the graduate (masters and doctoral) and undergraduate programs in the department. Candidates with demonstrated potential for extramural funding are encouraged to apply. Candidates must be committed to a student-centered approach and have a passion for teaching and mentoring a diverse student population.

Sam Houston State University is located in Huntsville in the beautiful piney woods of East Texas approximately one hour north of the ethnically and culturally diverse Houston metropolitan area. SHSU is classified as a Doctoral University: High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.

Degree Requirements:

Applicants must have expertise in clinical psychology, a Doctoral degree from an APA-accredited clinical, counseling, or school psychology program, and must be eligible for licensure in the State of Texas (applicants who are ABD will be considered, but the doctoral degree must be conferred by the start date of the position).

Experience Requirements:

The department seeks candidates with scholarly and/or clinical expertise that would complement our clinical doctoral program’s forensic psychology specialization. Potential areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, externalizing psychopathology, psychopathy, antisocial behavior, delinquency, suicidality, substance use, forensic assessment (criminal and/or civil), correctional psychology, juvenile justice, victimization, law enforcement, violence, trauma, legal decision-making, severe mental illness, and assessment or treatment with justice-involved populations.

Other Requirements for the Position:

A preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated potential for extramural funding. Candidates must be committed to a student-centered approach and have a passion for teaching and mentoring a diverse student population.

Special Instructions Summary

The application will require the following materials:
· Letter of interest describing alignment the with the clinical psychology program at SHSU
· Statement of research interests
· Statement of teaching interests and philosophy
· Statement of diversity and inclusion, specifically addressing qualifications and strategies for engaging all students at SHSU. Click on the demographics tab at. for information about the demographics of the SHSU student population.
· Full curriculum vita
· Two representative publications
· Three letters of recommendation. For ABD applicants, one letter must be from your dissertation director confirming that your dissertation will be defended and all PhD requirements will be met by August 20, 2023.
· Transcripts for all graduate education (applicants may submit unofficial transcripts for initial screening; however, official undergraduate and graduate transcripts are required for credential review prior to hiring)
· Additional materials may be requested throughout the consideration process.

Please feel free to contact the search Chair, Dr. Marcus T. Boccaccini, at or [Register to View] if you have any questions about the position.

The search committee will begin reviewing completed applications on February 20, 2023 and will continue to review applications until the position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Please note: References provided in the References section of the application will receive an automated email reference request at the time the application is submitted.

To Apply:

EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

Physical Address:

Human Resources Department

1831 University Ave, John W. Thomason Bldg. Suite 202

P.O. Box 2356

Huntsville, TX 77341-2356

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Huntsville, Texas, United States
A Great Name in Texas Education! Named for Texas’s greatest hero, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) continually honors its historical roots through academic excellence. For more than 140 years, SHSU has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, “The measure of a Life is its Service,” resonates among its approximately 21,612 students, eight college...