Psychology Adjunct Faculty Position

Jun 24, 2019
Position Type
Institution Type

Job location: Remote

Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2019-06-18
Req: R0003658

Job Description:

Psychology Adjunct Faculty Position

Saybrook University, a non-profit accredited graduate school using a hybrid distance/residential learning model, seeks Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Humanistic & Clinical Psychology, Psychology degree programs. Applicants are invited to join a stellar faculty who mirror the accomplishments of their students and graduates. Many are leaders in their respective fields, particularly in the American Psychological Association, and are well published scholar-practitioners and social activists.

The Department of Humanistic and Clinical Psychology houses three degree programs: MA in Psychology, PhD in Psychology, and PhD in Clinical Psychology; each of which is designed for those students who are genuinely committed to the application of humanistic principles and to being change agents in the world. Through disciplined inquiry dedicated to alleviating human suffering on multiple levels, graduates of Saybrook University make significant contributions to understanding human behavior, human nature, and human potentials, individual and collective. By developing and improving programs and services in educational settings, in private industry, in non-profit community organizations, and in government agencies, our graduates use their education to support others and to improve their local communities, as well as the world as a whole.

Position starts July 1, 2019 or until filled.

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsive and timely communication with Psychology Program Chair, CSIH Specialization Co-Coordinators, faculty, staff, and students
  • Course Design/Delivery and Syllabi Preparation/Review/Updating
    • Deliver high quality, innovative online courses that foster critical thinking and support students’ scholar-practitioner development and academic achievement
    • Ensure high academic standards and quality aligned with program goals
    • Coordination of course offerings and catalog documentatione
  • Attend university-wide adjunct faculty and other relevant adjunct faculty meetings
    • Attend Psychology degrees meetings when possible
  • Residential Conferences
    • Potential for presenting workshops, course introductions, supporting students, and attending meetings

Position Requirements:

  • Earned PhD in psychology or an equivalent

Ability to teach courses in consciousness, spirituality and integrative health with special expertise in and ability to teach in the area of consciousness studies 

  • Previous higher education experience in faculty roles, particularly experience in teaching, curriculum development, student support, and working across departments
  • Demonstrated commitment to, scholarship, to practice, and/or to accomplishments in the fields of humanistic, existential, and/or transpersonal psychologies
  • Relevant supervision and teaching experience at the doctoral level (with preference for those with online teaching experience), including supervision of dissertation research
  • Commitment to multicultural and to humanistic principles
  • Experience with the application of humanistic, transpersonal, and/or existential psychologies (or related theoretical orientations)
  • Experience with ethnically diverse and/or with other special populations

Position Qualifications:

  • Strong commitment to the goals and vision of Saybrook University
  • Able to offer online instruction that includes diverse theoretical perspectives
  • Committed to excellence in teaching, in practice, and in research (experiences with online instruction is desirable)

Personal Attributes:

  • Critical thinker
  • Thinks strategically and works collaboratively
  • Affectively honest and open, with a high level of personal integrity
  • Communicates effectively
  • Consults with colleagues at all levels
  • Well organized and able to meet complex workload demands
  • Strong commitment to equity, to diversity, and to multiculturalism in education and in faculty employment

Saybrook University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Saybrook University:

Saybrook University was founded over 40 years ago by some of the greatest minds of the 20th century and continues to inspire a new generation of innovators. A non-profit regionally accredited university known for its commitment to humanistic studies and rigorous research, Saybrook University’s academic model puts the student at the center of everything we do to provide a unique, transformational, learning experience. Saybrook offers advanced degrees in organizational systems, psychology, mind-body medicine, and human science, all in flexible learning formats to help students continue to be active contributors to the fields they work in while they advance their education. Saybrook University is proud to be a community of creative, compassionate innovators dedicated to pursing new ways of thinking and doing for our professions, organizations, and communities.

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 WE need somwone who can be qualified to teach courses in consciousness studies.  This is critical

Saybrook University 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.

Saybrook University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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