Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology – Saint Mary’s College of California (Moraga, CA)

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Saint Mary’s College of California (Moraga, CA)

Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology

Closing Date/Time: Fri. 10/31/14 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Job Type: Faculty
Location: Main Campus, 1928 Saint Mary’s Road, Moraga, CA 94556, California

Saint Mary’s College invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, beginning Fall 2015. Faculty contractual responsibilities require a teaching load of six courses in the academic year.

Founded in 1863, Saint Mary’s is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary’s currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary’s offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary’s reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.

The responsibilities for this position will include teaching sections of Clinical Psychology and Introductory Psychology. The successful candidate should be prepared to teach other courses as well, potentially including Psychology of the Family, Theories of Counseling, and/or The Exceptional Individual. It is anticipated the person in this position will also teach in the College’s signature Collegiate Seminar and Jan Term programs.

Other duties include: Maintaining an ongoing research program into which SMC student researchers can be integrated. Identifying field placements and similar experiences for undergraduate students interested in the fields of clinical and counseling psychology. Participation in departmental and college activities including committee work and curriculum development is expected. The candidate should have a strong commitment to academic advising and mentoring to a diverse student population.The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the mission of the College, which is informed, animated and expressed through its Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions.

Experience and Qualifications:
Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Psychology from an APA-accredited institution must be completed by December 2015. Candidates should have a record of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level, with preference given to those candidates who have successfully taught the courses listed above. An APA-accredited internship is strongly preferred, as is a candidate who is already licensed or license-eligible.

Particular consideration will be given to candidates with demonstrated commitment and success working in diverse, multicultural communities, in higher education settings.

Candidates should be committed to a liberal arts education, and should demonstrate a commitment to research and professional activity. In addition, candidates should have appreciation of and deep respect for the learning/teaching environment and for the students, staff, and faculty who comprise it and the willingness to become a stakeholder in the Lasallian commitment to that environment.

Supplemental Information:

Please apply on-line at

1) Include a cover letter or letter of interest that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College.

2) Please submit a CV, a summary of teaching philosophy, a summary of current research plans, graduate transcripts, and official documentation of the latest year (or preferably two) of teaching evaluations.

3) The name and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Inquiries only to Prof. Paul Zarnoth, Chair of Psychology, at [email protected]

In applying for a position, candidates sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third party background check.

Saint Mary’s is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.

College policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, gender stereotyping, gender identity, taking a protected leave (e.g. family medical or pregnancy leave), or on any other basis protected by applicable laws.

Saint Mary’s College annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Saint Mary’s College Report , please go to the Public Safety website at To request a paper copy please call Public Safety at (925) 631-4284. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.
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