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Department Faculty, Clinical Forensic - SoCal Campuses

Department Faculty, Clinical Forensic - SoCal Campuses

locationLos Angeles, CA, USA
PublishedPublished: 5/8/2024
Faculty / Staff
Full Time

Job Description:

Founded in 1979, and with campuses in Los Angeles, Anaheim, San Diego, Chicago, Washington DC, and online, The Chicago School is the nation's leading nonprofit school exclusively dedicated to psychology and its applications.  The Chicago School trains individuals to be engaged professionals in their communities, approach practice and scholarship from the broader view of innovators, transformers, and problem solvers, and use their disciplines to make positive and lasting impact on the world.  A cornerstone of The Chicago School mission is its commitment to serving and embracing diverse and underserved communities.

Position Summary:

The Department of Clinical Forensic Psychology at The Chicago School on the Anaheim and Los Angeles campuses, invites applications for full-time faculty positions at the Assistant or Associate level, beginning as soon as the positions are filled. 

As a Department within The Chicago School, the Clinical Forensic Department is guided by the Engaged Practitioner Model, which is based upon learning through community service and preparing students to be ‘engaged’ and active practitioners and participants in their communities. Successful applicants for this faculty position should be able to demonstrate training and expertise providing services within forensic settings and/or with forensic populations. Such experiences will be an important influence on the educational resources available to our students. Courses are taught in a blended format (on-ground and online); on-ground classes meet every other weekend and students complete online work between class meetings. 

Principal Duties:

  • Teach courses related to the practice of Clinical Forensic Psychology in the M.A. and Psy.D. programs.   
  • Mentor and advise graduate students.
  • Contribute to curriculum design and departmental development that is consistent with the mission and strategic plan.
  • Monitor student learning outcomes and progress.
  • Serve on dissertation committees as a Chair or member.
  • Interact and communicate successfully with a diverse population.
  • Engage in service-learning with faculty and students.
  • Participate in outreach activities with community partners.
  • Attend department faculty meetings, clinical program faculty meetings and other meetings as required.
  • Facilitate and engage in student recruitment activities. 
  • Act in a way that embodies the mission, vision and values of The Chicago School.
  • Perform other duties as requested and/or assigned by the Academic Chair.

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong background in clinical assessment and intervention. 
  • Maintain consistent professionalism.
  • Ability to develop constructive and cooperative working relationships within the department and throughout The Chicago School.
  • Communicate ideas and information effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Possess the ability to adapt to changing circumstances, needs, and demands.
  • Maintain knowledge of state and national training and licensing requirements.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical or Forensic Psychology or a closely related field
  • Licensed or license-eligible in the state of California (must be licensed within two years of employment).
  • Evidence of teaching experience at the graduate level.

To apply for this position, please submit the following:

  • A letter of application addressing the qualifications listed.
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • Statement of teaching philosophy.
  • Diversity statement.
  • Three professional references including name, address, title, telephone number, and email addresses.
  • Copies of unofficial transcripts of graduate coursework (official transcripts will be required if hired).
  • Teaching evaluations (optional)

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Salary commensurate with skills and experience.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Compensation & Benefits

This opportunity is budgeted at $75,000-90,000 base compensation. Additional compensation factors may impact total compensation. To learn more about our competitive benefits and additional rewards, including generous paid time-off, medical and dental insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, click the link below.

The Chicago School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please note: For the protection of faculty, staff, students, and all who enter our facilities, The Chicago School strongly recommends that all employees are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per CDC guidance.