Faculty (Open Rank) and Director of Training PsyD in Counseling Psychology
Austin Peay State University, Department of Psychology
United States

Position Summary          

The Department of Psychological Science and Counseling at Austin Peay State University seeks an individual to fill a tenured/tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Psychological Science and Counseling and to serve as the Director of Training for a new PsyD program in Counseling Psychology. This program will offer a concentration in Serving Military Personnel, Veterans, and their Families. The hiring rank is open however preference will be given to candidates who meet the department’s requirements to join the department at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.


The Department of Psychological Science and Counseling is in the process of establishing a community-based training clinic that will serve as a primary training site for both the PsyD and the M.S. in counseling programs. In addition, the university has funding opportunities to help support research, teaching, and professional development. For more information about the department, visit http://www.apsu.edu/psychology/index.php


The program has an anticipated implementation of Fall 2020 and has been approved by the Austin Peay State University Board of Trustees and the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, with approval pending from Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The program will submit a notice of “Intent to Apply” for APA accreditation during the 2019-2020 academic year with a goal of becoming accredited at the earliest possible opportunity.

This position is approved for the 2019-2020 Academic Year with a potential start date as early as August 1, 2019. The search will remain active until the position is filled so interested applicants who may not be available to start until January or August, 2020, are still encouraged to apply.


Austin Peay State University is located in Clarksville, TN, a thriving community located less than 50 miles from Nashville. Clarksville is a neighbor to Ft. Campbell United States Army Post. APSU maintains a strong relationship with Ft. Campbell and other local agencies that provide services to military personnel, veterans, and their families. Nearly 25% of the student population at APSU is military-connected. As a result, the PsyD program faculty and students will be afforded rich clinical and research opportunities related to serving military and military-connected populations.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities        

-              The person hired for the Director of Training position will lead in the planning and implementation of the PsyD program and will provide administrative oversight in preparing for APA accreditation.

-              Highly qualified applicants will have knowledge of the practitioner-scholar training model as well as the competencies established for Counseling Psychology training programs.

-              Qualified applicants will have prior Director of Training experience or evidence of program leadership along with participation in preparing a self-study for APA accreditation.

-              Qualified applicants will have experience chairing dissertations and supervising doctoral students.

-              Teaching, practice, and research areas are open, however experience with military service members, veterans, and families is strongly desired.

-              Expertise in any of the following areas is also desired: Trauma and resilience, health psychology, multicultural counseling, qualitative research, and program evaluation.

-              Strong candidates will demonstrate evidence of potential to secure external funding for research and/or community-based programs.

-              In addition, all APSU faculty are expected to be engaged in university and community service, and scholarship.


Essential Functions         



Physical Requirements 

Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Work involves sitting most of the time. Walking and standing are required occasionally.


Required Minimum Qualifications           

-              A doctorate (PsyD or PhD) in Counseling Psychology from an APA-accredited program along with full-time experience providing instruction in a doctoral program are required.

-              Applicants must hold licensure as a psychologist (HSP) or be license-eligible in TN. If license-eligible, must be fully licensed in TN within 1 year of hire.

-              A background search will be required of the successful applicant.


Posting Detail Information

Open Date          06/17/2019

Close Date         

Open Until Filled              Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants             

-              Each applicant must include the names and contact information for three references, one of which must be from your most recent or current employer, with your application materials. Many people add this to the end of the CV.


-              If you would like to additionally attach Letters of Recommendation to your online application, letters must be dated one year or less from the date of your application. You may attach your letters of recommendation in the “Optional Documents” section under the “Letter of Reference” tab. Letters of recommendation may be sent by email to “facultyapplications@apsu.edu” or hard copy to “Austin Peay State University, Human Resources Dept., PO Box 4507, Clarksville, TN 37044” with your name and desired position clearly indicated after your online application is completed.


-              If granted an interview, unofficial transcripts will be required of applicants and official transcripts will be required of the selected candidate before the candidate will be offered a position. It is highly recommended that you attach unofficial transcripts in PDF format to your online application in the “Optional Documents” section under the “Unofficial Transcript” tab before finalizing and submitting your application.


-              You will not be able to attach your letters of recommendation, unofficial transcripts or any other supplemental document(s) nor modify your application after it has been submitted.


Applicant review will continue until the position is filled.


Please refer all questions to facultyapplications@apsu.edu


Applications taken ONLINE ONLY at http://www.apsu.edu/human-resources




Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).


* Do you have a doctorate (PsyD or PhD) in Counseling Psychology from an APA-accredited program along with full-time experience providing instruction in a doctoral program?



Applicant Documents

Required Documents

Cover Letter

Curriculum Vitae

Optional Documents

Unofficial Transcript

Letter of Recommendation 1

Letter of Recommendation 2

Letter of Recommendation 3

Teaching Philosophy

Other Document

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