Adjunct Faculty – Research Methods – DC Campus

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Washington, DC

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Position Type
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job location: Washington, DC

Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2021-10-28
Req: R0006455
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 Business Psychology 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 doctoral-level courses focused on quantitative and qualitative research methodology.

The Research Methods course focuses on the appropriate methodologies for program and intervention outcome analysis, linkage research, and model testing. Specific attention will be paid to organizational measurement and assessment for the purpose of demonstrating the effectiveness of organizational interventions on desired outcomes such as customer retention, return on investment, and organizational effectiveness.

The Qualitative Research Methods course examines the methods that can be credibly employed to examine cultural and cross-cultural research in psychology. Topics include: qualitative design frameworks, establishing trustworthiness and credibility, threats to trustworthiness and mediation strategies, data collection, data analysis, and results reporting.

The Statistics and Lab course presents the descriptive and inferential statistical techniques used in decision making. This course also examines problem-solving research methods currently used in organizational and industrial psychology. Students will apply univariate and multivariate statistics using computer programs designed to fulfill the needs of practitioners to address real organizational problems using research methods. This course is delivered in a blended format, where students complete the “lecture” portion of the class online and the lab portion either in a classroom for campus based students in webinar format for distance learning students.

The Advanced Statistics course focuses on how to effectively use statistics to make effective decisions in research and practice. The objective is to help students learn how to use statistics to draw conclusions about applied problems. The approach will be to help students discover how to use statistics to frame the questions they ask and examine the answers they get. This is a ‘thinking’ course about understanding derived information to solve problems more than a ‘formula’ class about assessing data. Advanced multivariate methods will be explored as ways in which students can creatively explore organization conditions, examine interrelationships, and draw actionable conclusions.

Courses run 14 weeks in fall and spring semesters, and 8 weeks in the summer.
Note: The courses are offered on a rotating-semester basis per program needs, so the position may be for an immediate or later semester.

Principle Duties:

Engage students in research methodology curriculum through discussion and assignments as outlined in the course syllabi. Provide students substantive feedback and respond to student questions and concerns in a timely manner. Maintain communication with department administration, faculty, and students.

Position Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in from a regionally-accredited institution
  • Strong commitment to academic excellence, research, community service, and diversity
  • Experience teaching or publishing quantitative/qualitative methodology, research design & methodology
  • Good command of statistics

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The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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.

Please note: For the protection of faculty, staff, students and all who enter our facilities, The Chicago School requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, with limited exemptions, as a condition of employment.


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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