Assistant Professor - Counseling Psychology

Location: Clarksville, TN
Company: Austin Peay State University
Employment: Full-Time
Posted: Oct 02, 2020

Minimum Requirements

- PhD or PsyD in Counseling Psychology or Clinical Psychology from an APA accredited program.
- Licensed (preferred) or License eligible with potential to be licensed in TN within 1-2 years of date of hire.
- A background search will be required of the successful applicant.

Job Description

The Department of Psychological Science and Counseling at Austin Peay State University (APSU) seeks to fill 1 tenure-track faculty position in the area of Counseling Psychology with a start date of August 1, 2021. This position will serve our new PsyD program in Counseling Psychology which launched Fall 2020. The program offers a generalist track as well as a concentration in Serving Military Personnel, Veterans, and their Families. Strong candidates will possess a deep commitment to the foundational values that characterize the field of counseling psychology: a holistic, contextual, strengths-based approach to intervention, emphasis on integration of science and practice, and a steadfast dedication to diversity and social justice. The university has plentiful funding opportunities to help support research, teaching, and professional development.

The Department of Psychological Science and Counseling is a diverse, dynamic, and collegial environment that in addition to the PsyD program, is home to a large undergraduate program in psychological science, a Master of Science program in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (MSIO), a Master of Science program in Counseling, and a graduate certificate program in Academic Advising. For more information about the department, visit: The department is housed within the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences which affords rich opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations. Some examples of recent and ongoing college collaborations include a grant-funded research and intervention project aimed at supporting student veteran transitions to college, a grant-funded project focused on student mental health and wellness, a juvenile justice mentorship project, and a working group focusing on trauma-informed pedagogy.

Austin Peay State University is located in Clarksville, TN, which Money Magazine rated number 1 in its 2019 Best Places to Live rankings: Clarksville is a vibrant, diverse community with a low cost of living, and easy interstate access to nearby Nashville. Clarksville is centrally located in the region, with Memphis, Louisville, Atlanta, St. Louis, Chicago, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, New Orleans, and many other major cities a day’s drive away. For additional information about APSU including our mission and vision please visit:

- Teaching, clinical supervision, advising, chairing/serving on dissertation committees, scholarly activities (e.g., research, pursuing external funding), engagement and service in the program, department, university, and community.
- Clinical, teaching, and research areas are open and experience working with military populations is desirable.
- The person hired for this position may have the opportunity to function as director of clinical training, with appropriate reassign time.

- Demonstrate teaching effectiveness at the doctoral level.
- Demonstrate effectiveness in clinical supervision.
- Demonstrate scholarly achievement.
- Program, University, and Community service and engagement.
- The person hired for this position will have a unique opportunity to help build and shape an innovative, forward-looking doctoral training program in health service psychology.
- All APSU faculty are expected to be engaged in university and community service, and scholarly activities.

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