2nd opening for tenure-track Assistant Professor position - Psychology Department, University of Detriot Mercy, Detroit, MI

Posted: Tuesday, February 9, 2021




The Department of Psychology at the University of Detroit Mercy seeks to fill a tenure-track position in school psychology beginning August 2021. The position is at the rank of Assistant Professor (although outstanding candidates at another rank may be considered). 

For this position, primary responsibility will be to the NASP-accredited School Psychology Specialist Program, though the successful applicant will be responsible for teaching courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels; developing a successful research program; advising undergraduate students; supervising student research; and engaging in service to the program, department, college, university, and profession.

The School Psychology Specialist Program is NASP-approved and is a verified course sequence program through ABAI. The program embraces a behavioral, scientist-practitioner orientation. The Psychology Department is one of the University's largest departments, with four practice-oriented graduate programs (APA-accredited Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, NASP-accredited SSP School Psychology, M.A. Clinical Psychology, M.A. Industrial-Organizational Psychology), an outpatient training clinic, three undergraduate majors (general, developmental, I/O) and two minors (general, developmental).

University of Detroit Mercy is located in a dynamic and growing area of Detroit that is centrally located to a variety of cultural and recreational opportunities.  Detroit Mercy and the Department of Psychology have a strong commitment to social justice and to fostering an inclusive and welcoming learning environment where students, faculty and staff thrive and succeed. Consistent with our mission and urban context, the university serves a diverse student body and is actively engaged with the community.

Michigan's largest, most comprehensive private University, University of Detroit Mercy is an independent Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and Society of Jesus. The university seeks a qualified candidate who will contribute to the University's mission, diversity, and excellence of its academic community.  University of Detroit Mercy is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer with a diverse faculty and student body and welcomes persons of all backgrounds.

School Psychology Position Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in school psychology or a related field from an APA-accredited program
  • Candidates should hold or be eligible for licensure/certification as a school psychologist in the state of Michigan
  • Strong affinity for and ability to teach at undergraduate and graduate levels
  •  Clear evidence of research productivity or potential
  • Clear evidence of the capacity to direct undergraduate and specialist-level research projects as well as doctoral dissertations
  • Commitment to cultural inclusion and diversity
  • The area of specialty is open, but preference will be given to applicants with potential for teaching excellence across a wide range of psychology courses, particularly related to assessment, consultation, behavior analysis, mental health intervention, and multicultural competence

Applications should include a cover letter that addresses research and teaching (e.g., philosophy, experience, and future plans), vitae, three recommendation letters, selected preprints/reprints, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., course evaluations, assignments), and a diversity statement (e.g., your values related to diversity, your experiences working with diverse populations, and your future plans related to inclusivity).  Please upload all application materials except for letters of recommendation directly to PeopleAdmin. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly from the recommenders to Ms. Valerie Williams ([email protected]). Review of applications will begin March 15 and continue until the position has been filled. Inquiries about the position may be directed to Erin Henze, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Search Committee Co-Chair, [email protected]

To apply: click here.