Professor and Founding Program Director (Clinical Psychology Doctoral)

Buffalo, NY

D’Youville College, in partnership with the national search firm Scott Healy & Associates, is pleased to announce the search for a Founding Program Director for the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program (tenure-track, open rank position). This exciting new program is currently being developed and presents a unique opportunity for a professional committed to clinical psychology education to envision and implement an innovative program dedicated to the preparation of clinical psychology doctoral students to work as health services psychologists in a range of settings and roles.   

The PsyD Program will serve to complement the portfolio of current programs and deepen D’Youville’s commitment to preparing health care professionals at all levels.  The program will be housed within the Department of Social Sciences.  The strategic vision for the program includes setting up the foundational groundwork for the PsyD Program and ensure its achievement of APA accreditation.  Once the program is established, the Professor and Founding Director’s duties will be overseeing the day-to-day operations and directing accreditation activities related to the APA-accredited PsyD Program.   

The Professor and Founding Director will be a creative thinker and have experience with all aspects of program development, accreditation and administration, including but not limited to curriculum development, leading APA accreditation activities, student recruitment and retention.  The Professor and Founding Director will also help recruit and manage faculty, serve on and participate in departmental and college-wide committees. Additionally, the candidate will be expected to engage in scholarship, keep an ongoing professional presence and provide support and guidance related to initial and ongoing accreditation of the program including program assessment and implementation.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the operation and administration of the PsyD Program;
  • Responsible for teaching, advising and mentoring students in the PsyD Program and/or other programs within the college or school as appropriate;
  • Develop and coordinate clinical fieldwork placements in the community and will supervise clinical service delivery in D’Youville’s Health Professions HUB;
  • Pursue a robust scholarly agenda in the field, serve on department, school-wide and institutional-wide committees, ad hoc task forces, work groups and perform student recruitment activities as well as participate in curricular design, course and program review, assessment and evaluation with a goal of attaining APA accreditation as soon as possible;
  • Exhibit strong communication skills, proactive problem-solving skills, support students and work well in teams;
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining a culture of inclusion that engages students and values each person’s contribution to the shared D’Youville educational mission.

The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, practice, teaching, service, and/or administrative experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.


Successful applicants must hold a doctoral degree in clinical psychology and have knowledge of APA accreditation standards.  Having experience in leading accreditation efforts is a plus.  Professional licensure (or license eligible) in the state of New York is required.  The Professor and Founding Member should display strong leadership, organization, technology literacy, interpersonal ability, time management and self-motivation.  In addition, successful candidates will demonstrate evidence of working successfully with diverse populations and meet the following:

  • Doctoral degree in clinical psychology;
  • Knowledge of and experience with APA accreditation standards;
  • Administrative and/or management experience in an academic setting;
  • Preference given to candidates with professional licensure;
  • Exceptional competence in his or her field.

Application Process

All correspondence about the Professor and Founding Program Director for the Clinical Psychology Program search at D’Youville College should be directed to the College’s executive recruiting consultant.  Please submit all applications and nominations electronically to:

Adam W. Barrett

Associate Vice President

Scott Healy & Associates

Complete applications should include the following:

  1. Cover Letter outlining your interest and qualifications for the position;
  2. Updated CV outlining your career in higher education psychology and other related areas;
  3. List of five (5) professional references including name, title, contact information and relationship to you; and
  4. A statement about how you will integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion into the program (this may be included in your cover letter).

Applications received by November 5, 2021, will receive priority consideration.  The position will remain open until filled.

D’Youville College does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran in the administration of its educational policies and programs, employment policies and practices, enrollment policies and practices, and athletics program, as well as any other College-administered policy, procedure, practice, or program. Reasonable accommodations are made for individuals with disabilities.

About D’Youville College

D’Youville is a private college located on the vibrant west side of Buffalo, preparing students for the 21st Century.  The college has a growing community of over 3,000 students in an urban setting, offering more than 50 majors in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral studies including advanced certificates and accelerated learning programs.  Featuring degrees in healthcare, business and liberal arts, D’Youville encourages students to balance inter and extra-curricular activities integrating community service with coursework.  Excelling at helping students reach their career goals, D’Youville instills character to become change agents, doing well for themselves and their communities. 

Founded in 1908, the Grey Nuns named the college after the Patron Saint Marguerite d’Youville to be a compassionate place of learning for those from underrepresented populations to give them a better life, which continues today.  A school with a long, Catholic history, D’Youville welcomes students of every culture, background and faith and is a place where traditions can be openly shared and respected.  D’Youville’s proud graduates have the academic rigor necessary for careers that make a difference and the skills to be leaders for the world of tomorrow.

About the Buffalo, New York Community

D’Youville College is less than a mile from Buffalo’s growing downtown and year-round waterfront and harbor-side activities.  A city with a deep sense of history and a rich sports and recreation culture, Buffalo is a city to behold.  Our own Prospect Park/Lower West Side neighborhood is one of Buffalo’s most diverse and historic with fine examples of residential architecture from the last hundred years and new businesses popping up regularly. With miles of bike trails, an extensive parks system (oldest urban park system in the United States) and an abundance of activities and events, New York’s second largest city always provides excitement.  Buffalo offers plenty of restaurants, coffee shops and parks.  Additional information about the Buffalo area can be found at: