Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology
Syracuse University, Department of Psychology
United States

Job Description


Two Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology positions at Syracuse University. As part of our multiyear hiring plan, the Department of Psychology at Syracuse University invites applications for two full time tenure-track positions at the rank of assistant professor to support the APA-accredited Clinical Psychology doctoral program. This recruitment is part of an ambitious Invest Syracuse Cluster Hire Initiative in the broad area of Aging, Behavioral Health, and Neuroscience. As an integral part of this investment, Syracuse University will recruit multiple candidates for faculty positions for a research cluster in the focus area of innovative personalized approaches to technology & health. Faculty hired into these positions will build on our existing strengths in the focus area and will participate in an organized research cluster that spans multiple departments in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering and Computer Science.


Candidates for both positions must have a program of research with potential to attract extramural funding and be committed to excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, mentorship, and clinical training. The Department is especially interested in candidates with research programs focused on clinical intervention methods and health disparities.


The ideal candidate for the Intervention Methods position is a licensed clinical psychologist (or license-eligible) whose scholarship is focused on health-related intervention and/or novel methodologies for addressing health-related (e.g., telehealth, smartphone applications, sensor monitoring, etc.).


The ideal candidate for the Health Disparities position is a licensed clinical psychologist (or license-eligible) whose scholarship aims to reduce mental and physical disparities, promote equity, and/or address the needs of underserved populations.


In addition, candidates for both positions should demonstrate excellence in cultural competence, including the ability to effectively communicate across cultures.


Candidates for both positions will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses, mentor undergraduate and doctoral students, provide supervision of clinical training, and engage in department, college, and university-level service activities. More information about the department may be found at Applications will be reviewed beginning October 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.



Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology preferred, a Ph.D. in in Psychology or a related filed is required. Candidates must have completed an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship or be a licensed clinical psychologist (or license-eligible).


Job Specific Qualifications           

The successful candidate will:

1. Develop a program of research able to secure sponsored funding

2. Teach graduate and undergraduate courses, mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and supervise clinical training

3. Engage in committee work and service activities in the doctoral program, department, college, & university



Responsibilities include maintaining an active program of research, teaching and advising at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and service to the university. Information about the

department may be found at




Physical Requirements 

Not Applicable



Not Applicable


Application Instructions               

Applications will be reviewed beginning October 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.


In addition to the online faculty application, please attach electronic copies of:

1. a cover letter

2. curriculum vitae

3. a statement of research interests

4. a statement of teaching interests and philosophy

5. a statement of how the applicant will further Syracuse University’s commitment to build a culturally diverse and inclusive educational environment

6. contact information for three letters of recommendation


About Syracuse University          

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.


The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit


About the Syracuse area             

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.



Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.


Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans              

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.


Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community      

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.


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Job Posting Date              07/11/2019

Application Deadline     

Open Until Filled              No

Priority Consideration    10/01/2019

Job Category      Faculty

Message to Applicants 

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