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Assistant Clinical Professor, Educational Psychology- Flagstaff, AZ

Northern Arizona University
COE: Educational Psychology

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Job Title: Assistant Clinical Professor, Educational Psychology- Flagstaff, AZ
Location: COE: Educational Psychology
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 605403
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Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship

NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

Job Description

This is a 1-year non-tenure track, Assistant Clinical Professor, Educational Psychology, academic year position based in Flagstaff, Arizona in the Department of Educational Psychology. The appointment will begin Fall 2021 academic semester. This is a one-year academic appointment.

The Department of Educational Psychology is part of the College of Education and offers Master’s degrees in School Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Student Affairs Counseling, Human Relations, a PhD in Combined Counseling/School Psychology, a PsyD in Clinical Psychology, and an EdS in School Psychology. Instruction is offered via in-person, blended, and on-line modalities. The Department of Educational Psychology has statewide locations that also offer accredited programs. For more information about the Department of Educational Psychology, visit: NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

The Department of Educational Psychology (EPS) is seeking to fill an Assistant Clinical Professor, Educational Psychology position at our Flagstaff Mountain campus beginning in August 2021. The EPS Department seeks candidates who possess innovative instructional methodology, experience in research and supervision, and diverse experiences and professional proficiencies. Additional expectations include excellence in teaching and mentoring diverse students. The position is a 9-month non-tenure-track faculty line.


  1. Teach undergraduate and graduate classes with an educational psychology focus for the EPS programs. Possible course assignments include, but are not limited to: Educational Psychology for Educators, Human Development, Self-Management Techniques, Educational Psychology Applied to Learning, or Tests and Measurements
  2. Teach in-person, with some blended or online courses to students in Flagstaff and to extended campus sites
  3. Assist in recruiting and advising educational psychology students
  4. Fulfill service responsibilities to the department, college, university, and the profession

Minimum Qualifications
  1. Earned Doctorate in Educational Psychology or related field by date of hire
  2. College teaching experience (can include college teaching as a graduate assistant)

Preferred Qualifications
  1. Two or more years of relevant undergraduate or graduate level teaching experience in the area of educational psychology, or related field
  2. Ability/experience or strong interest in recruiting, advising, and mentoring graduate students
  3. Ability/experience working with graduate students on research projects, presentations, and publications
  4. Ability or strong interest in working with distance technologies, such as web-based instruction
  5. Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with department chairs, other program directors/coordinators, faculty, staff, students, and associated members of the professional community
  6. Ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds, including rural and southwest populations
  7. Evidence of a strong professional identity, and an active involvement or leadership roles in educational psychology related professional associations, such as AERA or APA

General Information
Northern Arizona University has a student population of 29,569, including approximately 21,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online.

Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch. NAU carefully balances teaching, scholarship and service with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes. For information about diversity, access and equity at NAU, see the Center for University Access and Inclusion webpage.

While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research that extend to such national concerns as forest health and bioterrorism. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.

Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at the intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.

With its elevation of 7,000 feet and four-season climate, Flagstaff is ideal for year-round outdoor activities. Nearby attractions include the Grand Canyon, Lowell Observatory, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Monument Valley, Sunset Crater, Meteor Crater, and Arizona Snowbowl.

Background Information

This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting.

If you are applying for a job that requires a CDL, you will be required to register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse and adhere to the clearinghouse requirements.

Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.

Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus and NAU-Fort Defiance as these campuses have on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities.

If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.


$60,000 - $62,000 – Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.


This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU HR benefits page.

Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment.

If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment. More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU HR benefits page.

Submission Deadline

This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on May 20, 2021.

How to Apply
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to, follow the 'Faculty and Administrator Openings' link, locate vacancy 605403, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page.

Please attach to your application:

  1. a cover letter highlighting your interest in and particular qualifications for this position;
  2. a curriculum vitae;
  3. copies of transcripts (originals will be required of the successful applicant);
  4. a diversity statement;
  5. a statement of teaching philosophy;
  6. sample syllabi and teaching evaluations from one or two college courses;
  7. names and contact information for three references.

Questions about the position can be addressed to EPS Administrative Services Assistant, Senior, Hope DeMello at, [email protected]

Identify each attachment with your last name, first name and the vacancy number.

The committee may request additional information at a later date.

If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the HR website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements

NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.


Northern Arizona University (NAU) is a public university offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees of high quality and societal value.  Students are at the center of the NAU experience, which is guided by a dedicated and distinguished faculty committed to teaching, individual engagement, and research excellence.

Our educational programs are designed to prepare our students for personal and professional success after graduation.

Whether they earn their degrees at our historic Flagstaff campus, regionally throughout Arizona, or online, we prepare our students to achieve their human potential in ways that serve the state, the region, the nation, and the world.

If you can see yourself as part of a university community dedicated to its students and their success, NAU might be the right fit for you.

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