Instructor/Asst Prof of Psychology

Liberty University
Lynchburg, VA
Closing date
Sep 10, 2021

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Social Sciences, Psychology & Behavioral Science

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Liberty University’s hiring practices and EEO Statement are fully in compliance with both federal and state law. Federal law creates an exception to the “religion” component of the employment discrimination laws for religious organizations (including educational institutions), and permits them to give employment preference to members of their own religion. Liberty University is in that category.

Position Title:

Instructor/Asst Prof of Psychology

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Kevin Conner

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Job Summary/Basic Function:

Instructor or Assistant Professor of Psychology is a full-time, permanent faculty position within the Department of Psychology and the School of Behavior Sciences. Rank commensurate with education and experience. This position will facilitate learning for psychology undergraduate and graduate students, including instructional design/delivery, and assessing student learning. This position will also mentor and advise psychology students in basic and applied research skills, which may include serving as chairs/readers on thesis committees. The faculty member will participate in student advising, curriculum development, professional, university, and scholarly activity. Liberty University is a Christian institution that expects faculty subscription to an evangelical doctrinal statement. The Department of Psychology is comprised of collegial faculty who emphasize a commitment to Christ and the Scriptures and a dedication to teaching and research within a biblical worldview.

•Teach material from approved curriculum in accordance with assigned schedule to ensure student satisfaction.
•Assist students in achieving completion of objectives and learning outcomes.
•Provide regular and timely feedback to students.
•Advise students in matters related to academics and professional identity.
•Mentors and advises students in basic, advanced, and applied research skills.
•Serve as chairs/readers on thesis committees.

Minimum Qualifications:

•Master’s in Psychology, Counseling or related degree with emphasis on Social Psychology, Research Methods, Developmental Psychology, or related course studies.
•Academic and research experience (conducting and disseminating) in psychology.
•History of outstanding teaching and student mentorship.

Communication and Comprehension
•Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing to convey clear, well articulated information.
•Ability to understand, speak, and write English in order to convey messages and correspond in an articulate and professional manner.
•Possess public communication skills that allow professional representation of Liberty University to a variety of business and community customers and associates.
•Strong organizational skills.
•Excellent computer skills.
•Ability to contribute to a team environment and contribute expertise at appropriate times while recognizing each team members strengths and contributions
•Listen first communication style to ensure that everyone is heard so the best decision can be reached
•Ability to show respect to their colleagues and to work in a collegially manner
Problem Solving
•Intuitively able to reason, analyze information and events, and apply judgment in order to solve problems of both a routine and complex nature.
•Ability to manage multiple projects with multiple deadlines while meeting or exceeding expectations.
•Understanding of how to integrate a Christian Worldview into the principles, techniques, and strategies involved in the practice of clinical psychology within both academic and clinical settings.
•Ability to remain calm and make decisions under pressure.
•Thinks critically to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
•Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
•Ability to assist students in development of internship training experiences that meet APPIC standards
•Learns actively to understand the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Physical and Sensory Abilities
•Occasionally required to travel to local and campus locations.
•Frequently required to sit for extended periods to perform deskwork or type on a keyboard.
•Regularly required to hear and speak in order to effectively communicate orally.
•Occasionally required to stand, walk, and climb stairs to move about the building.
•Regularly lift 10 or fewer pounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

•Terminal degree in Psychology or related degree with emphasis on Social Psychology, Research Methods, Developmental Psychology, or related course studies.
•A record of obtaining extramural funding for research.
•Track record of publishing.
•Facility in advanced statistical analyses.

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regular faculty work hours

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Special Instructions for Applicants:

Please note that while unofficial transcripts are required during this stage of the application process, official transcripts for all conferred degrees (excluding Associate’s degrees) will be required should the department select you for an interview.

In the references section of the application, please submit the names of two professional references and one pastoral reference. Your pastoral reference must be from your current church pastor, or someone within a leadership position within your current church. The pastoral reference cannot be an immediate or extended family member.



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