Director of Clinical Training, Doctor of Psychology Program - Fall 2023



Director of Clinical Training, Doctor of Psychology Program - Fall 2023



Director of Clinical Training, Doctor of Psychology Program – Fall 2023 or as soon as filled

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
NNU’s College of Behavioral and Social Sciences encompasses degrees across three primary areas, including Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology, Social Work, or Criminal Justice; Master’s degrees in Social Work and Counselor Education; and a Doctorate in Psychology. The Counselor Education department offers three areas of  emphasis: Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling; and School Counseling. They are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The Master’s program in Social Work offers two areas of specialization: Clinical Mental Health and Addictions and Integrated Clinical and Community Practice. They are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The Psychology department will admit its first cohort of doctoral students in Fall 2022. They will be pursuing accreditation through the American Psychological Association.
Psychology Department
The Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology is focused on training students to be practitioner-scholars who integrate faith/spirituality into clinical work as clinical psychologists. The PsyD program is built on three pillars of clinical competence, academic rigor, and faith integration. Graduates of this program will be prepared for licensure in the practice of clinical psychology, which takes many forms including, but not limited to, psychotherapy/counseling, psychological and cognitive assessment, and program administration.

Description of Position
The Director of Clinical Training for Northwest Nazarene University’s PsyD in Clinical Psychology is a full-time, tenure track faculty position that will guide the PsyD program in all matters relevant to clinical training; student evaluation and experience; and maintaining program accreditation. The Director of Clinical Training collaborates with the PsyD Department Chair and with clinical directors in other departments and acts as a liaison between the academic program administration and faculty, the training sites, and the students. This position directly reports to the PsyD Department Chair. 

We are seeking candidates with expertise in the provision and supervision of evidence-based mental health assessments and interventions across a diverse range of populations and settings. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to high-quality clinical training, supervision, and teaching along with a vision for expanding psychology services and programs provided to children, youth, and families with a particular emphasis on underserved communities. We strongly encourage applicants who would enhance the diversity of our faculty.  


Primary duties include:

  • Oversee the education of all PsyD students engaging in the practicum/internship processes and practices.
  • Manage the relationship between NNU’s PsyD program and the clinical training constituents.
  • Collaborate with the PsyD Department Chair on the overall clinical education of the PsyD program (curriculum development, administrative duties, program effectiveness, strategic planning, and communication of student progress).
  • Collect and report accreditation statistics and remain updated on accreditation standards.
  • Perform Faculty duties (including teaching, supervision, research, advising, and committee work).


Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to manage multiple projects with multiple deadlines while meeting or exceeding expectations.
  • Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
  • Proven success as a decision-maker in a collaborative, highly metricized environment with multiple direct and indirect reporting structures throughout the organization.
  • Desire to be an active learner to understand the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Thinks critically to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Communicates ideas and information effectively in both verbal and written form.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree from an APA accredited Clinical Psychology Program
  • Licensed in the State of Idaho or eligible to become licensed in the State of Idaho
  • The university requires that all candidates be Christians (preferably in the Wesleyan tradition). Faculty must be comfortable with the mission and agree to live within the lifestyle values of NNU

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional training experience (e.g., previously has served as an Assistant DCT or Training Director at an APA accredited Clinical Psychology Program or been a supervisor at an APA Accredited Internship site)
  • Higher education teaching experience 



Salary will be determined by the educational background and experience of the candidate. Full-time faculty receive access to a benefits package including health, vision and dental insurance for employee and family, life and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending plan, tuition benefits for employee and dependents, opportunities for professional development, sabbatical experiences, and a retirement program.


Application Process

To be considered for this position, a complete application packet must be received. Complete application packet will include the following:

  • Letter of interest
  • NNU application
  • Resume
  • Letter of reference from current pastor
  • Two current letters of recommendation from professional associates

For Faculty positions, also include:

  • Statement describing your philosophy of Christian higher education
  • Statement describing your philosophy of teaching

Send, fax or email a complete application packet to:

Human Resources Office
Northwest Nazarene University
623 S. University Boulevard
Nampa, ID 83686
Phone: (208) 467-8036
Fax: (208) 467-8587

Employment at Northwest Nazarene University is contingent upon the results of an independent background check.

Reviewed 1 Jul, 2023

Northwest Nazarene University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As an educational institution operating under the auspices of the Church of the Nazarene, Northwest Nazarene University is permitted, and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Sections 702-703, United States Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended).