The Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program, within the Division of Community Health Services Programs, is seeking an experienced researcher and educator to fill a tenure-stream faculty position and to serve as the Program Director of the Program.
The faculty member and Program Director will oversee the operation of the program and its research program in rehabilitation, psychology and counseling interventions. The program seeks a faculty member with an established and successful record of independent research funding in psychology and behavioral health areas including trauma/stress, resilience, enhanced functioning, and quality of life. The Program also seeks an individual to teach graduate coursework in evidenced based behavioral health interventions and case conceptualization, mentor PhD students and post-doctoral fellows, and selected master's students. Teaching excellence is required. In addition, the faculty member must demonstrate prior experience and potential to be an excellent mentor for doctoral students.
Incumbent is expected to generate funding to support his or her research program and for graduate students. The incumbent is also expected to lead the CRMHC's transition from program to department status.
Description of the Program and Department
The Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program is a 60 credit, CACREP accredited program (through 2023). The focus is upon evidence-based clinical counseling training. The Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology (RST), within the School of Health and Rehabilitation Science has strong academic, clinical and research programs in technology for people with disabilities, rehabilitation and mental health counseling, assistive technology policy, and the assessment of technology and services. Research activities by program faculty include ecological momentary assessment and intervention; establishing evidence to support clinical interventions such as mindfulness-based stress reduction, emotion regulation, and family-based interpersonal psychotherapy; instrument development; enhancing participation and quality of life; and work with traumatic brain injury, autism spectrum disorders, and pain populations. Faculty members teach courses and mentor students at the undergraduate, masters, doctoral, and post-doctoral level.
Proposed Starting Date: Fall 2020
Closing Date: In order to receive full consideration, applications must be received by 2/24/2020
Successful applicants will have an earned doctorate in psychology, rehabilitation or counseling, or a closely related field.
Must be eligible for employment in the United States.
Preference will be given to individuals who hold a license to practice psychology or counseling or are license eligible within Pennsylvania.
The incumbent is expected to have experience in having developed and lead an independent research program in behavioral health, rehabilitation psychology and counseling.
Internal Number: 20001005
About University of Pittsburgh
The University of Pittsburgh is a state-related research university. Founded in 1787, it is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), a prestigious organization of 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in the United States and Canada.
The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences was established in 1969 as a health sciences school of the University of Pittsburgh. SHRS stands on its solid reputation as an international leader in rehabilitation and disabilities education, research and community service, improving the lives and independence of all people with a focus on people at risk for or having chronic conditions or disabilities and those who have traditionally been under-served and under-represented.
As part of the University of Pittsburgh, the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences is an affirmative action institution and welcomes applications from minorities, persons with disabilities and other categories of underrepresented persons.