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Clinical Psychology: Diversity Science

Michigan State University actively promotes a dynamic research and learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.  The Department of Psychology at Michigan State University is seeking a clinical scientist with expertise in Multicultural Psychology/Diversity Science for a tenure system appointment in Clinical Psychology at the rank of assistant professor effective August 16, 2018. We have a particular interest in individuals whose research is interdisciplinary and has applications for clinical psychology broadly defined. Candidates should conduct research that addresses or incorporates issues relevant to diverse groups and demonstrate the ability to mentor and support students from diverse backgrounds. The successful applicant will be expected to obtain extramural funding, as well as be a productive scholar, an effective teacher and mentor for our undergraduate and graduate programs, and progress toward being eligible for licensure as a PhD-level clinical psychologist. MSU offers competitive faculty salaries and benefits and Psychology professors have a 2-1 teaching load per year. The Psychology Department has an in-house training clinic and Consortium for Multicultural Psychology Research, and a variety of campus-wide initiatives exist related to diversity, such as Project 60/50, the Diversity Research Network, and Creating Inclusive Excellence Grants through the Office of Inclusion & Intercultural Initiatives (OIII). 

Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.  MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity.  The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.  MSU is located in East Lansing, MI, with easy access to the state capital, Lake Michigan, and great school districts. The University is pro-active in exploring opportunities for employment for dual career couples, both inside and outside the University.  Information about MSU’s dual career support can be found at

Candidates must complete an online application at (apply button below), which includes a CV, as well as statements regarding research and teaching interests, and a statement about contributions and approaches to diversity. Please separately arrange for three letters of recommendation to be emailed to Mindy McLouth at: (Attn: Clinical Science Search).  Consideration of applications will begin October 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.