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Instructor - Psychology

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs

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Social Sciences, Psychology & Behavioral Science
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Instructor - Psychology - 28539 Faculty

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs will not sponsor work visas or permanent resident applications for this position.

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The instructor of psychology is responsible for teaching various undergraduate and graduate courses for the Psychology Department. Classes will be assigned as needed and efforts will be made to find opportunities for the instructor to teach in their special area of expertise.

Who We Are:

The Psychology Department faculty are committed to excellence in teaching and research, with the expectation that faculty maintain a productive program of research with commitment to obtain external funding. The Psychology Department currently offers a BA in Psychology, MA programs in Psychological Science (with specialty tracks in Cognition, Biopsychology, Geropsychology, and Developmental) and Clinical Psychology (with specialty tracks in Trauma and Geropsychology), and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (with tracks in Geropsychology and in Trauma Psychology). More info can be found at As a Department, we are invested in promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 9,000 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. UCCS offers 53 undergraduate degree programs, 24 graduate degree programs, and 8 doctoral programs. UCCS is also home to the world's only Bachelor of InnovationTM program, which allows our graduates to master multi-disciplinary skills and graduate ready to create real change in the world. UCCS was recently classified as a "High Research Activity" university by the Carnegie Foundation and takes pride in being the only higher education institution in southern Colorado that explicitly includes research as part of its mission. We have a strong focus in fueling student success by creating, using, and maintaining a multitude of offices – First Year Experience, Excel Centers, Academic Advising, and the Career Center just to name a few. Overall, UCCS is constantly focused of preparing our students to have success in the future, and we understand that every single employee on our campus has a significant effect on that focus. Find more information about working at UCCS here:

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Job Duties:

The instructor of psychology is responsible for teaching various undergraduate and graduate courses for the Psychology Department. Classes will be assigned as needed and efforts will be made to find opportunities for the instructor to teach in their special area of expertise.

The duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
    Teach undergraduate and graduate courses each academic year, split between the fall and spring semesters. Use effective distance and online learning methods when needed. Implement culturally responsive practices. Develop thorough syllabi and Canvas content OR follow the provided syllabus and Canvas content for the course.

The typical time allocation for an instructor in the Psychology Department is 95% teaching, and 5% service within the department and on campus.

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Job Competencies:

To be successful in this position, the employee will need the following:
    Effective communication and interpersonal skills Knowledge of best practices in both inclusive education and adult learning methods Ability to orchestrate engaging distance learning experiences when needed Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and thepublic Ability to exercise good judgment and maintain confidentiality regarding critical and sensitiveinformation, records, and reports Ability to work in partnership with colleagues and faculty Multicultural competence and a demonstrated commitment to diversity in all forms

Work Location: On-site

This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

What We Offer:

Salary Range: Generally starting at $51,500-$53,045 per academic year

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training. The University of Colorado Colorado Springs offers excellent benefits, some of which include:
    Medical insurance, with the lowest cost option being $0 to the employee Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance Mandatory retirement plans. Employees contribute 5% of their annual compensation. CU doubles that and contributes 10% Tuition Assistant Benefit available to you or a dependent Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of employment Faculty Housing Assistance Program

Tentative Search Timeline:
    Priority will be given to applications submitted by March 1, 2023. However, this posting will remain open until filled. The potential dates for interviews with the search committee will be the week of March 13 or March 20, 2023. The potential employee start date is August 14, 2023.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.
    Education: Masters degree in Psychology Experience: One (1) year of teaching in higher education institution

Preferred Qualifications:

Doctoral degree in Psychology

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to move. Employee is occasionally required to have long periods of sitting, moderate bending, and fine motor skills. Tasks may involve looking at computer screen continuously for long periods of time. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.

Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.
Special Instructions to Applicants: For an application to be considered, applicants must label each required attachment with the relevant title, attach the required documents for this position announcement to the submission and check the Job Specific Attachments box next to each document in the submission. If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or [email protected]. Job-related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact, Dr. Andrew Lac ([email protected]). The University of Colorado Colorado Springs will not sponsor work visas or permanent resident applications for this position. Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Reference Letters (Not Confidential), Unofficial transcript(s), Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below Application Materials Instructions: Application Materials Instructions: Please identify the job specific minimum qualifications you possess in your cover letter and be sure your resume/CV includes any and all relevant experience to be accurately assessed against the qualifications listed in the posting. To apply, please submit the following application materials to this posting. 1. A current resume/CV. Must include date ranges and whether the position was full time or part time. 2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 3. Unofficial transcripts. 4. Statement of teaching philosophy 5. Evidence of teaching effectiveness (Syllabus and evaluations).

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Colorado Springs Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40077 - LAS-Psychology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jan 11, 2023

Unposting Date: Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Andrew Lac Posting Contact Email: [email protected] Position Number: 00483799

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