November 17, 2014

Position: Assistant professor expertise in pediatric or child clinical

EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY, invites applications for a tenure-track ASSISTANT PROFESSOR position in the area of CLINICAL or COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY with an expected start date 8/15/15.  Highest priority will be given to candidates with expertise in pediatric or child psychology, and interests in integrated health/primary care. Candidates from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants must have completed an APA accredited doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology and an APA accredited doctoral internship by 12/31/15. Tennessee HSP license-eligibility preferred, with eventual licensure expected. Competency and motivation to teach graduate level courses in child assessment and the teaching of psychology would be especially well received.

Throughout the hiring process, we look for evidence of candidates’ abilities to contribute to collegiality and good will within our thriving department.
            Currently, the Department of Psychology at ETSU comprises 17 full-time faculty.  We house an APA-accredited clinical Ph.D. concentration in rural primary care psychology; and an experimental Ph.D. concentration that focuses on translational research, grant-writing, and academic job preparation.

            The department expects all successful candidates to establish and maintain active research programs involving undergraduate and graduate students, and to pursue extramural funding. Exceptional collaborative research opportunities across a variety of psychological fields are provided by the James H. Quillen College of Medicine, which operates under the auspices of ETSU, and is consistently ranked nationally among rural colleges of medicine.

ETSU is surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge and Appalachian mountains, and is located in Johnson City, Tennessee, which contributes to a metropolitan statistical area of 500,000 residents.  The area enjoys a mild climate in both summer and winter, and boasts numerous waterways, parks, trails, and resorts for year-round recreational activities.  The area has been ranked as a desirable place to live by several national publications.  In August 2012 Johnson City was identified by CNNMoney as being among the nation’s Top 25 most affordable home markets.
            Applicants must apply online using the ETSU eJOBS system, which includes uploading their cover letter and CV, and completing the online application form at: .  Cover letters should address candidates’ specific interests in ETSU, and clarify how candidates see themselves fitting into the research and training missions of the department.  The ETSU eJOBS system will prompt candidates to enter the names and contact information of at least three recommenders, who will be electronically solicited to upload letters of recommendation directly into the eJOBS system.  Candidates should also send digital copies of representative (p)reprints to Debra Roberson, Executive Aide, at  Review of applications will begin 11/30/14 and will continue until filled. ETSU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Positions are contingent on state funding.

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