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Western Connecticut State University Seeking Tenure Track Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology

News Date: Monday, October 8, 2018 - 12:00

Western Connecticut State University’s Macricostas School of Arts & Sciences is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for a tenure track Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, to begin employment in January, 2019. 
The Macricostas School of Arts and Sciences is home to 13 departments, 21 undergraduate majors and five graduate majors, and offers a variety of ways for students to further their education. Additional information on the School may be found at: The Department of Psychology consists of 11 full-time and 22 part-time faculty who support majors pursuing the BA degree in Psychology. Additional information about the department may be found at 
Position Summary: Expertise in therapy, prevention and research in the area of substance use disorders. It is anticipated that this position will teach in the proposed new graduate program, the M.S. in Addiction Studies. Must possess job-relevant teaching experience and be prepared to teach the following undergraduate and graduate courses: Advanced Diagnosis & Assessment in Substance Use Disorders & Co-Occurring Disorders, Psychological Treatment of Drug Use and Misuse for Medical Conditions and Across Populations, Advanced Substance Use Counseling, Abnormal Psychology, Clinical Psychology and other related psychology courses. The proposed graduate program includes summer courses. Will be involved in placing students in the community for internship experiences and will be expected to develop close working relationships with local behavioral health service and community agencies in the substance use disorders treatment/prevention area. Supervision of student research, student advisement, and coverage of evening courses are also expected. Will also be expected to participate in departmental and university service by taking an active role in developing new curricula, maintaining an active research program, advising and mentoring students, serving on departmental and university committees, assisting student groups on campus, and engaging in professional activity. Western has a 4/4 teaching load, class sizes are capped at between 15-38 students each. Faculty may apply for course load reduction for research purposes beginning in their second year. Additionally, there are generous travel, research, and other grants competitively awarded each year. 
Qualifications: A completed doctorate is required at time of employment. The candidate must be licensed as a psychologist, or license eligible. Experience in direct patient care and/or service delivery/therapy in substance use disorders treatment or prevention is required. This experience can be in behavioral health service settings, in postdoctoral training, in clinical trials, or in community prevention. A record of published research on substance use disorders and the ability to obtain grant funding in the field is preferred. Teaching experience is an advantage. Certifications in the field such as the National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals (NCCAP), or the equivalent is a plus. Experience as a supervisor of counselors is preferred. Western is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from different backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for first-generation and under-represented groups. 
Western is committed to enhancing our diverse university community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. 
Salary & Benefits: The salary range is $59,668 – $80,030 and is commensurate upon candidates' experience. Western offers a comprehensive benefits package. Additional information on benefits can be found at There are grant opportunities to support research and conference attendance. 
Application Process: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial transcript of graduate coursework, evidence of current undergraduate teaching experience, evidence of research productivity, and with three (3) letters of recommendation, including contact information to: In the Email Subject Line Reference Search #800-010. All materials should be submitted as PDF files. Applications must be received by October 31, 2018. Late applications will not be accepted. 
State and Federal requirements expect that organizations with 100 or more employees invite applicants to self-identify gender and race. We kindly request all applicants to complete the Affirmative Action Data Questionnaire and to please return the completed form to Ms. Keisha Stokes in the Western Connecticut State University Office of Diversity and Equity Completion of this data will not affect your opportunity for employment, or terms or conditions of employment. This form will be used for reporting purposes only and will be kept separate from all search records and only accessed by the Office of Diversity and Equity. The Affirmative Action Data Questionnaire, can be found on the following link:
Western is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Educator/Employer 

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