Assistant Professor in Psychology: Clinical

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Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Psychology

The Department of Psychology at Bucknell University invites applications for a beginning level, tenure-track faculty position in Clinical Psychology starting in August, 2024. We seek an outstanding scholar-educator with a commitment and interest in teaching a diverse population of undergraduates, integrating high-impact educational experiences into courses, and a strong or promising record of scholarship.

The successful candidate will teach five courses per year, develop a strong body of scholarship in their field of specialization related to Clinical Psychology, and participate in service activities at the departmental, college, and university levels, as well as the wider academic community. The successful candidate will also maintain an active research program that incorporates our students, generates peer-reviewed publications, and involves mentoring undergraduates.

As part of the five-course per year teaching load, the successful candidate will be expected to teach from among the following courses: Abnormal Psychology, an advanced research methods course, an advanced seminar in the candidate’s area of expertise, and one of the Psychology department’s service courses (Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology, or Psychological Statistics). The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to offer courses that contribute to the college core curriculum, such as Foundation seminars or Integrated Perspectives courses. The opportunity to supervise Master's degree students in Psychology also exists.

A Ph.D. degree in Psychology is required by the start of the appointment. We welcome candidates who demonstrate excellence in reflective multicultural and inclusive teaching practices and who display a strong commitment to collaborative and interdisciplinary research and teaching.

Applicants should submit:
1) A cover letter
2) A C.V.
3) A statement of teaching philosophy addressing the applicant’s commitment to undergraduate teaching
4) A brief description of their preparation to teach the classes described above and evidence of teaching effectiveness (course evaluations) or promise
5) A research plan outlining the applicant’s intentions for scholarly work at Bucknell, including how that work would incorporate undergraduate students
6) A diversity statement addressing the applicant’s experience with and commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse learning environment
7) Three letters of recommendation submitted separately.

For additional information and to apply, please go to Bucknell’s career site Review of applications will begin on September 30th, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Contact T. Joel Wade, search committee chair,, 570-577-1693, for more information. Visit for more information about the department.

Work Type: 
This position is a full-time, benefits-eligible, faculty exempt position.


Eligible full- and part-time employees are compensated beyond base salary through our total rewards package that includes (but is not limited to):
- flexible scheduling options determined by role; 
- medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance options
- an outstanding 10% employer contribution to your retirement plan (no contribution requirement for non-exempt positions)
- generous paid time off, including vacation and sick time, a community service day, and 19 paid holidays (including two full weeks off for Winter Break!)
- full-time and part-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for themselves. Additionally, full-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for their spouse/spousal equivalent and are eligible for various tuition programs for their children. Credit for full-time benefits eligible employment at other institutions of higher education will be applied to waiting periods.
- a comprehensive employee wellness program including program incentives
- a myriad of other benefits, including parental leave, an employee assistance program, fitness center membership, and the power of your Bucknell ID card 

To learn more about Bucknell's benefits, click here! (*Eligibility criteria and waiting periods may apply.)

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:
Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community.  We endeavor to enhance our capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings.  We encourage all individuals to apply and do not discriminate in admissions, employment, educational programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.


About Bucknell

Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, primarily undergraduate, national liberal arts institution that also offers strong professional programs in engineering, management, education, and music.

Bucknell University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The university believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education are encouraged.

Bucknell is committed to creating a climate that fosters inclusion, growth, and development for a diverse student body, and seeks candidates who are also committed to these goals.

Bucknell is committed to supporting the teacher-scholar model of faculty development. With a student-faculty ratio of about 9:1, small class sizes are a hallmark of the Bucknell educational experience. The university sponsors a range of activities to support the development of its faculty, including a Teaching-Learning Center and generous research support and leave policies.

Bucknell is located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, on the banks of the Susquehanna River. The Lewisburg area offers a combination of outdoor recreation opportunities and small-town amenities. In addition to the cultural and athletic events offered at the University and in town, the region offers strong schools and medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. Bucknell is about three hours from Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

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