MONITOR ON PSYCHOLOGY CLASSIFIED ADS
Advertising: The following are guidelines for use in composing and responding
to advertisements to be placed in the
Career Opportunities section of the Moni
tor On Psychology.
By vote of the Council, 1974, listings
will be accepted from academic institutions
under censure by the American Association
of University Professors (AAUP). However,
these listings are identified in this publication by the placement of the symbol (•)
preceding line classified career opportunities (and by an editor’s note located in these
guidelines for classified display ads) in
order to advise applicants that the employing institution, or its administration, which
includes the administrative officers and the
governing board of the institution, has been
censured by the AAUP, and that further
information may be obtained from the
relevant AAUP Bulletin.
Department of Defense Advertisements
for positions requiring military service
must include the following disclaimer:
Eligibility for military service requires
certain physical abilities and attributes
including age, height, weight, and physical ability requirements.
APA policy on the use of the
title “psychologist” is contained in the
General Guidelines for Providers of
Psychological Services, which defines
the term “Professional Psychologist” as
follows: “Psychologists have a doctoral
degree in psychology from an organized,
sequential program in a regionally
accredited university or professional
school.” APA is not responsible for the
specific title or wording of any particular
career opportunities, but it is general
pattern to refer to master’s-level positions
as counselors, specialists, clinicians, and
so forth (rather than as “psychologists”).
In addition, it is general practice to refer
to APA-accredited programs as “
APA-accredited” rather than “APA-approved.”
The position as described must be in conformity with the statute regulating the use
of the title psychologist and the practice
of psychology in the state in which the
job is available.
Employers are required to include
any limits or restrictions on career opportunities advertisements, including any
restrictions on the basis of geographical,
age, and/or religious factors.
Advertisements should be written
to convey the following information:
• Job title with area of specialization
• Name of employer. (Blind or box ads
cannot be accepted).
• Description of position, responsibilities involved, permanent or temporary,
tenure-track or not, etc.
• Minimum qualifications required,
including any restrictions on the basis
of geographical, age, and/or religious
• Salary range and period covered.
• Closing date for applications and date
position will commence.
• Indication if interview expenses are not
to be fully paid.
• List of documents to accompany initial
letter of application, e.g., vitae, names
of references, etc.
• Name and address of person to whom
application should be directed.
Placement of an advertisement
• Jobs exist as described.
• There is/are no prescribed candidate(s).
• Employer will acknowledge receipt of
• It is recommended that advertisers
inform an applicant when (s)he is
eliminated from consideration or when
the position is filled.
Responding to an advertisement
• Training experience and interests are
accurately represented by letter of
application and supporting material and
are consonant with those specified in
• Applicant should notify prospective
employer if (s)he no longer wishes to
be considered for the position.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The American Psychological Association
endorses equal employment opportunity
practices and accepts only ads that are not
discriminatory on the basis of race, color,
gender identity and expression, religion,
age, national origin, veteran status, sexual
orientation, or physical disability. In keeping
with this policy, the use of “recent Ph.D.” in
APA advertising is not allowed on the basis
that it is potentially age-discriminatory (see
U.S. Department of Labor prohibition on
use of “recent graduate”). The term “
begin-ning-level salary” may be used. Positions
may also be defined in terms of teaching
load, specified number of years’ away from
a tenure decision, or requirements of certain
skills. We reserve the right to edit all copy
and to refuse ads that are not in consonance
with the principles of Title VII of the Civil
Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination
in Employment Act of 1967, the Veterans’
Reemployment Rights Act Handicap Bias,
the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment
Assistance Act of 1974, and the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990. The Equal
Employment Opportunity Act, in addition to
Public Law 100-238, makes specific legally
permissible exceptions to discrimination
in hiring by religious institutions, Indian
tribes, and federal correctional facilities.
For this reason, certain position opening
advertisements will include job opening
restrictions on the basis of religious, racial,
and age factors.
Without limiting PsycCareers’s terms,
conditions, and policies, PsycCareers in
accordance with Department of Justice
guidelines: 1) Prohibits any job post-
ing that requires U.S. citizenship or law-
ful permanent residence in the U.S. as a
condition of employment, unless other-
wise required in order to comply with
law, regulation, executive order, or gov-
ernment contract. 2) Prohibits any job re-
quirement or criterion in connection with
a job posting that discriminates on the
basis of citizenship status or national ori-
gin. You can review more information at
best_practices.php. For complete EEO
guidelines please refer to the following
Policy concerning advertisements
appearing in APA publications:
The publication of any advertisement by the
American Psychological Association (APA)
is neither an endorsement of the advertiser
nor of the products or services advertised.
APA is not responsible for any claims made
in an advertisement. Advertisers may not,
without prior consent, incorporate in a
subsequent advertisement or promotional
piece the fact that a product or service has
been advertised in an APA publication. The
Monitor on Psychology is received mid-month by readers. APA recommends that
response deadlines in advertisements be no
earlier than the 15th of the month following
the month of publication.
The acceptability of an ad for publica-
tion in APA publications is based upon
legal, social, professional, and ethical
considerations. All advertising must be in
keeping with the generally scholarly and
professional nature of the publication.
In addition, the association reserves the
right to refuse advertising submitted for
the purpose of airing either side of contro-
versial, social, or professional issues. The
general policy is stated as follows:
“The publications of the APA are
published for and on behalf of the
membership to advance psychology
as a science, as a profession, and as a
means of promoting human welfare. The
Association, therefore, reserves the right
to unilaterally REJECT, OMIT, OR CAN-
CEL advertising which it deems to be not
in the best interest of these objectives, or
which by its tone, content, or appearance
is not in keeping with the essentially sci-
entific, scholarly, and professional nature
of its publications. Conditions, printed or
otherwise, which conflict with this policy
will not be binding on the publisher.”
Classified Rates/Payment Terms
2012 Rates: $12.00 per line for Career
Opportunities and Availability Notices
$13.75 per line for all other advertising.
Minimum order is six lines. Each line
contains approximately 32 characters,
including spaces and punctuation.
Purchase Orders should accompany
advertisements from colleges, universities, or government agencies. All other
classified advertising orders must be
prepaid prior to publishing with the
exception of either member advertising
agencies of the American Association
of Advertising Agencies (A.A.A.A.) or
agencies listed in the Standard Directory
of Advertising Agencies. Line classified advertisements are not subject to
frequency or agency discounts.
All new ads, ad cancellations, and corrections, as well as instructions to rerun a
previous advertisement, must be received
in writing. Classified advertisements can
be submitted online at www.PsycCareers.
com. Non-recruitment advertising can be
submitted by e-mail to email@example.com.
Closing dates are as follows:
July/August May 31
September July 26
October August 27
November September 25
December October 25
American Psychological Association classified ads on APA’s Online
Line-for-line and display classified advertisements published in the Monitor on
Psychology also appear on PsycCareers.
This service is provided at no additional
cost to the reader or the advertiser. The
advertisements are easily located. They
are arranged by category—e.g., by the
state in which the position is available,
specialty area, and also under other
topical headings such as conferences and
Updated advertisements are released
on PsycCareers approximately the first of
the month of issue. Early online postings
now available for $10.00 per day up to
publication date. Select this option when
submitting a line ad at www.PsycCareers.
com, or include a request when placing a
Online-only ads on PsycCareers
Those classified advertisers who miss the
current deadline for publication in the Moni
tor on Psychology, or who wish to run an
online-only ad, can submit their classified
advertisement for release on PsycCareers.
30-day postings are $550, 60-day postings
are $925, and 90-day postings are $1,122.
For recruitments and classified
Advertising Sales Department
American Psychological Association
Phone: (202) 336-5564
Fax: (202) 216-7610
Advertising Sales Department
American Psychological Association
Phone: (202) 336-5567
Fax: (202) 216-7610
Classified Advertising Index:
Career Opportunities 97–109
Practice Opportunities 109
Practice for Sale 109
Office Space available 109
Billing Services 109
Practice Products 109
Publications & Other 109
Dissertation Consulting 109
Conferences & Workshops 109
Continuing Education 110
Advertiser Index 110