Assistant Professor - Psychology
Job location: Commerce TAMUC
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-02-26
Job TitleAssistant Professor - PsychologyAgencyTexas A&M University - CommerceDepartmentPsychology & Special EdProposed Minimum SalaryCommensurateJob LocationCommerce, TexasJob TypeFacultyJob Description
INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANT:
During the application process you have one opportunity to upload documents as a combined PDF. The page “My Experience” has an area provided under Resume/CV to drop or upload the file.
This one combined PDF must include:
- Cover Letter
- Three professional references with complete contact information (Unsolicited letters of recommendation will not be considered).
- Transcripts – If required for the position (Unofficial will be accepted with application. Official transcripts are required at time of verbal offer).
If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts translated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator.
All documents must be electronically submitted through the Texas A&M Online Employment Services website to be considered. Incomplete or improperly submitted applications may be excluded from consideration.
Job Description Summary
The Department of Psychology and Special Education is seeking faculty for a Tenure Track position in School Psychology with responsibilities in support of our NASP-approved Specialist in School Psychology program and undergraduate Psychology major. This position will begin Fall 2021.
Individuals must have a doctorate in School Psychology or a closely related field. Degrees from an APA-accredited and/or NASP-approved program are required.
Preference will be given to individuals who are licensed or license-eligible, have higher education teaching experience, have a strong record of or potential for research, and experience supervising/advising students. Experience obtaining external funding is highly desirable.
The position is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank. Summer teaching is optional but not guaranteed. The position will primarily serve the School Psychology program but may contribute to other graduate and undergraduate courses in the department of Psychology and Special Education. Faculty at Texas A & M University-Commerce are required to conduct scholarly activities, work cooperatively with others, and contribute service to their discipline, the university, and the community.
Texas A&M University-Commerce offers more than 100 degrees at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels to over 12,000 students. Located one-hour East from downtown Dallas, Commerce is a community with a rich combination of local music, festivals and other unique entertainment. Texas A&M University Commerce is actively working towards Hispanic Serving Institution status in order to better serve this fastest-growing demographic group of the state and region.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Teach undergraduate, masters or doctoral level courses in the department of Psychology and Special Education;
- Work to ensure continuous NASP accreditation;
- Design, implement, and publish research;
- Advise students;
- Prepare syllabi;
- Update course materials;
- Develop curriculum;
- Deliver instruction both online and on any of the university campuses. Instructional duties may include teaching during the day, in the evening, or on Saturday.
- Work collaboratively with faculty and staff to implement departmental programs;
- Provide service to the department, college, university and public schools, and community; and
- Maintain knowledge and stay abreast of current trends in learning with research, best practices in teaching, and technological applications in the classroom, including online teaching.
Texas A&M University-Commerce is committed to promotion of diversity and thus the candidate should facilitate a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. The candidate should have an understanding and knowledge of multicultural and diversity issues, and their potential applications to pedagogy, programming, and service activity.
- Education: Earned doctorate in School Psychology, or a closely related field from an APA-accredited or NASP-approved program. Candidates that are ABD will be considered but degree must be conferred on or before January 1st for Spring appointments and on or before August 1st for Fall appointments.
- Experience / Knowledge / Skills: Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a team of professionals. Good written and oral communication skills. Commitment to high quality teaching. Dedication to high standards and student success. Scholarly publication record or scholarly potential.
- Ability to: Multi-task and work well as part of a team.
PREFERRED EDUCATION / SKILLS/ EXPERIENCE:
- University level teaching experience. Online teaching experience.
- Experience teaching courses in psychological assessment, school-based interventions, and diversity/multicultural issues in assessment and therapy preferred.
- Licensed or license eligible as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) &/or Licensed Psychologist (LP)
- Evidence of supervising and advising students.
- Record or potential for research and publication at the national/international level and ability to pursue funded research.
- Ability to work cooperatively in a multidisciplinary setting.
- Commitment to diversity and working in multicultural contexts.
SUPERVISION OF OTHERS:
- Supervision of graduate assistants, practicum students and student interns.
Incomplete or improperly submitted applications may be excluded from consideration. Applicants must submit the following documents online: 1) completed online application, 2) cover letter, 3) resume/CV, 4) statement concerning research interests, 5) names and complete contact information for three professional references, 6) all transcripts (unofficial transcripts will be accepted and are required with application. Official transcripts must be received directly from each degree-granting institution prior to a letter of appointment being issued). Please contact Dr. Erin Harper, search committee chair, with any questions (Erin.Harper@tamuc.edu).
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
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