Mental Health Law-Adjunct Faculty - Forensic Psychology (Non-licensure track)

Chicago, IL
Apr 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

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Founded in 1979, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an independent professional graduate school with a dynamic student body and a professionally accomplished faculty. Our curriculum and training opportunities prepare graduates to deliver outstanding professional services emphasizing the ability to understand and work with diverse populations.

Position Summary:

The Forensic Psychology Non-Licensure Program at The Chicago School is currently seeking qualified individuals to teach courses in the curriculum. All online courses at The Chicago School are 8 weeks long and are taught in the Canvas learning management system.

The Forensic Psychology Non-Licensure Program is seeking qualified Adjunct Faculty to teach Mental Health Law.

Principal Duties:

The primary responsibility of adjunct faculty members is to enrich courses by sharing theoretical and practical knowledge of the subject, encouraging direct application to the workplace within the field of Forensic Psychology.

All online adjunct faculty are required to complete an 8 week training course reviewing online pedagogy best practices prior to teaching their assigned courses.

All Online adjunct faculty members at The Chicago School are expected to be available (online) and responsive to students five out of seven days during the course of the week. This "availability" includes:
  • Active participation in the discussion forum;
  • Posting course-related announcement(s);
  • Timely grading of assignments and providing quality feedback;
  • Holding virtual office hours.

In addition, it is expected that all adjunct faculty members adhere to the following duties during a 8-week term:
  • Posting a welcome message to all students outlining weekly virtual office hours.
  • Creating a video welcome message and post to Canvas course site.
  • Holding one voluntary conference call or synchronous chat each term, either via Skype or GoToMeeting software (account information provided by the Department Manager).
  • Responding to each student's initial post in a discussion forum.
  • Grading quizzes and providing feedback on short assignments within 48 hours.
  • Providing grading and feedback on larger assignments within 3 days after due date.
  • Responding to all student email(s) within 24 hours.
  • Issuing final grade on time (by noon Wednesday after Week 8 ends).
  • Other duties as assigned by Department Chair

Position Qualifications:
  • Candidates must possess intermediate computer knowledge and experience working on the Internet
  • Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Forensic Psychology
  • Juris Doctor (preferred, though not required)
  • Previous online teaching experience (3 years preferred);
  • Exemplary professional experience working within law enforcement, military, or government
  • Engagement in research and scholarship (preferred).
  • Candidates must possess knowledge of following: the legal process, mental health law, constitutional and relevant case law; familiarity with expert witness testimony, criminal responsibility, capital punishment, sexual dangerousness, civil commitment, confidentiality, and professional liability.

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TCS Education System is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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