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Assistant/Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology

Sam Houston State University

Last Updated: 3/19/23

Job Description

Requisition 202300014F

Position Title Assistant/Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology

FLSA status Exempt

Hiring Salary Commensurate with education and experience.

College College of Osteopathic Medicine

Department College of Osteopathic Medicine

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job

As a key member of the department, the Psychology faculty member will assist the Chair of Primary Care and Clinical Medicine in development of clinical content for courses related to the field of Behavioral Health with emphasis on mental health and patient interviewing and counseling. The successful candidate will participate in teaching in the systems courses, physical exam course, case-based learning sessions, preparation for clerkship, procedural skills training and OSCE’s. The individual should be comfortable working in pre-clinical and clinical education for student doctors and resident physicians, as well as evaluation of curriculum and students through various learning and assessment methods. The Psychology faculty member is expected to act as a role model for students, participate in scholarship and research in the department and foster collaboration and interdisciplinary learning.

The successful candidate will also participate in the SHSU clinical practice. The ideal candidate should have strong clinical acumen and promote collaboration between psychologist, psychiatrist and other physicians in the practice.

The University is seeking a qualified candidate for full-time Psychology Faculty. This position serves the Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, in the Department of Primary Care and Clinical Medicine, and reports to the Chair. The College of Osteopathic Medicine will graduate it’s inaugural class in May 2024 and is in the process of developing new residency programs. The College of Osteopathic Medicine is focused on primary care, psychiatry, general surgery and other specialties identified as a physician workforce shortage in the State of Texas and has developed an integrated curriculum merging basic science instruction with clinical learning and an osteopathic emphasis. Thus, behavioral health is an important component of the curriculum.

Note: This position may be tenure-eligible based on applicant preference.

Educational Requirements for the Position

The successful candidate will have a Doctoral degree in Psychology (or similar clinical behavioral science degree) from an accredited college and Texas license good standing or eligibility to be licensed in Texas. In addition, a background in medical or clinical education is preferred, as is experience in pre-clinical and clinical teaching and well-developed communication skills. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and training.

Experience Required for the Position

A strong background in medical education is preferred, as is experience in pre-doctoral teaching, well-developed communication skills and knowledge of physical exam skills and all aspects of clinical medicine education.

Other Specification

Ability to communicate and work with faculty, medical students, clerkship coordinators,
hospital administrators, physician preceptors and college administration. Excellent written and verbal communication. Demonstrates personal initiative and abilities to deal with a rapidly changing environment. Familiar with Learning Management Systems and reporting. Ability to operate academic, clinical and other software as needed. Other duties as assigned.

*Note: While SHSU main campus is in Huntsville, TX, this position will reside at the Conroe, TX satellite location.

Full-Time Non-Tenure Track

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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.

Company Details

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...