Adjunct Faculty: Dissertation Chair - International Psychology - Online Campus

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

View more

Faculty Jobs
Social Sciences, Psychology & Behavioral Science

Job Details

Job location: Remote

Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2021-10-28
Req: R0006701
Job Description:

Founded in 1979, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology 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 International Psychology Department at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is seeking several highly qualified adjunct instructors to join our diverse faculty serving as dissertation chairs in the PhD in International Psychology program (Online Campus). We offer a wide variety of graduate-level courses in the field of International Psychology.

Principal Duties:

  • Teach dissertation courses and support students in the development of their dissertation studies in the field of International Psychology in between courses until the completion of the dissertation.
  • Review the dissertation studies providing feedback on the content of the research
  • Prepare the dissertation students for the oral proposal defense and the dissertation defense
  • Attend the virtual oral proposal defense and the virtual dissertation defense
  • Coaching students to develop the IRB applications and approve applications prior to submitting the document
  • Communicate with the IP department the readiness of students to enroll in the dissertation courses based on the IP PhD program requirements
  • Meet regularly with students to increase maximize engagement and increase retention
  • Link students to University resources
  • Document student progress
  • Adhere to expectations and guidelines determined by the department chair
  • Complete Term Prep Checklist for each dissertation course

Position Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in international psychology, psychology, or related field
  • Evidence of exemplary teaching experience (3 years preferred)
  • Experience chairing dissertation students in the fields of cultural, indigenous, cross-cultural, and/or intercultural psychology
  • Commitment to academic excellence, service to the community, research, and diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Completion of the Online Teaching Certification Program (TOPs) and the Dissertation Course Training (DCT) are required. TCSPP offers free programs for those who have not completed TOPs and DCT.


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.

Find Us

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert