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Psychology and Neuroscience
College of Arts and Sciences

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Faculty Position Openings

Baylor University

Department of Psychology and Neuroscience

The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, in the College of Arts & Sciences, at Baylor University invites applications for three positions:


Position 1: Assistant or Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology (tenure-track), particularly child or adolescent clinical psychology, effective fall 2017. Successful applicants must have a doctoral degree in psychology or related field, be licensed or license-eligible in the state of Texas, be able to provide clinical supervision and mentorship to doctoral students in our nationally-recognized APA-accredited Psy.D. program and Ph.D. program, and have primary research interests and the potential to secure external funding in any of the following areas: child clinical psychology, adolescent psychology, family psychology, developmental psychology, translational research and/or prevention, and assessment, treatment, or prevention of addiction or disease. A commitment to excellence in teaching is essential.

The Department is housed in a state-of-the-art science facility and offers doctoral degrees in Psychology (containing concentrations in Social Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience, and General Experimental) and Clinical Psychology. Review of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, your application must be completed by October 15, 2016. More detailed information about the department can be found at www.baylor.edu/psychologyneuroscience.

To apply send letter of application, vita, official transcript showing highest degree conferred (if ABD, also submit official transcript of completed Ph.D. hours), reprints, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Gary Elkins, Clinical Psychology Search Committee Chair, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, One Bear Place 97334, Waco, Texas 76798. Email inquiries to Gary_Elkins@baylor.edu.

Materials may be submitted electronically to: baylorpsysearch1@baylor.edu


Position 2: Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of the Baylor Psychology Clinic, beginning as early as January, 2017. The Baylor Psychology Clinic is the training clinic for the Department’s APA-accredited Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology. The anticipated position is full time, 12- month, renewable non-tenure track, at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor, with a potential promotion via the University’s Clinical Professor Track

Responsibilities include administrative oversight of the Baylor Psychology Clinic facility, developing and maintaining clinic policies and procedures, adhering to ethical guidelines and legal procedures, supervising clinical practica, initiating and maintaining contact with local referral sources and practicum sites, participating in graduate teaching, and assisting the Director of the Clinical Psychology program in various capacities. Opportunities exist for clinical research as well. The ideal candidate will have a history of successful supervision of clinical work, including psychological assessment and evidence-based psychotherapy, demonstrable ability to integrate research into practice, outstanding administrative skills, and an ability to contribute to our top-ranked doctoral program. Candidates for this position should be licensed or license eligible in Texas, possess an APA-accredited degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in clinical psychology or a closely related area of professional psychology, and have experience in the relevant areas. Baylor University is a moderate size (14,000 students) university and Waco is a temperate, low-cost metropolitan area of 250,000+ people with a large VA medical center. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by October 1, 2016.

To apply: send or email letter of application, vita, official transcript showing highest degree conferred, (if ABD, also submit official transcript of completed Ph.D. or Psy. D. hours), reprints, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Sara Dolan, Chair of Clinic Director Search, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, One Bear Place 97334, Waco, Texas 76798. Email inquiries to Sara_Dolan@baylor.edu.

Materials may be submitted electronically to: baylorpsysearch2@baylor.edu


Position 3: Lecturer in psychology and neuroscience, beginning August 2017.

This is a renewable non-tenure track position, with a potential promotion track to Senior Lecturer after six years of service. The ideal candidate will have a doctoral degree in Psychology or Neuroscience and be able to teach a variety of courses in our department. Although the area of specialization is open, special consideration will be given to those who can teach several of our laboratory courses in cognition, sensation and perception, learning, and clinical and behavioral neuroscience. The Department offers undergraduate degrees in psychology and neuroscience and serves over 800 undergraduate majors. Additional information about the department can be found at www.baylor.edu/psychologyneuroscience. Review of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, your application must be completed by October 15, 2016.

To apply, send a letter of interest, vita, representative reprints (if available), a statement of teaching philosophy, official transcripts showing highest degree conferred (if ABD, also submit official transcript of completed Ph.D. hours), and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Joaquin Lugo, Search Committee Chair, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, One Bear Place 97334, Waco, Texas 76798. Email inquiries to Joaquin_Lugo@baylor.edu.

Materials may be submitted electronically to: baylorpsysearch3@baylor.edu


Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s "Great Colleges to Work For." Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continuously operating university in Texas. The university provides a vibrant campus community for over 15,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as we pursue our bold vision, Pro Futuris. (www.baylor.edu/profuturis/).

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.