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Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology/Health Psychology

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Faculty Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology/Health Psychology
Hire Type Tenure Track
Field Group Psychology
Position Description

The Psychology Field Group at Pitzer College is recruiting a tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology/Health Psychology. Candidates are sought with a commitment to undergraduate teaching and the ability to establish an active research program that involves undergraduates. Area of research specialty within Clinical Psychology is open, but there is an expectation that the candidate’s central research and teaching focus will be on health-related issues. Teaching load is five courses per academic year and may include Health Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Health Disparities, Internships in Psychology, and a Seminar class in the candidate’s specialty area. Candidates will be expected to contribute to the teaching of required courses in Psychology, such as Introduction to Psychology, Psychological Statistics, and Research Methods. Ability to address issues of diversity—such as gender, sexuality, disability, class, race and/or ethnicity, and a demonstrated commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented groups—will be favorably considered.

The successful candidate may establish affiliations with one of several Intercollegiate Departments (Africana Studies, Asian American Studies, Chican@/Latin@ Studies) and/or the Intercollegiate Feminist Center for Teaching, Research and Engagement. Ph.D. required. Pitzer College has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and strongly encourages candidates from underrepresented groups. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College’s distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, and concern with social responsibility and the ethical implications of knowledge and action. Pitzer College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.”

Required Materials:
1. Letter of application
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Research statement (2 pages)
4. Teaching statement (2 pages)
5. Diversity statement (2 pages)
6. Reprints/Preprints
7. Syllabi
8. Teaching evaluations
9. Graduate transcript
10. Three letters of recommendation

Professional Recommendations
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Application Instructions and Deadline
To apply, please visit Faculty Positions at Pitzer or enter the following address in your browser:
Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by September 12, 2017.

Application Questions
Please see the Help link at or write to Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we cannot respond to inquiries regarding the status of submitted applications.

Full or Part Time Full Time

Announcement Information

Special Instructions to Applicants
About Pitzer College

Pitzer College — a private, undergraduate, coeducational college of the liberal arts and sciences — is consistently ranked among the best such colleges in the country. Located in Claremont, California, a city about 35 miles east of Los Angeles, Pitzer is a member of The Claremont Colleges consortium and benefits from the shared resources of seven institutions.

Employment Requirements
Employment is contingent upon a candidate possessing the knowledge, skills and abilities to be able to successfully perform the essential duties of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities

Employment is also contingent upon new employees providing documents verifying U.S. citizenship or, for aliens, documents verifying legal permission to work in the United States. For positions requiring the use of a college-owned vehicle, employment is contingent upon a driving record acceptable to the colleges’ automobile liability insurance. Final candidates in all staff positions will be required to undergo a background investigation; in addition some positions may require a physical lift test and pulmonary function test.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Non-Discrimination
Pitzer College adheres to both the letter and the spirit of Equal Employment opportunity and Affirmative Action. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, disability, medical condition, or veteran status, in the administration of its admission policies, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other College-administered programs, and employment policies. Pitzer strongly encourages candidates from underrepresented groups to apply.

Safety Report: In compliance with applicable law, Pitzer College publishes an annual report containing statistical information concerning the occurrence of crime on campus and adjacent thereto, as well as policies and practices concerning security. A copy of this report is online at or by contacting The Claremont Colleges Department of Campus Safety: 251 E. Eleventh Street, Claremont, CA 91711-3947; (909) 621-8170.

Posting Detail Information

Close Date 09/12/2017
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate whether you will have completed all Ph.D. requirements by July 1, 2018.
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Please describe your field(s) of concentration.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research Description
  4. Teaching Philosophy Statement
  5. A statement that addresses how the applicant's cultural, experiential, and/or academic background contributes to the understanding of diversity at the College.
  6. Reprints/Preprints
  7. Syllabi
  8. Course Evaluations
  9. Graduate Transcript
Optional Documents