Job Information

University of Utah Assistant Professor in Clinical Science in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant Professor

Department 00143 - Psychology Department

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin July 1, 2024


CLINICAL SCIENTIST SPECIALIZING IN DIVERSITY . The Department of Psychology at the University of Utah invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in our Clinical Science program. We are seeking applicants who have research and teaching interests focused on diversity, a strong research record, and high-quality clinical training from a clinical science perspective. Postdoctoral training, license-eligibility, and expertise in quantitative methods are highly valued. A member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science and continuously accredited by APA since 1954, our Clinical Science program has a history of generative collaborations within our areas of specialization (clinical neuropsychology, clinical child and family, clinical health psychology, and general psychopathology); as well as with the Psychology Department’s other graduate training programs (Cognition and Neural Sciences, Developmental, Social, and Quantitative); additional departments and colleges across campus (e.g., Educational Psychology, Ethnic Studies, Family and Consumer Studies, Gender Studies, Psychiatry, Social Work, Sociology); and transformational centers of excellence such as the Consortium for Families and Health Research (C- FAHR ). Applications from individuals whose research interests lend themselves to such collaborations are particularly encouraged as are applications from individuals with demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentorship. The University of Utah also is home to the National Center for Veterans Studies, Health Sciences Center, Neuropsychiatric Institute, and Research Park, as well as being adjacent to Primary Children’s Hospital and the Veterans Administration Hospital, where substantial opportunities are available for collaborative research and training involving clinical populations.

The University of Utah is a PAC -12 institution located in Salt Lake City, nestled in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains. With an enrollment of 31,000 students, University of Utah is the flagship research university for the State of Utah, and ranks 15th in the nation for significant awards to faculty for research efforts. The Department of Psychology is committed to the goal of promoting diversity in academia and welcomes candidates whose interest and skills contribute to this goal.

Review of applications will begin October 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Please submit a letter detailing current clinical, research, and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, three representative reprints or preprints of publications, a statement describing how your work and other experience contribute to the success of underrepresented students, and contact information for three individuals who will provide letters of recommendation.

Open Date 08/08/2023

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN01066CF

Type Faculty