The Department of Psychology at Louisiana State University anticipates filling a tenure track assistant professor position within the Clinical Psychology program effective August 2021. This appointment will be full-time (nine-month). Candidates with a background in pediatric neuropsychology will be asked to contribute to existing graduate training specializations in clinical neuropsychology and clinical child psychology. Candidates with the potential to strengthen our commitment to diversity and inclusion are highly desirable.
This position will be part of the APA-Accredited doctoral program in Clinical Psychology, which endorses a model of training that places a strong emphasis on clinical research. Thus, the person in this position is expected to maintain a strong research program with potential for extramural funding in any area related to pediatric neuropsychology that makes an important contribution to the field. The position will also need to contribute in important ways to the teaching and service mission of the department. Access to technology to support research in neuropsychology and neuroscience (e.g., EEG/ERP and fMRI) are available in the department and through collaboration with a nearby institution within the LSU System, the Pennington Biomedical Research Center. The department also houses a psychological clinic which can support clinical research activities, including those related to neuropsychological assessment. Many faculty members also maintain active clinical or research partnerships with area hospitals and schools.
Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Psychology and a sufficient research record to demonstrate a potential to develop a nationally-recognized research program in one of the areas of specialization in the Department of Psychology.
Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates who study topics that advance knowledge, practice, or policy related to serving diverse and historically underserved populations.
About LSU: Louisiana State University is one of the nation’s premier public land-, sea, and space-grant institutions, and is recognized as a “Very High Research Activity (R1) institution” under the Carnegie Classification system. LSU maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, its positive work environment, its student engagement, and its beautiful campus. LSU is located in Baton Rouge, the second largest city in Louisiana, which enjoys a thriving and diverse community. Special Instructions:
Application materials, including vita, cover letter, description of research program (Other Document 1), sample of scholarly writing (Other Document 2), evidence of teaching excellence (Other Document 3), and statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching, research, professional activities, and/or service (Other Document 4) should be attached to the electronic application. A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire. Application review will begin November 1, 2020, and will continue until a candidate is selected.
Three letters of recommendation should be e-mailed (preferred) to Dr. Paul Frick, email@example.com or sent by postal mail to Dr. Paul Frick, 236 Audubon Hall, Department of Psychology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. LSU and the Department of Psychology are firmly committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty; thus, women and those from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.
Diversity is fundamental to LSU's mission and the University is committed to creating and maintaining a living and learning environment that embraces individual difference. Cultural inclusion is of highest priority. LSU recognizes that achieving national prominence depends on the human spirit, participation, and dedicated work of the entire University community. The LSU Strategic Plan 2025 will be realized by bringing together diverse ideas, perspectives, skills, and talents of the nation's pre-eminent scholars, brightest students, and leading higher education professionals. Through it's Commitment to Community; LSU strives to create an inclusive, respectful, intellectually challenging climate that embraces individual difference in race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, spirituality, socio-economic status, disability, family status, experiences, opinions, and ideas. LSU proactively cultivates and sustains a campus environment that values open dialogue, cooperation, shared responsibility, mutual respect, and cultural competence– the driving forces that enrich and enhance cutting edge research, first-rate teaching, and engaging community outreach activities. LSU is an equal opportunity/equal access employer.
About Louisiana State University
Louisiana State University is an exceptional university committed to serving its state, the nation, and the world through education, research, and public service. Located in one of America’s most beautiful and unique locations, LSU is a community of scholars and professionals committed to opportunity without restrictions that are based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.