Online Adjunct Professor of Psychology

Location
Lynchburg, VA
Posted
Mar 05, 2021
Position Type
Adjunct
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:

A00390P

Position Type:

Adjunct Faculty

Disclaimer:

Liberty University’s hiring practices and EEO Statement are fully in compliance with both federal and state law. Federal law creates an exception to the “religion” component of the employment discrimination laws for religious organizations (including educational institutions), and permits them to give employment preference to members of their own religion. Liberty University is in that category.

Position Title:

Online Adjunct Professor of Psychology

Does this position require driving?:

No

Job Summary/Basic Function:

An adjunct faculty in Psychology will be responsible to teach students in online undergraduate Psychology, Sociology, Christian Counseling, and/or graduate Psychology. Additionally, adjunct faculty being considered for graduate level teaching may be asked to mentor doctoral students in dissertation research as a chairperson or committee member. Candidates must have the academic credentials to teach and/or mentor research in one or more of the following areas: research, statistics, industrial/organizational psychology, physiological psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology, neuropsychology, cognitive psychology, and tests and measurements. Teaching responsibilities will include preparing and disseminating weekly announcements, communicating with students via e-mails, preparing course videos, moderating discussion board forums, and grading weekly. The adjunct will be expected to respond to e-mails within 24 hours and will grade student’s assignments, giving substantive feedback, within 5 days of the assignment submission. The adjunct will also carry out administrative responsibilities as directed by their Instructional Mentor, Faculty Support Coordinator, Online Chair, or Associate Dean; these administrative tasks include roster verification, reporting items, and timely submission of final grades, etc.

Adjunct Faculty Teaching Responsibilities include:
- Teach material from approved curriculum in accordance with assigned schedule to ensure student satisfaction.
- Assist students in achieving completion of objectives and learning outcomes.
- Provide regular and timely feedback to students.
- Participate in school retention initiatives by maintaining contact with students and offers assistance to absent students.
- Advise students in matters related to academics and attendance.
- Motivate students to actively participate in all aspect of the educational process.
- Maintain and report student grades and attendance in accordance with university policies.
- Other duties as assigned.

Adjunct Faculty Dissertation Mentoring Responsibilities include:
- Mentor dissertation students in the dissertation research process from conceptualization of the research problem to designing & conducting the dissertation study.
- Guide dissertation students in the IRB process.
- Provide regular and timely feedback to students.
- Lead Dissertation Defense meetings virtually.
- Motivate students to progress in their dissertation projects.
- Other duties relevant to the dissertation process.
Adjunct Faculty Dissertation Mentoring Responsibilities include:
- Mentor dissertation students in the dissertation research process from conceptualization of the research problem to designing & conducting the dissertation study.
- Guide dissertation students in the IRB process.
- Provide regular and timely feedback to students.
- Lead Dissertation Defense meetings virtually.
- Motivate students to progress in their dissertation projects.
- Other duties relevant to the dissertation process.

Minimum Qualifications:

- Candidates must be able to educate students from a Christian worldview.
- Candidates must have a compatible statement of faith and academic worldview with Liberty University.
- Candidates must have the academic credentials to teach or mentor in one or more of the following areas: research, statistics, industrial/organizational psychology, physiological psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology, neuropsychology, cognitive psychology, and tests and measurements.
- Earned doctorate in Psychology or related field from an institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
- Superior interpersonal, customer service, presentation, and communication skills required.
- Creative, innovative, and problem-solving skills required.
- Proven organizational skills and ability to complete assignments timely and accurately with minimal supervision.
- Proficiency in MS Office, Blackboard, and audio/video.
- Able to obtain and maintain licenses if applicable as required by state or accrediting commissions.
- Demonstrated strengths in teaching & mentoring at the college level is essential.
- Applications for consideration will only be accepted via Liberty University’s online automated application process.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Experience teaching and/or mentoring students in an online environment.
- Experience mentoring doctoral dissertation students in research.

Work Hours:

Varied

Posting Date:

03/04/2021

Special Instructions for Applicants:

Please note that while unofficial transcripts are required during this stage of the application process, official transcripts for all conferred degrees (excluding Associate’s degrees) will be required should the department select you for an interview.

In the references section of the application, please submit the names of two professional references and one pastoral reference. Your pastoral reference must be from your current church pastor, or someone within a leadership position within your current church. The pastoral reference cannot be an immediate or extended family member.

If you have any questions regarding this posting, please contact the Faculty Hiring Office at [email protected]

Quicklink:

https://jobs.liberty.edu/postings/31931

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