Assistant Professor of Psychology

The Department of Psychology at Connecticut College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Clinical Psychology to begin July 1, 2021. A Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology is expected at the time of appointment with post-licensure clinical experience preferred. We seek a colleague who is an effective teacher of undergraduate Clinical and Personality Psychology courses from a critical pedagogy perspective. In an effort to represent a range of clinical perspectives and experiences in our department, we seek a colleague with a trauma-focused psychodynamic theoretical orientation who has a clinical and research focus on Black Americans and other aspects of identity that have been underrepresented within the psychodynamic tradition. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to racial equity and social justice as evidenced in teaching, research, service, and/or public scholarship.  The candidate should also have an established record as a dedicated undergraduate advisor and research mentor, including mentoring in narrative and other qualitative research methods. Teaching responsibilities include Introduction to Psychology and Psychology of Personality, as well as advanced courses including the Practicum in Clinical and Community Psychology and Developmental Psychopathology, with other specialty courses related to the areas of expertise listed above. All faculty at the College are expected to contribute over time to our innovative Connections Program, through first year seminar teaching, ConnCourse teaching, or support for our Pathways and Centers.

The Department of Psychology is committed to the APA’s  Multicultural Guidelines and to a critical examination of Whiteness in the discipline of Psychology and within our own department. We are working towards integrating these principles more fully into our curriculum and departmental practices. We welcome a colleague who shares this vision, who can demonstrate, and provide evidence (e.g., in personal, teaching, research statements and/or other relevant documents) for this commitment, and who can contribute to this process. Additionally, this colleague will help us build a curriculum and department culture that is welcoming and affirming to members with diverse social identities and lived experiences. Our department was recognized by the APA with the Culture of Service Award in 2013, and department members remain engaged in service and leadership positions across the College and within our fields. Department members have been honored in recent years with the Helen Mulvey Teaching Award, the Harold Juli Memorial Award for Student Research, the Nancy Batson Nisbet Rash Faculty Award for Excellence in Research, the John S. King Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Helen Brooks Regan Faculty Award for Excellence in Leadership. Faculty and students have published together in recent years in Health Environments Research and Design Journal, Behavioural Pharmacology, Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, and Psychology of Women Quarterly and presented research together at the The Psychonomic Society, The Society for Neuroscience, Environmental Design Research Association, and American Psychological Association conferences. More information about our department and its undergraduate program can be found at the following links to our College website: Department of Psychology, Neuroscience Program.

Connecticut College is a private, highly selective institution with a demonstrated commitment to outstanding faculty teaching and research. Recognizing that intellectual vitality and diversity are inseparable, the College is committed to diversifying its faculty, student body and curriculum and creating an equitable and inclusive environment in which all members of our community can thrive. The College seeks creative scholars excited about working in a liberal arts setting, with its strong focus on engaged teaching, participation in shared governance, and active involvement in an institution-wide Equity and Inclusion Action Plan. Tenure-track faculty members teach a 3-2 load (2-2 in the first year). In addition to providing ongoing strong support for teaching and research, the College offers the following resources for pre-tenured faculty: a supplementary research fund and a semester’s sabbatical at full salary after a successful third-year review. (For additional information on faculty resources, see AA/EEO.

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, research statement, and three letters of recommendation to Psychology Department Administrative Assistant Kira Phillips via In your cover letter, please highlight how your teaching, research, and service align with specified search goals, and address how your professional work demonstrates a commitment to APA Multicultural Guidelines. Applications are due by October 30th.