Instructor of Psychology/Sociology

Job description

The Assistant Professor of Psychology provides effective instruction in the areas of psychology and sociology, and facilitates meaningful learning of the course competencies and proactively supports all facets of the learning environment.


  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate in the areas of Psychology that encompasses Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Lifespan development, Sociology, Behavioral Health, and related courses at the college level.
  • Provide instruction on multiple campuses within the ASU Newport system.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, laboratory performance, assignments, and papers.
  • Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction for both traditional classroom and online formats.
  • Develop, coordinate, and maintain a program in Behavioral Health Technology.
  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Participates in conferences, seminars, and training sessions to keep abreast of developments in the field of study, and integrate relevant information into training programs.
  • Maintains accessibility to students via email, phone, or personal conferences. Maintains course/student records such as student grades, attendance, and training activity details
  • in accordance with FERPA regulations and submit records by established deadlines.
  • Keeps a flexible weekly schedule that best facilitates student learning and access.
  • Remains current in academic or program discipline, including maintaining licensure, certification, or continuing education requirements where appropriate. Receives training or stay current in advances within the field of study that promote student learning.
  • Participates in college professional development activities.
  • Helps students identify and achieve their educational goals through participating in the college's advising process, as well as providing incidental academic advice to students in classes.
  • Posts and keeps office hours to facilitate interaction with students, the college community, and the public.
  • Serves on standing ad hoc committees, advisory boards, hiring committees, faculty senate, or as a student organization advisor. Attends local, regional, state, or national meetings where required or necessary for the discipline.
  • Mentors and assists in orienting new faculty, either formally or informally where appropriate or required by department or division.
  • Attends commencement or other ceremonies appropriate to the faculty member's discipline or program. Attends departmental, divisional, and college-wide meetings where appropriate or as required by supervisor. Performs other academically-related duties as assigned by instructor's supervisor.
  • Performs any other related duties as required or assigned.


When an individual accepts a teaching appointment at the college, he or she also accepts responsibilities and obligations as a professional educator. Under the supervision of the Division Dean, the faculty has as their chief duty the instruction of assigned classes. These duties take precedence over all others. In addition to their teaching responsibilities, faculty should assume responsibility for professional development, service to the college, and other duties as assigned by their supervisors. They are also obligated to abide by and support College policies. Faculty must be committed to the learning college philosophy as well as the goals and objectives of the university.


Each semester's instructional load will be assigned by the faculty member's supervisor, which will be determined by the nature of the position, the needs of the department, and workload guidelines established by college policy. Evening, weekend, as well as on-line instruction may be required. 


Development of and participation in special college projects, development of new instructional techniques, development of an assessment plan in the discipline, student advising, and participation in other college and community service activities consistent with the mission of the college.

Potential candidates should be able to instruct courses in Psychology appropriate to the two-year college level. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty mentioned satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Minimum requirements include a Master’s Degree with 18 semester credit hours in the major area of concentration and a Doctorate is preferred.  Experience in the use of instructional technology and on-line coursework as well as previous educational teaching experience is desirable.   Licensed as a professional counselor or social worker or the ability to be licensed is a plus.


About the College


ASUN is one of the state’s fastest-growing community colleges with a fall 2016 enrollment of over 2700 students. Established as a stand-alone, two-year college in 2001, our mission is to provide accessible, affordable, quality education that transforms the lives of our students, enriches our communities and strengthens our regional economy.  ASUN’s vision is to be the driving force that revitalizes the Delta and restores the American Dream in the communities we serve.


With campus locations in Newport, Jonesboro and Marked Tree, ASUN offers a wide range of educational opportunities including Associate of Arts, Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science degrees, technical certificates, certificates of proficiency and lifelong learning opportunities.





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Job No:
Posted: 9/13/2018
Application Due: 10/3/2018
Work Type:
Salary: $42,000