Job Opening: Faculty for Institute for the Psychological Sciences - Divine Mercy University

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The Institute for the Psychological Sciences (IPS) at Divine Mercy University ( in Arlington, VA invites applications for full-time, part-time, and adjunct Clinical Psychology faculty positions for its graduate psychology programs: APA-accredited Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) Program and online Masters of Science in General Psychology (MSP).

IPS offers programs that integrate psychological sciences with the Catholic understanding of the person, marriage, and family. The IPS doctoral program follows the practitioner-scholar training model and is a campus-based program located in Northern Virginia. The IPS MSP program is offered online with the mission to develop transformational leaders strengthened by Catholic-Christian teachings on human dignity and informed by foundations in modern psychology.

Psy.D. faculty responsibilities include teaching, clinical supervision of students, advising, directing dissertation research, mentoring, scholarly research, and service to the institution.

MSP faculty responsibilities include teaching, facilitating and maintaining regular and substantial student engagement in the online environment, advising, and mentorship.

Applicants for either program must have the following minimum qualifications: (1) a doctoral degree in psychology from a regionally-accredited institution; and (2), evidence of recent relevant work in the field, including teaching, research, scholarly publications. Faculty applicants to the Psy.D. program must also be clinical psychologists active in the profession and licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Preference will be given to PsyD faculty candidates who have experience in APA-accredited clinical psychology programs as (1) graduates; and/or (2) teaching. Applicants without significant academic experience, but with demonstrated strengths in clinical training, supervision, and teaching, will be considered. Additionally, candidates who possess specializations in human growth and development or research methods will be considered for positions in the University’s psychology or counseling programs. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts for all post-secondary education, letters of reference from three higher education professionals, and a cover letter of interest that addresses the applicant’s experience and compatibility with the DMU program and mission by e-mail to Review of applicants is ongoing until positions are filled.

Divine Mercy University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, actively committed to increasing diversity within its community. As required by the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, IPS does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of age, race, sex, religion, color, nationality, ethnic origin, or disability.