Director of Adult Studies Psychology: A Faculty Position in Psychology

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Trinity Christian College invites applications for a full-time Director of Adult Studies Psychology beginning in August 2018. Trinity’s robust psychology department hosts a graduate program in counseling psychology, an adult bachelor’s degree completion program, and a traditional undergraduate major in psychology. Trinity graduates often pursue careers in counseling, research, and other human-service oriented fields in the Chicagoland area and beyond.


Ph.D. in Psychology strongly preferred; Master’s degree required. Previous collegiate teaching experience and/or work in a psychology-related field is desired.

Trinity seeks candidates for faculty positions who are professing Christians and committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. Successful candidates will possess the ability to articulate the relationship between their academic discipline, the vocational preparation of their students, and a vision for human flourishing that emerges from the Christian faith. Successful candidates are also dedicated to personal involvement with students outside the classroom through advising and other informal academic and cultural settings.


This 11-month position is a combined teaching/administrative one, with the majority of time devoted to teaching. The teaching responsibilities, which would match areas of expertise, are primarily in the Adult Studies Psychology program but could include teaching in the traditional and graduate programs. 

The administrative component will include: interviewing prospective students; advising students, hiring and supervising adjunct instructors, overseeing course development and assessment, assisting with marketing the program, and preparing the annual budget. The position includes some evening hours. 


Rank and salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance, pension, life insurance, and disability insurance.


Desirable start date is August 2018. For further information about the position contact:

Dr. Aaron Kuecker, Provost

Trinity Christian College

Phone: 708-239-4839

Email: [email protected]

Application Process:

(Only electronic application documents will be accepted.)

All applications, and supporting application documents, can be uploaded to:

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following during the application process:

·         Vita

·         Faith Statement

o   In a separate document, please provide details about your faith/faith practices. 

·         Three Reference Letters

·         Transcripts

·         Student Evaluations of last four semesters teaching (if available)

·         A reflection of Trinity Christian College’s Mission, as well as a reflection of your experience working in, and with, diverse populations and environments.

o   For your review, Trinity Christian College’s Mission and Diversity Statements can be found on our website at:


Trinity Christian College is a four-year liberal arts college located in Palos Heights, Illinois, a suburb twenty miles southwest of Chicago.  Since its founding in 1959, Trinity has provided its students with an excellent Christian higher education in the Reformed tradition.  The College enrollment in the traditional program is about 1,100 with a vibrant residential program.  We offer majors in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, as well as professional programs in accounting and business administration, nursing, education, computer science, pre-medicine, and pre-law.  Trinity also offers master’s programs in counseling psychology and special education as well as degree completion programs in education, business, psychology, and nursing.  Trinity Christian College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

Trinity is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from diverse candidates.




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Posted: 6/12/2018
Application Due: 6/26/2018
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Salary: Rank and salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance, pension, life insur