Psychology Instructional Faculty FT (two positions)

Job description

Job location: Maryland - Montgomery County

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-05-14
Req: R2706
Montgomery College is Maryland’s premier community college, serving more than 60,000 students each year through credit and noncredit programs. Montgomery College is one of Maryland’s most diverse community colleges, which includes more than 164 nations represented in our student body. Do you want to join us in our mission of providing an exceptional education and fostering student success? We are dedicated to providing an exceptional education for all of our students, and we recognize that our faculty and staff are integral to our continued success.

Job TitlePsychology Instructional Faculty FT (two positions)

Job Description SummaryMontgomery College is seeking to fill two (2) full-time Psychology faculty positions. While faculty at the College teach at all three campuses and online, both faculty members will be located at the Rockville campus. The positions will be available beginning in the fall 2021 academic term. We are seeking enthusiastic and dedicated teachers who exhibit a high degree of professionalism, a strong commitment to our students, and the ability to motivate and educate in an engaging manner. These positions are part of the collective bargaining unit.

Faculty in the Psychology Department maintain an active agenda of professional development, including participation in the Study Abroad and the Smithsonian Fellows programs. Additionally, faculty receive support to make presentations at national and local conferences on topics in the social sciences, evolving issues in andragogy, and addressing social justice issues. To this end, we seek enthusiastic and dedicated instructors who exhibit a high degree of professionalism, a solid commitment to our students, and the ability to motivate and educate innovatively and engagingly.

With over 8500 students registering for psychology courses each year, faculty strive to meet our student's diverse academic needs by offering a wide array of dynamic and challenging courses taught in multiple formats and at a wide array of times, ensuring ease of access for our busy students. In addition, students enrolled in psychology courses routinely transfer to some of the most prestigious colleges and universities throughout the country, including Georgetown University, The University of Texas, and Howard University. Montgomery College psychology faculty are also actively engaged in several student support and co-curricular initiatives as evidenced by their efforts in the development of OER/z-cost instructional material, embedded advising and collaborating with the American Psychological Association to host the "I Am Psyched! National Tour," which explores contributions and experiences of Women of Color in Psychology.

The successful candidate will appreciate teaching in a multi-cultural environment and welcome the opportunity to work with students from diverse circumstances and with diverse learning abilities. Faculty in the discipline are highly committed to achieving radical inclusion – that is, deeply rooted values of welcoming and supporting all individuals who seek higher education - through engaging in innovative and socially just pedagogy and actions. Faculty duties include classroom instruction, assessment, curriculum development, advising, professional inquiry, committee work, governance, and instructional technology. Incoming faculty will utilize OERs to yield cost savings for the students and the most current content for faculty.

Job Description

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Faculty members are expected to have access to a personal computer with virus protection that can connect to the internet outside of the work location (i.e., office, classroom, college campus). Montgomery College (MC) provides an MC e-mail account and access to the learning platform, password-protected faculty sections of the website, college listservs, and other faculty communications tools.
  • Teach General Psychology and other courses offered by the Psychology Department.
  • Advise students about discipline course offerings, related programs or certificates, transfer opportunities, and careers in psychology.
  • Teach a varied schedule of courses that may include day, night, early morning, online, weekend, winter, and/or accelerated sections. Opportunities may exist for teaching summer classes.
  • Incorporate educational technology, including an enterprise platform such as Blackboard, into instruction and zero-cost resources in the development and delivery of instruction.
  • Utilize various teaching modalities/formats (e.g., seat-based, blended/hybrid, virtual “live-online” remote, and online).
  • Communicate and collaborate with psychology faculty across all three campuses to ensure a consistent student learning experience.
  • Implement embedded advising and/or embedded classroom support services.
  • Serve on and lead department, discipline, campus, and collegewide committees.
  • Engage in the expansion and implementation of assessments for courses, programs, and learning outcomes to increase student success.
  • Maintain an active program of professional development and participate in professional organizations and activities.
  • Actively support the College's Academic Master Plan, community engagement goals, and support department-related community and business advisory boards.
  • Build constructive and supportive relationships with colleagues, the department chair, and administrators.
  • Foster an environment where ethical standards are routinely and transparently considered by all faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Psychology (graduate coursework must include courses that reflect depth and breadth in Psychology within a Psychology program) or a related discipline.
  • Recent teaching experience at the post-secondary level (e.g., associates, bachelors, or masters-level teaching); teaching done as a graduate student or as a teaching assistant will be considered.
  • The ability to use a Learning Management System (LMS) and other web-based instructional technology to facilitate learning in a web-enhanced environment.
  • Demonstrated experience teaching using a variety of delivery methods, online resources, and technology applications across the curriculum.
  • Evidence of a commitment to supporting or enhancing student success initiatives that further student retention and graduation (e.g., OER, advising).
  • Evidence of innovative curriculum development to serve diverse student populations.
  • Must be able to work in a multicultural environment that reflects our student body and be sensitive to the educational needs of a culturally diverse population.
  • Eligible applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States and not require employer visa sponsorship

Additional Requirements:

For consideration, you must:

  • Attach a Resume/CV
  • Attach a cover letter
  • Attach a statement of philosophy to the of teaching including a statement of experience with, and commitment to, teaching a diverse student body
  • Attach an un-official copy of your transcripts from your highest degree earned.

Incomplete applications will not be considered

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in Psychology from an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited program
  • Experience teaching a variety of psychology courses.
  • Evidence of a commitment to ethics, social justice, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Evidence of participation in institutionally supported academic support initiatives.
  • Demonstrated experience using various teaching modalities/formats (e.g., campus-based, blended/hybrid, virtual live-online synchronous, and distance learning).
  • Experience using pedagogic technologies.
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development.

Salary Range: $62,319-$90,398. Initial salary placement is based on candidate experience and internal equity, new hires are typically placed between the minimum and midpoint of the salary range.

Application Process:

To apply online, please visit:

For consideration, you must:

  • Apply online (and attach the documents below to your application by May 24, 2021
  • Attach a Resume/CV
  • Attach a cover letter
  • Attach a statement of philosophy to the of teaching including a statement of experience with, and commitment to, teaching a diverse student body
  • Attach an un-official copy of your transcripts from your highest degree earned

Please upload all documents to your online application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

As a condition of employment, the following are required at the time of hire:

  • Successful completion of a background check and degree verification (if applicable). Must provide proof of US degree equivalency for international degrees.
  • Participation in a retirement plan

Our benefits package includes: sick leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision, group legal benefits, professional development, retirement plan, educational assistance, tuition waiver for employee and dependents, wellness programming including onsite gyms, pools and classes.

Closing DateMonday, May 24, 2021

Montgomery College is a tobacco-free and smoke-free workplace

For disability-related accommodations, please call 240-567-5353 or send an email to:

Two (2) weeks’ notice required to provide accommodations.

Montgomery College is an academic institution committed to promoting

equal opportunity and fostering diversity among its student body, faculty, and staff.




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Posted: 5/12/2021
Application Due: 5/26/2021
Work Type: Full Time