Assistant Professor - Psychology

Job description

Working Title:

Assistant Professor - Psychology

Posting Number:

2021016FP

Classification Title:

Assistant Professor

Classification Code:

8003

RCW Exemption Criteria:

10 - Academic Personnel

EWU Position Number:

F99312

CUPA Code:

42.28 - Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology

FLSA:

Exempt - Teaching

Bargaining Unit :

UFE

% Full Time:

100

Salary / Wage Range:

CUPA

Salary Information:

The expected salary for this position is $67,835.

Anticipated Start Date:

09/16/2021

Term of Appointment:

9 months per year

Location:

Cheney

County:

Spokane

Project Description:

N/A

Project Duration:

N/A

Background Check:

Yes - Both

Level 1 User with Access:

Felicia Jensen

Responsible HR User:

Britt Pirker

Responsible HR User Email address:

[email protected] "inquiries only"

Job Summary:

Eastern Washington University’s Department of Psychology invites applications for an Assistant Professor to support the Ed.S. School Psychology Program, to begin September 16, 2021.

In keeping with the high standards established by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), the Psychology Department is committed to the selection, training, supervision, and professional success of students in the Ed.S. School Psychology Program. The program adheres to a scientist-practitioner model and offer a structured sequence of curricular and field experiences with an emphasis on closely supervised training experiences across multi-tiered systems within schools. Program faculty members establish strong relationships with one another and with site supervisors to support students to engage in meaningful field based experiences.

The Psychology Department offers the Ed.S. School Psychology Program through three tracks that meet the needs of learners across a continuum of needs, from those with less experience to those entering the program with advanced experience and degrees. The program utilizes synchronous and asynchronous delivery of online courses and in-person training requirements on the Cheney campus.

The current position includes primary responsibilities for teaching online and hybrid for the School Psychology programs, with additional support of undergraduate majors. The position also includes responsibilities for field supervision, service, and scholarship. Opportunities for summer teaching, although not required, may be available.

Responsibilities:
1. Teach 36 credits per academic year, subject to Department needs, but to include online courses and/or on-campus courses in Cheney, WA.
2. Teach courses in the School Psychology programs, such as counseling, intervention, consultation, assessment, foundations, and research courses.
3. Advise undergraduate students who are declared majors on Department, College, and University requirements and career opportunities
4. Contribute to program, college, and university committees and support NASP approval activities.
5. Participate in the leadership of local (e.g., PEAB), state (e.g., WSASP), and regional professional organizations
6. Pursue productive research, scholarship and/or creative activities, including professional activities leading to publication, performance, and/or formal presentation in the field
7. Pursue research funding through grant development
8. Mentor student portfolio development
9. Collaborate with colleagues in utilization of creativity and best practice knowledge in curriculum development, classroom instruction, and student supervision.

Position is open until further notice; screening will begin in early May 2021.

Please direct questions about the position to Dr. Susan Ruby, Search Committee Chair, [email protected] (inquiries only; applications are not accepted via email).

About Eastern Washington University:

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to our primary campus in Cheney, we also offer programs in Spokane’s innovative University-District, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Diversity Statement:

EWU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, age, marital status, families with children, protected veteran or military status, HIV or hepatitis C, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, as provided for and to the extent required by state and federal laws.

Conditions of Employment:

The required start date for this position is 9/16/2021. To be considered eligible for appointment into the position, applicants must be available and able to start in the position no later than 9/16/2021.

This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value; as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment.

Note: Interviews will be conducted via Zoom (camera must be enabled). While we anticipate being open for in-person instruction for academic year 2021-22, should Washington State or university pandemic restrictions disallow for in-person instruction, then courses will be taught via online platforms, including Zoom and other technologies. Candidates must be able to demonstrate competence using these technologies.

Physical Demands :

None anticipated.

Essential Functions Analysis forms (“EFA”) describe the physical and mental demands associated with our positions. You may access this document at the link provided below:
EFA for Assistant Professor-Psychology Position

Pre-Placement Physical :

No

Hearing Test :

No

Medical Monitoring Post Hire :

No

Protective Equipment :

University, local, regional and state mandates for public and personal protection should be followed as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D., Psy.D., Ed.D. or ABD in School Psychology; candidates who meet one of the following criteria may be considered:
    • Candidates with a doctorate in a related field and who also offer specialist level training as a school psychologist;
    • ABD candidates in School Psychology may be considered (PhD must be conferred by 9/01/2021 for this position which begins 9/16/2021)
  • Eligible for Washington State ESA certification in school psychology
  • Interest and/or experience in online learning
  • Competent with and experienced using, database, email, and other forms of instruction technology
  • Demonstrated ability to teach a variety of core courses in school psychology such as counseling, consultation, assessment, research, and foundations courses.
  • Demonstrated ability to advise students and to supervise graduate student practicum, internship, and portfolio experiences.
  • Experience working with school districts and in professional settings as a school psychologist
  • A high degree of interest in human and cultural diversity, social justice and experiential and community- based education. Demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to diverse needs, including universal accessibility, of our students, faculty, staff and the public.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • National Certification in School Psychology (NCSP)
  • Psychology Licensure or license eligible in Washington State
  • PREPaRE Certified Trainer
  • Demonstrated ability to teach in an online format using synchronous and asynchronous components
  • Experience teaching university or college graduate level Psychology courses
  • Commitment to quality teaching and student development
  • Demonstrated high degree of interest, ability, and/or experience promoting cultural competency and/or diversity

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Flexibility
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management
  • Attention to Detail

Work Schedule Type:

Other

Work Schedule:

Schedule will vary from quarter to quarter to fulfill position’s responsibilities, which may include teaching day, night, and online classes.

Posting Date:

03/31/2021

Open Until Further Notice:

No

Screening to Begin:

05/03/2021

Special Instructions to Applicants:

It is strongly recommended that you print a copy of these instructions and the position posting before you begin to complete the online application, as the instructions will not be viewable once you begin the application process.

Submit your application materials through our online faculty applications portal located here: https://jobs.hr.ewu.edu. If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, please contact Human Resource Services at (509) 359-2381.

Position is open until further notice; screening will begin in early May 2021. Applications will continue to be accepted after that date, and until notice of recruitment closure is provided on this website. All materials will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified.

Required documentation includes all of the items listed below.

  • Cover letter: please describe how you meet each of the required and preferred qualifications (if applicable)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Sample course syllabus
  • Evidence: Attach evidence of effective teaching to include teaching evaluations if available for the most recent two years. Student evaluations should not include the original evaluation materials, but should be limited to 3rd party summaries.
  • Diversity Response – As an equal opportunity employer with a multicultural staff and student population, we are interested in how your qualifications prepare you to work with diverse faculty, staff, and student populations representing various cultures and backgrounds that may be different from your own. Please describe how you will apply an approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.
  • List of Professional References: please include a list of at least three references including names, title, organization name, phone numbers, email addresses, and their connection to you.

Additional optional links: if you have additional documents that serve as evidence of how you meet the qualifications, you may upload those items to the optional links labeled Other Document #1 and Other Document #2

Note: Letters of Reference are not required at this time. We reserve the right to request letters at a future date, and/or to conduct reference calls to verify employment experience, and job-related skills and abilities. References are not contacted until candidates are notified, and the calls will focus on the reference contacts provided by the candidate. The search committee will not contact other parties for the purpose of obtaining an employment reference without first notifying the candidate(s).

Note: Interviews will be conducted via Zoom (camera must be enabled). While we anticipate being open for in-person instruction for academic year 2021-22, should Washington State or university pandemic restrictions disallow for in-person instruction, then courses will be taught via online platforms, including Zoom and other technologies. Candidates must be able to demonstrate competence using these technologies.

% of Time:

100

Responsibility / Duty:

A Faculty Activity Plan will be developed by the end of the first quarter of the selected candidate’s appointment, and will consist of a combination of teaching, research, and service and/or release time to perform administrative duties, as negotiated and as needed to meet the business needs of the department.

Teaching: teaching workload for Assistant Professors typically include:

  • Teaching 36 credits per academic year, subject to Department needs, but to include online courses and/or on-campus courses in Cheney, WA.
  • Teach courses in the School Psychology programs, such as counseling, intervention, consultation, assessment, foundations, and research courses.
  • Advise undergraduate students who are declared majors on Department, College, and University requirements and career opportunities.

Teaching includes the following additional responsibilities as defined in the faculty CBA:

  • Meet all scheduled classes.
  • Plan, organize and inform students of course content, texts, readings, assignments, attendance expectations and methods of evaluation including grading scales.
  • Schedule and attend office hours.
  • Turn in grades according to established deadlines.
  • Additionally, all faculty are expected to engage in effective teaching and assessment of student learning.

Additional Responsibilities/Duties

  • Contribute to program, college, and university committees and support NASP approval activities.
  • Participate in the leadership of local (e.g., PEAB), state (e.g., WSASP), and regional professional organizations.
  • Pursue productive research, scholarship and/or creative activities, including professional activities leading to publication, performance, and/or formal presentation in the field.
  • Pursue research funding through grant development.
  • Mentor student portfolio development
  • Collaborate with colleagues in utilization of creativity and best practice knowledge in curriculum development, classroom instruction, and student supervision.

Essential Function Indicator:

Yes

 

 

 

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Posted: 4/2/2021
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