Virtual College Instructor – Psychology (R-0639)

Hays, Kansas
Feb 12, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Fort Hays State University’s Department of Psychology invites applications for a nine-month, non-tenure track position to begin August 2018.  Candidates should hold an Ed.S. in School Psychology and is licensed in the State of Kansas and/or is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP).  Ph.D./Ed.D. in Psychology with school emphasis are encouraged to apply.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A degree of Ed.S. with an emphasis in school psychology and licensed in Kansas or home state as a school psychologist, or have the credential of NCSP.


  • Ph.D/Ed.D in School Psychology or with school emphasis.
  • Interest in teaching in our innovative virtual school psychology program, as well as on-campus courses.
  • Evidence of teaching experience, or the potential to be a strong educator
  • Evidence of service to the discipline, or potential to engage in service at the departmental, university,  and community levels

RANK:  Instructor

APPOINTMENT DATE: August 9, 2018

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The priority deadline is March 12, 2018. Review of applications will begin after the priority deadline and continue until the position is filled.

BENEFITS: Competitive benefit package

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to quality teaching, advising, and service to the field.  Applicants will teach a 5/5 course load with courses in both the traditional classroom as well as virtually.  The ideal applicant will be able to provide instruction at the undergraduate and graduate level, and experience with current school psychology practice and national trends is preferred.  The ideal candidate will also maintain an active service contribution to the department, university, local community, and discipline at large.

APPLICATION PROCESS:  To apply for this position, please visit  Only electronic applications submitted through the webpage will be accepted.

REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS:  Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae or résumé, teaching philosophy, copies of university transcripts showing graduate work, and names and contact information for three professional references. Applicant documents should be submitted in one PDF.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:
Jessica Feldhausen, Ed.S.
[email protected]

Forward Thinking.  World Ready - Fort Hays State University is a highly entrepreneurial teaching focused institution with major operations on-campus, online and in China.  Providing a high-quality education at an affordable price, FHSU is ranked by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the top ten fastest growing universities in the U.S.  It has an enrollment in excess of 14,000 students (Approximately 5,000 on campus, 3,500 in China, and over 6,000 online) and over 380 full time faculty.  Bachelors, masters and professional doctoral degrees are offered through five colleges, the Graduate School, the Honors College, the Virtual College, and various international partnerships.   Fort Hays State University's award-winning Virtual College coordinates distance education to the U.S. Armed Services and students in over 20 countries.  The Virtual College has received many accolades, including U.S. News & World Report Online Programs rankings,, Best Buys in Education, among others.  Students at FHSU may select a major field of study from 30 departments.  FHSU is fully accredited by several national agencies, and is one of six state-assisted institutions of higher education governed by a Board of Regents appointed by the governor of the state of Kansas.  The website ranked the Fort Hays State campus as the safest in the state of Kansas.

The University has rich sports and cultural programming, all of which enjoy tremendous community support.  The Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center is home to the Encore Series, which hosts many travelling Broadway shows, the Hays Symphony, university and other national and world-caliber performances.  Fort Hays State University athletic events provide NCAA Division II athletic entertainment.

FHSU is located in Hays, a vibrant university community of approximately 22,000, located half way between Kansas City and Denver on Interstate 70.  Hays has received numerous recent accolades such as being voted an All-American City, second best city in the state to raise children, and also the third best small college town in America.  It is the regional center for education, health care, professional services, shopping, culture, and recreation for the western half of Kansas – serving a population of nearly 400,000.  Hays boasts excellent recreational facilities including the comprehensive Center for Health Improvement, Hays Aquatic Park, the Sternberg Museum of Natural History, Smoky Hill Country Club, Hays Municipal Golf Course, an extensive recreational program, and excellent opportunities for walking, running, and biking.  Hays is within 45 minutes of two large lakes providing boating, fishing, and camping. The Hays Municipal Airport provides connecting service to Denver with several flights daily.  The community has award-winning public and private schools.  With over 60 restaurants, robust retail outlets, one of the lowest unemployment rates and commute times in the U.S., the city provides a safe, very friendly, low-cost, high-quality living environment.

Notice of Non-discrimination – Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

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