Director of Clinical Training in the Clinical PsyD Program

March 24, 2022
Priority Deadline to Apply:
January 9, 2023
Pacific University Oregon

Position Description

Pacific University Oregon, in partnership with the national search firm Scott Healy & Associates, invites applications and nominations for the full-time Director of Clinical Training in the Clinical Psychology PsyD Program.  The University is seeking an innovative and visionary leader to continue the strong legacy of the School of Graduate Psychology (SGP).  The Director (DCT) reports directly to the Dean for the School of Graduate Psychology, one of eight schools with the College of Health Professions (CHP).

The Position: 
The DCT is responsible for oversight and administrative management of all clinical training for PsyD students and will serve as the program's primary point of contact with clinical supervisors. The primary responsibilities include teaching, student advising and mentoring, oversight of clinical training, service to the School and continued scholarship in the field. Additional responsibilities may include involvement in off-campus, evening, or weekend duties/activities, as well as student recruitment, retention, and placement efforts. The DCT will possess an excellent understanding of clinical psychology and health service psychology education and trends in the field relative to the other health professions represented in the College of Health Professions. They will value student-centered, interprofessional and inquiry-based learning models.  The DCT will encourage assessment, improvement and training in the clinical training opportunities for all students.  

They will demonstrate the capacity to embrace the University’s historic mission of serving the underserved.  In addition, they will demonstrate a commitment to fostering diversity and inclusivity. The DCT will also serve on and participate in School and college-wide committees.  The DCT will exhibit strong communication skills, proactive problem-solving skills, support students and work well in teams and be responsible for creating and maintaining a culture of inclusion that engages students and values each person’s contribution to the shared Pacific University educational mission. The ideal candidate will have an appreciation of and a deep commitment to the value of clinical psychology education and the profession. 


We seek applicants with a PhD or PsyD in Clinical Psychology (or closely related field) with specialization in clinical training administration. Applicants with interest in one or more of the following areas are also encouraged to apply: Latinx populations, child and adolescent psychology, and forensic psychology.  In addition, evidence of the following qualities is also desired:

  • The highest ethics and integrity, maturity, tact, diplomacy and judgment;
  • An awareness of current trends and issues in clinical psychology education, on the national, regional and state levels;
  • The ability to navigate and be effective within a complex matrix organization that values collaboration and teamwork as well as individual initiative and creativity.

About The Institution

The School of Graduate Psychology (SGP):
Pacific’s School of Graduate Psychology is one of eight schools that comprise the University’s College of Health Professions. The PsyD program has been accredited by the APA since 1990 and has a long history of success.   The SGP’s Clinical PsyD program emphasizes clinical education and practical training reflecting the latest empirical findings in the field and combines coursework, practicum placements, and dissertation with professional support to help students complete the program with a versatile degree for practice, teaching or research.  In-house clinical training facilities also provide clinics for training doctoral students.  The SGP maintains the Pacific Psychology & Comprehensive Health Clinic, a training clinic located at two sites in Hillsboro and Portland.  These clinics offer a wide range of psychological services to the community.

The faculty and staff are committed to providing a professional curriculum that is learner-centered and focused.  The Clinical PsyD program offers five emphases within the generalist program which allows students to focus training on a specific area with its own defined curriculum and clinical opportunities. 

The PsyD Program has three primary aims:

  1. To prepare culturally and ethically competent, grounded, and humble practitioners who are committed to lifelong learning and application of knowledge;
  2. To prepare culturally and ethically competent, grounded, and humble scholars who are committed to lifelong learning and application of knowledge; and
  3. To prepare culturally and ethically competent, grounded, and humble psychologists who are committed to lifelong learning and application of knowledge.

The College of Health Professions:
Pacific’s College of Health Professions (CHP) is dedicated to preparing leaders in innovative healthcare for a diverse global community.  All of its programs further Pacific’s mission: A diverse and sustainable community dedicated to discovery and excellence in teaching, scholarship and practice, Pacific University inspires students to think, care, create, and pursue justice in our world.

CHP was established on the University’s Forest Grove campus in 2004, by consolidating four existing schools – Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, and Professional Psychology – under one administrative umbrella.  In August 2006, the College relocated to new facilities in Hillsboro, eight miles east of Forest Grove.  At that time, CHP launched two additional Schools – Dental Health Science and Pharmacy. The School of Healthcare Administration and Leadership, was added in 2008.  In 2012, the School of Audiology was added, increasing to eight the number of schools currently comprising the College.

In Fall 2020, CHP enrolled a total of approximately 80 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students.  The College employs a total of 170 full-time faculty and staff.  Its operating budget is $29 million for the 21-22 fiscal year.  College revenues are generated through tuition (94%), clinic fees (2%) and grants or gifts (4%).  All of the CHP programs leading to a clinical practice credential are accredited by their relevant professional accreditation bodies.

Additional information about Pacific University’s College of Health Professions may be found here: College of Health Professions | Pacific University

Pacific University Oregon:
Pacific enrolls approximately 3850 (1768 undergraduate and 2082 graduate) students from more than 30 states and 28 foreign countries, engaged in 65 undergraduate majors and 14 graduate fields of study. In addition to the historic 55-acre campus in Forest Grove where Arts and Sciences, Optometry, Education and undergraduate Business are located, the University maintains campuses in Hillsboro (Health Professions and graduate Business), Eugene (Education and Arts and Sciences’ Social Work program), Woodburn (Education) and downtown Portland (Graduate Psychology, Optometry and Arts and Sciences’ MFA program). About 1,000 undergraduates are housed on the Forest Grove campus. Nearly 98% of the undergraduate students receive financial aid. Pacific has approximately 25,000 living alumni.

Lead On: The Campaign for Tomorrow at Pacific University will leverage the generosity of our supporters to provide steady and reliable funding, ensuring Pacific’s bright future.  With a goal of raising $80 million, the campaign focuses on Pacific’s promise for tomorrow, extraordinary new learning environments and resources, and our continuing investment in a boundless future. Recent significant gifts have included a $1 million donation to support a joint optometry and dental hygiene mobile clinic program that includes equipment and endowment to support faculty and staff, and a significant endowment to support the university libraries that serve all campuses.

In recent years, Pacific has experienced the most prosperous and expansive growth period in its history. Two residence halls, a state-of-the-art library, an education and business building, the health professions campus and extensive athletic facilities were constructed between 2004 and 2008. The health professions campus is located in Hillsboro’s “Health and Education District” in LEED-certified buildings. A new residence hall and renovations to the University Center were completed in the summer of 2014 on the Forest Grove campus. During the period 2001-2017, overall enrollment increased from 2,281 to 3,900 students, primarily due to growth in the health professions.

Rankings and Recognition:
Pacific University is the number one private research university in the Pacific Northwest and ranks number 10 on the West Coast, amongst universities like USC and Stanford.

Pacific University ranks among U.S. News and World Report’s top National Universities for 2020.  Pacific University is listed on the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education’s list of America’s Top Colleges-a list that includes only the top third of all undergraduate institutions.

Dr. Jenny Coyle will lead Pacific University as the institution’s 18th President beginning in July, 2022.  She will succeed President Lesley M. Hallick, who is retiring after 13 years of service.  Dr. Coyle brings nearly 30 years of experience in higher education, healthcare and leadership as she returns to Pacific, where she is an alumna, parent, and former professor and dean in the College of Optometry.  Currently dean of the Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University, Dr. Coyle earned her bachelor of vision science in 1990, doctor of optometry in 1993, and master of science in vision science in 2000, all from Pacific University.

Ultimate responsibility for the management and welfare of Pacific University resides with a Board of Trustees of up to 41 members. The current board is chaired by long-time board member Gerald Yoshida, a Pacific graduate. Its members represent broad public interests as well as the University’s constituencies, including alumni, faculty and students. Board membership is enhanced by additional Emeriti Trustees and one Honorary Trustee.

Additional information about Pacific University may be found at

About The Community

The Greater Pacific University Oregon Community:
Hillsboro, the fifth largest city in Oregon and the county seat for Washington County, has a diverse population of over 99,000 people.  It is eight miles east of Pacific’s historic campus in Forest Grove, a small, rural city of 22,000.  Both cities combine small-town charm with close proximity to Portland, the Pacific Ocean, the Coastal Range, and the Oregon wine country.

Hillsboro is the western terminus for the MAX light rail Blue Line, providing easy access to the urban amenities, arts and cultural offerings of downtown Portland, 18 miles to the east.  It is in the heart of what is often referred to as the “Silicon Forest” for its continuing growth as a center for high technology.  The area enjoys a healthy economy linked directly to a diverse industrial base that includes such companies as Intel and Nike.

Additional information about Hillsboro may be found at

Additional information about Forest Grove may be found at

Application Process

All correspondence relating to the Director of Clinical Training in the Clinical Psychology PsyD Program at Pacific University Oregon should be directed in confidence to the University’s executive recruitment consultant:

Mr. Adam W. Barrett, Associate Vice President
Scott Healy & Associate

The full and complete application should contain the following information: 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, clinical training 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).

This search will remain open until the position is filled.

It is the policy of Pacific University not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability, sex or gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, military, veteran or Vietnam Era status, or any other protected classification recognized by applicable law, in admission, access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or any other applicable state or federal law, or city ordinance. Questions or complaints may be directed to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116,