Assistant Professor, Psychology

Job description

Job no: 493898
Work type: Full-time Faculty
Location: Overland Park Main Campus
Categories: Student Services

Posting Job Title

Assistant Professor, Psychology


Academic Affairs

Position Type

Full-time Faculty

Number of openings


Job Summary

Johnson County Community College is seeking two full-time faculty members in our Psychology Department. The faculty in the department teach courses in Introduction to Psychology, Applied Psychology, Child Development, Human Development, Social Psychology, Health Psychology, Human Sexuality, Educational Psychology, Statistics, and Research Methods. These courses are the foundation for students preparing for careers in psychology, education, nursing, allied health care, and business. Many of our students transfer to four-year programs in psychology. JCCC has created partnerships with many colleges and universities to allow students a nearly seamless transfer program on their path to earning a degree quickly and affordably.

The individuals selected for these positions will have a proven record of success in the classroom and in supporting students at all levels of ability and who are from diverse backgrounds.They will teach fifteen credit hours each semester in a combination of introductory psychology and child development/ human development courses OR introductory psychology and statistics/research methods courses, hold weekly office hours, and perform other duties expected of a full-time faculty member. Those duties may include sponsoring Student Life activities such as Psi Beta and Active Minds clubs, developing new courses, informal advising of current and new students, coordinating departmental special events on and off-campus, and collaboration with other psychology faculty in all aspects of departmental business, such as program reviews, assessment development, implementation and evaluation, staffing, and curriculum design. Participation in division and college-wide activities and committee work is an essential component of this position.

Johnson County Community College's priority is student learning and success. This learning and success depends on caring, knowledgeable faculty who are skilled in course delivery, instruction, and assessment. JCCC offers extensive support for new full-time faculty with LENS, a year-long new faculty orientation program to acquaint them with institutional history, culture, procedures, and instructional issues. Individual mentoring with an experienced faculty member and group mentoring through the Peer Review Committee are also provided in the first three years of service.Continuing education and development are available for faculty at all levels of their professional careers.

JCCC serves over 30,000 students per year in credit, non-credit, and continuing education programs. The primary focus at Johnson County Community College is stellar teaching. Students at JCCC come from a wide variety of backgrounds: traditional and non-traditional students, military veterans, international students, and those who are the first members of their families to attend college. We are encouraged by the ever-increasing diversity present in our classrooms, within our student population and among the faculty and staff, as it allows for a more enriching educational experience for us all. We are proud and supportive of our student body and the values they represent. We respect the unique qualities each student brings to our campus and support their hopes and dreams.

Required Qualifications

-Master's degree in Psychology
-Strong academic background in general psychology, child or human development OR statistics and research design
-College teaching experience in both face-to-face and online teaching environments
-Previous experience with a learning management system
-Excellent written and oral communication skills
-Excellent presentation skills
-Ability to develop and maintain supportive relationships with first-generation college students and with students and colleagues from diverse backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications

-PhD in psychology
-Minimum of three years previous college teaching experience
-Minimum of one year of community college teaching experience
-Prior understanding and use of the Canvas Learning Management system

Required application documents

Please submit a resume/CV, cover letter, unofficial transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Official transcripts will be requested upon hire.

Hours per Week


Work Hours/Days

Monday - Friday, 8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

Salary Grade Level



Competitive rate of pay


Overland Park Main Campus


Every employee of the college is expected to treat all members of the college community with dignity and respect demonstrating professional, courteous and respectful behavior and engage in constructive conflict resolution, when needed.

In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

Johnson County Community College welcomes the application of any qualified candidate and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or other factors which cannot be lawfully considered, to the extent specified by applicable federal and state laws.

If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email [email protected]

For a summary of all disclosures (Background check, Clery Act, ADA, EOE, etc.) refer to the links on our Career page.

Advertised: 16 Jan 2021 Central Standard Time
Applications close: 15 Feb 2021 Central Standard Time




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Job No:
Posted: 1/17/2021
Application Due: 2/15/2021
Work Type: Full Time