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Position: Assistant Professor - Psychology (Graduate Level)

Grade Department Position type: Position Number
01 2GC – Department not found Full-time A97877

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Dean and the Department Chair, the Assistant Professor - Psychology (Graduate Level) will: teach undergraduate courses in Educational Psychology and other courses as deemed appropriate; supervise student teachers, interns and field work students; provide service to the university and broader community; produce scholarly work; uphold professional and ethical standards.

Essential Functions, Major Duties, and/or Accountabilities:
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Educational Psychology and other courses as deemed appropriate while maintaining a student centered approach to education.
  • Supervise student teachers, field work students and interns in school settings.
  • Maintain and submit accurate and current reports and records involving student accountability and performance.
  • Maintain currency and improve professionally in the content and pedagogy of courses taught, produce scholarly work, participate in scholarly activities as appropriate for a tier II institution.
  • Participate in appropriate professional, service, scholarly, and collaborative activities. Provide service to the university. Participate in School accreditation process.
  • Attend faculty and other meetings as assigned. Serve on committees.
  • Develop positive relationships with colleagues, public school teachers, and administrators.
  • Uphold professional and ethical standards.
  • Perform all other assigned duties associated with teacher education and the School of Education.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  •  N/A

Special Requirements of the Position:
  •  N/A


Graduation from an accredited institution with an earned doctorate in educational psychology or teacher education with an emphasis in educational psychology prior to appointment.

  • Knowledge of and experience in teaching courses in the area of Educational Psychology with applications to K-12 settings.
  • Show evidence of scholarly potential in research and evidence of service to the academic community for an appointment at the assistant/associate professor level.
  • Thorough knowledge of and demonstrated expertise in curriculum and instruction, science teaching methods, and/or mathematics teaching methods. 
  • Knowledge and skill in current instructional theory, methods, strategies and techniques.
  • Knowledge in student management, motivation and evaluation techniques.
  • Skill in interpersonal relationships, problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Evidence of potential for scholarly work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and written to a diverse group or individuals.
  • Ability to apply multimedia hardware/software in classroom teaching.

This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the position.
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