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Job ID: 201542

Clinical Assistant or Clinical Associate Professor
University of Kentucky

Date Posted Dec. 14, 2022
Title Clinical Assistant or Clinical Associate Professor
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Department 8E120:Psychology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
    Prof of Practice/Clinical Prof
  • Psychology - Clinical
    Psychology - General
The Department of Psychology in the College of Arts of Sciences at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY invites applications for a full-time renewable Clinical Title Series position to serve as Director of the training clinic (the Harris Center) associated with our APA/PCSAS accredited Clinical Psychology/Science doctoral training program. The Director oversees the operation of the Harris Center, a community mental health clinic that offers evidenced-based outpatient treatment in individual and group treatment modalities, along with assessment services, to a diverse population throughout the Bluegrass region. The Harris Center provides in-person and telehealth services.

The position is a renewable, non-tenure eligible 12-month faculty position in the Clinical Title Series at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The Director is responsible for (a) providing administrative oversight and leadership to the clinic, including managing the facility and developing/implementing clinic policies and procedures that align with ethical and legal requirements (b) providing supervision/consultation to doctoral students, (c) planning professional development activities (e.g., clinical workshops) and teaching training-related graduate courses (e.g., ethics), and (d) conducting outreach to maintain community relations. Additionally, the Director (e) works in close collaboration with clinical psychology faculty to facilitate student/faculty research at the Harris Center, as well as to ensure foundational coursework is well integrated with the clinical training.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology or Counseling Psychology and must have the requisite credentials for licensure as a psychologist with Health Service Provider designation in Kentucky. Strong administrative and financial management skills are essential. The successful candidate should have demonstrated a commitment to fostering cultural sensitivity and promoting an inclusive environment. We encourage candidates with the ability to supervise assessments (i.e., diagnostic, intellectual) in addition to therapy. The candidate will be an integral member of a diverse and productive faculty in clinical psychology.

The Clinical Psychology program is fully accredited by both The American Psychological Association (APA) and the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS). The program has 11 faculty, brought in over 8 million dollars in external grant support last year, and is housed in a larger department including Cognitive Neuroscience and Developmental, Social, and Health areas. Please visit for more information. The Harris Center has provided foundational training for doctoral students in our program for over 40 years and has a well-established reputation in our community. The University of Kentucky is committed to upholding equal opportunity to all members of our community. In addition to equal opportunity, our values include respect for individual differences, accessibility, a sense of community, personal integrity, diversity, inclusiveness and accountability.

The University of Kentucky is based in Lexington, Kentucky. The second largest city in Kentucky and a vibrant community, Lexington has been nationally recognized as a great place to live and work due in part to its moderate cost of living; abundant housing and economic opportunities; and dedication to arts, music, food, and culture. A short drive can lead to several major cities (including Indianapolis, Nashville, Cincinnati, and Louisville) and a plethora of outdoor activities in the region. For example, Kentucky State Parks and the Daniel Boone National Forest feature excellent hiking and camping and one of North America's premier destinations for rock climbing.

Interested applicants should apply online at: Applications must include the following: (1) cover letter, (2) CV, (3) a statement of their theoretical orientation and training philosophy (upload as Specific Request 1), and (4) a statement on inclusivity (upload as Specific Request 2): As a department and university, we are strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, and working environment for all. In one to two pages, applicants should reflect on their commitments, approaches, and insights related to inclusion, diversity, and equity.. In addition, please provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Questions regarding the position may be sent to Shannon Sauer-Zavala, Ph.D., Chair of the Search Committee at

Review of applications will begin on December 15th and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.

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