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

Sam Houston State University

Last Updated: 5/11/23

Job Description

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

Requisition/Job Number:

Rank: Assistant Professor

Hiring Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.

Position Type: Full-Time Tenure Track

College: College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department: Dept of Psychology and Philosophy

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Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job

The department seeks candidates with scholarly and/or clinical expertise at the intersection of psychology and law, broadly defined. Potential areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, forensic assessment (criminal and/or civil), correctional psychology, juvenile justice, victimization, law enforcement, delinquency, risk, violence, trauma, parental fitness, custody, legal decision-making, and treatment with justice-involved populations.

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.

Educational Requirements for the Position

Candidates should have a Doctoral degree from an APA-accredited Psychology program or who are ABD will be considered, but the doctoral degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.

Experience Required for the Position

Candidates should show evidence of research.

Other Requirements for the Position

Candidates must be eligible for licensure in the State of Texas.

Sam Houston State University is located in Huntsville, Texas, 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/Professional University” by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.

Sam Houston State University is seeking culturally and academically diverse faculty committed to fostering a lifelong learning environment.

Special Instructions Summary

The application will require the following materials:
· Letter of interest describing candidate’s alignment with the duties outlined above
· Statement of teaching interests and philosophy
· Statement of research interests
· Statement of diversity and inclusion, specifically addressing qualifications and strategies for engaging all students at SHSU
(view enrollment demographic information)
· Full curriculum vita
· Two representative publications (one if you are ABD; upload under “Writing Sample”)
· Three letters of recommendation. For ABD applicants, one letter must be from your dissertation director confirming that the Ph.D. requirements will be met by August 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)

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.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Direct inquiries to: Marcus Boccaccini Ph.D., Search Committee Chair,

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...