University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Clinic Director, Open Rank (Assoc/Full Professor) in Psychological Science/College of Liberal Arts in Rio Grande Valley, Texas

Scope of Job

The Department of Psychological Science at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) invites applications for a Clinic Director for the department’s training clinic. This is a tenured position (open rank) to begin in fall 2017. Responsibilities include development and administration of clinic operations, providing clinical training and supervision to graduate students, organizing community practicum placements, and facilitating research through the department’s training clinic. The clinic director is also expected to be an active collaborator in clinical research and to submit grants to support the clinic’s training goals. Applicants must have a PhD an APA accredited program in clinical psychology or foreign equivalent. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in clinical supervision, expertise in evidence-based interventions and assessment, and a record of dissemination of clinical science through publications and conference presentations. This will be a 9-month position with a summer stipend.

UTRGV, a Hispanic serving institution, opened its doors in Fall 2015. UTRGV was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 and brought together the assets and resources of UT Pan American and UT Brownsville. UTRGV is also home to a new School of Medicine that opened in 2016. UTRGV is in the middle of one of the fastest growing areas in the nation, the southern tip of Texas known as the Rio Grande Valley.

UTRGV has a 5-year NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant to increase the representation of women in the faculty and leadership of STEM fields (which includes psychology) and to promote a positive, family friendly work environment. The Department of Psychological Science is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity (broadly defined) and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and/or service.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter specifying the position and rank for which they are applying, a curriculum vitae, contact information for three letters of reference, a research and teaching statement, and three representative publications. Applications should be submitted online at The deadline for applications is November 15, 2016. Questions about the positions can be sent to Dr. Joseph Hovey, Department Chair, at

Minimum Qualifications

A PhD from an APA accredited program in clinical psychology or foreign equivalent. Evidence of active research that includes publications in peer reviewed journals. Evidence of potential to supervise and mentor the clinical and research activities of students. Potential to obtain grant funding to support clinical activities. Candidates appointed as Associate Professor or Full Professor must meet Departmental tenure requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. Experience supervising graduate level clinical work and research. Experience obtaining grant funding.

EEO Statement

EEO Statement UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Diversity Statement UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. UTRGV has an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the representation of women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.

Additional Information

UTRGV is a distributed institution. As such and as assigned, the position may require presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is performed primarily in a general office environment. This position is security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215. The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth *Social Security Number *Gender *Ethnicity/Race

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission.

Please Note

Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory paper-based test score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test score of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Faculty Title: Associate Professor

Job Class Code: 00021

FLSA: Exempt

Posting Number: FRGV0539

Working Title: Clinic Director, Open Rank (Assoc/Full Professor) in Psychological Science/College of Liberal Arts

Number of Vacancies: 1

Location: Rio Grande Valley

Division/Organization: Division of Academic Affairs

Tenure Status: Tenured

FTE: 1

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications: A PhD from an APA accredited program in clinical psychology or foreign equivalent.

Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience

Desired Start Date: 09/01/2017

Open Date: 10/05/2016

Close Date: 11/15/2016