August 30, 2011

Assistant Professor Position in Counseling Psychology

Department of Psychology
Colorado State University

Job Description and Qualifications:

The Department of Psychology at Colorado State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in our APA-accredited Counseling Psychology doctoral program. The position is at the rank of assistant professor, although exceptional candidates at higher ranks may be considered with a strong, recent record of external funding for research. The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate excellence, or the potential for excellence, in both teaching and research. The area of specialization is open; however, preference will be given to candidates with a focus on health promotion, disease prevention, and/or integrated management of chronic illness.

Appointment Date: August 15, 2012

Required and Preferred Qualifications:
The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. from an APA-accredited Counseling or Clinical Psychology program (or equivalent), and be license or licensed-eligible as a psychologist in the State of Colorado. The ideal candidate will have: (1) A focus on health promotion, disease prevention, or integrated management of chronic illness; (2) Evidence of an active research program; (3) Potential for, or demonstrated excellence in, graduate and undergraduate instruction and mentoring; and (4) The commitment and capability to obtain external funding. The ideal candidate would also work effectively with others, and demonstrate a commitment to human diversity and social justice.

Although course assignments will vary based on candidate interest and expertise, preference will be given to candidates who can teach graduate courses such as psychopathology (PSY 720), diversity issues in counseling (PSY 775), personality assessment (PSY 670) and intellective assessment (PSY 672). Undergraduate assignments might include courses such as abnormal psychology, psychology of personality, general psychology, and psychology of individual differences.

The Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program:
The Counseling Psychology program has been APA-accredited since 1970 and currently consists of seven full-time faculty members and about 50 doctoral students. With a nationally prominent faculty and diverse student population the program has been an important part of the Colorado State University Psychology Department. Students acquire skills in advancing psychology as a science and proficient in the use of a variety of counseling and clinical techniques through training based on a scientist-practitioner model. At the most general level, the Program is intended to produce psychologists who are equipped to deliver a broad range of psychological services across a variety of social and cultural environments. More information on all aspects of the Counseling Psychology Program can be found on the program's website:

Department of Psychology:
The Department of Psychology is in the College of Natural Sciences along with seven other departments: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics. The Department serves approximately 1000 undergraduate majors and 100 graduate students, with approximately 28 full-time faculty members distributed across five doctoral programs: (1) Applied Social Psychology, (2) Cognitive Neuroscience, (3) Cognitive Psychology, (4) Counseling Psychology, and (5) Industrial/Organizational Psychology. The Department also houses the Tri-Ethnic Center for Prevention Research, a University designated program of research and scholarly excellence that concentrates on social problems that affect rural areas; and the Colorado Injury Control Research Center which is funded by CDC and is dedicated to reducing the occurrence and severity of injuries in rural areas of the Rocky Mountain region, particularly among underserved populations.
The Department is primarily housed in the Behavioral Sciences Building, a building that was completed in 2010 and was designed to meet LEED Gold Certification standards for environmental quality, innovative design, sustainability, and efficiency. The Behavioral Sciences Building includes office space for all full-time faculty and graduate students, meeting and seminar rooms, state-of-the-art classrooms, numerous lounge and study areas, and a wi-fi café. Also included are faculty research laboratories in cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and sensation and perception that have been designed to specification. An adjacent building includes additional research space, computer facilities, and undergraduate instructional laboratories. In total, the Department controls over 100,000 square feet of research, teaching, and office space. More information on the Department can be obtained on the Department's website:

For full consideration, materials must be received by October 17, 2011, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Submit application material (cover letter, curriculum vitae, preprints/reprints, statements of research and teaching interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, if available, and e-mail addresses for three referees) on-line at: The applicant should request three reference letters. Referees will be sent an access code (using the contact information provided by the applicant) for submitting the letters on-line. Additional information about the application process can be found on the department website. Complete applications of the semi-finalist candidates will be available to department faculty for review.
Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.
Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.

Posted by rutka005 at 12:15 PM

August 23, 2011

Opportunity to Volunteer as Facilitators for Foundations of Interprofessional Communication and Collaboration

We have an initiative called Foundations of Interprofessional Communication and Collaboration (FIPCC).

The function of the program is to bring together students in each of the colleges in the Academic Health Center (AHC) to learn to work together with others in related, yet different, fields. These colleges include Pharmacy, Nursing, Medical, and Veterinary. These students are broken down into groups of 12. Each group then requires one volunteer facilitator. The job of this facilitator is to stimulate conversation and debate in the group. They need no medical history or knowledge, they just need to be skilled in keeping a conversation going and assisting in keeping debates constructive and on track.

If you have any questions about this program or any interest in assisting us, please let me know.

Duane Orlovski
Project Specialist, Professional Education Division
5-110N Weaver-Densford Hall, College of Pharmacy
612.626.5199 (office)
612.625.9044 (fax)

Posted by rutka005 at 7:51 AM

August 17, 2011

Missouri Western Vacancy Announcement

Missouri Western State University is seeking qualified applicants to fill the following vacant position:

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR-PSYCHOLOGY- The Department of Psychology at Missouri Western

State University invites applications for a tenure-track position to begin January or August, 2012. The successful candidate will be capable of teaching statistics, research methods, and introductory psychology. Area of specialization is open, however those candidates with research and teaching interests in an applied area of experimental, cognitive, or developmental psychology, or with the ability to contribute to a master's program in human factors will be given preference. REQUIRED: Ph.D. in psychology; ABD will be considered. Qualified candidates must submit a letter of application, statement of teaching and research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, representative publications, vita, transcripts, and at least three confidential letters of reference to: Employment is contingent upon proof of the legal right to work in the United States. For full consideration, please submit materials by September 30,2011. AAlEOE

Missouri Western State University is a public, state-supported institution providing a blend of traditional liberal arts and sciences and career-oriented associate, baccalaureate and master degree programs. Certificate programs, professional programs, programs for transfer students, continuing education opportunities, and self-enrichment courses are also offered. Western continues to honor its tradition of open access, serving both traditional and non-traditional students. Western approaches its fourth decade with an enrollment of more than 6,000 students and over 200 faculty members. A beautifully landscaped campus complements contemporary institutional and recreational facilities. The campus consists of 14 major buildings and a student-housing complex located on 744 acres.

The historic city of St. Joseph, Missouri, has a population of approximately 74,000 and a favorable location 50 miles north of Kansas City. Recreational, cultural and community opportunities are available.
Cost-of-living is below national average, especially housing costs.


Posted by rutka005 at 9:19 AM

August 15, 2011

American Psychological Association of Graduate Students Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns is currently accepting applications for four new committee members

I'm pleased to announce that the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns is currently accepting applications for four new committee members! Three of these positions will be for two years, and one will be for one year. The deadline for applications is approaching so please let interested students know about the positions!

The APAGS-CLGBTC strives to be active and relevant to students, so there are many opportunities for committee members to engage in programming that is helpful to LGBT graduate students in psychology and that is useful to building their own CVs, professional experience, and networking. In the past, members have chaired symposiums and workshops at APA, developed resource materials for LGBT students, worked on the APAGS-CLGBTC mentoring program, and more!

Involvement with the APAGS CLGBTC is a great way to get involved in national-level advocacy for LGBT graduate students and to network with student and professional leaders. For more information and details on the application process, please visit

Posted by rutka005 at 2:38 PM