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Assistant Professor, School of Graduate Psychology, Tenure-Track

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Hillsboro Professional Campus - , OR


Pacific University achieves excellence and distinction by investing in exceptional people to think, care, create, and pursue justice in our world. We embrace discovery in a close nurturing environment that leads to genuine transformation. Our community is diverse, sustainable, and dedicated to discovery and excellence in teaching, scholarship and practice. 


At Pacific University we thrive in an extraordinary environment, surrounded by the beauty of the great Pacific Northwest, with campus locations in Forest GroveHillsboroEugene, and Woodburn. We humbly acknowledge and thank the original caretakers of the lands on which we live, work, teach, acquire and share knowledge.




The School of Graduate Psychology (SGP) in the College of Health Professions at Pacific University Oregon is seeking an Assistant Professor for its APA-accredited PsyD Program, beginning Fall 2025. This position is an 11-month, tenure-track or extended-term position. We seek applicants with a PhD or PsyD in Clinical Psychology. We are particularly interested in applicants with interests in Latin Mental Health.

The APA-accredited Clinical Psychology PsyD program aims to prepare competent, ethical, and socially responsive practitioner-scholars who are committed to the lifelong learning and collaborative practice of psychology. In addition to the generalist training, the PsyD Program offers opportunities for training in health psychology, clinical child psychology, and neuropsychology.


Consistent with APA’s EDI Framework (2021), we are dedicated to creating a more accessible, equitable, and inclusive community that prepares future health service psychologists to work in a range of settings and roles. The successful candidate will teach and both conduct and mentor scholarship. Candidates must be licensed or license-eligible in Oregon.



Interested applicants should submit the following:

1.    Curriculum Vitae
2.    Detailed letter of interest and competencies that discusses your philosophy of teaching/mentoring, research & scholarship                  efforts, and an overview of how you use a biopsychosociocultural lens in your work
3.    Example syllabi and teaching evaluations 
4.    Reprints or preprints (if available)
5.    Names and contact information of three references

Questions regarding the position should be directed to the PsyD Program Director, Dr. Robert Harris, Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

In addition to the PsyD program, SGP is also home to an MA Program in Applied Clinical Psychology (MPCAC accredited), a Clinical Psychology PhD program (APA accredited), and a doctoral Internship (APA accredited). SGP also has an in-house training clinic, with locations in downtown Portland and Hillsboro. SGP is housed within the College of Health Professions of Pacific University, also home to schools of physical therapy, audiology, occupational therapy, physician assistant studies, dental health science, pharmacy, and health care administration. Opportunities for interprofessional collaboration are plentiful. 

We are located in Hillsboro, OR, 15 miles west of Downtown Portland and easily accessible by public transit. The Portland-metro area consistently ranks among the most livable regions in the U.S., and the surrounding area (e.g., Mt. Hood National Forest, Pacific Ocean, Willamette Valley) provides a wide range of recreational activities. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, Pacific University strongly encourages BIPOC, persons with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply. For more information and to review detailed hiring policies and procedures, go to Salary is commensurate with education and experience. 

For qualifying employees, our benefits include generous paid time off for vacation, holidays (including winter break) and sick leave. We offer medical coverage with alternative care (in-network services covered at 100% after payroll deduction), comprehensive dental, vision plans, 9% contribution to retirement after one year of service with no match required, free mental health appointments, and tuition remission for employees and their dependents. We cover employer paid life, short term disability, and long term disability insurance. On campus benefits include free access to our sports facility and library, with discounts on campus food, bookstore purchases, clinic services, and gear rentals through our outdoor program (kayaks, snow shoes, bikes and more).

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  Studies have shown that candidates that are female and/or BIPOC are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet all of the qualifications they find in the job description. We are seeking the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be a person who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply even if you don't meet every minimum qualification described or are unsure if your experience could be considered related experience.




It is the policy of Pacific University not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability, sex or gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, military, veteran or Vietnam Era status, or any other protected classification recognized by applicable law, in admission, access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or any other applicable state or federal law, or city ordinance. Questions or complaints may be directed to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR


Application materials will be screened and interview candidates will be selected and notified by telephone.  The hiring process normally consists of several interviews and can last several weeks depending on the position.  All applicants will be notified once the position is filled.  Employment is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.