Assistant Professor of Psychology

Florida Institute of Technology

Assistant Professor of Psychology

The School of Psychology within the College of Psychology and Liberal Arts at the Florida Institute of Technology seeks an outstanding and dynamic faculty member for a 9-month tenure track, Assistant Professor in Clinical psychology with a specialization in child and/or forensic clinical psychology beginning August 2024.

 

The successful candidate will conduct research and teach undergraduate and graduate courses (potential courses could include Child Advocacy, Childhood Disorders, Juvenile Delinquency, Abnormal Psychology, Child Psychology, Developmental, or Forensic Psychology) and serve as a core member of our APA-accredited PsyD program in Clinical Psychology. The ideal candidate will have a clinical background in evidenced-based therapies and assessment, a strong commitment to providing high-quality clinical training, and the ability to provide clinical supervision of students working with individuals across the lifespan. Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience in both therapy and advocacy of children and adolescents.

 

Candidates are expected to establish an independent program of research; although the specific area of research is open, we encourage applications from candidates with interests or expertise in areas of Clinical Psychology that incorporate a developmental lens that may include, but is not limited to, juvenile competence assessment, child maltreatment, developmental psychopathology, or forensic assessment. The candidate will also be expected to direct doctoral research projects and incorporate undergraduates into their research program.

 

Our undergraduate Forensic Psychology major and Child Advocacy Studies (CAST) minor programs and graduate Clinical Psychology program feature a range of courses across the spectrum of disciplines. We have an excellent student-faculty ratio and students enjoy close working relationships with faculty. Core clinical faculty participates in year-round program activities. The successful candidate will be committed to student success across the curriculum and is expected to show abilities in including diversity in the curriculum.

 

Candidates should have a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology, completed an internship from an APA accredited program, and be licensed or license-eligible in Florida.

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2024, and continue until the position is filled.  Interested persons should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement on how you include diversity in your teaching and research, three letters of recommendation, and a cover letter outlining research, teaching, and clinical supervision experience as well as professional interests. Materials should be addressed to the Search Committee and attached to the online application. Any inquiries can also be directed to Dr. Julie Costopoulos, Chair of the Search Committee at costopoulos@fit.edu

 

About Florida Tech

Founded at the dawn of the Space Race in 1958, Florida Institute of Technology is the only independent, technological university in the Southeast, and offers degree programs at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels. Located two miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean in Melbourne, FL, Florida Tech mixes the excitement of rocket launches from nearby Kennedy Space Center with the relaxed atmosphere of a beach community. The School of Psychology has a collegial and productive faculty and offers both undergraduate degrees and graduate degrees in Applied Behavior Analysis and Industrial and Organizational Psychology in addition to Clinical Psychology. https://www.fit.edu/psychology-and-liberal-arts/schools/psychology/ https://www.fit.edu/psychology-and-liberal-arts/schools/psychology/academics-and-learning/clinical-psychology/

 

At Florida Institute of Technology, we believe in recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff. We are committed to building an inclusive community that will make the university stronger. To achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, cultures, and national origins.

 

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Florida Tech does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, pregnancy, parenting status, veteran status or retirement status in its activities and programs. In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Florida Tech does not discriminate on the basis of sex. Inquiries concerning the application of non-discrimination policy may be directed to the Office of Title IX at John E. Miller Office Building (401QAD), 150 West University, Melbourne, FL 32901, TitleIXCoordinator@fit.edu, or 321-674-8885, or the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

 

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Please notify us at least five days in advance if a reasonable accommodation for a disability is needed by calling the Office of Human Resources at 321-674-8100.

 

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Official transcripts of all collegiate work must be sent directly from the attended institution to the Office of Human Resources prior to the first day of employment. All international degrees must have a course-by-course official evaluation and translation sent to the Human Resources Office directly from an evaluation company affiliated with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES).

 

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Equal Opportunity

Florida Tech does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, pregnancy, parenting status, veteran status or retirement status in its activities and programs. In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Florida Tech does not discriminate on the basis of sex. Inquiries concerning the application of the non-discrimination policy may be directed to the Office of Title IX at John E. Miller Office Building (401QAD), 150 West University Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32901, TitleIXCoordinator@fit.edu, or 321-674-8885, or to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

 

Americans with Disabilities Act

Please notify us at least five days in advance if a reasonable accommodation for a disability is needed by calling the Office of Human Resources at 321-674-8100.

 

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

In compliance with the Clery Act, the University annually provides a report to each student and current employee, as well as to prospective employees and students, that provides a detailed disclosure of information regarding campus security practices (including Emergency Response Plan, Timely Warnings, Emergency  Notifications, Missing Persons, fire safety policies, fire prevention data, and Crime Log policies), as well as crime and fire-related incident statistics for the preceding year. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online.

 

Official Transcripts

Official transcripts of all collegiate work must be sent directly from the attended institution to the Office of Human Resources prior to the first day of employment. All international degrees must have a course-by-course official evaluation and translation sent to the Human Resources Office directly from an evaluation company affiliated with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES).


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