Assistant/Associate Professor in Psychology

University of Maryland Department of Psychology

United States

Posting Details

Position Number: 126559

Title: Assistant Professor

Functional Title: Assistant or Associate Professor

Category Status: 02-Faculty Non-Tenured, On Track

Applicant Search Category: Faculty

University Authorized FTE: 1.0

Unit: BSOS-Psychology

Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Vaccine Protocol

The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Department of Psychology is seeking candidates for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in our PCSAS- and APA-accredited clinical psychology doctoral program. We seek to identify an outstanding individual who conducts research in mental health disparities, diversity science, or related fields. We are particularly interested in candidates whose expertise and lived experiences can inform the development, dissemination, or implementation of culturally appropriate interventions aimed at serving traditionally underrepresented populations and whose research addresses one or more of the following topics: 1) structural inequities and reducing mental health disparities among enthoracial minorities; 2) developing, disseminating, and implementing scalable, sustainable intervention strategies for mental health in underserved populations; 3) cultural adaptations of interventions, 4) social determinants of health and wellbeing, and 5) research that includes individuals from traditionally excluded populations (e.g., Black, Latino/a/e/x, Indigenous, trans, non-binary, low socioeconomic backgrounds). A scholar who also approaches mental health disparities from an intersectional lens that recognizes and incorporates other identities and lived experience would be especially welcome. A hire in this area would, by necessity, conduct research across multiple levels of analysis and foster greater collaborations across campus and with the diverse local community. This individual could also provide important expertise in course instruction in the areas of community-based participatory research, diversity science, and health disparities.

We are looking to add to our growing cluster of researchers who investigate mental health across the lifespan in underrepresented communities, locally, across the US, and abroad, and we are eager to add to the diversity of our faculty and our scholarship. Beyond this specific focus, we seek applicants with a strong research program, potential to attract extramural grant or foundation funding, and a commitment to excellent mentoring and teaching.

The University of Maryland has a vibrant community of scholars conducting research in the area of clinical psychological science and related fields. Candidates will have many opportunities to collaborate with scholars within psychology and across multiple units, including the departments of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology, African American Studies, Public Health, Hearing & Speech Sciences, and the University of Maryland Schools of Medicine and Social Work. Located in the Washington DC metropolitan area, faculty benefit from an array of other resources including close collaborative ties with neighboring institutions (e.g., Children’s National Hospital; National Institutes of Health; Baltimore City Public Schools; Walter Reed National Military Medical Center; Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center/Baltimore).

Minimum Qualifications:

The primary qualifications for this position are demonstrated excellence in empirical research and teaching. A PhD in Clinical Psychology or a related discipline is required at the time of appointment. We especially and strongly encourage applications from women and members of minority groups. Diversity and Inclusion are core values at the University of Maryland, and a strong candidate will demonstrate the ability to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive.

Additional Information:

Application materials should be submitted through the UMD applicant portal,, and should include: a cover letter, CV, statement of current and future research interests and research philosophy, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience (including evidence of teaching excellence, if available), and contact information for three references. Applicants should provide sample research manuscripts or journal articles in the Supplemental Document 1 field in eJobs. Because the Department of Psychology is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and promoting inclusion across campus, materials should address how the candidate will contribute to fostering a diverse and inclusive community. In addition, the Department embraces the values of open and reproducible science, and candidates are encouraged to address how they have pursued and/or plan to pursue these goals in their work.

For inquiries, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Andrea Chronis-Tuscano (

Posting Date: 08/26/2021

Closing Date: 11/01/2021

Open Until Filled No

Physical Demands

Work is performed in an office environment and requires the ability to operate standard office equipment in order to provide instruction, advise and mentor students, and provide oversight of lab operations.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Research (examples: research statement, research programs)
  3. Teaching (examples: teaching philosophy, student evaluations)
  4. Supplemental Document 1
Optional Documents

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