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GRAD PSYCH AND COUNSELING - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Job Classification

  Faculty Full-Time (75-100%)

Position summary

This faculty position will teach graduate courses in school psychology, with the possibility of being Coordinator of School Psychology Program and Chair of School Psychology Program Core Faculty. 

Responsibilities include managing the school psychology program to maintain accreditation standards with NASP and the state, teaching graduate courses in the field of school psychology, providing academic advisement support to students in the program, participate in committees, maintaining an active research agenda as documented through publications and presentations, sitting on dissertation committees, and other duties as assigned to the position. 

Qualifications summary

-Earned doctorate in School Psychology, Educational Psychology or related field

-State or national (NCSP) certification as a school psychologist

-Minimum 3-years working in the field as a school psychologist

-Evidence of scholarship through research publications and presentations

-Advanced skills in verbal and written English

-Detailed oriented and organized with good analytical skills.

 

Duties and responsibilities

-Provide administrative and curricular leadership for the School Psychology Program

-Lead out in curriculum development to ensure accreditation standards through NASP and the state are maintained.  Making certain courses contain essential curricular components, and have appropriate content and pedagogy. 

-Participate in developing and implementing University policies, guiding principles, objectives and functions in accordance with the philosophy of the University

-Chair of the School Psychology core faculty meetings, participate in departmental, and school faculty meetings, serve on committees, and participate in other University activities

-Possess time management skills that allow for many demands and time constraints.  These include meeting with students, attending meetings, course demands, and research requirements

-As program coordinator, maintain professional communication with all School Psychology students, keeping them informed and updated concerning course content, requirements, evaluation procedures, and attendance requirements.  Assist in recruitment and retention of students; serve as academic advisor to assigned students; and post and maintain office hours for student consultations

-As professor, must have the ability to teach courses at various times, including evenings. Some travel to extension campus and internship sites may be required. Ability to teach a) Psychological assessment courses, b) Consultation in Schools, c) Internship and/or Practicum and d) Psychological Testing.

-Stay informed of current trends and new approaches to instruction, and new developments in the school psychology field via professional development activities.  Maintain professional development/growth according to personal needs and certification requirements

-Maintain an active research agenda demonstrated through presentations at national conferences, and publications.  Participate in student dissertation committees, serving as either chair or member. 

 

 

 

Supervisory responsibilities

Directly supervises 1-2 graduate assistants. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.

Qualifications

-Earned doctorate in School Psychology, Educational Psychology or related field

-State or national (NCSP) certification as a school psychologist

-Minimum 3-years working in the field as a school psychologist

-Evidence of scholarship through research publications and presentations

-Advanced skills in verbal and written English

-Detailed oriented and organized with good analytical skills.

-Ability to demonstrate inclusivity, civility and respect for all

-Working knowledge of MS Office Suite

-Capable of working closely with other faculty in a team oriented environment

Technical competencies

-Beginning to Intermediate skill level in MS Office.

-Effectively organize a wide variety of documents, files and information in various formats and levels of confidentiality.

-Ability to prepare a wide variety of reports and written materials (e.g. correspondence, notices, letters, data analysis, handbooks, minutes, newsletters, etc.).

 

Interpersonal interactions

-Understand ethical behavior and business practices and ensure own behavior and the behavior of others are consistent with these standards and align with the values of the organization.

-Be able to build and establish positive working relationships with coworkers, students, and the public

-Meet the needs of coworkers, students, and the public, by anticipating, understanding, and responding even when that need is not clearly conveyed.

-Feel comfortable working cooperatively and effectively with other departments on campus as well as immediate coworkers and students to help resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance departmental effectiveness.

-Be a decision maker that can, with appropriate training, assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the department and students.

-Know how to set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details/data/information/activities.

-Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.

 

Physical demands

A successful individual will be able to meet the physical demands described here to perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  This job requires the employee to:

            -sit for periods of a few hours at a time

            -use hands with freedom

            -reach out with hands and arms

            -stand and walk

            -crouch and crawl

            -lift and move 50 lbs.

            -use a computer and telephone

Work environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term "qualified individual with a disability" means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office or school, handle various types of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description. The noise level in the work environment is low to moderate.