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Title:  Open Rank Professor of Psychology

Requisition ID:  22250

Hammond and Westville, IN, US

Date:  Sep 21, 2022

Job Summary

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Join our dynamic team of faculty and staff at an exciting time of innovation and growth! The Department of Psychology at Purdue University Northwest invites applications for two tenure-track faculty appointments (open rank), to begin August 2023. The successful applicant will serve as a core faculty member in our well-established and highly popular undergraduate psychology program, as well as our new psychology graduate programs.  Pending approvals currently in process, PNW anticipates launching both a master’s degree program (clinical and non-clinical tracks) and a clinical psychology doctoral degree (Psy.D.) program during the 2023-2024 academic year and will immediately begin pursuing APA accreditation. We’re looking for strong teachers, scholars, and clinicians interested in shaping these cutting-edge training programs from the beginning, with particular emphasis on integrating social justice, advocacy, contemporary best practices, and cultural competence into clinical psychology. Area of scholarship is open, though we are particularly interested in the following specialty areas: psychological assessment, trauma, child/adolescent psychology, forensic psychology, neuropsychology, and applied research methods (e.g., program evaluation, qualitative research). 


The position is a full-time 9- or 12-month appointment (negotiable) and specific responsibilities include some or all of the following: teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, developing an active program of research/scholarship, research mentoring for undergraduate and graduate students (including supervising Psy.D. dissertation projects), clinical supervision for in-house psychological assessment training clinic, and contributing to service activities in the department, college, and university (including APA accreditation process). The typical teaching load is 3-4 classes/semester (and may be distributed across both campuses); however, teaching and workload distributions are negotiable, depending on each faculty member’s specific goals and strengths. The position is open to clinical or counseling psychologists who completed an APA-accredited predoctoral internship, graduated from an APA-accredited doctoral program, and are eligible for licensure and endorsement as a Health Service Provider in Psychology (HSPP) in Indiana or will be eligible within two years (clinical release time and in-house supervision can be negotiated).

Required Qualifications

  • Successful completion of an APA-accredited predoctoral internship
  • Completion of an APA-accredited doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology
  • Licensed or license eligible as a Health Service Provider in Psychology (HSPP) in Indiana within two years of appointment (including completion of postdoctoral hours)
  • Demonstrated teaching ability


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate teaching experience
  • Evidence of the beginning of an independent program of research/scholarship

University Profile

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community. Located in Northwest Indiana, near Chicago and the Indiana Dunes National Park, we value academic excellence, support growth, and celebrate diversity.

PNW serves approximately 8,800 students, with more than 70 areas of study at the baccalaureate, master’s and applied doctoral levels.


The university is consistently ranked among the best regional universities in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Colleges report. Our nursing, engineering, computer science, and cybersecurity programs are among those earning national recognitions. PNW also is recognized for social mobility among Midwest regional universities. As a member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletics Conference (GLIAC), the PNW Pride compete in NCAA Division II athletics, with more than 300 student-athletes excelling both in the classroom and in competition.  Purdue Northwest is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The university employs approximately 1,100 faculty and staff.

College Profile

The College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences serves over 1,400 undergraduate students and 170 graduate students across a wide range of programs. Departments and Schools within the college include:

  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Communication and Creative Arts
  • English and World Languages
  • History, Philosophy, Politics and Economics
  • Psychology
  • School of Education and Counseling


The College houses the Community Counseling Center that provides quality affordable mental health services and the Institute for Social and Policy Research, which uses social science and policy analysis methods to find solutions to educational, social, and health-related challenges facing the citizens of Northwest Indiana and the Chicago metropolitan region. The college is also home to the Willie T. Donald Exoneration Advisory Coalition to support those who have been wrongfully convicted in the state of Indiana.

Applicant Instructions

Review of applications will begin on October 28, 2022 and will continue until position is filled. Start date: August 1, 2023. To apply, applicants should submit the following:

  • Cover letter that describes your clinical teaching and research experience and interests. Be sure to address your specific interest in and rationale for joining a department with a more practitioner-scholar academic training model (as compared to a more research-intensive or scientist-practitioner model)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Evaluations of teaching (if available)
  • Contact information for three professional references
  • Finalist will be required to provide transcripts


Purdue University Northwest is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.


We especially encourage candidates from historically excluded and minoritized groups and/or with expertise in and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice initiatives.


Rank and tenure will be commensurate with background experience. More information about the department and its programs can be found at


For inquiries, please contact search committee chair, Dr. Amanda Zelechoski at Purdue University Northwest, 2200 169th Street, Hammond, IN  46323.


A background check will be required for employment in this position.


Purdue University Northwest is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.


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