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Assistant Teaching Professor, School Psychology (Phoenix)

Northern Arizona University

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Assistant Teaching Professor, School Psychology (Phoenix)

Location: NAU - North Valley
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job ID: 607820
Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Workplace Culture

NAU aims to be the nation's preeminent engine of opportunity, vehicle of economic mobility, and driver of social impact by delivering equitable postsecondary value in Arizona and beyond.

About NAU

Northern Arizona University serves almost 30,000 students. We are a vibrant community, with 21,000 students in Flagstaff—the home of our largest campus—and the remainder online or at our 20+ statewide locations. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.

Committed to an inclusive university environment, NAU has all the benefits of a large institution with a personal touch. We carefully balance teaching, scholarship, and service for faculty members. Supporting our core value of student-centrism, NAU's faculty members promote learning and help students reach academic milestones.

Flagstaff is an outdoorsy mountain town with four seasons and a thriving cultural scene. Located at 7,000 feet, Flagstaff houses 70,000 people and sits at the base of the sacred San Francisco Peaks.

For more about inclusive excellence at NAU, visit the Center for Inclusive Excellence and Access.

About the Department/College

The Department of Educational Psychology is aligned with the strategic priorities of NAU to elevate excellence for a bold and boundless future. We are committed to serving the people of Arizona, including Indigenous and Latine communities; and are dedicated to preparing individuals who contribute to the academic preparedness, positive educational and health outcomes, school climate, and college-going and completion rates in Arizona and beyond. We seek candidates committed to culturally responsive, inclusive, and equitable educational practices that advance educational excellence for all our students.

About the Position

The Department of Educational Psychology at Northern Arizona University is hiring a full-time, Teaching Track (non-tenure) Assistant Professor based in Phoenix beginning in Fall 2024. The Department of Educational Psychology is housed in the College of Education and offers a Combined Counseling/School Psychology PhD program, a School Psychology Ed.S. program, master's programs in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, Counseling - Student Affairs, and Human Relations; and a bachelor's program in Applied Human Behavior; with programs at four campuses and online, including Flagstaff, Phoenix, Tucson, and Yuma. Faculty in the department work collaboratively to support student learning across programs and campuses.

The faculty member hired for this position will primarily teach graduate courses to students enrolled in the Ed.S. School Psychology program at the Phoenix-North Valley campus. The Ed.S. program at NAU is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The School Psychology program at NAU grounds itself in the foundations of inclusive excellence; desirable candidates with a background in school psychology will contribute to the program and department's commitment to diversity through teaching and supervision. We expect candidates to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of developmental, psychological, and learning theories, general and special education, and legal, ethical, and professional standards of practice. Professional competency in assessment, prevention, intervention, counseling and consultation with family, school and community professionals is also anticipated.

Responsibilities Include:

Teaching and Supervision
  • Lead instructional design and pedagogy to facilitate delivery of school psychology curriculum, as well as continuous improvement of program curriculum and instruction to support the program's goals and needs for recruitment, retention, and inclusive excellence.
  • Teach 24 credits (12 credits per semester) of graduate-level school psychology coursework per academic year; teach in-person, online, and in blended formats.
  • Engage in student support duties as assigned and appropriate to experience and credentialing, including but not limited to, practicum supervision, Ed.S. student advising and mentorship, and assistance with licensure preparation.
  • Develop and deliver courses in ways that effectively account for a variety of diverse backgrounds, communities, identities, and abilities.

  • Serve on departmental, college, and university committees.
  • Assist in course and program planning.
  • Work with community partners to establish potential student field placements.

This is a full-time, non-tenure (teaching track) position, based out of Phoenix, Arizona, beginning Fall 2024 for 9-months.

Minimum Qualifications

Educational Requirements
  • Earned doctorate in School Psychology or closely related field for consideration at the Assistant Teaching Professor rank. Candidates who are ABD or who have earned an EdS certificate in School Psychology from NASP approved program may apply and would be hired at a lower rank with commensurate salary.
  • AZ School Psychologist certification, or eligibility and plan to obtain by start date.

  • Teaching experience in a university setting.
  • School-based experience providing school psychological services in general and special education contexts (e.g., practica, internship, or P12 employment).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in School Psychology by start date
  • Teaching and service experience in a university setting, including instruction, supervision and mentoring.
  • Experience working in the areas of multi-tier systems of support, prevention, intervention, consultation, and special education evaluation and services for P12 students' academic, behavioral, and social-emotional needs.
  • Experience advising or supervising school psychology trainees.
  • Demonstrated experience with and/or potential for future success in mentoring all NAU students through teaching and/or research, and scholarship
  • Experience working with diverse populations such that all backgrounds, identities, and lived experiences are valued.
  • Experience and success in fostering and creating collaborative, inclusive, and supportive learning and working environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in the NASP 10 domains of School Psychology practice.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Understands best practices related to clinical training in School Psychology.
  • Commitment to a scientist-practitioner orientation.
  • Interacts and communicates successfully with diverse students, faculty, and staff.
  • Acts in a way that embodies the mission, vision, and values of NAU and the College of Education.
  • Maintains ethical behavior and the ability to demonstrate ethical decision making related to training concerns.
  • Communicates ideas and information effectively in both verbal and written form.
  • Knowledge of local and national training and licensing requirements and ability to guide our students through the process.
  • Utilizes technology effectively to support student learning and program processes.

Compensation & Benefits

Anticipated salary range is $65,000 - $67,000. Annual salary commensurate with candidate's qualifications and related experience.

This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU HR benefits page. Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment. If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of the pay period following election. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following election. More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU HR benefits page.

Pre-Employment Check

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.

Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship

NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.

Submit Your Application

Vacancy will remain open until filled. Applications received before May 6, 2024 will receive full consideration.

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description (if viewing this position through the NAU HR website). Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to, follow the 'Current Openings' link, locate vacancy 607820, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page.

Application must include (saved as PDF and/or Word documents):
  1. a cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for this position;
  2. a curriculum vitae; and
  3. names and contact information for three references.

Please do not include any other documents. Additional Documentation will NOT be reviewed.

If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the HR website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process, please contact the Disability Resources Office at 928-523-8773,, or PO Box 5633, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

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About Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University sits at the base of the San Francisco Peaks, on homelands sacred to Native Americans throughout the region. We honor their past, present, and future generations, who have lived here for millennia and will forever call this place home.

Founded in 1899, Northern Arizona University is a community-engaged, high-research university that delivers an exceptional student-centered experience to its nearly 28,000 students in Flagstaff, at 22 statewide campuses, and online. Building on a 123-year history of distinctive excellence, NAU aims to be the nation’s preeminent engine of opportunity, vehicle of economic mobility, and driver of social impact by delivering equitable postsecondary value in Arizona and beyond. NAU is committed to meeting talent with access and excellence through its impactful academic programs and enriching experiences, paving the way to a better future for the diverse students it serves and the communities they represent.

Why work at Northern Arizona University?  

NAU aims to be the nation's preeminent engine of opportunity, vehicle of economic mobility, and driver of social impact by delivering equitable postsecondary value in Arizona and beyond.

NAU transforms lives and enriches communities through high-quality academics and impactful scholarship, creative endeavors, and public service.

NAU will educate, support, and empower students from all backgrounds, identities, and lived experiences to reach their full potential and contribute to a more just, equitable, inclusive, prosperous, and sustainable future.

NAU- 2025 Elevating Excellence Priorities

  • Academic Excellence
  • Student Success
  • Commitment to Indigenous Peoples 
  • Impactful Scholarship
  • Mission Driven and Diverse Faculty and Staff
  • Community Engagment 
  • Sustainable Stewards of Resources 


Northern Arizona University is committed to bringing excellence to our campus through a variety of backgrounds, skills, experiences, and perspectives.  We respect and value diversity among our faculty, staff, and students.

Learn more about our affirmative action plan and commitment to diversity.

Benefits for Northern Arizona University Faculty and Staff 

Why work at NAU?

Why choose Flagstaff?

Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at the intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.With its elevation of 7,000 feet and four-season climate, Flagstaff is ideal for year-round outdoor activities. Nearby attractions include the Grand Canyon, Lowell Observatory, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Monument Valley, Sunset Crater, Meteor Crater, and Arizona Snowbowl.

Flagstaff was recently ranked the 6th Least Stressful City in the United States by  Come see what Flagstaff is all about and search our job openings to see what NAU can offer to you.

Northern Arizona University across Arizona

NAU also has a variety of statewide campuses that are employees work at including, but not limited to:

  • NAU- Yuma
  • NAU- North Valley (Phoenix, AZ)
  • NAU- Phoenix Biomedical Campus 
  • and many of our Arizona Community Colleges 


Northern Arizona University is committed to bringing excellence to our campus through a variety of backgrounds, skills, experiences, and perspectives.  We respect and value diversity among our faculty, staff, and students.

Learn more about our affirmative action plan and commitment to diversity.

For any questions about Northern Arizona University or employment opportunities please contact

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PO Box 4113 Flagstaff, AZ 86011

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