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Psychology: Assistant Professor in Clinical or Counseling Psychology

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Full Time, Faculty/Instructional

  • Official Title: Assistant Professor
  • Job ID: #20155
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Psychology: Assistant Professor in Clinical or Counseling Psychology

POSITION: A probationary tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor is available in the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences. The department seeks a candidate with expertise in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, with an emphasis in Childhood or Adolescence, who is committed to teaching excellence and to maintaining an active research program involving undergraduates. This appointment carries an initial two-year probationary appointment beginning with the 2024/2025 academic year, August 19, 2024. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The department seeks a candidate with a doctorate or who is ABD in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, or closely related fields (e.g., Counselor Education, Pediatric Psychology, School Psychology, etc.), from a regionally accredited higher education institution. ABD applicants must provide evidence that the doctoral degree will be completed by the first performance review (March 2025).  Candidates must provide evidence of effective undergraduate teaching and have experience or the ability to teach at least two of the following courses:  Abnormal Psychology, Theories of Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Graduate-level Counseling, along with Introduction to Psychology. Candidates must also have the ability to integrate equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) into classroom pedagogy, course content, research, and / or service activities in addition to a commitment to serving as a mentor for historically underrepresented students.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: The department considers as assets the ability to bring diverse perspectives to the department and to campus as well as evidence of experience involving undergraduates in research. Candidates with applied experience delivering psychological services to children and adolescents and/or who are licensed or eligible for licensure as a psychologist in Wisconsin are also considered as assets to the department, campus, and broader community.

DUTIES: Teach courses as assigned in the Psychology Department. Must be able to teach at least two of the following: Abnormal Psychology, Theories of Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Graduate-level Counseling, along with Introduction to Psychology. Other opportunities will be available to develop courses in the applicant's area of specialty. Participate in research and scholarly activities; provide academic advising to students as assigned; engage in service to the university, the community, and/or the field; and contribute to department/program, college, and university committees.

DEPARTMENT: Eighteen full-time faculty members and one full-time and six part-time academic instructors in the Psychology Department represent a broad range of specialty areas including Liberal Arts, Neuroscience, Behavior Analysis, and an accredited School Psychology graduate program. We serve more than 760 undergraduate psychology students, 220 declared minors and over 30 graduate students. University startup funds, student-faculty collaborative research funds, laboratory space, and departmental faculty travel funds are available. For more details, visit our department website at

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,200 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation. To learn more about UWEC, visit

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site:  You must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the Psychology: Assistant Professor in Clinical/Counseling Psychology with an Emphasis in Childhood or Adolescence position (Job ID # 20155) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached, and all required fields are completed.  Please upload a single PDF that contains the following:

  • Letter of application
  • Statement of teaching philosophy/approach
  • Statement of research interests
  • Curriculum vita
  • Unofficial graduate school transcript
  • Summary of student evaluations (if available)
  • Sample of scholarly work
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Letters of Recommendation: Additionally, three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent directly to Dr. Jeffrey Goodman, Chair of Psychology, at

For questions related to this position, please contact Dr. Jeffrey Goodman at

To ensure full consideration, completed applications must be received by October 27, 2023. However, screening will continue until the position is filled.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

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