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Adjunct- Psychophysioology Department

Saybrook University

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Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow (Adjunct) in Applied Psychophysiology at Saybrook University.

Saybrook University is seeking a person who graduated with a Ph.D. in Applied Psychophysiology within the last two years to join Saybrook University as a post-doctoral teaching fellow.

Under the direction of the Chair, Department of Psychophysiology, the post-doctoral teaching fellow is responsible for developing and teaching courses as well as performing other research and administrative tasks within the department of psychophysiology.

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • The Post-Doctoral Fellowship is a half time, one-year position. Teaching Fellows are paid at the same rate as adjunct instructors at Saybrook University plus have the opportunity to take one free course per semester. Post-Doctoral Fellows have three years to take their free courses as it is unlikely that courses of interest will be available the same semester the fellows are teaching.
  • The Fellow is assigned to the Department of Psychophysiology at Saybrook University to perform the following and other duties as assigned under the supervision of the Department Chair.
  • The Fellow is expected to teach two course per spring and fall semester of 3 credits each and one 3 credit course during the summer semester within the Fellow’s scope of expertise for the Department of Psychophysiology. Each course is anticipated to have approximately 6-12 students. This amounts to five courses taught in the duration of the fellowship. The amount of teaching per semester may be modified if the Fellow is assigned other roles such as course development and research if more or fewer courses and enrolled students are available for the Fellow’s teaching.
  • The Fellow is responsible for keeping each course syllabus up to date, participating in the online discussion forums, and evaluating each assignment under the supervision of a senior faculty member.
  • The Fellow attends departmental and other faculty meetings.
  • The Fellow is assigned a senior member of the Department of Psychophysiology to mentor the Fellow through teaching and administrative duties. The Fellow is expected to meet with the mentor on a recurring basis.
  • The Fellow assists in the development of courses and course materials including locating appropriate supporting literature and organizing course materials.
  • The Fellow assists in preparation for and presentation of laboratory’s during the RC within the incumbent’s sphere of knowledge.
  • The Fellow is expected to conduct a research program in support of the department’s needs including development of research protocols and IRB applications.
  • The time commitment is approximately twenty hours per week with actual work hours negotiable with the chair of the hosting department and mentor.

Position Requirements:

  • Graduation with a doctoral degree in applied psychophysiology within the last two years from a regionally accredited institution or the equivalent.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Knowledge of the Canvas system.
  • Experience in the on-line learning environment.
  • History of having taken the courses, or very similar courses, to those the Fellow is required to teach.
  • History of planning and conducting research studies in applied psychophysiology.
  • Knowledge of APA’s writing style requirements.

Position Qualifications:

  • Graduation with a doctoral degree in applied psychophysiology within the last two years from a regionally accredited institution or the equivalent.
  • History of having taken courses similar to the courses the Fellow will teach.

Saybrook University offers a generous compensation and benefits package. Some of our key benefits include: paid time-off, medical and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan, and multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA),

Saybrook University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Saybrook University:

Saybrook University was founded over 40 years ago by some of the greatest minds of the 20th century and continues to inspire a new generation of innovators. A non-profit regionally accredited university known for its commitment to humanistic studies and rigorous research, Saybrook University’s academic model puts the student at the center of everything we do to provide a unique, transformational, learning experience. Saybrook offers advanced degrees in organizational systems, psychology, mind-body medicine, and counseling, all in flexible learning formats to help students continue to be active contributors to the fields they work in while they advance their education. Saybrook University is proud to be a community of creative, compassionate innovators dedicated to pursing new ways of thinking and doing for our professions, organizations, and communities.

Saybrook University 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.

Saybrook University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Working at Saybrook University 

Saybrook University is the world’s premier institution for humanistic studies. It is a rigorous and unique learner-centered educational institution offering advanced degrees in psychology, mind-body medicine, and organizational systems. Saybrook’s programs are deeply rooted in the humanistic tradition and a commitment to help students develop as whole people – mind, body, and spirit – in order to achieve their full potential. Experiential learning and professional training are integral components of the transformative education offered through Saybrook’s programs.

Saybrook University is growing to bring together new disciplines and apply its humanistic perspective to a broad spectrum of practical fields.

The University comprises graduate programs divided into four cohesive schools focused on specific disciplines and career and professional outcomes:

·  School of Organizational Leadership and Transformation (OLT)

·  School of Mind-Body Medicine

·  School of Clinical Psychology

·  School of Psychology and Interdisciplinary Inquiry

Our global community of scholars and practitioners is dedicated to advancing human potential to create a humane and sustainable world. We accomplish this by providing our students with the skills to achieve and make a difference, empowering them to pursue their passions and their life’s work. Our scholars and practitioners are creative, compassionate innovators pursuing new ways of thinking and doing for their professions, organizations, and communities.

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