Assistant / Associate Professor, Community Psychology
- The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
- Charlotte, NC
- Faculty Jobs
- Professional Fields, Communication & Journalism, Social Sciences, Psychology & Behavioral Science
- Position Type
- Tenured & Tenure-Track
- Employment Type
- Full Time
- Institution Type
- Four-Year Institution
Assistant / Associate Professor, Community PsychologyClassification Title:
9-Mo Tenure-Track/ Tenured FacultyCollege:
Col Liberal Arts & Science (Col)Department:
Psychological SciencePosition Designation:
Permanent - Full-timeMonths per year:
9Primary Purpose of Department:
The Department of Psychology is an academic community of teacher/scholars and doctoral, master’s, and undergraduate students that is engaged in advancing the discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge in traditional areas of Psychology in general and applied areas of Psychology in particular. The Department of Psychology seeks to provide quality undergraduate education and to attain national and international recognition for research and graduate training in Health Psychology and Organizational Sciences.
We strive to achieve our mission in order to:
– To prepare students for careers in science and professional practice in Health Psychology and Organizational Science;
- To advance basic and applied psychological research
- To build connections with and make contributions that benefit our local community.
The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences advances the ethical discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge and creativity, and – by building the academic programs for tomorrow – educates students to be informed, critical thinkers and competent communicators, to work successfully in a world of increasing diversity and change, and to be engaged citizens in a global society.
All CandidatesDescription of Work:
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate goals.
Teaching, Advising, Curriculum and Instructional Development – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, advising and consultation, directing student research, curriculum and instructional development, and grading student work.
Scholarly Research, Creative, and Other Professional Activities – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to participate in expanding the knowledge base of her/his academic field by conducting research or engaging in other creative activities as appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to research may include but are not limited to: research/creative activity that generates new knowledge and/or synthesizes and/or integrates existing knowledge, publication, an on-going agenda for research, scholarly, and creative activity, and are expected to seek extramural support for their work.
Service to University, the Public, and the Profession – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to engage in a program of service appropriate to their discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to service may include but are not limited to: service to the administration and governance of the University, public service, and service to the profession.
To view the complete Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty document visit our website: http://provost.uncc.edu/academic-budget-personnel/handbook/search-committeeEssential Duties and Responsibilities:
A Ph.D. degree in Psychology, Community Psychology, Ecological Psychology, or a related field; an established program of community and/or community health-related research that can contribute effectively to our graduate programs in Community and Health Psychology; a demonstrated record of (or strong promise for) external funding for research, commensurate with rank; an ability to teach and mentor a diverse student population at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
This position will have joint teaching and research responsibilities in the Department of Psychological Science and the Health Psychology Ph.D. program.
UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:
The successful applicant will be joining a diverse group of faculty who value teaching, research, social improvement via practice, and service. Preference will be given to candidates whose research program aligns with community psychology. The successful candidate brings:
- A track record of distinguished research productivity (publications and external funding) that engages graduate and undergraduate students.
- Evidence of (or promise for) extensive community-based partnerships and collaboration across sectors and/or within the field of Community Psychology.
- Experience teaching courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels, and potential to teach courses in community psychology, applied research/program evaluation, prevention, and community interventions.
- Demonstrated ability to provide research and professional mentorship to graduate students in the Health Psychology Ph.D. Program.
- The capacity to provide service to the Community Psychology concentrations in the M.A. & Ph.D. programs, Health Psychology Ph.D. Program, Department of Psychological Science, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, and University.
None.Special Notes to Applicants:
Applications must be submitted electronically at https://jobs.charlotte.edu/ (position number: #7280). Please attach the following documents with your electronic application: (1) a letter of interest in the position explaining how you meet the requirements, (2) a statement of research and teaching interests, (3) curriculum vitae, (4) up to three representative publications, (5) evidence of teaching and mentoring effectiveness (if available), and (6) names and contact information for three individuals who could serve as references (and, if necessary, provide letters of recommendation).
Finalists will be asked during their screening interview to discuss how the topics of diversity and inclusion are incorporated into their teaching and research.
Review of applications will begin on November 21, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. The candidate chosen for this position will subject to criminal background check and will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree.
Please contact the search committee Chair, Dr. Victoria Scott ([email protected]) with any questions about the position or the application process.
11/09/2022Open Until Filled:
YesDate Review of Applications will Begin:
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research university. It leverages its location in the state's largest city to offer internationally competitive programs of research and creative activity, exemplary undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, and a focused set of community engagement initiatives. UNC Charlotte maintains a particular commitment to addressing the cultural, economic, educational, environmental, health, and social needs of the greater Charlotte region.
Located in the state’s largest metropolitan area, UNC Charlotte is among the fastest growing universities in the UNC System. A large public university with a small college feel, UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus is the home away from home for more than 29,000 students. The University offers internationally competitive research and creative activity opportunities and exemplary undergraduate, graduate and professional programs coupled with a focused set of community engagement initiatives that enrich the region’s quality of life.
In fulfilling our mission, we envision a University that promises:
- An accessible and affordable quality education that equips students with intellectual and professional skills, ethical principles, and an international perspective.
- A strong foundation in liberal arts and opportunities for experiential education to enhance students’ personal and professional growth.
- A robust intellectual environment that values social and cultural diversity, free expression, collegiality, integrity, and mutual respect.
- A safe, diverse, team-oriented, ethically responsible, and respectful workplace environment that develops the professional capacities of our faculty and staff.
To achieve a leadership position in higher education, we will:
- Rigorously assess our progress toward our institutional, academic, and administrative plans using benchmarks appropriate to the goals articulated by our programs and in our plans.
- Serve as faithful stewards of the public and private resources entrusted to us and provide effective and efficient administrative services that exceed the expectations of our diverse constituencies.
- Create meaningful collaborations among university, business, and community leaders to address issues and opportunities of the region.
- Develop an infrastructure that makes learning accessible to those on campus and in our community and supports the scholarly activities of the faculty.
- Pursue opportunities to enhance personal wellness through artistic, athletic, or recreational activities.
- Operate an attractive, environmentally responsible and sustainable campus integrated with the retail and residential neighborhoods that surround us.
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is committed to the recruitment and retention of highly qualified and productive faculty, administrators, and other professional staff members. We recognize that career decisions are influenced by family considerations. For up to one year from the date of an employee’s relocation to Charlotte, the University will assist the employee’s spouse or domestic partner with efforts to find employment within the University and/or within the surrounding area.
Diversity at UNC Charlotte
UNC Charlotte is committed to cultivating diversity and inclusion throughout the campus. Our campus community is comprised of people who represent the wide breadth of gender identities, sexualities, races and ethnicities, faith traditions, nationalities, and other social groups and backgrounds. All of these identities and experiences enrich the University as a whole. UNC Charlotte strives to celebrate and leverage the benefits of this diversity, and to sustain an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students, faculty, and staff.
To learn more about plans, programs, resources and news and events relating to diversity and inclusion at UNC Charlotte please use the following link: https://diversity.uncc.edu/
To access the full text of the UNC Charlotte Plan for Campus Diversity, Access and Inclusion please use the following link: https://diversity.uncc.edu/sites/diversity.uncc.edu/files/media/Campus%20Plan%20for%20Diversity%2C%20Access%2C%20and%20Inclusion%202016.pdf
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Overview of the UNC Charlotte Plan for Campus Diversity, Access and Inclusion.
The goal of quality education for all at UNC Charlotte is the foundation for our Diversity Plan. At its fullest potential, higher education allows students to interact with people from different backgrounds and to engage a range of ideas and perspectives. This educational experience cultivates the skills that graduates will need to function adeptly in a global society.
As North Carolina and the Charlotte region undergo rapid population growth and demographic change, UNC Charlotte must respond to the needs of a more diverse student population. It is imperative that the University prepare its students to become leaders and thriving citizens in a pluralistic and multicultural society. In adopting our Diversity Plan, we affirm that:
- We believe that a diverse faculty, staff and student body are critical in advancing teaching, scholarship, and community engagement at UNC Charlotte.
- We are committed to enhancing opportunities for living, working and learning in a diverse environment
- We are committed to educating our students to interact effectively and respectfully in the global community.
The Plan identifies components of a diverse campus community and outlines steps toward building an inclusive environment that promotes the success of all students, faculty, and staff. It is a living document that affirms our institutional values and is designed to offer guidance to University departments and units for achieving the University goals for diversity. The seven broad objectives of the Diversity Plan are:
1: Promote a broad understanding of goals for diversity, access, and inclusion for the University through active outreach to the campus community.
2: Recruit and graduate a diverse student body that reflects community diversity and addresses the state’s need to increase access to higher education for historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students.
3: Increase the recruitment of underrepresented faculty and advance their progression through the faculty ranks.
4: Increase the representation of staff from underrepresented groups.
5: Ensure the presence of institutional environments and course development that enhance learning and appreciation for the full range of diversity.
6: Develop external relationships with the community to enhance diversity on and off campus.
7: Ensure the Success of the Plan through Assessment, Accountability, and Recognition.
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