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Assistant Professor - Clinical Psychology, PsyD Program (San Francisco Bay/Emeryville)

Alliant International University, Inc.
Emeryville, CA
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Nov 26, 2021

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Alliant International University is a professional practice University committed to excellence in four areas: Education for Professional Practice, Scholarship, Multicultural and International Competence and Community Engagement. The University provides students with the highest quality of education through excellence and innovation in academic scholarship, applied training and research, and community service, particularly to underserved populations. Through its Mission, the University's goal is to equip students with the competencies they need to provide public benefit and make an impact in their communities by addressing major contemporary social issues. Core competencies of the University's training programs include cultural diversity, which is infused in courses and field placements and is manifest in the diversity of its students, faculty.

Our Mission:

Alliant International University prepares students for professional careers of service and leadership, and promotes the discovery and application of knowledge to improve the lives of people in diverse cultures and communities around the world.

Our Vision:

An inclusive world empowered by Alliant alumni.

The California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) offers APA-accredited doctoral programs (PsyD and PhD) in Clinical Psychology. CSPP's mission is to provide the highest quality education, training, research and service in professional psychology and related human service fields. We strive to improve quality of life by fostering respect for human diversity in a multicultural and international society and by combating discrimination in all its forms. We seek to model excellence in scholarship via models of applied clinical research that provide a solid framework for understanding and addressing problems in contemporary life.

The San Francisco Clinical Psychology PsyD Program, now located in Emeryville, is APA accredited, adheres to a local scientist-practitioner model, and trains students in a variety of theoretical orientations, including CBT, Psychodynamic, and Family Systems. We have two specialty tracks - Child/Family Psychology and Integrated Health - and we incorporate aspects of multiculturalism and social justice throughout coursework. We have a diverse faculty and student body, an on-campus research lab, and a low cost assessment clinic which includes providing immigration evaluations.

The PsyD Program at the California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University San Francisco Bay Area campus, located in Emeryville has an opening for one full-time core faculty Assistant Professor position, beginning in Fall 2021.

We are seeking candidates from diverse backgrounds with clinical research and professional practice expertise to provide doctoral-level instruction and dissertation mentoring in one of two areas: either generalist knowledge of clinical psychology, or specific specialization in psychodynamic theory and psychotherapy, as well as in core areas of discipline-specific knowledge and profession-wide competencies.

For our generalist applicants, we are particularly interested in applicants whose educational background and/or professional experiences qualify them to teach doctoral-level clinically based courses in the following areas:
  • Advanced Clinical Seminar, and
  • Diversity/multicultural focused courses.

For our psycholdynamic applicants, we are particularly interested in applicants whose educational background and/or professional experiences qualify them to teach doctoral-level clinically based courses in the following areas:
  • Advanced Clinical Seminar with Psychodynamic Focus, and
  • Diversity/multicultural focused courses.
  • Psychodynamic Theory and Technique of Clinical Practice

Please indicate to which you are applying within your cover letter.

Providing instruction in additional courses is required, and will be based upon programmatic needs and individual preferences/competencies. The position is full time, and involves a combination of teaching, dissertation supervision, mentoring, service, and scholarship. Psychoanalytic training is welcome, but not required. Persons of Color, women, persons with disabilities, and persons from other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply, as we actively seek to increase diversity at all levels and strive for inclusion excellence.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Faculty Activities/Responsibilities
  • Facilitating Learning
    • Facilitating Classroom and Distance/Distributed Learning
    • Course and syllabus preparation
    • Class curriculum coordination and planning
    • Assessment and evaluation of learners
    • Student selection, orientation, and assessment
    • Mentoring and advising of students
    • Field placement supervision and coordination
    • Research/scholarship mentoring and supervision, particularly of PsyD projects, and dissertations
  • Scholarship - Scholarship/ research reflecting the generation, integration, dissemination, and application of knowledge, as well as creative and original contributions to one's field commensurate with academic rank.
  • Service - All faculty engage in service to the University, Community and Profession commensurate with academic rank. Examples in each categoryinclude:
  • Service to the University:
    • Hiring and evaluating faculty
    • Participating in developing, revising, and coordinating curriculum as well as maintaining program vitality
    • Participating in processes to improve academic program quality
    • Participating in processes to improve quality of School, campus, and University faculty experience Participating in faculty governance
    • Service to the Community:
    • Contributions at the local, state, and national levels involving one's professional expertise to the public, to organizations, and to governmental entities
  • Service to the Profession:
    • Participation in and leadership of professional organizations
    • Reviewing for journals, conferences, and research grant panels
  • Other Duties & Responsibilities Required of All Faculty - Certain duties are additionally required of all faculty and are not given formal workload credit but will be included in yearly evaluations. These include but are not limited to:
    • Active participation in campus life to sustain a high level of facilitated learning
    • Participation in program governance, including program-based committees
    • Active participation in program and campus activities (including scheduled and impromptu meetings of faculty, staff, and students)
    • Picking up and promptly responding to paper, voice and electronic mail and messages
    • VIsibility and accessibility supporting a sense of community
    • Regular accessibility either by person, by telephone and/or virtually to students, colleagues, and the greater University community
    • Posting of teaching schedules, office hours, and procedures for making appointments on the faculty member's door, online and on syllabi
    • Attendance and participation in program, department, and faculty meetings
    • Responding in a timely fashion to students' requests for meetings, to telephone calls, and to e-mail communications
    • Carrying an advising load of up to fourteen students (depending on size of the program and the judgment of the Program Director)
    • Participation in hiring faculty
    • Participation in developing, revising, and coordinating curriculum and maintaining program vitality
    • Participation in processes to improve quality of school/college, campus, and University faculty experience
    • Participation in, selection, admission, and retention of new students, including attendance at admissions open houses, participating in admission interviews, new student orientation, and advising of students
    • Submittal of grades, attendance, syllabi, and textbook orders in compliance with University established procedures and deadlines.
    • Perform other related tasks, duties and responsibilities as required, assigned, or directed.


  • Proficient computer skills
  • The ability to work independently and be self-motivated
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail and the ability to problem solve
  • The ability to explain complex requirements in clear and concise terms
  • The ability to be flexible with workflow to meet the needs of the department and students and to manage multiple tasks per required deadlines
  • The drive to encourage, direct, hold accountable and guide students toward task completion
  • Must demonstrate the ability to work as an effective team member and develop trusting relationships with students and University employees
  • Culturally competent and ability to communicate and interact effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and/or experiences
  • Highly motivated, focused and results oriented
  • Ability to exercise discretion and tact in all interpersonal interactions, and to maintain confidentiality
  • Collaboration and partnering with other university stakeholders to support candidate success
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments

Minimum Qualifications for the statistics/research design position:

  • Education: Candidates must hold a PhD or PsyD in clinical or counseling psychology (or closely related field) from an APA accredited institution
  • Experience: The position requires evidence of excellence or potential for excellence in graduate level teaching, capability to supervise doctoral research, a record of scholarship, and a commitment to multicultural training;
  • Certifications, Licenses, etc.: California license or license eligibility is strongly preferred

Application Instructions:

  • Please submit a resume/CV and cover letter (in part, describing your interest in and fit for the position).

Background Check Requirements:

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check (including criminal, prior employment and education verification). Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current University employees who apply for the position.

Additional Information:

Anti-Discrimination Policy: Alliant International University prohibits unlawful discrimination, harassment or retaliation in its educational programs, services and activities, and in employment practices, including but not limited to internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, terminations, relationships with outside vendors, use of contractors and consultants, and in its admission or access thereto, on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin or descent, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability (including physical, disease, psychiatric or psychological disability), medical condition, pregnancy, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, hair style or texture associated with race, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Alliant International University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to ensuring a high quality of education through the diversity of the University community and the curriculum. Women, people of color, people with disabilities and people from other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply, as we actively seek to increase diversity at all levels. The University will conduct its programs, services and activities consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and orders.

Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Human Resources at or 858-635-4509.

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) requires that we provide you with this Notice at Collection for California Employees and Applicants. This notice is about the collection and use of your personal information. We encourage you to read this notice carefully.

Governing legislation: Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the regulations implementing these statutes, and applicable federal and California law.

Alliant International University is a smoke and tobacco free environment.

Alliant International University, Inc.

Country: United States of America

State/Region: California

City: San Francisco/Emeryville

Postal Code: 94608

Job ID: 134981
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