The criminal justice system increasingly relies on professionals skilled in forensic psychology to help solve crimes and prevent future criminal behavior. To address this growing need for criminal profilers, competency experts, psychological evaluators and counselors, a highly-specialized Master of Arts degree in Forensic Psychology was established in 2012 within GW's Professional Psychology Program. Under the leadership of Richard Cooter, students are immersed in courses ranging from the psychopathology of serial criminals and terrorist agents to the treatment of sex offenders and ethical issues involving interrogation. This breadth and depth of education and training — combined with extensive externship opportunities found only in the nation's capital — have enabled graduates to move into fields relating to homeland security, law enforcement, correctional systems and social services for victims and offenders.
The George Washington University Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology program is seeking an Assistant Professor of Forensic Psychology for a three-year full-time renewable contract position starting as early as July 1, 2017. The initial contract term is 7/1/2017 – 6/30/2020 and the position is located at the GW Alexandria Graduate Education Center in Alexandria, VA.
1. Doctoral degree in clinical psychology 2. Licensed or immediately eligible for licensing as a psychologist 3. Teaching experience at the graduate level 4. Evaluations indicating excellence in teaching
Special Instructions to Applicants::
To apply, please complete the online faculty application and upload a cover letter stating your interest and qualifications, a C.V., and citations to your published work (under "Other Documents Refer to Special Instructions to Applicants").
Review of applications will begin on March 31, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.
Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.
GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia. The university has more than 20,000 students from all 50 states, the District and more than 130 countries studying a rich range of disciplines: from forensic science and creative writing to international affairs and computer engineering, as well as medicine, public health, the law and public policy.