Clinical Lecturer/Assistant Clinical Professor, Penn State Psychological Clinic

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The Department of Psychology at Penn State  has a clinical faculty line opening for a Clinical Lecturer/Assistant Clinical Professor for the Penn State Psychological Clinic . 


The Psychological Clinic is a fully licensed comprehensive outpatient community mental health center for the region, as well as the training and research site for the Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology. The clinic is among the largest associated with a doctoral training program in the United States, providing psychological and neuropsychological assessment for adults, adolescents, and children; psychological and psychiatric outpatient treatment for adults, families, adolescents, and children, including those with serious mental illness and personality pathology; and school- and hospital-based intervention programs. Faculty supervisors and clinical staff are licensed and paneled with major insurance companies to bill for services. 


Penn State is an APA and PCSAS accredited clinical science doctoral program. The Psychological Clinic facilitates the seamless integration of research and practice in clinical training with a fully developed practice-research network for conducting clinical investigations. This clinical faculty limited-term appointment is non-tenure-line and funded for one year, from date of hire, with an excellent possibility of renewal and the potential opportunity for advancement in rank. Start date is negotiable.


Responsibilities for the position include teaching and supervising graduate students in evidence-based therapy and assessment practices, as well as direct clinical service (i.e., psychotherapy, assessment, consultation) in the Psychological Clinic and/or in community agencies contracted with the Clinic.

Candidates must have a Master's degree or doctorate from an APA or PCSAS approved program, have completed an accredited internship, and be eligible for licensure in PA; at least 1 year of postdoctoral clinical experience is preferred for the rank of Assistant Clinical Professor.

Other preferred qualifications for both ranks include knowledge of HIPPA regulations and mental health law, an exceptional interest in the integration of science and practice, and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their clinical practice, teaching, and/or supervision. Rank will be determined based on education and experience.

In addition, successful candidates must either have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community, or describe one or more ways they would envision doing so, given the opportunity.

This position requires the following clearances: PA State Police Criminal Background Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance Form, and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Fingerprint Criminal Background Check. 


Penn State , the College of Liberal Arts , and the Department of Psychology all maintain broad initiatives focused on enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education, as well as to improve our understanding of the antecedents, the correlates, and the consequences associated with diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates are both welcomed and encouraged to discuss if/how their research, teaching, and/or service may contribute to these initiatives at the University, College, or Departmental levels.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, a CV, and statements describing clinical training and expertise, along with approach to clinical supervision.

System limitations allow for a total of 5 documents (5mb per document) as part of your application. Please combine materials to meet the 5 document limit.


Please arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent electronically to  with the subject line of "Clinical Faculty Opening, Penn State Psychological Clinic". Questions regarding the application process can be emailed to Kelly Confer at , and questions regarding the position can be sent to Dr. Sandra Testa Michelson at . Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.


Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here .

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. 


Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

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