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Position: Associate Professor - Psychology - Behavioral Science

Grade Department Position type: Position Number
01 2GC – Department not found Full-time A97900

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Dean, the Associate Professor - Psychology - Behavioral Science will: provide high quality teaching of psychology courses with undergraduates, particularly courses related to developmental psychopathology or clinical work; mentor undergraduate students in research; produce scholarly efforts that advance knowledge and /or contribute to practice; provide service to the university and department; remain engaged in professional activities and service to professional organizations.

Essential Functions, Major Duties, and/or Accountabilities:
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in elementary reading methods, elementary language arts methods, language and literacy for ESL, and other courses that meet program needs.

  • Plan, prepare, and follow an approved course of study with measurable objectives and student outcomes for each course taught.

  • Prepare all instructional materials (to include course syllabi, exams, readings, instructions, visual aids, and other materials) in electronic and paper formats.

  • Maintain and submit accurate and current records concerning student accountability, attendance, and performance.

  • Effectively and accurately participate in the School of Education accreditation process.  

  • Serve as chair or member of graduate committees.

  • Supervise student teachers, field work students, and interns. 

  • Maintain currency and improve professionally in the content and pedagogy of courses taught; engage in scholarly activities and produce scholarly work.

  • Attend assigned meetings, maintain office hours, and uphold a student centered approach to education.
  • Develop positive relationships with colleagues and public school teachers and administrators; uphold professional and ethical standards. 


Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • N/A

Special Requirements of the Position:
  • Maintains clinical licensure in Utah.
  • Engages in clinical activities as appropriate and available.


Graduation from an accredited institution with a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology, Child Clinical Psychology, or related field. Completion of American Psychological Association (APA) approved clinical internship, child or adolescent treatment setting preferred. Completion of national Examination for Professional Practice of Psychology (EPPP) preferred.

  • Knowledge, experience with and understanding of developmental psychopathology and clinical work with children, adolescents, and/or elders.
  • 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 in writing to a diverse group.
  • Ability to apply multimedia hardware/software in classroom setting.
  • Ability to demonstrate satisfactory engagement in scholarship and research.

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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