Job Opening: Visiting Professor - Divine Mercy University

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The Institute for the Psychological Sciences at Divine Mercy University is seeking candidates for multiple remunerated opportunities available in our Clinical Psychology doctoral program.

Located in Northern Virginia, the IPS doctoral program in clinical psychology (Psy.D.) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA). Our students come from 30 U.S. states and 13 different countries, bringing a wealth of cultural backgrounds and experience. In terms of dissertations, they pursue a wide variety of topics, but share a common focus on the integration of psychology with the Catholic Christian understanding of the human person.

We are seeking candidates for multiple Part-Time Faculty positions whose primary responsibility will entail directing our students’ dissertations. Candidates for these positions must have (1) a doctoral degree in psychology from a regionally accredited university (for individuals holding doctorates in clinical psychology, preference is given to graduates of APA-accredited programs); (2) experience with doctoral-level teaching and directing doctoral research; and (3) evidence of scholarly research and activities. Once appointed as a Dissertation Chair, part-time faculty are required to remain dedicated to the student’s progress until the completion of their dissertation. Dissertation Chairs are encouraged to use online learning systems when directing doctoral research, but they must be present on campus for the dissertation defense.

We are also seeking multiple candidates to serve as External Readers on dissertation committees. Candidates for these positions must have (1) a doctoral degree from a regionally accredited university in a discipline related to the dissertation topic (e.g., psychology, theology, philosophy, research methods, sociology, ethics); and (2) experience with graduate-level teaching and/or a record of successful research and publications. Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience of serving on doctoral dissertation committees. Once appointed, External Readers will be required to remain dedicated to the student’s progress until the completion of the dissertation. External Readers are encouraged to use online learning technology when directing doctoral research. On-campus presence for the dissertation proposal and defense is preferred, but exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis.

These opportunities are available on an on-going basis. To be considered, please send an e-mail to and attach (1) your CV; (2) a copy of your doctoral transcript; (3) names of three professional references; (4) a list of subject matter topics in psychology, integration, and/or related fields, in which you have expertise for guiding doctoral research; and (5) a brief statement outlining your interest in the integrative mission of IPS and your qualifications for the position. Please make sure to address how you meet the criteria required for the position in your statement.