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Clinical Psychology Search – 2022-23

The University of Memphis Department of Psychology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Clinical Psychology at the Assistant Professor level, to begin August 2023. The ideal candidate will be someone whose research addresses a significant public health priority and complements one of our core areas of strength (addiction prevention/treatment, child clinical/pediatric psychology, clinical health, trauma and violence).

We recognize that a diverse, equitable, and inclusive department culture enhances opportunities for deeper learning and community impact. As such, we seek colleagues who share our values regarding diversity and social justice, and we are committed to welcoming faculty, students, and staff from varied backgrounds and diverse, intersectional identities.

Successful candidates will have earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from an APA-accredited program. Additionally, we seek candidates who demonstrate a history of, or strong potential for, grant funding. Opportunities exist for supervision towards licensure and for research mentorship from senior clinical faculty.

The Psychology Department consists of more than 30 full-time faculty members, 125 graduate students, and 900 undergraduate majors. Graduate degree programs include APA-accredited doctoral programs in Clinical Psychology and School Psychology; a doctoral program in Experimental Psychology; a master’s degree program in General Psychology; and a M.A./Ed.S. Program in School Psychology. Faculty and students frequently collaborate across these programs. As a State of Tennessee Center of Excellence, the Psychology Department provides competitive salaries and strong support for faculty research and professional development, and we have an excellent track record for obtaining external funding from NIH, NSF, IES, DoD, and other sources. The University of Memphis is recognized as a “very high research activity” (R1) institution by the Carnegie foundation and includes the NIH-funded Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K) Center. Our campus is conveniently located in the heart of Memphis, with a multitude of collaborative opportunities, as well as dining and entertainment options, within an easy drive. The Memphis metropolitan area is a vibrant place to live, with a rich history and a wealth of cultural opportunities, including art museums, expansive parks, botanic gardens, several performing arts venues, as well as professional basketball, soccer, and baseball teams. Memphis has been named as a must-visit destination by numerous recent travel guides (e.g., Fodor’s, Time magazine), and was also recently ranked as one of the top 20 “Cheapest US cities to live in” by Kiplinger.

To apply, candidates must upload a curriculum vitae; a cover letter describing research and teaching interests; a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement; contact information for three professional reference providers; and three selected publications.

Applications may be submitted at this link: https://workforum.memphis.edu/postings/34025

Review of applicants will begin on November 7, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants interested in this position should direct inquiries to Clinical Search Committee Chair Meghan
McDevitt-Murphy, Ph.D. (mmcdvttm@memphis.edu)