Traditional Adjunct Instructor – Psychology

Employer
Southern Nazarene University
Location
Bethany, OK

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Faculty Jobs
Social Sciences, Psychology & Behavioral Science
Position Type
Adjunct
Employment Type
Part Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Summary

The Department of Psychology & Counseling seeks adjuncts to join its adjunct pool. Faculty members in the adjunct pool are employed on a course-by-course basis, depending on the curricular offerings and course enrollments in any given semester. Recurrent course needs include PSY 1113 – General Psychology.

The Department

The mission of the Southern Nazarene University Department of Psychology and Counseling is to partner with the university and students for the sake of developing persons who embody compassion, patience, presence, curiosity, thoughtfulness, and imagination. As a university rooted in the Wesleyan theological tradition, we invite our students to live relationally, to embody service and social justice, to use empirically sound methods, and to reflect thoughtfully about self, others, and creation. The undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree is comprised of 50 semester hours and offers a variety of high-impact educational practices, such as writing-intensive courses, collaborative projects, service-based learning, and course-embedded psychological research experience. The program learning objectives align with the American Psychological Association’s 2.0 Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major.

The University

Accredited by the Higher learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the State Board of Education, Southern Nazarene University (SNU) is a private, liberal arts university with a variety of undergraduate, graduate and adult education programs. As a Christian community of scholars, we model the hospitality of grace, the pursuit of truth and the practice of discipleship, all within the Wesleyan-holiness tradition, as we make Christlike disciples through higher education in Christ-centered community. SNU has an enrollment of approximately 2000 undergraduate and graduate students.

ResponsibilitiesEssential Functions
  • Teach courses at assigned days and times
  • Plan lessons that address particular learning outcomes and the needs of students
  • Use technology to enhance instruction and assessment
  • Design, administer, and grade assessments to measure student learning
  • Provide course-related feedback to students in a timely manner
  • Gather a sample of course assignments as requested for documentation for SNU
  • General Education Committee, if applicable
  • Maintain an accurate, up-to-date gradebook
  • Maintain an accurate, up-to-date attendance record
  • Set up and make proper use of a Learning Management System website for assigned course(s)
  • Maintain a professional relationship with any student assistants, tutors, and/or graders assigned to their course(s), if applicable
  • Administer a final exam session at the day and time scheduled by the Registrar
  • Submit final grades as requested by the Registrar
  • Collaborate on course development and assessment with the department chair and other unit faculty and staff
  • Additional course-related duties as assigned
Required Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in any subfield of psychology
  • Southern Nazarene University is an expression of the Church of the Nazarene. According to SNU policy, all faculty and staff must possess a strong personal Christian commitment and be committed to the SNU mission to make Christlike disciples through higher education in a Christ centered community. All employees of the university sign a Faith and Life Covenant in harmony with the values and expectations of the Church of the Nazarene and the university.
  • An understanding of the importance for diversity, inclusion and equity
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to build and maintain positive interpersonal relationships
  • Intrinsic motivation and ability to work independently on teaching-related tasks
Preferred Qualifications
  • Ph. D. in any subfield of psychology
  • Experience in face-to-face classroom instruction at the undergraduate level
Supervision Received

Receives supervision and course assignments from the Department of Psychology & Counseling chair, although other faculty and staff members in the unit may provide work direction.

Supervision Exercised

May be responsible for supervising student teaching assistants, student graders, and/or student tutors.

Organization

Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university. It is an expression of the educational ministry of the Church of the Nazarene. Based at its main residential campus located just west of Oklahoma City, SNU serves students from around the world at multiple locations in Oklahoma and through online educational opportunities. 

Founded in 1899, SNU grew out of several small evangelical colleges committed to training people for service to God and their fellow man. During the later part of the nineteenth century, settlers in Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, and Texas founded these educational institutions to promote the optimistic message that the result of people fully aligning their lives with God’s work in the world would be personal holiness and compassionate service.

Southern Nazarene University values each person created in the image of God, therefore, we also desire to be a community that reflects representation of diversity. We care about inclusion and equity through the refining of our character, the way we create culture and the way we serve Christ. Our University values reconciliation through God’s love.  

 Southern Nazarene University policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, marital status, disability, genetic information, veterans status or any other legally protected class in the recruitment and admission of students, in all personnel actions or decisions including, but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, upgrading, promotion, demotion, termination and salary, and in the operation of all university programs, activities, and services.

Find Us
Website
Telephone
405-491-6333
Location
6729 NW 39th Expressway
Bethany
Oklahoma
73008
United States

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