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Adjunct Instructor, Psychology

Johnson C. Smith University
Charlotte, NC

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Social Sciences, Psychology & Behavioral Science
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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details


The successful candidate will be expected to teach psychology courses to support the psychology degree program curriculum requirements. The successful candidate should have knowledge of and experience in their selected teaching discipline, as well as experience with and the ability to use instructional technologies to support classroom activities. Additionally, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to create a positive learning environment that will support student success.

Essential Job Functions

  • Teaching assignments would include lecture and/or laboratory instruction in courses for the Department
  • A commitment to undergraduate teaching
  • The ability to use instructional technology is a benefit. Experience with online learning management systems (Canvas, Blackboard, etc.)
  • Prepares and delivers relevant course content using a variety of teaching methods and assessments that support student learning
  • Ensures that students achieve and demonstrate mastery of stated learning objectives
  • Teaches assigned course(s) by delivering appropriate course content to students, preparing course materials and lesson plans, and addressing students’ questions and/or concerns
  • Maintains accurate records of student attendance, academic achievement and performance in accordance with university policies and procedures
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Candidates must possess a Master’s degree or higher with at least 18 graduate credit hours in Psychology or a related field. Preference will be given to candidates that have prior experience working with college-level students and students from diverse backgrounds.

Supplemental Information

Finalists for this position are subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history and identity check. Files to be submitted are 1) Letter of Application; 2) Curriculum Vitae; 3) Statement of Teaching Philosophy; 4) Unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended (official transcripts will be required of all finalists); 5) Official JCSU Application. Three signed Letters of Recommendation on letterhead from individuals familiar with the candidate's teaching abilities are also required should be scanned directly to by the person making the recommendation.


Johnson C. Smith University, a 155-year-old historically black liberal arts college dedicated to serving a diverse student body, is located in Charlotte, NC. The University has a rich history and is heralded as one of the best of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the nation, serving 1400 students in undergraduate, graduate, non-traditional and adult programs. Johnson C. Smith University continues to gain a strong national reputation for integrating the liberal arts with business, the sciences and technology. For more information, please visit http://www.,

Johnson C. Smith University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability or veteran’s status as it relates to student enrollment or hiring. Johnson C. Smith University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and master's degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Johnson C. Smith University.

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