Assistant Professor of the Practice of Clinical Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary
Pasadena, CA 91182
About the job
The School of Psychology & Marriage and Family Therapy (SoPMFT) at Fuller Theological Seminary invites applications for a full-time appointment as Assistant Professor of the Practice of Clinical Psychology. This faculty appointment will be in the Department of Clinical Psychology, which is located in Pasadena, CA. Fuller’s Clinical Psychology department offers two degrees: a PhD in clinical psychology (that follows the scientist-practitioner training model) and a PsyD in clinical psychology (that follows the practitioner-scholar training model). Both programs are designed to prepare graduates for careers and leadership positions in areas such as academia, private practice, hospitals, and community health clinics.
The ideal candidate has strong clinical skills and a demonstrated commitment to direct service. The integration of psychology and theology is central to our school’s identity and the preferred candidate will display competence in this area. The primary responsibilities of this position will be to serve as a regular faculty member in the Clinical Psychology Department and in the SoPMFT, teach practice oriented courses related to clinical work, supervise students engaged in practicum activities, and mentor students research activities.
Fuller Seminary, embracing the School of Mission and Theology (SMT) and the School of Psychology & Marriage and Family Therapy, is a multidenominational, international, and multiethnic community dedicated to providing indispensable formational education for diverse Christian leaders everywhere. The seminary is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The School of Psychology & Marriage and Family Therapy is committed to Clinical Excellence, the Integration of Psychology and Christianity, Research Innovation, Cultural Competence, and Academic Strength. Our clinical psychology programs are accredited by the American Psychological Association. All regular faculty members are expected to affirm the seminary’s Statement of Faith and abide by its Community Standards. Additional information about the School of Psychology & Marriage and Family Therapy can be found here.
Commitment to Diversity
Fuller celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees. Our academic programs are enriched by a number of centers and institutes, including centers that focus on theology and the arts, recovery, leadership, film, youth and emerging adults, and thriving/flourishing. Additionally, several centers serve Fuller’s diverse student population, including the Center for Asian American Theology and Ministry, the Korean Studies Center, Centro Latino, the Pannell Center for Black Church Studies, and the China Initiative. These centers offer conferences, lectures, advocacy for students and staff, and support a variety of relevant courses including courses in Korean and Spanish. These centers and their activities are consistent with Fuller’s Strategic Approach to Inclusive Excellence (SATIE).
A diverse, equitable, global focus is central to Fuller’s mission and our SATIE. A major commitment to promote institutional viability and vitality that is noted in the SATIE is to recruit, retain, and promote a diverse administration, staff, and faculty. We are committed to providing strategic support for these faculty on an institutional level including peer mentoring and community support.
A doctoral degree in clinical psychology is required. Also, at the time of appointment, the candidate must be licensed/licensed-eligible in the state of California. Candidates should demonstrate experience in clinical work, supervision, and in teaching at the graduate level. Candidates should also show evidence of contributing to the field through professional presentations and publications and have the capability to effectively serve the culturally, ethnically, racially, and theologically diverse student body enrolled in this program.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is appointed. Application materials should include: a cover letter summarizing interests and experiences (including teaching, research, clinical, and supervision interests and experiences), a current vita, a statement of your approach to clinical work and theory of change along with three letters of reference. Please submit your application materials to PFsearch@fuller.edu.
Fuller Theological Seminary is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. To the extent required by law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
As a religious institution, Fuller Theological Seminary is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees or prospective employees for certain positions on the basis of their religious beliefs.