Clinical Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology

Department of Educational Psychology
Baylor School of Education
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POSITION: Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor of Educational Psychology with specialization in School Psychology (Licensed Psychologist)

QUALIFICATIONS: Consistent with the stated mission of the University to be a world-class institution dedicated to Christian principles and ideals, the qualifications for the position include:

  • An earned doctorate in educational psychology (or related field) with expertise and interest in school and/or clinical psychology;
  • Licensure as a psychologist in Texas, or eligibility for Texas licensure as a psychologist if currently practicing in another state;
  • A record of experience working with children and adolescents in a school or clinical setting;
  • A strong commitment to mentoring students; and
  • A philosophy compatible with the stated mission of the University to be a world-class institution dedicated to Christian principles and ideals.

Preference will be given to candidates who hold licensure, or are eligible for licensure, as a Texas licensed specialist in school psychology (LSSP). It also is preferred that candidates have experience supervising school psychology/clinical psychology graduate students in practicum or internship settings.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Department of Educational Psychology contains faculty members with expertise that span the disciplines of applied behavior analysis, gifted education, school psychology, special education, quantitative methods, and learning and development. Our goal is to shape our respective disciplines through innovative, high quality scholarship as we prepare future practitioners, scholars, researchers, and leaders in undergraduate and graduate programs through exceptional teaching, an emphasis on experiential learning, and thoughtful mentorship. The primary responsibilities of this position include:

  • Supervising graduate-level practicum students;
  • Teaching field-based courses;
  • Supervising PhD/PsyD interns;
  • Serving as Director of Clinical Training for the School Psychology Doctoral Program;
  • Coordinating the Baylor Autism Resource Clinic;
  • Collaborating with the Baylor Center for Developmental Disabilities director to coordinate and oversee the delivery of psychological services for the Baylor Center for Developmental Disabilities and its affiliated clinics;
  • Participating in individual or collaborative activities to secure external funding and produce research;
  • Recruiting and supervising post-doctoral candidates; and
  • Providing service to the university and the profession.

RANK AND SALARY: Clinical Assistant / Associate Professor with a 12-month appointment. The salary is competitive and will be commensurate with professional experience and qualifications. The anticipated date of appointment is August 2020.

Application Instructions

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until December 1, 2019. Applications received after this date will continue to receive consideration until the position is filled.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Candidates should include the following in their application materials: a formal letter addressing position interest, qualifications, research/scholarship areas, and teaching philosophy; curriculum vitae; a letter indicating the state/s in which the applicant is licensed, including licensure number/s and instructions for verifying licensure or license eligibility; representative scholarly works; and a copy of terminal degree transcript. Candidates should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted via Interfolio (these references should be named in the candidate’s cover letter). Original reference letters and official transcripts may be requested later.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Dr. Nicholas Benson, Search Committee Chair, Nicholas_Benson@baylor.edu


SCHOOL:

Established in 1919, the Baylor School of Education is widely recognized for excellence in developing dynamic educators, educational leaders, and researchers who aid society on a global level.

The mission of the School of Education is to prepare, within a Christian environment, individuals who improve society through leadership, teaching, research and service within their professions and communities. The School embraces the integration of academic and field-based studies, which is reflected in strong partnerships with the Waco and Midway Independent School Districts, where Baylor faculty are embedded to support Baylor students in the classroom. In addition to providing leadership in educational settings, the School prepares education professionals by fostering the discovery and application of new knowledge while promoting a sense of calling to improve the lives of others through education.

The School employs approximately 55 full-time regular faculty, of whom 28 are classified as tenured or tenure-track, and 27 staff and a range of up to 45 part-time faculty. Faculty are housed in three academic departments – Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Leadership, and Educational Psychology. The School offers multiple undergraduate degree programs in teacher education, a minor in Leadership, and 17 master’s and doctoral degree programs and enrolls more than 400 undergraduate majors and 380 graduate students. The School of Education is accredited by the Texas Education Agency (TEA).

UNIVERSITY:  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.” The university is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Pro Futuris (https://www.baylor.edu/profuturis). As the world’s largest Baptist University, Baylor offers over 40 doctoral programs and has almost 17,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries.


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.