Ponce Health Sciences University-St. Louis is a branch campus of Ponce Health Sciences University, based in Ponce, Puerto Rico. PHSU St. Louis offers graduate level programs including MSMS, PsyD, and Medicine.


The PsyD program at PHSU St. Louis, which began operation in the Fall of 2019, employs the curriculum used by the APA-accredited PsyD program offered at the Ponce main campus, and has filed intent to apply for its own accreditation with the American Psychological Association (APA). APA acknowledged this status in July, 2019.

The program, which espouses a practitioner-scientist model, seeks to train doctoral level providers who will be informed consumers of psychological research and use this literature to guide their clinical decision making.  As part of an institution that has its origins in a Hispanic population center, Ponce-St. Louis strongly values cultural competence and is particularly interested in serving and attracting students from traditionally underrepresented and underserved populations.


This position provides instructional support for courses in PHSU’s Doctor of Clinical Psychology program. The duties include, but are not limited to the development of syllabi, course materials, assessment of student learning outcomes, as well as instructional responsibilities.


Principal Duties/Responsibilities: 

  • Incorporating the mission of Ponce Health Sciences University into program and course learning objectives, focusing course experience on student learning.
  • Accountability to students and administration with respect to quality in education.
  • Incorporating current profession information into course learning experience.
  • Administer courses in a prepared and timely manner, meeting deadlines for course and student interactions. Maintain and exemplify professional conduct in course and student interactions.
  • Preparing an updated syllabus prior to course posting according to the standard PHSU format. All information (course learning objectives, reading assignments, testing, grading, etc.) contained in the syllabus must be clearly stated and not ambiguous. All administrative and course deadlines must be met.
  • Practice collegiality: Refraining from making pejorative statements regarding the university, fellow faculty or staff personnel in student interactions or course discussions.
  • Maintaining regular office hours.
  • Contributing to exams that have sound instructional value with accurately measured and well-defined objectives utilizing appropriate levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy. Evaluation should not be ambiguous and should appropriately represent the information presented in the course.
  • Establishing and maintaining a course atmosphere conducive to learning.
  • Responsible to treat colleagues, staff, and students in a professional manner.
  • All courses should have a required course text or based on published science literature unless exempted by the administration.
  • Participation in faculty meetings, workshops and university ceremonies.
  • Accountable to report to the PsyD Program Director if he/she will be absent or unable to fulfill responsibilities.
  • Notifying appropriate personnel of damage to PHSU property. Should report problems that affect any aspect of the university to the program coordinator or appropriate department.
  • Read, understand and follow all Faculty Handbook information and policies.
  • Other instructional duties as assigned by program director or the Dean.

COMPETENCIES: To perform the job successfully, an individual must be dependable and have good inter-personal and communication/ organization skills and the ability to interact effectively with students, faculty, and staff. Demonstrated ability to meet and/or exceed determined goals and objectives. Excellent written, verbal communication and customer service skills. Time management and the ability to meet deadlines and multi-task are required. 

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Listed below are the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required for this position, as well as the Physical Demands and Work Environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Minimum of PhD in Psychology or PsyD in Clinical Psychology from a regionally accredited institution and possess a commitment to providing quality service to students seeking post-secondary education. Preferred experience in higher education; university environment. 

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have general knowledge of computers including Microsoft Office Applications such as Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: For applicants with clinical psychology backgrounds, degree from an APA-accredited program and licensed or license eligible in Missouri.