Affiliate Faculty

Firestone Park, Los Angeles County / Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Jul 14, 2014

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Office Building/Campus: Los Angeles- Downtown
Home Department: Forensic Program
Position Type: Faculty Position
Employment duration: Part time


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

Our Downtown Los Angeles campus is seeking an Affiliate Faculty to join the Clinical Forensic Psychology department.  A Clinical Forensic Psychology Faculty member may be responsible for teaching, student advisement, research, professional service to the School and community, and administration over the course of the three semester academic year. While a Faculty member is fundamentally responsible for teaching in accordance with TCS's workload policy, adjustments to an individual's teaching load may be made by the Department Chair based on Department needs first and individual talents and abilities second.  Department Faculty members are recommended to the Vice President of Academic Affairs for hire by the Department Chair.

Principle Duties


  • Teach 6 credit hours over the course of three semesters
  • Additional assignments equivalent to the amount of work required for five additional hours of instruction 
  • Remain current in field of study/teaching expertise and update course content to reflect knowledge updates
  • Prepare course syllabus and plans in accord with Department prospecti and requirements
  • Select textbooks and teaching aids as required
  • Classroom instruction including lectures, demonstrations, discussions, or other appropriate modes of education delivery in a higher education setting


  • Maintain an Academic Advisee load according to Department needs
  • Spend time with Advisees to provide mentorship on matters related to their academic, curricular, and career development
  • Mentor Advisees in preparing their vita and training application materials, as well as write recommendation letters
  • Assist the Department Chair in documenting student progress through the program; when necessary, this includes crafting individual Academic Development Plans for Advisees, tracking their compliance, and documenting their progress
  • Present progress of Advisees to Faculty at meetings, meet with Advisees to gather additional information or communicate Faculty concerns, and report back to Faculty on the results  


  • Chair student dissertations according to Department needs
  • Engage in personal scholarship activities
  • Present at state, national, and international conferences in the field of Forensic Psychology 
  • Make results of research available for Departmental/Institutional review

Professional Service

  • Actively maintain activities that further the practice of forensic psychology
  •  Foster education of, and interest in, student service in the community
  • Engage in community service


  • Participate in Departmental functions, including but not limited to participating in the analysis of Student Learning Plan results, assisting in general Faculty Search and Admissions activities, contributing to general and specific Curriculum Development activities, mentoring of new Faculty members, and sponsoring student associations. Attendance at faculty meetings is an expectation.
  • After consultation with the Department Chair, serving on one Institutional committee or AdHoc Committee of the Cabinet.

Professional Behavior

All Faculty members are required to behave in a collegial and professional manner with all members of TCS community. All Faculty members are required to adhere to the highest professional conduct and ethical standards of the profession of psychology. A Faculty member routinely engages in his/her responsibilities with the promotion of TCS mission and reputation in mind at all times.

It is essential for faculty to be active participants in an annual and formal system of Faculty evaluation to identify strengths and weaknesses in the above areas and to identify professional development activities that will lead to their ongoing development as a Faculty member.

Position Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. degree in Clinical or Forensic Psychology from a regionally-accredited institution
  • Licensed in the State of California preferred
  • Teaching experience in higher education
  • Strong knowledge base in Forensic Assessment & Intervention
  • Demonstration of experience in research design and methodology, with particular emphasis in quantitative or mixed methods designs

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TCS Education System is an Equal Opportunity Employer.