Contact: Michael Giang
Summary: The Psychology Department at Mount St. Mary’s College invites applicants with a doctoral level clinical or counseling psychology degree for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor rank, beginning Fall 2013. Applicants with the ability to enrich the intellectual diversity and cultural richness of the department and college are especially encouraged to apply.
The College: Mount St. Mary’s College (www.msmc.la.edu) is a Catholic liberal arts college primarily for women. Founded in 1925 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in the Catholic intellectual tradition, the Mount is an institution dedicated to providing an excellent education directed towards leadership and service. Mount St. Mary’s College lives out its mission on two campuses: one in downtown Los Angeles and the second in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles. The college prides itself on maintaining a highly diverse student body, small classes, and a close working relationship between students and faculty.
The Students: The Mount St. Mary’s college focus on social justice and community involvement leads us to recruit many first generation college students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds. The college welcomes a diverse student population and encourages multicultural awareness throughout both academic and co-curricular activities. Mount St. Mary’s College enrolls the highest percentage of ethnic minority students of all independent colleges and universities in Southern California.
The Department: The Mount St. Mary’s Psychology program offers a Baccalaureate and a Master’s degree and supports an Associate degree program. The curriculum for the undergraduate psychology major has specializations in counseling/clinical, child/adolescent, research, and (general) applied psychology. The undergraduate program focuses on critical thinking, application, and preparation for continued education. The Master of Science degree in counseling psychology has three specializations. One fulfills the academic requirements for licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy in California, the second is in Mental Health Administration, and a third is in General Counseling Psychology.
As one of the larger departments on campus, with approximately 40 AA students, 160 BA students, and 150 MS students, the Psychology Department is still small, with only eight full time faculty. This small size requires team work, and the department is known for its exceptional collegiality.
Qualifications: Applicants must hold a doctoral level degree in clinical / counseling psychology and demonstrate excellence in teaching, mentorship, and research. A doctoral degree from an APA accredited university, APA internship, and California license are all desirable, but not required. Applicants who also have a MFT license or public mental health service are encouraged to apply.
Excellent teaching experience and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate instruction are essential. This includes an eclectic knowledge of pedagogy and experience teaching a range of psychology courses. These courses, which must integrate the role of multicultural issues, include counseling skills and research methods.
Applicants with student advising and mentorship experience are preferred. Research experience and an interest in involving both undergraduate and graduate level students in their research are desirable. An appreciation of the liberal arts tradition of education and service orientation are required.
The Psychology Department and Mount St. Mary’s College have a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply.
Responsibilities: In addition to excellent teaching, faculty responsibilities include a commitment to active involvement in department and college service, recruitment, academic advisement, mentoring of students, professional activity, and scholarship. The normal teaching load is three courses one semester and four courses the other semester.
Application Procedure: Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Send vita, cover letter describing the applicant’s fit with the college and for the position, teaching statement, course evaluations, (un)official transcripts, and three letters of reference to the address or email below.
Mount St. Mary’s College
12001 Chalon Road
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Additional Information: For more information about our primarily women’s, Catholic liberal arts college, visit our website at www.msmc.la.edu. For additional information about the position, contact Michael Giang: email@example.com.
Please Note: Mount St. Mary’s College is an AA/EEO Employer. Applicants for faculty positions at MSMC must be able to provide proof of legal ability to work in the United States. The college will not undertake to assistant applicants with any visa matter.
Mount St. Mary's College is an equal opportunity employer. The College is thoroughly committed both to providing equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees, and to providing a work environment that is free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation.
Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. The College will not assist applicants with any visa matter.