University of Connecticut, Psychological Sciences

Position ID:UConn-Psychological Sciences-495490 [#19100, 495490]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Psychology
Appl Deadline: finished (2021/08/04, finished 2022/03/14, listed until 2021/10/15)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***


The Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Connecticut in Storrs invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor within the Clinical Psychology program.  We seek a candidate with a demonstrated scholarly interest in the etiology, course, or treatment of mental health conditions in diverse populations, as defined by characteristics such as race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or ability. The ideal candidate will possess the commitment and qualifications to teach graduate clinical coursework related to cultural diversity.

The Clinical Program currently includes 11 full-time faculty and offers specialized training in developmental psychopathology, neuropsychology, behavioral health. The program has a strong track record of publications and grants, attracting top graduate students from diverse backgrounds, engaging undergraduates in clinical research, and effectively teaching large and small courses. 

The Psychological Sciences Department includes Ph.D. programs in Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical, Developmental, Ecological, I/0, Language and Cognition, and Social Psychology, as well as several areas of inter-program collaboration including Diversity Science. There are currently 58 full-time faculty and 130 full-time doctoral students. The department and university have a commitment to pursuing inclusive excellence. Opportunities exist for the candidate to affiliate with one of UConn’s institutes (e.g., El Instituto, Africana Studies, Asian and Asian American Studies Institute, Human Rights Institute, Institute for Collaborative on Health, Intervention, and Prevention) depending on their area of expertise.

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.


  • A Ph.D. from an APA accredited, doctoral clinical psychology program
  • License-eligible in the State of Connecticut
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students
  • Able to teach a diverse student body, including a commitment to inclusive pedagogy
  • Able to teach a graduate course in Multicultural Perspectives or Cultural Diversity in Clinical Psychology
  • Existence of (or the promise of developing) a vibrant research program in their area of expertise in clinical psychology related to mental health equity
  • Track record (or promise) of obtaining external research support


  • Possess a strong research background in areas related to diversity, disparities, or the cultural context of mental health
  • Demonstrated research focus on marginalized or underrepresented groups
  • Able to contribute to one or more of the department’s growing interdisciplinary emphases in diversity science, translational health science, data science, systems neuroscience, or relationships and organizations  
  • Experience teaching large undergraduate classes


This appointment is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2022. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Employment at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon the successful candidate’s compliance with the University’s Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.  This Policy states that all workforce members are required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved. 

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online and submit the following application materials:

  • A letter of application,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Research and teaching interests statement
  • Commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.);
  • Three letters of reference.

For questions, please contact, search committee chair.  For more information regarding the department, please visit our website: Department of Psychological Sciences. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

This position will be filled subject the budgetary approval.

These positions will be filled subject to budgetary approval. All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Psychological Sciences Department
Bousfield Psychology Building
406 Babbidge Road, Unit 1020
Storrs, CT 06269