Faculty, Department of Psychology

Northcentral University
Full time
Education and Training
United States
Hiring from: Anywhere

Title: Faculty, Department of Psychology

  • Location: United States

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Psychology, is seeking an Adjunct Professor in the following areas of specialization(s): Addictions, Health Psychology, Gerontology and Psychology, Mental Health Policy and Practice, Trauma and Disaster Relief, Child and Adolescent Developmental Psychology

Adjunct faculty members teach courses within a programmatic core discipline as assigned, guide doctoral candidates through doctoral dissertation requirements (as Chair or committee member), and teach doctoral courses. Primary responsibility is to engage students, offer excellent feedback, and inspire students to achieve course and program outcomes relevant to the core discipline. This position works closely with other faculty teaching in the discipline, Associate Director of Faculty Support and Development, Department Chair, and Dean.

Essential Functions

The role of Adjunct Professor may include teaching courses within a programmatic core discipline as assigned, acting as a Dissertation Chair and/or acting as a Dissertation Committee Member.

  • Demonstrates a commitment to Northcentral’s vision, mission, and goals and those of the School of Social Behavioral Sciences.

  • Promotes a graduate culture of scholarship, teaching, service, and practice.

  • Demonstrates commitment to and capacity for Teaching through Engagement and using the NCU One-to-One, apprenticeship-style teaching model.

  • Teaches masters and/or doctoral courses in the Psychology Programs.

  • Participates in initial and ongoing training.

  • Contributes to developing training materials and provides input on improving training, courses, and processes.

  • Participates in trial use of new technologies and integrates new technologies into their teaching.

  • Participates in faculty and staff meetings.

  • Maintains contact with students via phone, video conferencing, and email through their courses.

  • Works collaboratively with Academic Advisors to ensure student engagement and success.

  • Exercises academic freedom in teaching course content and achieving learning outcomes in accordance with University policy, procedures, and curricula.

  • Participates in program and student assessment procedures, program review, and accreditation efforts.

  • Performs all educational services in accordance with NCU policies and procedures, the Family Education Rights to Privacy Act, Northcentral University’s Code of Conduct and all other state and federal laws.

  • Complete all required professional development activities as defined in the Faculty Handbook.

  • Tasks and projects as assigned by the Dean, or NCU administrators.

  • Reasonable and consistent attendance to fulfill requirements of the position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Skill in verbal and written communication.

  • Skill in operating equipment, such as personal computer, fax, copier, phone systems.

  • Ability to handle a diversity of details in order to make informed and responsive decisions on matters that impact the adjunct faculty, and students.

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governing body regulations.

  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, with a proven ability to provide timely, accurate information on a variety of academically oriented subjects to both internal and external constituents.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Word and other application in the Microsoft Office suite.

Education and Experience

  • Doctorate degree in Psychology with a focus on Health Psychology, or Forensic Psychology, or Industrial or Organizational Psychology, or Developmental Psychology, or General psychology from a regionally accredited institution.

  • Minimum two (2) years of direct teaching experience at the Master and/or Doctoral level.

  • Three to five (3-5) years of professional and/or research experience in the content area.

  • Research-based, scholarly, peer-reviewed journal article publications preferred.

  • Excellent skills in teaching online, a passion for teaching, and a commitment to learning to Teaching Through Feedback.

  • Curriculum development experience required.

  • Experience in higher education preferred.

  • Experience working in a technology-driven enterprise preferred.

  • All skills, abilities and education will be considered for minimum qualifications.

Working Conditions

This position operates in a remote, home office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, printers, and phones.

Who We Are

Northcentral University (NCU) is a private, nonprofit, online University and a proud affiliate of the National University System with its headquarters in California. We are a graduate university, and a global leader in providing access to regionally-accredited higher education.

NCU offers doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in business, education, and psychology, as well as doctoral and master’s degrees in technology, health sciences and marriage and family therapy. Our collective goal at Northcentral University is to improve the human condition through the provision of high-quality online degree programs.

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