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Assistant Professor of Psychology, Tenure-Track, Salt Lake Community College

  • 12 Oct 2018 11:59 AM
    Message # 6719562

    Salt Lake Community College is seeking an Assistant Professor of Psychology - Tenure Track. ** Priority Review Date  REVISED: November 1, 2018.** All Applications submitted by this date will receive first consideration. Applications received after the date will be considered if the position has not been filled.

    Link to posting: https://jobs.slcc.edu/postings/41351

    1. Applicant must have a Masters in Psychology or a closely-related field from an accredited higher education institution.
    2. Two years of Full- or Three years of part-time experience teaching higher education courses.
    3.Graduate level coursework in quantitative methods, social, developmental, or multicultural psychology.

    Salt Lake Community College is Utah’s largest college with the most diverse student body in the state. Salt Lake Community College’s values include collaboration, inclusivity, integrity, and trust. It serves more than 60,000 students on 8 campuses including an eLearning virtual campus. It is in the dynamically vibrant and economically stable urban environment of the Great Salt Lake Valley. Salt Lake residents enjoy easy access to numerous recreational opportunities during all four seasons, as well access to five National Parks throughout the state. Also, Salt Lake hosts many sporting events, such as professional basketball, champion soccer, Triple A baseball, and the Salt Lake Marathon. Downtown Salt Lake offers many urban opportunities such as art galleries, the Utah Symphony, Ballet West, as well as a variety of restaurants and brew pubs. The Sundance Film Festival draws 46,000 attendees and makes Utah one of the centers of the independent film industry. Salt Lake boasts a rich and celebrated diversity, with significant populations of Latinos(22%), Asians (4.5%), and Pacific Islanders, mainly comprised of Samoans and Tongans, (2%). Native Americans and African Americans round out our cultural mix. Multi-cultural and multi-ethnic events and festivals highlighting the many groups take place throughout the year, from Pioneer Days, which features one of the largest and oldest parades in the nation, to one of the West’s largest Pride Festivals, from the Salt Lake Greek Festival to various Cinco de Mayo and Pacific Island celebrations, and many more. In addition to the wide variety of religious faiths represented here, there is a vibrant and active LGBT community. Salt Lake City also has a reputation as a refugee center.

    Salt Lake Community College is dedicated to engaging and supporting students from all cultures, abilities, and ages, including English Language Learners (ELL) from around the world, underserved, first generation, and refugee students. Additionally, rapidly changing student demographics, with increases in students from Hispanic/Latino/Latina backgrounds, have made the imperative to close achievement gaps for students of color a top priority for the entire college. The Social and Behavioral Sciences Division serves students from a variety of backgrounds that bring to the classroom a variety of social literacies, meaning-making skills, knowledges, languages, and life experiences. Therefore, Salt Lake Community College and the Social and Behavioral Science Division seek to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber, skilled in the scholarship of teaching, discovery, application, and integration of knowledge. We especially value faculty with experience and/or theoretical understanding of the value of high-impact practices (HIPs) for traditionally underserved and underrepresented student populations.

    Job Overview: Under general supervision the faculty member will prepare and teach lecture, hybrid and distance-learning Psychology courses as assigned by the department. This position will include the development and teaching of general education psychology courses and possibly courses in the faculty member’s area of expertise. The faculty member will also serve the department, the school, the college, and the larger community by attending both general and discipline-specific forums and meetings, by serving on College and Department committees, by serving on community committees, engaging with the community in a range of ways and by mentoring adjunct faculty. The faculty member will also participate in a range of professional development activities.

    The faculty member will teach 15 instructional units (contact/credit hours) per semester in the Psychology program at Salt Lake Community College. Regular full-time faculty members teach assigned day, evening, and weekend classes in accordance with established guidelines and policies and participate in advising, committee assignments, other academic and institutional support activities, as assigned.

    Much of the regular load will be introductory and survey courses. This position may also include Concurrent Enrollment coordination of courses in local high schools. Additional responsibilities may include supervision of internships, participating in online curriculum development, training and mentoring adjunct faculty, attending forums and meetings, and serving on department and college committees and boards as requested. Duties will include coordination of the periodic review of the Psychology program with other faculty members.

    Starting salary is commensurate with degrees and experience with a starting salary not usually higher than mid-range. Depending on departmental need, a summer contract equal to approximately 18% – 20% of the nine-month contract total may also be available. Compensation for the nine-month contract will be paid out over twelve months. The faculty member is eligible for the College’s generous benefits package, which includes insurance coverage and retirement contributions.

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