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Adjunct Faculty, Foundational Psychological Sciences (Social Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; ...

The Chicago School
Los Angeles, CA

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Job Description:

Founded in 1979, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is an independent, not-for-profit, 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. The Los Angeles Campus of TCSPP was established in 2008 in Downtown Los Angeles.

Position Summary:

The Clinical Psychology department is seeking highly qualified candidates for adjunct faculty positions at our Los Angeles Campus to teach in our APA accredited Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) program. Our faculty members typify practitioner-scholar model of education to teach doctoral-level psychology courses.

Available Courses Focused On

  • Social Psychology

  • Cognitive Psychology

  • Human Lifespan Development

  • Psychopharmacology

Principal Duties:

The primary responsibility of adjunct faculty members is to teach courses by sharing theoretical and practical knowledge of the subject, guiding students through the relevant empirical literature base, and when applicable, encouraging direct application to the workplace within the field of clinical psychology.

All adjunct faculty members at TCSPP at Los Angeles are expected to be available and responsive to students during the course. This “availability” includes:

  • Timely grading of assignments and providing quality feedback;

  • Availability outside of regular class meetings (i.e., office hours) to address student’s questions

and concerns

Adjunct faculty will be provided model course syllabi with recommended course texts and required primary source prior to beginning the teaching assignment. Modifications of syllabi are possible with approval of the Department Chair.

Position Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree required.

  • Graduate of an APA accredited program (if degree is in Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychology).

  • Psychologist licensed or license eligible (for teaching clinically related courses).

  • Strong commitment to academic excellence, diversity, community service, and scholarship.

  • Expertise, professional experience, specific training, advanced education, or scholarship in the specific area of instruction.

The department seeks an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student-centeredness, professional development and scholarship, integrity and ethics, respect for diversity and pluralism, innovation, flexibility, and teamwork and collaboration. Candidates who will advance equity, diversity, and inclusion through their teaching, scholarship, and service are strongly encouraged to apply.

Compensation & Benefits

This opportunity is budgeted at $1,124-1,540 per credit and may vary per course with student enrollment. Additional compensation factors may impact total compensation. To learn more about our competitive benefits and additional rewards, including generous paid time-off, medical and dental insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, click the link below.

The Chicago School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please note: For the protection of faculty, staff, students, and all who enter our facilities, The Chicago School strongly recommends that all employees are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per CDC guidance.


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. TCS has been an innovator in the field of psychology and related behavioral science for more than 30 years. TCS 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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