Instructor of Psychology
INSTRUCTOR OF PSYCHOLOGYARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY-NEWPORT
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCEMinimum requirements include a Master’s Degree with 18 semester credit hours in the major area of concentration (psychology) and a Doctorate is preferred. Experience in the use of instructional technology and on-line coursework as well as previous educational teaching experience is desirable. Licensed as a professional counselor or the ability to be licensed is a plus. QUALIFICATIONSPotential candidates should be able to instruct courses in Psychology appropriate to the two-year college level. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty mentioned satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR FUNDS, PROPERTY and EQUIPMENTShares responsibility for the maintenance and upkeep of the lab equipment and facilities.
TECHNOLOGY & SOFTWAREIntermediate: Word Processing/Typing, Alphanumeric Data Entry, Database, Presentation/PowerPoint, Spreadsheets COMMUNICATION SKILLSStrong communication skills are required. Ability to write reports, correspondence, and policy/procedure manuals so others will understand; Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of students, faculty, administration or the general public. The ability to speak clearly so others can understand your instruction. MATHEMATICAL SKILLSAbility to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ration, and percent and to prepare and interpret bar graphs. CRITICAL THINKING SKILLSAbility to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of known variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram formats. Ability to interpret GASB pronouncements and implement required financial controls and/or reporting to adhere to requirements. SUPERVISION RECEIVEDUnder general direction, working from policies and general directives. Rarely refers specific cases to supervisor unless clarification or interpretation of the organization's policy is required or to inform of actions taken. PLANNINGConsiderable responsibility with regard to general assignments in planning time, method, manner, and/or sequence of performance of own work, in addition, the work operations of a group of students. ECISION MAKINGPerforms work operations which permit occasional opportunity for decision-making of significant importance and also rate opportunity for decision-making of major importance, either of which would affect the work operations of small organizational component and the organization's customers. ANALYTICAL ABILITY / PROBLEM SOLVINGModerately structured. Fairly broad activities using moderately structured procedures with only generally guided supervision. Interpolation of learned things in somewhat varied situations. USE OF MACHINES, EQUIPMENT AND/OR COMPUTERSRegular use office equipment (desktop/laptop computer and software) ACCURACYHigh level of accuracy is required in performance of instruction. PUBLIC CONTACTRegular contacts with students, faculty and constituents outside of the organization. EMPLOYEE CONTACTRegular contact with other college employees at all levels within the organization. REQUIRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS none PHYSICAL ACTIVITIESThe following physical activities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations. While performing the functions of this job, the employee is continuously required to talk or hear; frequently required to stand; frequently required to walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms; and occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONSThere are no harmful environmental conditions that are present for this position. Some equipment may be hazardous.