Adjunct Faculty- Online Forensic

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Job location: Remote

Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2018-07-30
Req: R0001710
Job Description:

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.

Principle 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 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 with no two days off in a row. This “availability” includes:

  • Active participation in the discussion forum (posting substantive responses a minimum of two times per student per discussion forum);
  • Posting course-related announcement(s) every week (written, video/audio announcements);
  • Timely grading of assignments and providing quality feedback;
  • Holding virtual office hours.
  • Responding to student, other faculty, staff or department chair emails within 24 hours.

In addition, it is expected that all adjunct faculty members adhere to the following duties during a 8-week term:

  • Posting a welcome video 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 with a minimum of two posts per student in each discussion.
  • Grading quizzes and providing feedback on short assignments within 24 hours.
  • Providing grading and feedback on larger assignments within 3 days after due date.
  • Responding to all student email(s) and other communications within 24 hours.
  • Issuing final grade on time (as indicated by the registrar).
  • Other duties as assigned by Department Chair

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

Position Qualifications: In a cover letter, the candidate should outline how he or she meets the position qualifications.

  • Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) with an emphasis in Forensic Psychology
  • To be able to teach most core courses and possess knowledge in mental health law
  • Possess intermediate computer knowledge (email, outlook, powerpoint, internet searches, research in library databases)
  • Previous online teaching experience (3 years preferred). If the candidate does not possess online teaching experience, comparable teaching experience should be outlined
  • Exemplary professional experience working within a forensic setting, law enforcement, military, or governmental positions
  • Engagement in research and scholarship

For more information about The Chicago School of Professional Psychology visit 

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an affiliate of TCS Education System. For more information about TCS Education System visit

TCS Education System is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology offers a generous compensation and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work for a leader in the field of education. Some of our key benefits include: generous paid time-off, medical and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement, professional development, and regular employee appreciation events.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an Equal Opportunity Employer.




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Posted: 1/3/2019
Application Due: 11/2/2020
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