Assistant Professor, Psychology
Position Summary: The primary responsibilities of this position include all of the following: teaching a wide variety of courses in Psychology to undergraduate students; academic advising and mentoring students inside and outside the classroom; service to the university, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and/or the Psychology Program; curriculum assessment activities; and continued scholarship in the professor's field and/or the scholarship of teaching and learning that could engage students. Additional responsibilities may include involvement in off-campus, evening or weekend classes and activities, as well as student recruitment, retention and placement efforts.
Education/Experience: Ph.D. in a clinical or non-clinical area of psychology that is conducive to engaging undergraduate students in scholarly activities in a small university environment.
Demonstrated ability to engage undergraduate students in research or other scholarly activities.
Two years of experience teaching at the undergraduate level as a primary instructor with full responsibility for course development and delivery.
Experience teaching Research Methods and Data Analysis.
Knowledge/Skills/Ability: Extensive knowledge of Psychology in general and the ability to create learning experiences that will help undergraduate students to develop professionally, intellectually, and socially.
Ability to teach courses in Research Methods and Data Analysis, Tests and Measurement, and APA writing (i.e., APA format and style).
Knowledge of SPSS.
Ability to engage and supervise undergraduate students in ongoing scholarly activities related to an established program of research or research based on student interests.
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and to service.
Essential Functions: Teaching responsibilities include preparing for and delivering classroom instruction; maintaining and improving competence in subjects being taught; preparing course materials; conferring with students on course materials; directing individual and group projects; producing and evaluating written examinations and paper assignments; evaluating presentations; supervising independent study project, developing and supervising experiential learning activities inside and outside the classroom. Teaching assignments may require teaching day, evening and/or Saturday classes as needed.
Participating in professional peer review and ongoing departmental activities, such as curriculum assessment.
Participating in University service includes service on the Faculty Council, school and departmental committees.
Performing professional service to the Community, such as the use of academic and professional expertise to serve the profession of Psychology and the University.
Fulfilling administrative responsibilities include writing syllabi, grading course work, submitting mid-term and final grades, alerting appropriate university personnel to student problems on a timely basis.
Demonstrating collegiality, as well as professional and ethical conduct, enhances teaching, learning and the general reputation of all persons in the academy. Therefore, all faculty members are expected to serve in a collegial fashion and in accordance with professional and ethical principles when dealing with other faculty members, students, administrators, and members of the public. Follow all faculty and program policies outlined by the School and the University.
Every faculty member is guaranteed academic freedom in accordance with the statement on academic freedom and responsibilities of faculty members, as in the policy manuals.