Assistant/Associate Professor, Psychology Department

Longmeadow, Massachusetts
Jun 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

We seek a dynamic, collaborative faculty member who has an established track record for high quality curricular development at the university level and who is interested in preparing undergraduate students in the field of psychology and human services.

The primary mission of Bay Path University is the education and empowerment of its students, and faculty must reflect that commitment and be skilled in the art of teaching and work to continuously improve and enliven the educational experience of their students. Additionally, faculty in the Traditional Program must be dedicated to the support and guidance of our students, providing personalized attention which is the hallmark of the Bay Path undergraduate experience.

This position also necessitates an innovative spirit, collaboration with other faculty in SEHHS, as well as the community, to develop unique opportunities for students and prepare them to flourish in a constantly changing world.

The successful candidate will have a unique and exciting mandate and will work with faculty to design, build and nurture the University’s offerings to attain enhanced student achievement and external recognition.  An appreciation for an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to learning is especially desired.  The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to use creative and innovative approaches to academic program development.

The position will report directly to the Chair of the Traditional Psychology Program and take on special projects as requested by the chair.

This 9-month position primarily entails teaching a full course load in the Traditional Psychology Program for the academic year, advising students, scholarship or creative activity, and University and community service.

Teaching experience at the college level as well as professional experience in the field of psychology or human services is required.


  • Teach a minimum of 24 credits annually; courses will be at the undergraduate level and assigned to meet departmental needs.
  • Prepare new course and program opportunities.
  • Participate in departmental and institutional meetings, committees, and functions as necessary and appropriate.
  • Participate in the admissions and recruitment process, which will include Open Houses, Orientations, Preview Days, communicating with prospective and/or accepted students, and interviewing students as requested.
  • Engage in scholarly or creative activity.
  • Actively participate in the life of the University community, which will also include involvement with civic organizations and the community at large.
  • Maintain an active presence on the campus including attendance student events.
  • Prepare course materials such as syllabi & instructional materials, and regularly use the course management system (Canvas).
  • Evaluate students’ work and maintain records.
  • Engage in a process of formative and summative course evaluation to enhance the student learning experience.
  • Identify student learning needs; propose solutions to address needs.
  • Participate in program and curriculum development.
  • Advise students on academic and career matters.
  • Engage in appropriate and relevant professional development.
  • Maintain professional licensure if applicable.
  • Adhere to HIPAA and FERPA privacy standards.
  • Attend trainings as required.
  • Perform any other job related functions as assigned by the Department Chair and Associate Provost & Dean of SEHHS.


  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in a field related to psychology/human services, doctorate preferred
  • Minimum of three years teaching experience at the college level.
  • Program development in higher education strongly preferred.
  • Success in grant funding strongly preferred.
  • Professional work experience in the field of psychology or human services.
  • A commitment to principles of diversity, respect, and inclusion.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with faculty, students, staff, and administration.
  • Ability to use the University's resources, notably technology, to promote effective teaching and learning.
  • Interest, initiative, and ability to work with program leaders, department faculty, and administrators for program development, implementation, and outcomes assessment.
  • Ability to adhere to University policies and procedures.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and according to FERPA and HIPPA guidelines.
  • Possess strong organizational, communication, and collaborative skills
  • Strong organizational skills and keen attention to detail.
  • Skillful problem solving capabilities.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Online teaching experience.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to multi-task effectively.
  • An ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Adept interpersonal skills and communication via phone and email.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • An ability to be passionate about Bay Path University’s history, mission, purpose, goals, and hallmark strengths and the role this position plays in achieving these goals.

Applicants for this position should submit a cover letter outlining salary requirements, resume, and contact information for four professional references.  All applications should be sent electronically in MS Word format to

An equal opportunity employer, Bay Path University is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.

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