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Assistant Professor Specializing in Pediatric Psychology

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Work Type: Faculty Full Time
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Faculty
Department: Psychology - 208220
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Position Summary:

PEDIATRIC PSYCHOLOGY: THE UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON Department of Psychology invites applications for a tenure-track position specializing in Pediatric Psychology with a research program that focuses on psychosocial, developmental, and/or contextual factors related to health and wellbeing in children and/or adolescents at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 16, 2022. The person appointed to this position is expected to contribute to the teaching needs of the department, develop and maintain an active research program, and advise and mentor undergraduate students.

The 21-member Department of Psychology offers master’s level programs in Clinical and Experimental Psychology, with contributions to graduate teaching and supervising of master’s theses varying based on departmental needs and faculty preference and interest. We value the exploration and implementation of innovative teaching strategies and approaches that promote inclusive excellence in shaping the next generation of psychological scientists. Additional information about the University and the Department of Psychology is available at: http://artssciences.udayton.edu/Psychology ; http://diversity.udayton.edu  

At the University of Dayton, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a community with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage all interested candidates to apply.

Minimum Qualifications:

ABD in Psychology nearing completion of a Ph.D. with a concentration in Developmental Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology, or a closely related field.

Record of peer-reviewed, published or accepted for publication scholarship in the area of pediatric psychology that examines the psychosocial, developmental, and/or contextual factors related to health and wellbeing in children and/or adolescents.

Potential to teach courses at the undergraduate level that meet the needs of the department, including an integrative social science course related to their research, Child Psychology, Introduction to Psychology, Statistics, and Research Methods.

Ability, interest, and commitment to engage in undergraduate academic advising.

Effective written communication skills.

Experience in college teaching.

Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may meet all preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology or a closely related field.

Successful experience in one or more of the following:
-- college teaching as the instructor of record
-- working with and/or teaching socially and culturally diverse communities

Ability, interest, and commitment to one or more of the following:
-- establish a program of research that involves mentorship of undergraduate students
-- mentor (and/or supervise) undergraduate honors projects and graduate master’s theses
-- develop special topics courses in the candidate’s area of expertise that would support department needs
-- work collaboratively with colleagues in and beyond the department.

Effective interpersonal communication skills.

Expressed commitment to apply professional knowledge to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives at the university.

Expressed commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds.

Effective oral communication skills.

Effective classroom management skills.

Effective interpersonal communication skills.

Commitment to the breadth of education including educating the whole person in the Marianist tradition to support inclusive excellence, social justice, and the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Apply online by submitting: a cover letter that addresses all minimum qualifications and any applicable preferred qualifications met, CV, statements of research and teaching, sample/s of professional writing (e.g., reprints of publications), a summary of teaching evaluations (e.g., student evaluations, peer evaluations, or external evaluations), unofficial transcripts of graduate work, and the contact information for three people who will submit letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation will be requested from the applicants at a later date. If the dissertation defense is not completed, evidence of progress toward its completion in a timely manner is required.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

To comply with federal rules, UD will require all employees including student employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The University will accept valid religious or medical exemptions and seek to reasonably accommodate them. Links to the most up-to-date COVID-19 health information, an easy-to-navigate index of the University's COVID-19 guidelines, and resources can be found at https://udayton.edu/coronavirus.

Posting closes at 11:55 PM EST

Closing Statement:

The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic research university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels. Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community engagement and local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist educational philosophy, we educate the whole person and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service.

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

The University is also pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty through its dual career program. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective resource and support system for your spouse. Information can be found at http://www.udayton.edu/hr/employee_resources/dual_career_resources.php


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