Instructor of Psychology

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The Instructor of Psychology provides effective instruction in the areas of psychology and sociology, and facilitates meaningful learning of the course competencies and proactively supports all facets of the learning environment.  ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES  ·        Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate in the areas of Psychology that encompasses Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Lifespan development, and related courses at the college level.·        Provide instruction on multiple campuses within the Arkansas State University-Newport system.·        Evaluate and grade students’ class work, laboratory performance, assignments, and papers.·        Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.·        Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction for both traditional classroom and online formats.·        Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.·        Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions. ·        Participates in conferences, seminars, and training sessions to keep abreast of developments in the field of study, and integrate relevant information into training programs.·        Maintains accessibility to students via email, phone, or personal conferences. Maintains course/student records such as student grades, attendance, and training activity details in accordance with FERPA regulations and submit records by established deadlines.·        Keeps a flexible weekly schedule that best facilitates student learning and access.·        Remains current in academic or program discipline, including maintaining licensure, certification, or continuing education requirements where appropriate.·        Receives training or stays current in advances within the field of study that promote student learning.·        Participates in college professional development activities.·        Helps students identify and achieve their educational goals through participating in the college’s advising process, as well as providing incidental academic advice to students in classes.·        Posts and keeps office hours to facilitate interaction with students, the college community, and the public.·        Serves on standing ad hoc committees, advisory boards, hiring committees, faculty senate, or as a student organization advisor. Attends local, regional, state or national meetings where required or necessary for the discipline.·        Mentors and assists in orientating new faculty, either formally or informally where appropriate or required by department or division.·        Attends commencement or other ceremonies appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline or program. Attends departmental, divisional, and college-wide meetings where appropriate or as required by supervisor. Performs other academically-related duties as assigned by instructor’s supervisor.·        Performs any other related duties as required or assigned.  ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES  When an individual accepts a teaching appointment at the college, he or she also accepts responsibilities and obligations as a professional educator. Under the supervision of the Associate Dean, the faculty has as their chief duty the instruction of assigned classes. These duties take precedence over all others. In addition to their teaching responsibilities, faculty should assume responsibility for professional development, service to the college, and other duties as assigned by their supervisors. They are obligated to abide by and support College policies. Faculty must be committed to the learning college philosophy as well as the goals and objectives of the university. Each semester’s instructional load will be assigned by the faculty member’s supervisor, which will be determined by the nature of the position, the needs of the department, and workload guidelines established by college policy. Evening, weekend, as well as on-line instruction may be required. Development of and participation in special college projects, development of new instructional techniques, development of an assessment plan in the discipline, student advising, and participation in other college and community service activities consistent with the mission of the college.
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.




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Posted: 4/25/2021
Application Due: 7/24/2021
Work Type: Full Time