Assistant Professor of Psychology

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number F170015P
Open Date 12/15/2016
Faculty Rank Assistant Professor
Title Assistant Professor of Psychology
Is Tenured/ Tenure Track Yes
Full-time/ Part-time Full-time
Job Description Summary

All faculty positions are governed by the tenets of a collective bargaining agreement. Faculty are hired, evaluated, retained, promoted, and tenured on the basis of conditions covered in the union contract. Primary duties include teaching and related activities assigned during a 9- or 12-month year. It is expected that each faculty member engages in all three activities of teaching, research/creative activities and service.

Teaching: faculty members are expected to teach approximately 8 credit courses per year; develop syllabi, teaching materials (ability to organize, analyze and present knowledge or materials) related to courses taught; and collaborate with other faculty in the development of new courses and/or programs. Some disciplines require discipline specific certifications and/or licensure in the field for practice or functioning within the State of Illinois; degree specific course work and/or graduate degrees in the discipline. In addition, faculty advise students, participate in professional development activities, as well as engage in assessment activities related to accreditation and program evaluation.

Research: Faculty members are expected to engage in research and/or creative activity germane to an academic discipline, which results in submissions and material as works in refereed, professional and/or general readership publications; submit and receive externally awarded grants; submit proposals for presentations at academic and professional conferences; or engage in creative pursuits if in a creative, performing or theatrical arts discipline.

Service: Faculty members are expected to serve on committees, programs, and/or special task forces at the department, college, university, professional and community levels; assume leadership roles over time and as they increase in rank. These activities are not for compensation and have a relationship to the employee’s assigned responsibilities and to the university.

Required Education

ABD candidates will be considered, but an earned terminal degree from an accredited university must be completed at the time of appointment.

Meets tenure and/or rank requirements from a discipline within the unit as defined by the collective bargaining unit;

Demonstrated potential for scholarly research, creative activity in a discipline as well as potential for competitive grants or externally awarded funding.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to teach undergraduate courses in social psychology, cognitive psychology, physiological psychology, statistics, research methodology, and/or under graduate thesis.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous academic experience at a four year college or university; and

Previous professional experience related to the discipline.

Special Requirements

All applicants should have an earned a doctorate in social psychology, experimental psychology, cognitive psychology, or related psychology doctorate.

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Reference
  4. Letters of Reference
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. Course Proposal
  3. Research Agenda
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Sample Research Publication
  6. Sample of Teaching Evaluation
  7. Sample Syllabi