Society for the Teaching of Psychology
Division 2 of the American Psychological Association

Psychology Faculty Position at Paradise Valley Community College 3-15-19 Deadline

  • 22 Feb 2019 11:24 AM
    Message # 7178846
    • Psychology Faculty position

      Job Summary: In accordance with the college’s learning-centered philosophy, instructs students from diverse backgrounds and/or cultures in a full range of Psychology classes, including Introductory Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Psychology and Culture, Statistics, and Research Methods. Uses multiple methods of instruction, assessment results, and appropriate technologies to engage students in learning, enhance teaching, and promote student success.  Demonstrates a commitment to service excellence, innovation, assessment, student success, integrity, and diversity in the performance of job duties. The instructor will teach in both traditional and non-traditional settings such as Learning Communities, short term courses and accelerated programs as well as hybrid and/or online courses.  Collaborates in the development and leadership of programs for students within the college and/or outside with business, industry, or the community; builds relationships with high school and university institutions in support of transfer pathways; facilitates activities outside the classroom for students (e.g., undergraduate student research, clubs, STEAM activities and programs, etc.)  May teach at the PVCC at Black Mountain site as well as at the Union Hills site. May teach evenings, weekends, as well as day classes.

      Located in Phoenix, Arizona, Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC) is one of ten colleges, two skill centers, and multiple satellite centers of the Maricopa County Community College District, an organization dedicated to educational excellence and to meeting the needs of businesses and the community of citizens in Maricopa County, Arizona. PVCC serves a predominately residential area in northeast Phoenix and northern Maricopa County. The college offers traditional programs in general education and transfer degrees as well as certificates and degrees in a number of occupational fields. Since 2013, PVCC has been recognized by the Aspen Institute as a Top 150 College in the U.S. based upon student success and transfer rates.

      The posting close date for this positions is March 15, 2019

      Essential Functions:

      Supervises and instructs a diverse population of students, including students in high school bridge programs, in a classroom and/or lab setting, online or hybrid, accelerated, and other alternative schedules and formats; uses learning centered strategies to engage students and promote student success; demonstrates innovation in teaching and learning and the scholarship of learning by focusing on student learning, retention, and achievement; incorporates instructional technology and alternative delivery or scheduling techniques.

      Develops instructional materials and curriculum; develops written syllabi/course outlines and course materials; assesses and evaluates knowledge of subject matter taught and monitors students’ scholastic records; prepares and grades examinations and other learning activities; hires, supervises, and evaluates adjunct faculty; participates in division and college assessment and program review processes; uses assessment and evaluation results to improve instruction and student learning.

      Maintains office hours to assist, tutor, and advise students to promote learning, citizenship and personal development; works with students outside of the classroom on curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular activities and projects such as clubs, undergraduate student research, service-learning, STEAM programs and activities, and experiences in the community; develops and cultivates relationships with high school and university institutions to develop and promote transfer pathways for students.

      Remains current with new trends and developments in the field through attendance at conferences, courses, seminars, workshops; develops and enhances knowledge of pedagogy related to Psychology as well as pedagogy of adult learners and underprepared students; participates in college and district activities including department/division meetings, committees, workshops and projects; contributes to the academic life and mission of the college; demonstrates intercultural competence in interactions with students, staff, and the community; maintains a team approach in collaborating with faculty, staff, and students.

      Minimum Qualifications

      1. A master’s degree (or higher) in any of the following areas is within the Psychology Field of Study:  Psychology, or a degree granted by a Psychology Department, or a degree which contains the word Psychology. Examples: Educational Psychology, Counseling Psychology, School Psychology.

      2. EDU 250 - Teaching and Learning in the Community College -- or equivalent must be completed within two years of date of hire.

      Desired Qualifications

    • 1.     Doctorate degree in Psychology.
    • 2.     Three or more years of full-time teaching experience at the college level, with community college preferred.
    • 3.     Experience teaching a variety of psychology courses
    • 4.     Experience developing and teaching online and/or hybrid courses.
    • 5.     Experience working in an applied psychology setting.
    • 6.     Evidence of working with people representing a diverse range of cultural backgrounds, ethnicity, age, gender, disabilities, learning styles, life-style preferences, first generation college, etc.
    • 7.     Experience using collaborative/active learning approaches or other strategies to   maximize student engagement.

    To view job listing and apply, click on the link below. Apply by March 15, 2019.

    Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) will not discriminate, nor tolerate discrimination in employment or education, against any applicant, employee, or student because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status (including document abuse), age, disability, veteran status or genetic information.

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