Tenure-Track Assistant Professor


The Department of Psychology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City is seeking an Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology to begin August 15, 2018.  We are seeking a faculty colleague with potential for excellence in clinically-relevant research that complements current faculty interests.  Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a commitment to increasing diversity in higher education, clinical training, and/or research. The ideal candidate will participate in the department’s mission to incorporate diversity and multiculturalism into clinical research and training, increase access to higher education for underserved groups, and provide high-quality mentoring to a diverse group of students.  


Successful candidates will be expected to maintain a record of publication, seek and secure external funding as needed for sustained research productivity, teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses (2:2 load), contribute to the APA-accredited doctoral program in Clinical Psychology through clinical and research mentorship, and provide service commensurate with the Assistant Professor rank.  


The Department of Psychology has 12 full-time faculty members.  We serve approximately 400 undergraduate majors, and offer doctoral degrees in two emphasis areas: Clinical Psychology (APA-accredited) and Experimental Psychology. Our faculty actively collaborate across the campus, region and nation and have local access to clinical, medical, and diverse community populations. Please visit our website at http://cas2.umkc.edu/Psychology/ for a full description of our department, its faculty and its resources.


The University of Missouri-Kansas City is an urban research university located in the heart of Kansas City.  The metropolitan region boasts an affordable lifestyle and offers a wide variety of cultural, sporting and recreational opportunities.  


Qualifications:  Candidates should hold a Ph.D. from an APA-accredited program in clinical psychology, have completed an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship and be license-eligible in Missouri.  A commitment to a scientist-practitioner model and willingness to contribute to clinical teaching (e.g., practicum or supervision course) are also required. Preferred qualifications include a program of research that (1) seeks to improve knowledge about the development, prevention, and/or treatment of mental health problems in diverse, underserved communities, (2) takes advantage of UMKC’s urban location and mission, and that (3) can support undergraduate and graduate student researchers.


 Application deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Application materials must be submitted online at www.umkc.edu/jobs.  Applicants must combine all application materials into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.  Required materials include: a CV, cover letter, a research statement, a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations (if available), reprints or links to reprints for up to three publications and contact information for three references. Limit document name to 50 characters. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.). Maximum file size limit is 11MB. For questions about how to apply, please call (816) 235-1621, or if you are experiencing technical problems, please call (855) 524-0002. Inquiries about the position may be directed to Dr. Joan McDowd ([email protected]) or Dr. Joah Williams ([email protected]), Search Committee Co-Chairs. 


UMKC is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  The university will recruit and employ qualified personnel and will provide equal opportunities during employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability.  For more information, call the Vice Chancellor – Human Resources at 816-235-1621.  To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Affirmative Action at 816-235-1323