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Adjunct Faculty - Forensic Psychology

The Chicago School
Chicago, IL

Job Details

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 Forensic Psychology Department at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago Campus is currently seeking qualified adjunct professors to teach in their M.A. Forensic Psychology: Professional Counselor Licensure Track program. Teaching opportunities may be available in fall (August – December), spring (January – April), and summer (May – July) semesters. Courses are taught in both on-ground and on-ground/blended (online with weekend intensive sessions) modalities.

We offer a wide variety of graduate-level courses in areas such as:

  • Broad and general counseling/clinical skills, techniques, and theories (e.g.- Clinical and Diagnostic Interviewing, Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy, Psychopathology, etc.)

  • Specialized/advanced counseling/clinical theories and skills (e.g.- Trauma and Crisis Intervention, Family Systems and Family Therapy, Group Therapy, etc.)

  • Forensic-specific domains (e.g.- Mental Health Law, Introduction to Forensic Psychology, Forensic Documentation/Report Writing/Testifying, etc.)

  • Assessment (e.g. Assessment in Counseling, Research Methods, etc.)

Interested individuals should specify in their cover letter the content areas that they are most interested in teaching, the semesters and days/times that they may be available, and the preferred modality. Instructors for blended courses are required to have previous experience teaching online or will have to complete an online pedagogy course prior to teaching in this modality.

For more information about The Chicago School of Professional Psychology visit, or email the Chair of the Forensic Psychology Department, Dr. Ana Belmonte at

Principal Duties:

The primary responsibility of adjunct faculty is to design and implement course instruction and provide evaluation of students. They must also maintain communication with department administration, faculty, and students, as well as meet deadlines.

All adjunct faculty members at The Chicago School are expected to be available and responsive to students during the course. This availability includes:

  • Active participation in lectures and related instructional activities (e.g., discussion forums)

  • Timely grading of assignments and providing detailed, quality feedback

  • Being available outside of regular class meetings to address student’s questions and concerns.

Adjuncts will be provided master course syllabi with required or recommended course texts prior to beginning the teaching assignment. They will also be connected with a core faculty member (course lead) for onboarding and assistance throughout the semester.

Position Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in related field

  • Teaching experience (3 years preferred)

  • Professional experience in area of expertise or course content

  • Commitment to academic excellence, service to the community, research, and diversity.

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.


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.

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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