Assistant Professor of Psychology at UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS
UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS
POSITION TITLE: Assistant Professor of Psychology
DEPARTMENT: Behavioral and Social Sciences (SOLAS)
POSITION STATUS: FT (9-month), tenure-track
POSITION REPORTS TO: Department Chairperson
DATE CREATED: October 24, 2019
JOB SUMMARY: With consultation of the Behavioral and Social Sciences Department Chairperson and/or the Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences (SOLAS), an Assistant Professor of Psychology is responsible for various tasks:
- Providing instruction at the undergraduate and graduate level
- This includes developing syllabi prior to the beginning of the semester, teaching classes, and consistently assessing students’ understanding of content and skill mastery
- Carrying an advising load, as assigned by the department chairperson
- Maintaining at least 8 office hours per week, and post these at the beginning of each semester
- Following the Boyer Model for scholarship
- Serving the University in various capacities (e.g., committees)
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Department Chairperson or Dean, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Adhere to all university academic and employment policies identified in the Employee and Faculty handbooks and academic catalogs
University of Saint Francis (USF) employees demonstrate a commitment to the University’s mission and support of its Catholic and Franciscan traditions. Employees provide the intellect, empathy and ability to serve our students and community. The USF Way of serving is a source of pride for many employees. To provide a consistently high level of quality experience across our university, we provide the following service expectations for all employees. These standards have been tailored by position and responsibilities, and are incorporated into performance evaluations.
Standard #1: Provide opportunities for conversations, prayer and reflection.
Standard #2: Utilize best practices in communication and service.
- Apply care to your words and deeds to ensure respect for others.
- Commit to follow through without exception and with quality.
- Offer additional assistance after serving as in, “How else may I assist you?”
- Respond promptly, whether in person, via phone, or email.
Standard #3: Recognize and celebrate milestones and achievements.
Standard #4: Use resources wisely and support green initiatives.
- Doctoral degree in School Psychology with licensure preferred
- Doctoral degree (e.g., PhD or PsyD) in related areas of Psychology considered
- Experience working as a faculty member in higher education preferred
- Experience working as a school psychologist preferred
Knowledge and Skills
- Demonstrates an understanding of educational theory, instructional methods, evaluation techniques, and use of technology typically utilized in higher education in a classroom setting
- Demonstrates analytical and organizational skills necessary to plan, implement, and evaluate educational activities to assure compliance with established teaching goals and objectives
- Demonstrates strong interpersonal and communication skills, verbal and written, necessary to interact effectively with all university constituents
- Works with a broad group of interests from the various stakeholders
- Conducts and/or participates in research with colleagues, students, and/or community stakeholders
Licenses or certifications
- School Psychology licensure preferred
- Licensed Psychologist with HSPP in Indiana preferred
Demonstrate a commitment to scholarship, learning and growth by:
- Engaging in the USF Peer Development process
- Maintaining necessary educational credentials and professional skills appropriate to teaching assignment
- Participating in activities (e.g., conferences, workshops) that enhance personal and professional growth
- Expanding knowledge in the discipline and teaching craft on an ongoing basis
- Staying abreast of current trends and developments in the profession
- Conducting and/or participating in research, presenting, and/or authorship
- Engaging in activities that fulfill all areas of the Boyer Model
Service to the University
Demonstrate a commitment to the university’s mission, vision, values and strategic plan by:
- Attending and participating in school and university meetings
- Attending and participating in departmental and/or division meetings
- Adhering to service responsibilities as identified in the Employee and Faculty handbooks and academic catalogs
- Serving on committees
Engaging with the community