Adjunct Faculty – English

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Closing date
Oct 21, 2021

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Job Details

Job location: Remote

Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2021-06-15
Req: R0006289
Job Description:

Founded in 1979, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is an independent professional graduate school with a dynamic student body and a professionally accomplished faculty. Our curriculum and training opportunities prepare graduates to deliver outstanding professional services emphasizing the ability to understand and work with diverse populations.

Position Summary:

The Online General Education Department is seeking highly qualified candidates for adjunct faculty positions to join our current dynamic faculty who are utilizing the engaged practitioner model to facilitate our English undergraduate courses. We offer a wide range of undergraduate courses that prepare our undergraduate students for sought-after careers in psychology as well as for a seamless transition into our graduate program upon completion of their Bachelor’s degree.

Online courses at TCSPP are taught through the Canvas learning management system. Before teaching, all new adjunct faculty members in Online-Blended Programs will participate in our 7-week Teaching Online Pedagogy and Standards (TOPS) course, which covers best practices and new developments in online teaching and learning. Additionally, the faculty members will participate in ongoing faculty development to enhance practices and skills to support the general education student population.

Principal Duties:

  • Engage students in the General Education curriculum through discussion and assignments as outlined in the course syllabi.
  • Provide students substantive feedback and respond to student questions/concerns in a timely manner.
  • Offer course appropriate supplemental material(s) as needed.
  • Offer a minimum of two (2) synchronous learning opportunity to students each term through the zoom platform.
  • Attend departmental meetings and events such as undergraduate program virtual town hall meetings at least once during the teaching term.


  • Engage students using a paired skills approach to teach grammar/listening comprehension/communication/writing.
  • Interact with students from culturally diverse backgrounds to help make them active participants of the learning process.
  • Participate in discussion board activities and return graded assignments within the department prescribed timelines.
  • Provide instruction, activities, assignments, and assessments to adequately cover all Student Learning Objectives for the specific course(s) taught.
  • Use teaching methods that emphasize application, cooperation, and collaboration and engage students actively in their studies, encouraging them to become independent learners with higher-order thinking skills.
  • Organize and explain content using methods which are appropriate to students in an online setting.
  • Deliver instructive feedback which inspires students through suggestions to improve their writing and critical thinking abilities.
  • Creatively use tools such as (Jing, Screencast-o-matic, Panopto, etc) to engage the community of learners fostering a higher level of engagement with each other.
  • Willingness to participate in outreach efforts (phone calls, video conferences, etc) to aid with increasing student retention.

Position Qualifications:


Master's degree in English and/or Communication with a minimum of 18 hours of graduate studies in English and/or Communication are required. The degree must be from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.

Consideration will be made for a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning with an identified minor in English and/or Communication.

Candidate must be an enthusiastic educator.


  • Experience teaching general education courses to non-traditional students.
  • Experience teaching via the online platform.
  • Experience teaching new or returning college students.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology offers a generous compensation and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work for a leader in the field of education. Some of our key benefits include: generous paid time-off, medical and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement, professional development, and regular employee appreciation events.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


The Chicago School is a not-for-profit, accredited institution with more than 4,000 students at campuses across the country (Chicago, Los Angeles and Orange Counties, Calif., and Washington, D.C.) and online. TCSPP has been an innovator in the field of psychology and related behavioral science for more than 30 years. TCSPP offers more than 20 degree programs and a wealth of opportunities for international experiences.

Central to our transformational impact on students, their communities, and the practice of psychology is The Engaged Professional Model of Education. This groundbreaking approach to training leverages the talents and experience of faculty practitioners, who work with our Community Partnership and Applied Professional Practice teams to provide students a rich spectrum of clinical training in a wide range of community settings. In fact, the School was the first of its kind to be named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its leadership in service and civic engagement.

Our graduates emerge with unrivaled skills, and ready to make much-needed changes in the communities they serve. They work around the world in hospitals, schools, community centers, agencies, NGOs, private practice, and elsewhere. Our graduates blend a sophisticated understanding of the human experience with high-quality practice in fields such as adolescent psychology, applied behavior analysis, Latino mental health, and forensic psychology.

The Chicago School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is an active member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology—which has recognized The Chicago School for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity and advocacy.

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