Asst Professor Psychology / Director Center Population Health

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

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Xavier University invites applications for the position of Director for the Center for Population Health (CPH) with faculty rank in the School of Psychology. This is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in the School of Psychology. The faculty portion of the position will contribute to our growing focus on health psychology, broadly defined. The faculty member will provide teaching and supervision in our APA-accredited clinical psychology Psy.D program, and thus the candidate should have earned a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) from an APA-accredited clinical or counseling psychology program. The successful candidate must also be licensed or license-eligible in the state of Ohio with expectation of Ohio license within one year of hire. Preference will be given to candidates whose expertise meets the current program and course needs of the School.

Successful candidates will teach at the graduate and undergraduate. Faculty activities include establishing an independent research program, research mentoring at the graduate and undergraduate levels, service within the School of Psychology, and providing clinical supervision to Psy.D. students. Clinical supervision could involve directly training and overseeing therapeutic services provided by Psy.D. students from a specific theoretical orientation (e.g., Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), overseeing learning disability assessments, or supervising clinical students in the primary care or other health care settings. The School of Psychology emphasizes that faculty demonstrate strong teaching and mentoring of students in scientific literacy at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. In addition to our large undergraduate major and the Clinical Psychology doctoral program, we have a Master’s program in Industrial-Organizational psychology. We strive to work collaboratively both within and between programs, and more broadly in the inter-professional education efforts in the College of Professional Sciences,

The Director of the Center for Population Health (CPH) portion of the position will comprise one-third to one-half of the faculty member’s time, although the scope of the position may increase over time. The precise distribution of faculty responsibilities and director responsibilities will be negotiated with eligible candidates. The CPH is a soon to be established center that will unify the efforts of various Schools and Departments within the College of Professional Sciences to support research, inter-professional education, outreach, and information dissemination in the area of population health. The College of Professional Sciences is building an interdisciplinary approach to address population health – an emerging paradigm in health care that recognizes that the health of designated populations results from the transaction among multiple factors, including individual biology and behaviors, and the social, familial, cultural, economic, and physical environments that support or hinder well-being. It further recognizes that population health is dependent on the degree to which the health care system recognizes and responds to these relationships. Population health aims to reduce health disparities among different groups due to social determinants of health, among other factors.

Responsibilities for the Director of the CPH will include: strategic planning and operations that are aligned with the mission, vision, and goals of the College of Professional Sciences; support research in population health, with particular emphasis on creating collaborative projects across Schools and departments in the College; support the exploration of interdisciplinary course offerings, majors, minors, or certifications that are in the area of population health; develop and oversee the budget for the center;; supervise staff including support staff and possibly graduate assistants; develop strategic plans for acquisition of funding from private foundations, state and national agencies, and other sources to support training and research related to population health.

More information on the School of Psychology can be found at and about the College of Professional Sciences at

Required Qualifications:

  • A doctorate (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA-approved program
  • Post-doctoral experience and credentials that warrant a tenure-track faculty appointment in the School of Psychology
  • Evidence of success in seeking, receiving, and managing external funds for research, training, or outreach; a strong administrative background; effectiveness in teaching, advising, and outreach/service.

Preferred Qualifications: Candidates should also provide evidence of:

  • Demonstrated experience in a University Center for interdisciplinary initiatives;
  • Demonstrated skills in interpersonal communication, administrative leadership, supervision, and team building;
  • Demonstrated commitment to – and experience in – working with local hospitals, human service agencies, and other community-based organizations supporting individuals with disabilities within communities;
  • Demonstrated success in working in collaborative, multi-disciplinary environments;
  • Experience in the administration of interdisciplinary research, training, and service programs in a health-related area.

Appointment Details: The individual hired must be qualified (and acceptable to the faculty) for a faculty position in the School of Psychology. The starting date is negotiable, but no later than the beginning of Fall Semester 2018 (on or around August 15, 2018), and the salary and rank are commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position of Director also carries with it an administrative augmentation as a 12-month position. In addition to the departmental appointment, the position has direct reporting line to the Dean of the College of Professional Sciences.

How to apply

Applicants should submit a letter of interest (including statements regarding research and teaching), curriculum vitae, selected publications, and evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Please note: only 5 attachments can be uploaded during the application process online; consolidate documents if necessary.

Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to For questions regarding the position, contact either of the School of Psychology Search Committee Co-Chairs: Dr. Nick Salsman at or 513-745-4289 or Dr. Cindy Dulaney at or 513-745-3535.

Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Xavier University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty and student community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, people of color, other minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Founded in 1831, Xavier University is a Jesuit, Catholic university in Cincinnati, Ohio. Its three colleges offer 85 undergraduate majors, 54 minors and 11 graduate programs to 7,019 total students, including 4,368 undergraduates. The University is the sixth-oldest Catholic university in the nation and one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities nationwide.